Patrick J. Gallagher
President, Giants Development Services, LLC
Pat Gallagher, who enters his 33rd year with the Giants organization, was named President, Giants Development Services, LLC in January 2009. In this new role, Pat will guide the Giants involvement in the proposed Seawall Lot 337 (Lot A and Pier 48) development near AT&T Park. This 16 acre waterfront development represents a major opportunity for the company in the future with a mix of uses and open space designed to be complimentary to the operation of AT&T Park.
This is the latest assignment for Gallagher, one of the longest serving executives in Giants history. Most recently, Pat established and served as President of Giants Enterprises, a new subsidiary of the Giants, created at the opening of the ballpark to develop non-baseball ventures and business opportunities for the company. Giants Enterprises has been recognized as leaders in the professional sports industry for unique special event creation and production including over 1,000 public and private events of all types since the opening of the ballpark in 2000, most notably major concerts with the Rolling Stones, Dave Matthews Band, Bruce Springsteen, Green Day, Kenny Chesney, regular performances by Cirque du Soleil, Supercross and AVP Pro-Beach Volleyball and international soccer matches. Gallagher was the co-founder of the Emerald Bowl, San Francisco's highly successful annual college football bowl game and brought the IcerAir ski/snowboard event and, Brian Boitano's Ice Spectacular to AT&T Park resulting in the ballpark and the Giants organization being recognized as the "Sports Facility of the Year" by Sports Business Journal in the first year of their annual awards.
Previously, Gallagher served as the senior vice president for business operations of the Giants for over 20 years, overseeing various aspects of the non-baseball business for the club, including advertising, promotions, public relations, sales and marketing, ballpark operations and community relations. As the Giants top marketing executive Gallagher was responsible for many of the Giants memorable advertising campaigns through the years at Candlestick Park including the "Croix de Candlestick" reward for fans braving extra inning night games at the "Stick" and the anti-mascot, "Crazy Crab". He was the Giants first Director or Marketing, coming to the club from similar posts at Marine World/Africa USA and Sea World theme parks.
He was a major contributor in the development of the Giants waterfront ballpark. Specifically, he oversaw the creation and implementation of the new ballpark's marketing plan, Charter Seat, naming rights and corporate sponsorship programs, all of which played vital roles in the financing of the spectacular facility.
Gallagher serves as Chairman of the San Francisco Convention and Visitors Bureau and is a board member of the California Chamber of Commerce and the Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame.
Pat and his wife, Joan, have a son, Murphy, and a daughter, Katie. The Gallaghers make their home in Palo Alto.
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