Jack Bair has served as a trusted counselor and key strategist to the San Francisco Giants baseball team since January 1993. As he enters his 29th season with the Giants, Bair has made his mark on many aspects of the organization. He is responsible for all of the team’s legal matters and for managing the team’s many and complex relations with the City & County of San Francisco and other governmental entities. Bair also serves as President of Giants Development Services, the wholly-owned subsidiary of the San Francisco Giants responsible for real estate matters, including the planned Mission Rock Project currently under construction just south of Oracle Park. Bair also led the effort to develop the team’s international headquarters and player development facility in the Dominican Republic.
Bair played a critical role in the Giants successful effort to develop a new ballpark in downtown San Francisco. Bair coordinated the effort to select the site for the new ballpark and contributed significantly to the ballpark’s architectural design. Bair was the Giants liaison and chief spokesperson for the successful 1996 ballpark campaign. Bair also negotiated the business transaction with the City and coordinated the successful effort to gain all of the local, regional, state and federal governmental approvals necessary for the ballpark to meet its timetable for Opening Day in April of 2000.
Bair serves as an officer of the Giants Community Fund and co-founded the San Francisco Neighborhood Theater Foundation and continues to serve as an officer and member of the Board of Directors. Bair also co-founded and co-directs the Mostly British Film Festival in San Francisco. Throughout his tenure with the Giants, Bair has been very active in the community, serving as a volunteer on several non-profit boards, including the Bay Area Sports Organizing Committee, the San Francisco Planning & Urban Research Association, the Bayview Hunters Point YMCA, the Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Center and most recently, The Olympic Club. Bair is a graduate of the University of California, Davis and Yale Law School.