ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Dennis Kuhl, who has 30 years of
management experience in the outdoor advertising industry, was
hired Monday as the sixth president of the Anaheim Angels.
Kuhl was executive vice president of the western region for
Viacom Outdoor for the past eight years.
"I'm excited about becoming part of the Angels' family," Kuhl
said in a news release. "This is a championship organization with
a great future and great people."
The 56-year-old Kuhl had served as vice president/general
manager for Outdoor Systems in Los Angeles, New York and Atlanta
and as the vice president of national sales and marketing for
Gannett Outdoor Advertising.
"`Dennis brings 30 years of sales, marketing and management
tools to our organization to help us continue the Angels' baseball
tradition and to position us to continue to grow in the greater Los
Angeles market," Angels owner Arte Moreno said. "We feel he is a
great complement for the Angels' family."
Moreno bought the team from The Walt Disney Co. last May for
$184 million. The Angels had been without a president since Tony
Tavares resigned on Jan. 4, 2002 -- nearly 10 months before they won
their first World Series.
Moreno made his money in outdoor advertising, taking over
Phoenix-based Outdoor Systems in the mid-1980s and transforming it
into an advertising industry giant before he and a partner sold it
for $8.3 billion in 1999 to Infinity Broadcasting Co.
Kuhl, a native of New Jersey, earned a bachelor's of science
degree in business administration from the University of Arizona in
1970. He is a current member of the board of directors for both the
Outdoor Advertising Association of America, Inc. and the Los
Angeles Advertising Club.