P.J. Loyello

  • P.J. Loyello is a senior-level management executive with extensive experience in brand building through public relations, communications, broadcasting, community outreach and social media. Loyello spent the last 25 years in professional baseball, with his last 16 being with the Miami Marlins from 2002 – 2017. He was named Senior Vice President of Communications and Broadcasting in November 2005 after spending four seasons as the club’s Vice President of Communications and Broadcasting.
  • With the Marlins, he overlooked media relations, business communications, social media, broadcasting, community outreach, community foundation and publications departments. In 2013 he formed the Marlins Alumni Association in order to unite former players, coaches, staff and front office personnel to raise money for local charities and to assist in community outreach initiatives that helped promote MLB throughout South Florida. He also served as the spokesperson on baseball and business issues and helped promote entertainment & sporting events at Marlins Park.
  • P.J.’s responsibilities also included negotiating the team’s broadcasting contracts with its television partner and English/ Spanish flagship radio stations. Loyello successfully launched the Marlins Radio Network in 2007, bringing the English radio rights in-house for the first time in franchise history. The expansive radio network reached from Daytona Beach through the Florida Keys.
  • Through the Marlins Foundation and Community Outreach department, the Club was a strong leader in philanthropy and service.  Under Loyello’s leadership at Marlins Park, the team’s commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) was best evidenced by surpassing $10M in philanthropy and over 50,000 hours of service benefitting education, youth baseball and the arts.
  • P.J. worked with Major League Baseball as a public relations official for five World Series, three All-Star Games and the 1997 Expansion Draft. He was part of a successful bid by the Marlins to host the 2017 MLB All-Star Game and the 2013, 2009 and 2017 World Baseball Classics.
  • Prior to joining the Marlins, Loyello spent seven seasons with the Montreal Expos as Director of Media Relations & Community Affairs. He also handled aspects of team travel during that time. In 1995, P.J. initiated the first media sensitivity seminar for its minor league players, instructing them how to effectively handle and deal with electronic and print media.
  • Loyello started in professional baseball in 1993 with the International League’s Ottawa Lynx where he served as Director of Public Relations for their inaugural campaign. Loyello helped negotiate Ottawa’s first radio and television contracts and initiated the Club’s community relations efforts.  The Ottawa franchise set an International League attendance record in 1993 with 44 sell-outs and was named Minor League Baseball’s Organization of the Year.  Loyello was then named Director of Baseball Operations for the 1994 season prior to joining the Expos in February 1995.
  • Loyello currently serves on the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County Board of Directors. He also served on the Marlins Foundation BOD where he was very active in the Club’s Speaker’s Bureau, addressing many local Chambers of Commerce, schools and businesses in South Florida. He also served on the Beacon Council’s Board of Directors, assisting the Miami-based economic development partnership attract businesses to the region, and on the Young at Art BOD, a children’s museum in Fort Lauderdale.  He also served on the Florida Sports Awards Board of Directors.
  • P.J. holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Marketing from Montreal’s Concordia University. An avid golfer and runner, P.J. completed five marathons including the Marine Corps (2017), Chicago (2017), New York City (2010), Boston (2009) and Miami (2008).  He and his wife, Holly, have a daughter Noelle and sons Jack and Max and reside in Weston, Florida.