Susan Savage, the River Cats' fearless leader

Decades of experience in business, a passion for the arts, and a strong love of family are just the beginning of what defines Susan Savage

By Sacramento River Cats | March 8, 2017 11:59 AM ET

Susan Savage, a native of Amarillo, Texas, is entering her 17th season with the Sacramento River Cats and her eighth as the sole majority owner of the team. Savage and her late husband, Art Savage, purchased the Triple-A franchise and moved the team from Vancouver to the River City in 2000. For 10 years, they co-owned the River Cats, bringing baseball back to Sacramento after a 23-year absence.

In 2012, Susan was nominated for Minor League Baseball's Female Executive of the Year, and was selected as the Sacramento Business Woman of the Year. This past year, Savage was named one of the eight most influential women in Sacramento by Sacramento Business Journal. For years, she has been highlighted and considered one of the top executives, not just in Northern California, but across the country in Minor League Baseball.

A graduate of UCLA, Susan is passionate about the arts and has integrated student art into the ballpark through the Pillars of Art tile program and the annual calendar featuring original art from area schools. She serves on the board of the Crocker Art Museum, KVIE Public Television, and the River Cats Foundation, whose 2016 goal was to provide grants and donations to art-based youth programs in the Sacramento region. She is also on the boards of the California Chamber of Commerce and the Sacramento Host Breakfast Committee.

Her vision is to offer the best fan experience possible and to make customer service the top priority. Susan and the River Cats family strive, on a daily basis, to make Raley Field the number one venue for entertainment in the Sacramento area.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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