Apr 02, 2021
Tom Seidler - SD Padres
SD Padres Update

Tom Seidler enters his 31st season in professional baseball, and his ninth with the Padres, serving as senior vice president, community and military affairs.  Seidler oversaw the launch of the Padres Volunteer Team, a regional volunteer force which has engaged over 6,000 members of the community and provided over 29,000 volunteer hours and $740,000 of value to local non-profits.  In 2016, the Padres joined forces with an existing local fundraiser to create Padres Pedal the Cause, the largest local athletic fundraiser in San Diego, supporting more than 30 collaborative cancer research projects to date. Over the last seven years, Padres Pedal the Cause has raised more than $13,000,000 for cancer research and treatment centers in San Diego. As President of the Padres Foundation, Seidler managed a series of 50th Anniversary community projects in 2019, ‘Padres Thank SD’, the biggest single-year charitable initiative for the franchise. Seidler oversaw food insecurity efforts for the Padres during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, and assisted in fundraising for local social justice organizations that year

Prior to joining the Padres, Seidler was an owner/operator in minor league baseball for 20 years, working in Florida, Montana, California, and Caracas, Venezuela.

Seidler earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Notre Dame and a Master of Business Administration from the Owen School at Vanderbilt University. He currently serves on the board of directors of Padres Pedal the Cause and the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation.