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Dee Returns To Padres To Be Team President, CEO

Above: Mike Dee worked for the Padres from 1995-2002 and also has been an executive with the Red Sox and NFL's Miami Dolphins.

— The San Diego Padres today named Mike Dee the club's new president and chief executive officer.

San Diego Padres players high-five after beating the Chicago Cubs 2-0 in a baseball game at Petco Park on August 6, 2012 in San Diego, California.
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Above: San Diego Padres players high-five after beating the Chicago Cubs 2-0 in a baseball game at Petco Park on August 6, 2012 in San Diego, California.

Dee replaces Tom Garfinkel, who resigned this summer after holding the post since 2009.

Dee worked for the Padres from 1995 to 2002 and was part of the front-office group that followed former team president and CEO Larry Lucchino to the Red Sox. For the final three years of his first stint with the Padres, Dee was executive vice president of business affairs.

In 2009, Dee became CEO of the Miami Dolphins and Sun Life Stadium.

"It's a chance to return to my roots,'' Dee told the Miami Herald about rejoining the Padres. "This is a great opportunity to run a team and a facility. It's a chance to sail a ship I helped construct.''

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