Randy Levine Biography
Randy Lewis Levine (born February 22, 1955) is an American attorney, the current president of the New York Yankees baseball club and a member of the Board of Directors of A.C. Milan S.p.A.
Levine, a Jewish American, was born in Brooklyn, New York, to Isaac and Arlene L. (née Rosenfeld) Levine.
He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from George Washington University in 1977 and a J.D. from Hofstra University School of Law in 1980. Levine sits on the Board of Trustees at George Washington University. He is a member of the New York Bar.Randy is a 1973 graduate of Oceanside High School in N*au County on Long Island where he played varsity football.
Levine served as principal *ociate deputy attorney general and principal deputy *ociate attorney general at the U.S. Department of Justice during the Reagan administration. He resigned in 1988.
After five years in private practice, he served as New York City's Labor Commissioner from 1994-1995.
He was the chief labor negotiator for Major League Baseball and negotiated the 1996 MLB labor agreement.
He left Major League Baseball to become New York City's Deputy Mayor for Economic Development, Planning and Administration from 1997 to 2000. In January 2000, he announced his resignation from Rudy Giuliani's administration, citing a return to private practice; he was named president of the Yankees the next day.
President of the New York Yankees (2000–present)
Since the 2000 season, Levine has served as President of the Yankees. During his tenure the team has won World Series championships in 2000 and 2009.
In 2007, he was named to BusinessWeek's list of the 100 most influential people in sports, at number 77.
He is also Of Counsel with the national labor and employment law firm Jackson Lewis P.C.
In 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2016 Levine won Emmy Awards as Executive Producer for YES Network's Forbes SportsMoney show.
AC Milan (2023–present)
On January 21, 2023, RedBird Capital announced that Levine would join AC Milan's board of directors.
Levine was a "bundler" for John McCain's 2008 presidential campaign, and raised between $100,000 and $250,000 for McCain in 2008.
In December 2018, Levine's name was leaked as a potential replacement for departing White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly. Levine has dismissed these rumors, saying he is content with the Yankees.
Levine resides in Manhattan and also on his farm in Pawling, New York with his wife Mindy Franklin Levine and their seven dogs. Levine is very active in animal rescue efforts and is a proponent of equine-*isted therapy for military veterans.
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