Joined the amfAR board in October 2012. Named Chairman of the Board of The McClatchy
Company in March 2012. He also serves as a board member for the University of
Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, the Extra Mile Education Foundation, Newman Wine
& Spirits, Celsense, Civic Science, and the McClatchy Newspapers.
Mr. McClatchy is the former owner of the Pittsburgh Pirates, where he was chief executive
officer and managing general partner from 1996 to 2007. As the youngest owner
in Major League Baseball, he organized a group of civic-minded individuals and
local corporations to save the franchise and keep it in Pittsburgh. He was the
driving force behind the building of PNC Park, which has been ranked by several
national publications as “the best ballpark in America.” He is responsible for
Pittsburgh hosting the 2006 All Star Game and Extravaganza, which still serves
as a benchmark for Major League Baseball’s crown jewels. He also played a
leadership role in Major League Baseball serving as a member of the Executive
Council, Blue Ribbon Task Force, Labor, and International Committees. He was named
by Sports Business Journal as one of
America’s top “Forty Under 40” for three years (1999–2001) and is a member of the
publication’s Hall of Fame.
In addition, Mr. McClatchy served as chairman of the Greater Pittsburgh Council, Boy Scouts
of America’s Scouting for Food program in 2002, co-chairman of the Field of
Dreams Gala to benefit Children’s Hospital in 2002, and honorary co-chairman
for the MDA’s Muscle Team event at PNC Park in 2006.
Among his numerous awards for contributions to the Pittsburgh community are induction
into the Western Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame in 2008; the Distinguished
Leadership Award from the Southwestern Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Red
Cross in 2006; the Anti-Defamation League’s Man of the Year for 2001; the
American Heritage Award in 2001; Vectors/Pittsburgh Man of the Year for 1999; and
In Pittsburgh Weekly’s Person of the Year
for 1997. He has also been recognized
and honored by the Pittsburgh Chapter of Big Brothers/Big Sisters with a roast
in 2004; the Diocese of Pittsburgh’s Northside Schools in 2002; and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette for his
leadership role in assuring the continued presence of the Pirates in Pittsburgh
at the annual Dapper Dan Dinner in 2000.
Mr. McClatchy attended Trinity-Pawling High School in Pawling, NY and received a
degree in political science from the University of California at Santa
Barbara. He is a member of the board of trustees of both schools.