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Updated: May 25, 2020 The Power 50 Class of 2020

2020 Power 50: Dan Rea III

Dan Rea III, executive vice president for real estate development & business affairs at The Worcester Red Sox
Dan Rea III
  • Title: executive vice president for real estate development & business affairs
  • Company: The Worcester Red Sox
  • Residence: Framingham
  • College: Harvard University

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Rea might not be the first name coming to mind when you think about the new Worcester Red Sox.

There’s Larry Lucchino, who has spent decades in the game and was one of three main owners of the Boston Red Sox, including when they broke their championship drought in 2004. There’s Charles Steinberg, who’s worked with Lucchino for much of his career and is a whiz at marketing and building community relationships. Rea, however, has worked more behind the scenes to build relationships and manage the team’s upcoming move north to Worcester since the team decided in August 2018 to leave its longtime Rhode Island home, starting in 2021. Rea, who used to work for the Boston Red Sox, oversees day-to-day business functions for the team both in Pawtucket and Worcester, and is the team’s point person on real estate investment and growth opportunities around its new Polar Park stadium.

What makes Central Mass. unique? What strikes me about Worcester and Central Massachusetts is the quiet sense of pride. This region is confident in itself, with a subtle self-assurance grounded in its past and in the path forward, but it doesn’t do so with an inflated sense of ego. Its residents go about their work with a realistic hope for what tomorrow can bring, and that’s a powerful sentiment to experience as a relative newcomer.

Connected to the Babe: As a boy, my late paternal grandfather delivered groceries to a young Babe Ruth and his wife when Babe was beginning his career with the Boston Red Sox.

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