continues to utilize his experience, knowledge and relationships from four decades in and around Major League Baseball, to most recently joined the Major League Baseball Players Association in New York, as Advisor to the Executive Director. This follows 12 previous years he served as Executive VP/Sr. Advisor to the San Diego Padres, stints in the media including ESPN, FOX Sports, syndicated radio programming, book publishing and speaking forums.
A unique resume of sports, business and compelling life experiences has made him a much sought after keynote speaker. His dynamic, relevant and timely presentations cover a wide range of topics from sports, education, business, teamwork and leadership, achievement, personal development, health and wellness.
He’s recently been a baseball analyst for ESPN Baseball Tonight & SportsCenter, an ambassador for the Ritz Carlton Destination Clubs, and remains an International Trustee for the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences (AAHS). After ownership of fast food franchises and being a small business owner for years he remains on the board of a few privately held companies and a business advisor to others. He continues as one of the most positive, respected and enduring sports figures of our time.
Dave has a long and storied history with the NCAA College World Series as one of its most famous participants. As an ambassador for the sport of baseball he's twice spoken to a sold out crowd at our Opening Ceremonies of the CWS, and he is able to connect with and convey many life messages that impact the young men playing the game today. His love of the game of baseball is obvious, and he remains one of the most popular players ever to play in Omaha".Dennis Poppe
Dave Winfield really opened his heart to Fred Hutch when he came to Seattle to speak at the 50thannual Hutch Award. He visited with our world-class researchers, spent time with kids at the Hutch School – and then used that inspiration to have 1,000 luncheon attendees laughing and crying with him.
Dr. Gary Gilliland
Your speech was an excellent portrayal of the importance of philanthropic work. You were able to captivate the audience and deliver numerous messages that resonated not only with the children in the audience but with the adults as well. The SELF Foundation has received countless congratulatory messages from partners and supporters moved by your speech.Bo Porter