Tim Buzard, Senior Vice President, Administration
Beginning his 32nd season with the Chicago White Sox in 2012, senior vice president of administration Tim Buzard is responsible for the club's accounting, ticket office, human resources, data processing and communications departments.
Promoted to senior vice president in 2004, Buzard oversees the Chicago Bulls/Chicago White Sox Training Academy, located in Lisle, Ill. The popular state-ofthe- art facility, which opened in 2001, offers professional baseball, softball and basketball instruction from kids of all ages up to professional athletes. "The Vault," a fun interactive area for kids that combines physical activity, sports and the latest technology to help youth fight childhood obesity through exercise, opened at the Academy in 2011. The Bulls/Sox Academy currently features three satellite locations with facilities and programs in Schereville, Ind., LaGrange, Ill., and Glen Ellyn, Ill.
Buzard also is active in maintaining the club's on-going relationship with Major League Baseball Advanced Media (MLBAM).
After joining the club in 1981, Buzard served as controller for five years, as vice president of finance for 12 and as vice president of administration and finance for six. Buzard's initial priority with the White Sox was developing a detailed budget and long-term accounting plan. He oversaw the automation of the accounting department and assisted in an organization-wide computerization project. Buzard also has initiated new cash management and comprehensive risk management systems, which reduced risk exposures and costs for the entire franchise.
Buzard spent much of the 1993 season as a member of Major League Baseball's Chief Financial Officers' Committee studying revenue sharing, and he has played a major role in the implementation of baseball's new revenue-sharing agreement. Buzard has overseen a ticket office customer service campaign, the development of a human resources department with the White Sox and is responsible for the organization's integrated approach to communications. He currently is a member of the Major League Baseball Non-Uniformed Personnel Pension Plan Committee and the Subscribers' Advisory Committee of the Major League Baseball Assurance Exchange Society, MLB's captive insurance company.
Buzard graduated in 1978 from the University of Illinois with a degree in accounting and became a certified public accountant in 1981. He served as a senior accountant for Ernst & Whinney for three years prior to joining the Sox. Buzard was born on September 13, 1955, in Evanston, Ill. He and his wife, Sandra, have two children: Jacqueline and Kevin. The family resides in Riverwoods, Ill. The Buzards donate their time as members of the White Sox Volunteer Corps, the club's community outreach program, and SHORE Community Services supporting individuals with developmental disabilities.
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