William H. Neukom
Managing General Partner and Chief Executive Officer
William H. Neukom has been a member of the Giants ownershipgroup since 1995 and a general partner beginning in 2003. Sincetaking over as Managing General Partner and Chief Executive Officerfollowing the 2008 season, he has instituted The Giants' Way, whichis an organization-wide approach to building a championship baseballteam and an unparalleled business operation. From the field to theconcession stand to the front office, through every level of the minorleagues, the Giants' Way is established to foster a culture of hard work,collaboration and ingenuity.
In 2010, the Giants captured their first World Series title in San Francisco history and first since 1954, and were also named the Organization of the Year for all ofbaseball by Baseball America.
Neukom was previously a partner in the Seattle office of the international law firm K&L Gates and is immediate past president of the American Bar Association. Neukom also served as the lead lawyer for Microsoft for nearly 25 years, including 17 years as the General Counsel and head of Microsoft's legal, government affairs and philanthropic activities.
In 2006, Neukom founded the World Justice Project, a multinational, multidisciplinary initiative to strengthen the rule of law worldwide. Through a multi-pronged approach, the Project seeks to create an international network of stakeholders who undertake programs to create communities of equity and opportunity around the world.
His other community work includes serving as: a member of the Dartmouth College Board of Trustees from 1996 – 2007 (chair 2004 – 2007); a member of the University of Puget Sound Board of Trustees from 1995 – 2006; a member of the Dean's Council at Stanford Law School from 1999 to present; member of the YMCA of Greater Seattle Board of Directors from 1988 – 2007; chair of the Gates Challenge Endowment Campaign of the United Way of King County from 2002 – 2007; member of the Greater Seattle Chamber of Commerce Board of Trustees from 1987 to present (chair 2001 – 2002); member of the Pacific Council on International Policy from 2002 to present; and member of the Policy Consensus Center from 2004 to present.
In 1995, Neukom and four of his children founded the Neukom Family Foundation, which supports not-forprofit organizations principally in the fields of health and human services, education, justice and the environment.
A graduate of San Mateo High School, Dartmouth College and Stanford Law School, Neukom was raised in San Mateo, California and lived next door to Charlie Graham Jr., the general manager of the San Francisco Seals. When the owners of the Giants moved the team to San Francisco, he became a shareholder of the National Exhibition Company.
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