John Bedrosian is an American professional baseball pitcher who has represented the Los Angeles Angels, Cincinnati Reds, Oakland Athletics and Philadelphia Phillies.
He is the son of MLB Cy Young Award winning pitcher Steve Bedrosian.
He is a native of Newport Coast, California with extensive experience in real estate and hospitality. Additionally, he actively engages in philanthropic initiatives that foster positive change.
Early Life and Education
Children are born with highly impressionable minds that are hardwired to perceive, emulate, experiment and discover.
Early childhood education (ECE) is an integral part of a child’s development and research has demonstrated its significant effects on future learning capacity, behaviors and physical and mental wellbeing. Research demonstrates the significance of ECE from an early age onwards.
As a result, educators, parents and policymakers strive to create educational environments that foster child development and give kids the tools they need for success. UNESCO recognizes this need for early childhood education (ECE) as an integral part of holistic child development; one which is inclusive with opportunities for peer interaction as well as sustainable development initiatives in countries. ECE can serve as an essential stepping stone towards this end by supporting social cohesion, gender equality and key investments that support national commitments towards sustainable development initiatives.
John Bedrosian was the co-founder and senior executive vice president of National Medical Enterprises, later Tenet Healthcare Corporation. He was an influential voice in health care policy discussions within his industry.
He spent several years practicing law in the health care field, providing advice on health insurance and other policy matters.
John Bedrosian has dedicated much of his professional career to volunteering and charity work. He served on the board of directors of Boys Club of America and has been actively involved in a number of youth and senior charitable projects.
Despite his many accomplishments, he still faces personal struggles. One of them is dealing with his injury which has hindered his throwing ability.
Achievements and Honors
John Bedrosian has had a storied and illustrious career as a trial attorney. He has received recognition for his efforts by organizations such as the National Council of Criminal Justice, Justice Assistance, American Academy of Trial Lawyers and Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association.
He was appointed as the first district Ombudsman by former Chief Judge Bernard A. Friedman in 2005 and reappointed by Chief Judge Gerald E. Rosen in 2007.
He is currently a professor of public policy and law at the University of Southern California, where he serves as the Judith and John Bedrosian Chair in Governance and the Public Enterprise. Additionally, he directs the Bedrosian Center for Governance and the Public Enterprise. His research interests include electoral reform, redistricting, and primaries.
John Bedrosian was an acclaimed businessman and philanthropist. He co-founded National Medical Enterprises, now Tenet Healthcare Corporation.
In 2005, John Bedrosian and his wife Judith endowed the USC School of Policy, Planning and Development with their Judith and John Bedrosian Center on Governance and Public Enterprise – a center that studies democratic governance practices.
The Center’s faculty and staff are actively engaged in researching the nature of democracy, aiming to enhance it across all levels of society.
Bedrosian was active in his community and local churches. Additionally, he served on the board of a nonprofit organization which provided medical care to children from low-income families.
Bedrosian is an American professional baseball pitcher with a net worth of $5 million. He spent 11 seasons with the Los Angeles Angels and Texas Rangers before retiring after 11 seasons in the league.
He is an entrepreneur and the founder of Auto-by-Tel, an internet-based car marketing referral service for dealers across North America and Canada.
His company was sold to Tenet Healthcare in 2000, and today he serves as president of Surefire LLC – a maker of laser sights for firearms.
Bedrosian and his wife are embroiled in a legal battle over an assessment for 1999 and 2000 that was unfairly assessed to them. The feds accuse them of creating a fake tax shelter to offset gains on stock sales from Autobytel, their business venture. If Bedrosian loses, he could potentially have to pay up.