Bill Schlough, a technology specialist with the San Francisco Giants, is the interim president of the San Jose Giants (High Class A; California League) and will split his time between the two teams.
Schlough replaces Jim Weyermann, who resigned in July. He’ll serve as president until a permanent replacement is named.
Schlough was senior vice president and chief information officer for the Giants and will continue to lead San Francisco’s technical team.
“Bill has set a standard of excellence in the San Francisco Giants organization by demonstrating leadership, achievement and professionalism. We are confident in his ability to lead the San Jose Giants going forward and to build on the team’s success both on and off the field,” said Bill Neukom, San Francisco Giants Managing General Partner and CEO and Chairman of the San Jose Giants Board of Directors. “He will play a critical role in our efforts to further integrate San Jose’s baseball and business practices with those of the Major League club.”
Schlough will oversee the club’s business strategy and all aspects of the Minor League operation, including stadium operations, marketing, sales, sponsorship, finance, customer service and player services. He will work closely with the board of directors and executive staff to grow San Jose’s status as a perennial postseason contender and to provide top level customer service experience for San Jose Giants fans. He will also serve as the primary liaison with the San Francisco Giants Major League club.
“I consider it a real privilege to have the opportunity to lead a franchise that has accomplished so much in recent years,” said Schlough. “I look forward to working with our outstanding leadership team in San Jose to chart a course for continued success in the years to come.”
Schlough holds a Mechanical Engineering degree from Duke University and an MBA from the Wharton School.
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