Joseph Maloof is President of the Maloof Companies. Joe's business expertise and leadership qualities have helped enhance and diversify the corporation's growth since his father's death in 1980.
Joe manages the Maloof Companies' nearly 3,500 employees with an open door policy, much like his father did more than 30 years ago. He also believes in treating customers in a first-class manner and with the utmost respect, and is often seen talking and listening to the fans and customers of the various family businesses.
"My father's business philosophy of taking care of our customers and employees was successful long ago, and all of us in the family have chosen to manage with that same style," states Joe.
His extensive expertise in management, sales, and marketing has been invaluable during the company's expansion into banking, hotels, sports marketing, and gaming over the past 30 years. In May of 1999, he was appointed to the NBA Board of Governors by Commissioner David Stern after the Maloof family was unanimously approved by the Board to assume controlling interest of the Kings.
Like all of his family, Joe's charitable efforts are an important aspect of his personal and professional life. He has assisted countless community service groups through the years, including the Boys Club, the University of New Mexico, the American GI Forum, the Airport Little League, and the League of Latin American Citizens, to name just a few.
He has a passion for competition, stemming from his days as a prep and collegiate athlete. He was MVP of his high school basketball team at Lawrenceville Prep School (Lawrenceville, N.J.), and was a two-time letterwinner as a defensive back at the University of New Mexico, where he graduated in 1979 with a degree in business.
Joe resides in Sacramento less than two miles from Sleep Train Arena. He enjoys working out and hanging out with his dogs.
As Vice Chairman of Maloof Companies, Gavin Maloof assists in all aspects of the family's diversified business ventures while overseeing the company's sports and entertainment operation. He is dedicated to maintaining and building the corporation's national and international prominence and spearheading a new era of growth for the company.
Although Gavin is relatively young in terms of professional sports and entertainment ownership, his experience is extensive. Following the death of his father, George J. Maloof, Sr., in 1980, Gavin was named president of the Houston Rockets at the age of 24, making him the youngest owner and operator in major professional sports history. The Rockets enjoyed immediate success under Gavin's leadership, advancing to the NBA Finals for the first time in franchise history in 1981. With the likes of Moses Malone, Calvin Murphy, and Elvin Hayes, the Rockets qualified for postseason play in all three seasons under the Maloof family ownership.
In addition to his front office management with the Rockets, Gavin also served as team president during the Maloof's tenure as owners of the Birmingham Fire of the World League of American Football (WLAF) from 1990-92.
Gavin has always placed an importance on his community service work. Over the years he has served on the board of directors for several charitable causes, including those focusing on the well-being of children.
An active sports fan and participant, Gavin was an outstanding football player at the New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, N.M., and at Trinity University in San Antonio. He graduated from Trinity in 1979 with a speech and communications degree. Last year he was inducted into the New Mexico Military Institute Hall of Fame as one of the school's most successful graduates, an honor bestowed on only a handful of people in the school's long history.
Gavin resides in Sacramento less than two miles from Sleep Train Arena. He enjoys playing golf in his spare time.
Chair of the Board, Maloof Companies
Trustee for the Estate of George J. Maloof
Colleen J. Maloof is chair of the board of the Maloof companies and trustee for the estate of George J. Maloof. Throughout the key years that George Maloof built the Maloof Companies into the largest group of family-owned enterprises in New Mexico, Colleen was an instrumental partner in their prosperity. Faced with the challenge of carrying on the family tradition of success after her husband's passing, she has grown the Maloof Companies as never before.
Colleen Maloof is a major force behind the family's continued strength and the Maloof's corporate and civic leadership. She is a leader in her community and has received a number of honors and awards, including the Associated Students of University of New Mexico Award for Dedication and Service, Mexican-American Foundation of America Women of the Year Award, and the Image de Albuquerque Award, which was presented to the Maloof family for their significant contributions to Hispanic business development.
Colleen has played a pivotal role in developing the "Maloof style" managerial skills of her children, Joe, Gavin, George Jr., Phil, and Adrienne. She has worked to ensure that company policies and practices remain true to the family motto, "The Customer is King."
Adhering to his father's policy of learning the family business "from the ground up," George J. Maloof, Jr. has successfully established himself as an innovator in the hotel and gaming industries.
George is the leading force behind the building and operation of the hottest property in Las Vegas, the Palms, which is owned by the Maloof family, and has become one of the most sought-after destinations in the entertainment capital of the world.
As Chairman of Maloof Hotels since 1989, George has overseen the operation of hotels throughout the Southwest and California, including the Fiesta Casino Hotel in Las Vegas, the Central Palace Casino in Central City, Colorado, and the Palms.
George has very strong ties to the Las Vegas community. He is a UNLV alumnus, where he received his bachelor's degree in business administration (hotel management) in 1987.
In addition to his work in the gaming industry, George is also a member of the Patriarchal Order of the Holy Cross of Jerusalem and the Las Vegas Chapter of Legatus.
Adrienne Maloof-Nassif is co-owner of Maloof Companies, which include the Sacramento Kings; The Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas; Maloof Productions; Maloof Music; and Maloof Money Cup, a professional skateboard park franchise and competition event. As head of Marketing and Promotions for the Maloof brands, Adrienne has utilized her innate creativiy and marketing prowess to successfully advance Maloof Companies' many interests across multiple entertainment platforms.
Renowned for her business acumen, Adrienne received her first lessons in business from her father and entrepreneur George J. Maloof, Sr. From an early age, George Sr.—who owned a number of enterprises, including the Houston Rockets—groomed his children to become business leaders, introducing them to his hotel, trucking and banking businesses in their formative years.
After receiving her degree in political science from the University of New Mexico—where, as one of the country's top tennis players, she received a full scholarship—Adrienne worked in Sales, Advertising and Marketing for the family's liquor and wine business. In that role, Adrienne was responsible for all sales and promotion of Gallo Wines, expanding the look and appeal of the brand. After a few years of success in this part of the business, Adrienne's role in the Maloof Companies organically took an integrated role into all aspects of the Maloof industries.
For over two decades, Adrienne has led Marketing and Promotions for numerous facets of the Maloof family business—both past and present. Her approach to marketing is one focused on ensuring that her customers feel a 'personal touch' during every interaction with the Maloof brands. In addition to traditional marketing, Adrienne is also developing and producing numerous films and several reality shows to be released next year for Maloof Productions.
Philanthropic work is one of Adrienne's many passions. Due to her love and concern for animals and children, Adrienne joined forces with the Sacramento SPCA to serve as an honorary spokesperson. Her financial contributions allowed the SPCA to complete a new shelter in February of 2002 and develop the Adrienne Maloof Camp Kindness program, which allows underprivileged youth to learn the proper care and handling of animals. Her Camp Kindness program was so successful in Sacramento that she is currently in the process of developing a similar program for the Los Angeles SPCA. Additionally, Adrienne also endorses School on Wheels, a nonprofit aimed at enhancing the educational opportunities for homeless children from kindergarten through 12th grade; and the Good News Foundation, a group geared to promoting the good works of non-profit community organizations.
Adrienne presently lives in Beverly Hills, California with her husband, Dr. Paul Nassif, and their three sons.
Phil Maloof is an executive vice president with Maloof Companies and the point person for the family's newest business ventures, Maloof Productions and Maloof Music.
A former senator for the state of New Mexico, Phil was one of the youngest elected officials in the country, appointed to the New Mexico State Senate following the election of Mayor Martin Chavez, and subsequently re-elected to a full four-year term from his west Albuquerque district in 1996, before running for U.S. Congress in 2000.
Phil was known for his tough stance on crime while representing New Mexico, becoming the first state senator in the country to sponsor the Three Strikes, You're Out law, in addition to helping pass several bills aimed at improving school funding.
An outstanding all-around athlete, Phil played quarterback collegiately at New Mexico State, before earning his post-secondary degree from the University of New Mexico. Phil resides in Las Vegas and also has a home in Los Angeles, where he works to develop Maloof Productions and the Maloof Music label. In addition, he assists in the other Maloof family businesses, including the Sacramento Kings and the Palms hotel and casino property. He enjoys playing basketball and traveling in his spare time.