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Dean Taylor is a front office executive in Major League Baseball who currently (2010) serves as the Vice President of Baseball Operations/Assistant General Manager for the Kansas City Royals.

Taylor graduated from Claremont McKenna College in 1973. He is a 1975 graduate of the Ohio University Sports Administration Program and was selected as the program's 2001 Distinguished Alumnus.

He began his baseball career as a minor league general manager for four seasons before being hired as an administrative assistant in the minor league department of the Kansas City Royals in 1981. From 1982 to 1985, he was Assistant Director of Scouting and Player Development for the Royals. He served as Assistant to the General Manager of the Royals from 1986 until early 1990. In 1990, he was named as Manager of Baseball Operations for the Major League Baseball Commissioner's Office. In 1991, he became the Assistant General Manager of the Atlanta Braves and contributed to eight consecutive National League Eastern Division titles and the 1995 World Series Championship.

On September 21, 1999, he was hired as the Senior Vice President of Baseball Operations and General Manager of the Milwaukee Brewers, a position he held until September of 2002. He spent the 2003 season as a consultant for the Los Angeles Dodgers before being named as Assistant General Manager of the Cincinnati Reds in December of that year. In June 2006, he was selected to serve in his current position of Vice President of Baseball Operations/Assistant General Manager for the Kansas City Royals. He is a member of the MLB Safety and Health Advisory Committee and served as Chairman of the MLB Rules and Administration Committee during his tenure as the Brewers General Manager.

Preceded by
Sal Bando
Milwaukee Brewers General Manager
1999-2002
Succeeded by
Doug Melvin
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