Larry Baer President & CEO San Francisco Giants
Giant’s CEO Named UA Executive of Year By Romi Carrell Wittman Larry Baer, president and CEO of the San Francisco Giants, will be honored April 19 as the 2013 University of Arizona Executive of the Year. “It‘s our pleasure to honor Larry as this year’s Executive of the Year – not only because of the success that he and his team at the San Francisco Giants have had on and off the field – but also because Larry is an exceptional, giving person who devotes much of his life to helping others,” said Len Jessup, Dean of the UA Eller College. 104 BizTucson
The Executive of the Year Award honors individuals who exemplify executive qualities in private enterprise and public service. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the award, established in 1983 by the Eller College of Management National Board of Advisors. Last year, former U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates was honored. Larry Baer has had a storied career in Major League Baseball. He started with the ball club in 1980 as marketing director. He left in 1983 to attend
Harvard Business School, but eventually returned to the club in 1992, where he quickly rose through its ranks. He was named team president in 2008 and CEO in 2012. Later that year, the Giants won their second World Series Championship in three years. Baer serves as the club’s “control” person on all Giants, Major League Baseball and industry issues, and is responsible for the overall day-to-day functioning of the Giants organization. Baer serves on the Board of Major www.BizTucson.com
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