Andrew Berlin is Chairman and Owner of the South Bend Cubs. He purchased the team from former Governor of Indiana Joe Kernan, announced November 11, 2011 at 11:11 a.m.
After purchasing a small Omaha based distributor of packaging in 1988, and renaming it Berlin Packaging, Berlin served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Chicago-based, Berlin Packaging before he retired in 2019. He oversaw the world's largest Hybrid Packaging Supplier™ of plastic, glass, and metal containers and closures and after 32 years, he remains the single largest individual investor in Berlin Packaging. Today, Berlin Packaging is valued at nearly $3 billion dollars.
Andrew Berlin is also a Partner in the Chicago Cubs. Berlin notes, "It is very exciting to be part of both Cubs organizations, in Chicago and South Bend! The fans are incredible and attendance has more than quadrupled in the last 8 years."
Berlin's commitment to the City of South Bend includes a new agreement for the use of Four Winds Field that will keep the team in South Bend for the next twenty years -- the first multiple decade commitment in the history of professional baseball in South Bend.
Continuing his commitment to the city, a $22 million mixed-use residential and commercial development was completed in 2019. The Ivy at Berlin Place added 121 luxury apartments to Downtown South Bend that overlook Four Winds Field.
Andrew Berlin's education includes:
- Juris Doctor of Law (J.D.) degree from Loyola University of Chicago Law School where he served as Managing Editor of the Law Review
- Attendance at the Graduate School of Business Executive Program at Stanford University
- Study of Military history at Boston College
- Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in political science from Syracuse University