Pacific Coast League
Sam is the chairman of the Board of Trustees as the Pacific Coast League representative. He is also the president and general manager of the Iowa Cubs and is in his 29th season with the organization. Bernabe was named I-Cubs president in 1999 and is also a part-owner of the club.
Additionally, Bernabe serves on the joint Triple-A Marketing Committee and the Minor League Baseball Marketing Committee.
Bernabe studied sports management at Western Illinois University after getting his education degree from the University of Iowa. He also attended Southwestern Community College in Creston, Iowa. He received the Distinguished Alumni Award from Grand View in 2011.
Bernabe was named the 2008 Pacific Coast League Executive of the Year and also received a league executive of the year award in 1993 when the team was in the American Association.
The Iowa Cubs received Minor League Baseball's John H. Johnson President's Award in 2002. The Johnson Award is presented annually to honor the most complete franchise in Minor League Baseball based on franchise stability, contributions to league stability, contributions to baseball in the community and promotion of the baseball industry.
Sam enjoys golf, wine and traveling with his family. Sam and his wife, Mary, have one son, Nicholas.
Bernabe has served on the Minor League Baseball Board of Trustees since 2000.