Dr. Charles Steinberg joined the Pawtucket Red Sox as President on November 5, 2015 after many years as Executive Vice President of the Boston Red Sox. In a vast career in which he has also worked with the Baltimore Orioles, San Diego Padres, Los Angeles Dodgers, and Commissioner Allan H. (Bud) Selig, "Dr. Charles" has helped revamp and re-energize the PawSox front office while leading the effort to aggressively reach out to the community to restore and enhance bonds of connection.
Working with his friend and mentor, PawSox Chairman Larry Lucchino, nearly all of their careers, Steinberg spent 11 seasons with the Red Sox (2002 through 2007 and 2012 through 2016), but also two with the Dodgers as Chief Marketing Officer and two with Commissioner Selig as Senior Advisor for Public Affairs. He is currently helping Selig with his memoirs. He spent 19 years with his hometown Orioles, rising from intern to head of public relations, and followed Lucchino to San Diego, where, in 7 years with the Padres, he rose to Executive Vice President.
Each of the four major league clubs established attendance records in his tenure.
With each club, he has created innovative ballpark entertainment and community initiatives. He led the creation of the Padres Scholars, Red Sox Scholars, and PawSox Scholars programs, as well as landmark initiatives in pediatric cancer research awareness and fundraising. Among his memorable ceremonies was the Fenway Park event following the Boston Marathon tragedy in which David Ortiz made his unforgettable-and unrepeatable-speech.
Also Director of Sports Communication at Emerson College, he is a musician and songwriter, whose compositions have been recorded by Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr. among others. He wrote the theme songs for Wally the Green Monster and the PawSox, and performed with Jimmy Buffett at Fenway Park in 2004. He sang (briefly) on the Dropkick Murphys' hit song, "Tessie," and had a cameo with Drew Barrymore in the Farrelly Brothers' hit film, "Fever Pitch."
D.D.S., University of Maryland