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Dennis Kuhl begins his 19th season with the Angels after joining the Club on November 10, 2003. He was initially appointed as the Angels’ seventh President before a promotion to Chairman on November 14, 2009. Kuhl’s focus centers on renewed efforts in the area of civic affairs and community outreach. Kuhl also oversees the Angels’ flagship radio station KLAA AM830 and was recently named the President of the Angels Baseball Foundation.
Under his leadership, the Angels have shown tremendous growth and advancement in key business initiatives, including sponsorship and marketing revenues, as well as nationwide expansion and promotion of the Angels' brand. Kuhl also played a key role in working with Major League Baseball in hosting of the 2010 All-Star Game.
Kuhl is actively involved in several Southern California charities. He serves as president of the “Light the Night” event which supports the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and is a founding board member of The Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation/Lott Trophy. Kuhl works with Susan G. Komen for the Cure serving as one of the “Pink Tie Guys,” a select group of advocates speaking out to find a cure for breast cancer. Additionally, he is a member of the President's Advisory Committee for Cypress College and serves on the advisory boards for the South County Outreach, Anaheim YMCA, Rivals For The Cure, Irvine Public School Foundation, Kindervision, and the Angels Baseball Foundation Board of Directors.
A champion of community involvement, Kuhl’s efforts span across Orange County and beyond. He is a member of the Board of Governors at Chapman University and on the board of directors for several nonprofits: The Los Angeles Sports Council, Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Anaheim-Cypress, The Tiger Woods Foundation, the Noble Vikings Charity of Orange County, the Literacy Project Foundation the Alzheimer’s Association of Orange County & Newport Beach and the Angels RBI (Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities) program.
In 2014, Kuhl served as a co-chairperson for the United Cerebral Palsy Golf Classic and a co-chairperson for the annual Red, White & Greens Golf Tournament to benefit the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
A Boonton, NJ native, Kuhl graduated from the University of Arizona in 1970 with a degree in business administration. In honor of his late father, he established the Bud Kuhl Wood Bat Invitational in 2007 with annual proceeds donated to local charities. Kuhl also initiated scholarships in his father's name to the Eller School of Management at the University of Arizona. In 2009, he was named the "Business Man of the Year" by the Anaheim Chamber of Commerce. Kuhl currently resides in Newport Beach.