San Francisco Giants chief executive officer Larry Baer will deliver the annual Bauccio Lecture in Entrepreneurship on Thursday, April 11, at 4:15 p.m., in Buckley Center Auditorium. The lecture is free and open to faculty, staff, students, and the public.
Baer is known as a leading visionary in the world of professional sports. Under his direction, the Giants opened Pacific Bell Park in 2000 to widespread acclaim, won baseball’s World Series in 2010 and 2012, and are one of only four teams to exceed three million in attendance for eight consecutive years (2000-2007). Baer was marketing director for the Giants from 1980 to 1983 and has been a key strategist for the organization since 1992, when he was named executive president. He has been CEO since 2012.
The Bauccio Lecture in Entrepreneurship was established with a $250,000 Defining Moment Campaign gift from Fedele Bauccio ’64, ’66 and his wife, Linda. The gift enables the University to offer a forum for guest speakers to share ideas and experiences about how new ventures are created. A major portion of each lecture is devoted to a spirited question and answer session. Bauccio, who paid his way through school and began his career by working in the University’s cafeteria, is now CEO of Bon Appétit, an onsite custom restaurant company with more than 400 cafés in colleges and businesses around the country. For more information contact the Center for Entrepreneurship at 7769 or firstname.lastname@example.org.