Ex-Reds exec Allen to help with Dodgers
John Allen, a former longtime executive of the Cincinnati Reds, has been appointed as an assistant to Tom Schieffer, who is overseeing the day-to-day operations of the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Allen joined the Reds as controller in 1995 and was promoted to managing executive of the franchise in 1996. He was the club’s chief operating officer from 1999 through 2007 and was involved in the development and construction of Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati leading to its opening in 2003.
Before joining the Reds, Allen served as director of business operations of the Columbus Clippers of the Triple-A International League for five years.
In a statement released by Major League Baseball, Schieffer, who was appointed monitor of the Dodgers on April 25 by commissioner Bud Selig, said: “I am pleased that John Allen is coming on board to assist in the monitoring of the Los Angeles Dodgers franchise. As a longtime baseball executive, John provides a wealth of acumen that will be very beneficial as we continue forward in this process to help the Dodgers.”