June Luncheon Meeting Featurred Speaker: Bob DiBiasio, Cleveland Indians
Topic: State of the Cleveland Indians
*** Indian raffle items will be drawn - so bring in your business card!
About the speaker: Bob DiBiasio,
Bob DiBiasio is entering his 38th season with the Indians and his 39th in Major League Baseball in 2017. He started in 1979 as Assistant PR Director, was named Director of PR in 1980, and named Vice President of PR in 1988. The Lakewood, OH native was promoted to his current position in 2011. His lone season away from the Tribe was 1987 when he served as PR Director for the Atlanta Braves.
He serves as President of Cleveland Indians Charities, is an Honorary Member of the Executive Board of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Cleveland and the Board of the Cleveland Baseball Federation. He also serves on the Athletic Advisory Board of Notre Dame College (OH), and the Board of Directors of the Bob Feller Act of Valor Foundation.
DiBiasio is the host of the popular television show “Indians Alumni Roundtable,” aired on FSN/Sportstime Ohio, as well as “Tribe Tales” – a where-are-they-now segment that airs pre-game every Sunday on the Indians Radio Network. He was the 1999 recipient of the prestigious Robert O. Fishel Award for Public Relations Excellence in Major League Baseball. He was also inducted into the Lakewood High School Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame in 1999. In 1986, DiBiasio was named Public Relations Director to Sports Illustrated’s Dream Team.
DiBiasio graduated from Lakewood High School in 1973. He earned degrees in journalism and education from Ohio Wesleyan University in 1977. While at Ohio Wesleyan, Bob was sports editor of the school paper “The Transcript”; the student Sports Information Director; and did color on OWU football and basketball broadcasts. DiBiasio also played one year of basketball and two years of baseball at OWU. In 1978 he earned his Master's Degree in journalism from The Ohio State University and started a stint as Assistant Sports Editor of the Fremont (OH) News Messenger before joining the Indians.
DiBiasio resides in Solon, Ohio with his wife, Penny. The couple has a daughter,
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