Brewers’ Werner makes ’40 under 40′ list

Congratulations are due Brewers senior director of business operations Teddy Werner, who won a spot on the Milwaukee Business Journal’s “Forty Under 40” list for 2012.

Werner, 35, will be entering his seventh season with the Brewers and his second under his current title. He’s best known to fans as the Brewers’ point man on salary arbitration players, but Werner also works behind the scenes on business affairs, with particular attention paid to construction projects and other enhancements to the Miller Park experience. Projects that have been completed under his guidance include the new scoreboard, the renovated team store and upgrades to Miller Park’s club level and founder’s suites.

“Teddy has been a versatile and highly-valued member of our front office staff since he joined the organization in 2006,” Brewers COO Rick Schlesinger said in a statement from the Brewers. “His hard work and creativity have helped develop numerous projects and initiatives that have enhanced Miller Park for all fans. He is very deserving of this honor and we are happy to have him here on our team.”

In addition to his work with the ballclub, Werner is a board member of the Milwaukee College Preparatory School and is co-founder of the Miracle League of Milwaukee, the city’s first universally-accessible baseball league for children with physical and mental disabilities. The group opened a complex in August 2011 at the John C. Cudahy YMCA in Milwaukee.

(Edit: Here’s a link to the Miracle League’s website for those who want to learn more.)

Werner is a Los Angeles native who graduated from Yale University in 1998 and from Duke University Law School in 2003. He is the son of Red Sox chairman Tom Werner.

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