Peter Ueberroth

Peter Ueberroth | PepTalk Expert Speaker
Peter Ueberroth | PepTalk Expert Speaker
Speaker, Sports Administrator, Business Leader
Revive your team's spirit and turn financial disasters into opportunities with Peter Ueberroth, speaker, sports administrator, and business leader.
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Peter Ueberroth | Speaker Biography

Led the successful 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games
Served as Commissioner of Major League Baseball (1984-1989)
Named TIME magazine's 1984 Man of the Year

Peter Ueberroth, born on September 2, 1937, in Evanston, Illinois, is a prominent figure in sports administration and business. He excelled in various sports during his teenage years and eventually became the recreation director at an orphanage. After graduating from high school, he attended San Jose State University on an athletic scholarship in water polo and earned a business degree. Ueberroth's career took off when he joined Trans International Airlines, working his way up to become the Operations Manager. In 1979, he was appointed as the President of the Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee, where he revived the Olympic Games after a series of financial disasters and boycotts. Under his leadership, the 1984 Olympics proved to be a tremendous success, generating a surplus of over $220 million through innovative corporate sponsorship and television rights deals. Following the Olympics, Ueberroth served as the Commissioner of Major League Baseball from 1984 to 1989, where he turned around struggling teams and made them profitable. He also chaired the Council on California Competitiveness, aimed at addressing the state's recession and promoting job creation. Additionally, he led the Rebuild Los Angeles initiative following the 1992 riots, securing corporate support for community development projects. Throughout his career, Ueberroth demonstrated exceptional leadership skills and a knack for turning crises into opportunities. He was recognized as TIME magazine's 1984 Man of the Year for his contributions to the sports industry and business.

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Peter brings a wealth of experience in transforming challenges into triumphs, from revitalizing the Olympic Games to reshaping Major League Baseball. His innovative approach to leadership and finance can inspire your team or business to achieve unprecedented success. Booking Peter as a speaker offers you the unique opportunity to learn from a TIME magazine's Man of the Year who has mastered the art of turning crises into opportunities.

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