By Brian Miller
In 2013 Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross was made one of his best hires of his young ownership career. He hired Tom Garfinkel to run his football’s daily operations.
Former CEO Mike Dee was heading out of Miami after a short stint as the teams executive officer. Dee was heading to San Diego to work with the Padres. Tom Garfinkel was leaving the Padres and Ross hired him pretty quickly. It was a smart move.
Dee was instrumental in getting the stadium renovations project off the ground but he couldn’t get the financial backing with Ross and as he left there was still concern that it would get completed at all. It was a task that Garfinkel was left with to complete. It was Ross’ baby, get the stadium up to a higher standard.
With Garfinkel at the helm the Dolphins moved through the muddy waters and together with Ross the renovations became a reality and Garfinkel oversaw the entire project.
I’ve had the privilege and yes it is a privilege, to have met and spoken with Mr. Garfinkel throughout his career with the Dolphins so it is an absolute joy to report that Garfinkel is now one of the teams Vice Chairman’s. A position he now shares with others including Don...