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Steve DeSalvo Bio

Steve DeSalvo, Vice President for the Southern League, has been with the Atlanta Braves' Double-A affiliate since 1986 and involved in professional baseball since 1981 when he began his career as Assistant General Manager of the Daytona Beach Astros of the Florida State League.

From there, DeSalvo was promoted to General Manager of the Auburn Astros of the NY-Penn League. Spending two years in Auburn, DeSalvo's club broke an all-time attendance record, earning him league Executive of the Year honors in 1983.

In 1985-86, DeSalvo returned to the FSL as General Manager of the Ft. Myers Royals. At the conclusion of the 1986 season, he accepted the position of Assistant General Manager of the Tucson Toros, the Triple-A affiliate of the Houston Astros. However, three months later, DeSalvo was named General Manager at Greenville.

In 1990 and again in 1998, DeSalvo was selected as the Southern League's Executive of the Year. His peers also honored him in 1997, when he received the "Outstanding Community Service Award" by the Southern League. In 1992, Greenville captured its first Southern League Championship during DeSalvo's tenure. When the G-Braves won the 1997 SL title, it marked the fourth time DeSalvo was General Manager of a championship team.

In October 2000, DeSalvo was elected Vice President of the Southern League. DeSalvo is the AA Braves' representative on the Southern League Board of Directors, and currently chairs the Southern League Marketing Committee, and serves on the AA Professional and Minor League Baseball Marketing Committees.

DeSalvo is involved with numerous organizations and charitable events in the Jackson Metro area, and has directed efforts to donate over $250,000 to these charities and fund-raising events. In 2002, he was awarded the American Medal of Honor for his community service work in Greenville, SC, a national award presented through the American Biographical Institute.

A native of Centereach, New York, DeSalvo was a Magna Cum Laude graduate of St. John's University in New York City with a Bachelor of Science in Sport Management. He is a "lifetime" member of Strathmore's Who's Who for Business Professionals in the United States. Steve and his wife Bonnie reside in Brandon, MS with their three children: Jessica, Hannah and Brandon.