LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) -- Dan Halem has been promoted to executive vice president of labor relations for Major League Baseball.
The 47-year-old had been senior vice president and general counsel for labor since September 2007. He came to the commissioner's office from the law firm Proskauer, where he represented MLB along with the NFL, NBA, WNBA, NHL and the New York Jets.
Halem, whose promotion was announced Thursday, is a 1988 graduate of Cornell's School of Industrial and Labor Relations and a 1991 graduate of Harvard Law School.
He is among six EVPs under Commissioner Bud Selig and Chief Operating Officer Rob Manfred. Halem joins Tim Brosnan (business), Jonathan Mariner (chief financial officer), John McHale Jr. (administration and chief information officer), Frank Robinson (baseball development) and Joe Torre (baseball operations).