Red Sox agree to contract extension with Sam Kennedy

Elevate Kennedy to CEO of the Red Sox and Fenway Sports Management

Red Sox Principal Owner John Henry and Chairman Tom Werner today announced that they have agreed to a contract extension with Sam Kennedy, and have elevated him to President and Chief Executive Officer of the Red Sox and Fenway Sports Management. In his role, Kennedy will continue to report to Red Sox owners John Henry and Tom Werner.

"Sam has been a critical part of our front office since 2002, and over the past two years at the helm, has proven himself to be a successful and effective leader of this franchise," said Werner. "John and I are impressed with the direction and values he has set forth for our club, and look forward to having him continue to build on our collective vision to reach younger fans and create a welcoming environment for our entire community in the ballpark and within our front office. He is one of the most impressive executives in the industry, and we are fortunate to have him with us long-term. With Sam Kennedy, Dave Dombrowski and our talented leadership team, we believe we have the best front office in all of baseball."

Kennedy was named 12th President of the Boston Red Sox on October 16, 2015. He serves on the MLB International Committee; the BIDMC Trustee/Advisory Board and Marketing Committee; the Trinity Board of Fellows; Dana-Farber's Visiting Committee for Institute Initiatives; and the Camp Harbor View Board of Directors.