Our Board of Trustees is currently composed of 16 members, including the president. Nominated by a trustee committee and appointed by the full board, trustees generally serve two six-year terms. The board, board committees and individual trustees are evaluated on a regular basis by our Executive Committee.
Foundation trustees bring a vast range of knowledge and experience to the task of governing the foundation. Over the years, trustees have hailed from four continents and have extensive experience in the worlds of higher education, business, law, government, nonprofit management and the civic sector.
CEO and Founder of Bovis Foods, INC., Nick has a long history of working within San Francisco. His goal to help Lefty's legacy live on in the community started with the generous toy drive held at Lefty's Restaurant each year in conjunction with the SFPD. This labor of love has blossomed into a completely seperate foundation for kids overseen by a group of all-stars from the Giants. He has held his current position as the CEO since 1990. Nick continues to be a prominent public presence and is often considered a spokesperson for San Francisco's smaller communities. He is a member of Burlingame Executive and Investment Committees, for which he is also the Vice Chairman.
Russ Stanley, who enters his 22nd season with the San Francisco Giants, is responsible for the ticket sales of all events at AT&T Park and the team's Spring Training facility, Scottsdale Stadium. He was a key player in developing the team's charter seat program as well as the Giants secondary market and dynamic pricing rollouts.
Stanley and his team of sales, operations, client relations, and luxury suites staff have implemented many progressive ideas that have improved Giants fan experience and satisfaction. During his tenure, the team has developed many fan friendly programs to alleviate the pressure for season ticket holders who must purchase and use 83 games. Whether it's reselling tickets online, relaying via email, finding ticket partners, or donating tickets, Stanley's team has built the infrastructure to do it all electronically. Last season's dynamic pricing program, where the team changes prices based on demand, has changed the ticketing business. Russ' team of ticket and sales professionals continue to be at the forefront of the sports ticketing world.
The San Francisco State graduate came to the Giants after eight years at Marine World, in both Redwood City and Vallejo.
Retired Captain Al Casciato served 42 years in the San Francisco Police Department. During his career, he served on many boards and commissions. Most notably he served as President of the San Francisco Police Officer's Association and President of the San Francisco Employees Retirement System. Al has been a member of the Credit Union since joining the force. Today his wife, Maritza, and his children and their respective spouses are all SFPCU members.
Al was born, raised and educated in San Francisco. He is a graduate of California State University San Francisco and the FBI National Academy. Aside from his pro bono service at SFPCU, he spends his retirement on other boards that also assist the San Francisco community and maintains a business consulting firm.
Marina can now be found at her restaurant, hiking throughout Western Bay Area with her posse of dogs, husband and friends or drinking cocktails and enjoying good food and good company anywhere in-between. She is active in many local animal welfare associations by volunteering time, adopting dogs, hosting fundraisers, donating food and finances. She also is passionate about the environment and actively supports local and global environmental efforts.
Tito Fuentes returns to the Giants Spanish language broadcast booth for his seventh straight season. Fuentes previously served as a member of the Spanish language broadcast team from 1981-92, and in 1996-2004 he broadcast for FOX Sports International which is aired in Latin America. An active participant in the Giants marketing efforts, he is a regular participant in the Giants Fantasy Camp and Giants Cruise. A former Major League second baseman who played for the Giants from 1965-74, Fuentes saw big league action with San Diego, Detroit and Oakland. The Havana, Cuba native was initially signed as an 18-year-old amateur before the start of the 1962 season and was the last baseball player signed directly out of Cuba before the United States' embargo against Cuba. A .268 hitter over his 13-year career, he was voted the starting second baseman on the Dream Team for the Giants' 25th Anniversary team by San Francisco fans in 1982. In 1997, 23 was inducted into the Cuban Baseball Hall of Fame. He and his wife, Maritza, reside in Reno, Nevada.
As a senior in high school ("the best four years of my life"), John embarked on a career in radio that lasted until Boy George had four hits in a row. At the age of 20, John loaded up his little, two seater, Triumph with all his worldly possessions and set out to be a radio star. Well, that was the dream. And for the most part, the dream came true. John won numerous awards for his radio shows (voted the nation's best disk jockey once.)
"It was great fun, I learned to be glib and how to communicate. Along the way I would dabble in higher education. It was an odd mix- mechanical engineering, psychology, and journalism. Playing Boy George hits over and over again pushed me into journalism. I began to think 'I really need something to do when I'm 55.' Which reeks of irony, because now that I'm 55, I'm looking for something to do.. again."
While in San Diego, John started the transition to TV news; he would do his morning radio show and then shadow reporters from a local station in the afternoons. He's reported from Germany on the fall of the Berlin Wall and from Baghdad on the fall of Saddam Hussein. He's won a couple of Emmy Awards along the way. And is a proud inductee of the "National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences" Silver Circle.
Nate Oliver began coaching the Cal Club Baseball team this past season. Originally from St. Petersburg, Florida, he was drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1959. After signing, he played professionally in the major leagues from 1963 to 1969 with the Los Angeles Dodgers, San Francisco Giants, New York Yankees, and Chicago Cubs. In his professional days, he played with the likes of Sandy Koufax, Don Drysdale, Tommy Davis, Maury Wills, Willie McCovey, Juan Marichal, Bobby Cox, Ferguson Jenkins, and Ernie Banks. Oliver also has experience coaching professionally, including managerial stints with the Arizona League Angels in 1989, Palm Springs Angels (Class A) from 1990-1991, Arizona League Cubs in 1998, and Daytona Cubs (Class A-Advanced) in 1999. He also managed the Canadian Baseball League's Saskatoon Legends in 2003. He also served as a roving infield instructor for the Chicago Cubs in 2000 and was a bunting instructor for the Chicago White Sox in 2006.
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Tom O'Doul is a retired Letter Carrier and the second cousin of Francis Joseph "Lefty" O'Doul. ("Lefty's father & Tom's grand-father were brothers) Tom is a lifelong baseball fan beginning with the San Francisco Seals at 16th & Bryant. Tom played baseball as a kid. O'Doul Hopes to help keep the dream of "Lefty" O'Doul alive. KIDS NEED BASEBALL! He has been a Giant's fan since Willie Mays became a Giant. He is a season ticket holder at AT&T Park and can often be seen at "Lefty" O'Doul's before home games.
Assistant Professor Anthony Ribera brings a wealth of experience at the center of San Francisco civic life to both his teaching and academic work. As former Police Chief of San Francisco, Professor Ribera believes effective leaders are ethical leaders, underscoring the core values of the Jesuit tradition, promoting conscientious action for social justice. Dr. Ribera currently teaches the Law Enforcement Leadership program and has since 1997 when he wrote the original curriculum. In 2001, USF formed the International Institute of Criminal Justice Leadership and appointed Professor Ribera as its director. The Institute's annual symposium has emerged as a groundbreaking forum for progressive law enforcement training and leadership.
Marty Lurie was born in Brooklyn, New York on Feb. 1st, 1946. He saw his first baseball game in Ebbets Field in 1954. Marty began his radio career at KECG 88.1 FM in El Cerrito, California. He hosted the Oakland A's pre-game radio show in 1998 which led into all A's games during both the regular and post season through 2009. Marty has broadcasted over 2000 pre- and post-game shows in career.
His show aired on stations KATD 990 AM, KABL 960 AM, KFRC 610 AM, KYCY 1550 AM, 106.9 FM and 860 AM at various times from 1998 through 2009. He was also invited to speak at the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York on induction weekend 2002 in the Bullpen Theater about his work compiling the oral history of baseball. He has conducted over 5,000 baseball interviews. He was the exclusive interviewer for the Major League Baseball Players Association ("Players Talk") from 1998 through 2010.
Marty wrote a baseball column for the Bay Area News Group ("Batter Up") every Sunday during the baseball season from 2004 through 2009, and now he is the host for KNBR's Giants pre- and post-game weekend shows
From the very beginning professional baseball has been Gary's passion. He became the batboy for the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1971. Towards the end of the 1971 baseball season the legendary Bobby Bonds and Tito Fuentes quickly befriended Gary and moved him to San Francisco at the end of that season. In 1972 Bonds secured the batboy's position for him with the San Francisco Giants. Baseball has always been significant and instrumental in his life.
In 1999 he retired from Caesars Palace in Las Vegas after fifteen years of leading the world famous gourmet services at the Palace. After moving back to Northern California he developed and launched his current consulting practice, Legendary Business Principles.
It was in 1984 he earned his diploma from the Western College of auctioneering in Billings Montana. He became an accomplished auctioneer traveling throughout the United States conducting both charity and commercial auctions Currently he serves the "Lefty O'Doul's Foundation" as he conducts charity auctions and introduces under privileged children to the wonderful game of baseball.
This past November in 2013 he traveled to Africa as he presented and conducted baseball clinics on behalf of the Lefty O'Doul's Foundation in Kenya and Uganda. He is passionate about children, baseball and the Bible!
Lee Houskeeper has become known as one of the most effective public relations man in Northern California who loves being called the last of the old time San Francisco Press Agents. Houskeeper coordinates all local & national media for his clients including Joe Cotchett, Frank Pitre, Niall McCarthy and former congressman Pete McCloskey Whose recent stories include suing Bud Selig & MLB to bring the A's to San Jose, Asiana plane crash victims and ongoing efforts to bring justice to San Bruno's victims of the PG&E explosion.
Other clients include Historic 105 year old John's Grill and the Maltese Falcon, San Francisco's Iconic Lefty O'Doul's. Houskeeper coordinated successful publicity and political campaign that saved the legendary 47 year old Gold Dust Lounge on Union and moved it to Fisherman's Wharf. Houskeeper's newest client is Wilkes Bashford's FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising
A powerful slugger during his 17-year Major League career, Orlando Manuel Cepeda Pennes withstood a series of knee injuries to become a seven-time National League All-Star. As a 20-year-old rookie with the Giants in 1958, the Baby Bull hit .312 with 25 home runs to earn unanimous National League Rookie of the Year honors. Nine years later, the Puerto Rican native compiled a league-leading 111 RBIs for the world champion Cardinals while becoming the first unanimous MVP in the National League since Carl Hubbell in 1936.
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