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Dodgers appoint new head of security11/11/2008 1:27 PM ET
LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Dodgers today named Ray Maytorena as vice president of security. Chief Operating Officer Dennis Mannion made the announcement. Maytorena has spent the past 24 years working for the United States Secret Service and has lived in Los Angeles, New York, Washington DC, San Diego, and Puerto Rico. "Ray's extensive background will be a tremendous asset to the Dodger organization," said Mannion. "One of our three primary goals is to provide the best fan experience in all of sports, and Ray will play a huge role in ensuring that Dodger Stadium remains a safe and family-friendly place for all fans. "Ray has traveled the world extensively and has had leadership roles in Secret Service offices here, elsewhere in the United States, and internationally. His extensive experience includes security, personal protection, and criminal investigation." Most recently, Maytorena served as the Special Agent in Charge (SES) of the Los Angeles field office, the nation's third-largest district, in which he managed more than 250 employees. In that capacity, he oversaw security and protection for the numerous large events, including the State Funeral of President Gerald Ford, and served as the lead advance agent for the 1996 Republic National Convention in San Diego. Maytorena, who is bilingual in Spanish, serves as an Executive Board member of the Los Angeles FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) and an Executive Board Member of the Police Officers Association Los Angeles County (POALAC). Maytorena received a Bachelor of Science degree in Administration of Justice from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, IL.
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