The Tampa Bay Rays are an American professional baseball team based in St. Petersburg, Florida. The Rays compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member of the American League (AL) East division. Since its inception, the team's home venue has been Tropicana Field.
Brian Auld, President
Brian Auld has served as President of the Tampa Bay Rays since 2014, after starting with the club in 2005. During his first year as team president, Auld brought a renewed focus to the Rays mission: to energize the community through the magic of Rays baseball, by emphasizing the Rays commitment to the community and its employee-first culture.
Prior to joining the Rays, Auld attended Harvard Business School, where he earned his MBA focusing on managing human capital, marketing and finance. Auld’s previous work experience includes serving as lead teacher and director of development for the East Palo Alto Charter School in California.
Auld received a bachelor’s degree in economics and master’s degree in education from Stanford University, where he also captained the lacrosse team. He was born in Berkeley, Calif., and attended high school in Dallas. Auld is proud to claim that he once trekked to the bottom of Mount Everest.
He currently serves on the board of directors of the Rays Baseball Foundation, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay and the Tampa Bay Partnership. He and his wife, Molly, reside in St. Petersburg and are proud parents of a two daughters, Lucy and Mia, and son, Jack.