Mark Attanasio

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Mark Attanasio can be seen sitting with his wife during a Brewers game at Miller Park.

Mark L. Attanasio is a Los Angeles businessman and owner of the Milwaukee Brewers In September 2004, he reached a deal, on behalf of an investment group, to purchase the Milwaukee Brewers from the family of Major League Baseball (MLB) commissioner Bud Selig for US$200 million. The deal was approved by MLB at the owners' winter meeting on January 13, 2005.

He is a senior executive with the money management firms TCW/Crescent Mezzanine and Trust Company of the West.

Attanasio (center) presenting a 2011 Silver Slugger Award to Ryan Braun

Attanasio was born on September 29, 1957 in The Bronx, New York and grew up in Tenafly, New Jersey, where he attended high school.[1] He graduated from Brown University with a B.A. in 1979 and received his J.D. from Columbia Law School in 1982. He founded the Dallas investment firm Crescent Capital Partners in 1991, which was later bought by Trust Company of the West in 1995. In 2001, Attanasio joined the board of directors at the telecommunications firm Global Crossing, which filed for bankruptcy in January 2002. He resigned his position on the board shortly thereafter.

Along with Brewers Assistant General Manager Gord Ash and former pitcher Ben Sheets, Attanasio is a part-owner of the Milwaukee Admirals.

Mark is the brother of television writer Paul Attanasio.[2] His eldest son, Dan, and his band, Pan Am, have performed at Summerfest 2008 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

He was a major sponsor of the widely acclaimed Andy Warhol exhibition at the Milwaukee Art Museum. Mark recently signed an extension with Brewers General Manager Doug Melvin, through 2014, and manager Ron Roenicke, through 2012 with a club option of 2015.

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  1. ^ Walker, Don. "Brewers' owner Attanasio ready for his rookie season: Long love of game, business experience have prepared him for new role", Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, April 4, 2005. Accessed September 4, 2008. "Born in the Bronx, Attanasio and his family moved when he was young to a split-level suburban home in Tenafly, N.J., where Attanasio graduated from high school."
  2. ^ Tyler Kepner (September 30, 2011). "Owner Goes All In on the Brewers". The New York Times. 
Business positions
Preceded by
Wendy Selig-Prieb
Owner of the Milwaukee Brewers franchise
2004 – present
Incumbent