San Francisco Giants Name New CEO after Bill Neukom Retires

September 16, 2011

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Bill Neukom has announced retirement as the managing general partner and chief executive officer of the San Francisco Giants leading to his successor being named in the form of Larry Baer.

Neukom, 69, who previously was general counsel for Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) and president of the American Bar Association, will be replaced at the end of 2011 by Larry Baer, the club’s president and chief operating officer.

Neukom, a Giants general partner since 2003, will serve as chairman emeritus of the club next season, the team said today in a statement. Baer, 54, has been COO since May 1996.

Neukom plans to focus on the World Justice Project, which he founded in 2006 to strengthen the rule of law worldwide. He also plans to teach at his alma mater, Stanford Law School.