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Meet the family

While Tom Ricketts is the chairman and lead executive for the Cubs, he will be leaning extensively on his three siblings, each directors of the team, for assistance. Here’s a look at the Ricketts family:

From left to right, Pete, Todd, Laura and Tom
Ricketts address the news media after
purchasing the Cubs.

Tom Ricketts
Cubs focus: Chairman
Outside the team: Chairman and CEO, Incapital

Pete Ricketts
Cubs focus: Strategic planning
Outside the team: Founder of Drakon; chairman of the Children’s Scholarship Fund of Omaha; president of the Platte Institute for Economic Research; former Ameritrade senior executive with his father, and still on the company’s board of directors; investor in startups

Laura Ricketts
Cubs focus: Government and community relations, philanthropic efforts
Outside the team: Lawyer; president and co-founder of EcoTravel; active in organizations devoted to women’s issues, anti-discrimination causes, and rights for the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities

Todd Ricketts
Cubs focus: Fitness, health and wellness-related issues, such as player workout amenities
Outside the team: Co-owner of Higher Gear, a Chicago-area chain of high-end bicycle stores

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