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Game Changers: Staci Slaughter

Photo: 2012 SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS
Slaughter spends some stadium time with sons Ben
(left) and Jake.
Staci Slaughter
San Francisco Giants
SVP, Communications
There are the usual demands of a head of communications for an MLB team, and then there are the additional challenges Staci Slaughter has faced.

Slaughter has been on the front lines for three of the most hotly debated issues in recent baseball history: the financing and construction of AT&T Park, Barry Bonds and his position as the sport’s all-time home run king, and the current territorial battle surrounding the Oakland A’s proposed move to San Jose. A World Series title in 2010 further amplified Slaughter’s demands and profile, as will next spring’s World Baseball Classic final at AT&T Park.

Slaughter did not start her career in sports, instead working for former San Francisco Mayor Frank Jordan. She joined the Giants in 1996 to help with the ballpark development on what was designed to be a temporary assignment. Sixteen years later, Slaughter is a key voice in the club’s executive leadership.

— Eric Fisher
  • Biggest professional disappointment: Games 6 and 7 of the 2002 World Series.
  • Person who had the biggest influence on your career in sports: Larry Baer. He has been a mentor to me and he opened the door for women to join the management ranks within the Giants.
  • My vision of success is …: Raising two healthy and happy sons with my husband, Jamie.
  • Outside of work and family, I’m spending a lot of my time on …: Working to preserve and protect the Golden Gate National Parks and running through those parks.

WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING

“She’s involved in all of our strategy, all of our marketing, all of our community work, all of our overall corporate thinking. She’s a huge talent and invaluable to this organization.”

  • Larry Baer, San Francisco Giants president and CEO
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