Mr. Castellini became chief executive officer of the Reds on January 19, 2006. He has been involved in Major League Baseball for almost 30 years, including a minor ownership stake in the Reds as part of the Williams family interest until that interest was sold in 1984. Mr. Castellini became a partner in the Texas Rangers in 1989 and the Baltimore Orioles in 1993. Most recently, he was an investor in the St. Louis Cardinals. Mr. Castellini has been the chairman of Castellini Group of Companies since 1992, following tenures as executive vice president from 1967-70 and president from 1970-92. The Castellini businesses include perishable distribution, food processing, public warehousing, transportation logistics and leasing. He graduated from Georgetown University with a degree in economics and in 1967 received his MBA from Wharton Graduate School.