33rd Annual Easter Prayer Breakfast
(formerly hosted by RBF Consulting)
|Keynote Speaker: Kevin Malone
Former Executive VP and GM, Los Angeles Dodgers
Owner, Mercedes-Benz of Valencia in Santa Clarita.Maundy Thursday, April 21, 2011
7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Irvine Marriott Hotel
18000 Von Karman Avenue,
Irvine, CA 92612
Kevin Malone, named “The Best General Manager in the Game” in 1995, retired from professional baseball after an illustrious 17 year career in which his teams earned a World Championship and several trips to the post-season. Kevin is known as a “rebuilder” whose can-do attitude, management expertise and well known work ethic helped him in restoring 3 different franchises to prominence by restructuring the major league teams and repositioning their respective farm systems through scouting and player development. Kevin is an experienced winner who knows what it takes to run a successful Major League franchise and has the innate ability to effectively communicate and execute his formula.
Drafted by the Cleveland Indians, Malone played one season at Batavia in the NY-Penn Lg. He next attended spring training and extended spring camp with the New York Mets in 1981. In 1985, Kevin joined the California Angels as part of the scouting and player development team. After 3 years with the Angels, Malone went to the Montreal Expos for one year then, in 1989, he was named the East Coast Scouting Supervisor for the Minnesota Twins. From 89-91, Malone remained in his position with the Twins and was also asked to be an Advance Scout for the playoffs covering the Atlanta Braves in preparation for one of the most exciting World Series ever played. Kevin left the Twins with a Championship Ring and went back to Montreal as Director of Scouting from 1992-1993. In 1994, Kevin was named the Vice President and General Manager of the Montreal Expos. In 1996, Kevin was named the Assistant General Manager of the Baltimore Orioles. With Pat Gillick as the General Manager, Kevin helped assemble a club that advanced to the American League Championship Series in 1996 and 1997. In 2001, Kevin retired from professional baseball after 3 years as Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Since retiring, Kevin worked as an analyst for Sporting News Radio, ESPN’s Baseball Tonight & Fox Sports. He is actively involved in numerous charitable organizations including the Michael Hoefflin Foundation, The Dream Center, Hope for Israel , Jonah Project on L.A. ’s Skid Row and The Narrow Gate Foundation. Kevin has been married to Marilyn for 27 years. They have 2 grown children, .