For more than two decades, John Angelos has led business operations and strategic business management for the Orioles. He also serves as President and Chief Operating Officer of the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network (MASN), one of the leading U.S. regional sports media properties reaching millions of television households across seven states.
Angelos is widely recognized by professional associations and media outlets as an industry expert and makes regular appearances or has been featured by CBS Television and Radio, Bloomberg Television and Radio, PBS, MSNBC, Fox Sports Radio, Rogers Television and Radio, the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The Nation, Sports Pro, and other publications. In 2015, Angelos received honorable mention as Marylander of the Year, and he has previously been recognized by industry bible, Sports Business Journal, as a “top-ten decision maker on in-market MLB streaming” and for his “reinvention of the spring training partnership model.”
In leading the relocation of the Orioles to a new Spring Training home in Sarasota, Fla., Angelos re-invented the model for how the Orioles and other MLB clubs would deliver economic value back to their Spring Training homes through a best of industry private-public tourism incubation marketing partnership. Angelos’ approach focused on generating economic tourism impact through sports marketing in exchange for public investment, culminating in the Orioles securing $31.2 million in public funding from the State of Florida and Sarasota County to build the Orioles state of the art ballpark and year-round training facility. Results from Angelos' new model have far exceeded the industry norm with the Orioles now tripling initial projections and contributing more than $89 million in annual economic impact last year and over $400 million since inception to the community.
Angelos has also pioneered new uses of Orioles and MASN platforms to create social change. These initiatives include: the Orioles Health and Fitness “Eat, Train, & Live Like the O’s” Challenge, which established a new model for encouraging healthy lifestyles among middle school students; the “Nashville Comes to the Ballpark” charity event fusing world class athletes and artists to raise money for those in need; and the Birdland Community Heroes and Americana Music program, which brings heroes from all walks of life to Oriole Park to receive recognition in song of their efforts and causes, among many other programs.
Angelos joined the Orioles in January 1994 and was named Executive Vice President of the club in 1999 and President of MASN in 2006. Angelos is a graduate of Duke University and also holds a law degree.