Jackie Autry, is the former owner of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and widow of singer, actor and businessman Gene Autry. She has a home in Palm Springs, California and also in Studio City, California.
She is the Honorary President of Major League Baseball's American League, an honorary post she has held since 1999. Her only task is to present the American League Championship Award, the William Harridge Trophy, to the champion at the end of the ALCS as well as the ALCS MVP award. Jackie Autry is the only woman to ever serve on the Major League Baseball Executive Council, on its Oversight Committee, and as a member of the MLB Board of Directors.
Jackie served as past President of the American Red Cross; was responsible as President for raising funds to build an independent Community Blood Bank at the Eisenhower Medical Center and served as its President for many years. The Blood Bank continues to serve seven area hospitals surrounding the Palm Springs area. She continues to serve on the Board of Trustees at Eisenhower Medical Center and is the longest tenured Trustee having served since 1981.