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Chuck Greenbergmyrtlebeachpelicans.com: Front Office Staff
Chuck GreenbergChairman & Managing Partnerchuck@myrtlebeachpelicans.comChuck Greenberg assumed the role of President & Managing Partner of the Myrtle Beach Pelicans on May 31, 2006 after his ownership group purchased the club from Capitol Broadcasting Company.On January 14, 2009 Chuck assumed the role of Chairman & Managing Partner when the organization announced Todd Parnell as President.
Chuck also holds the title of Chairman & Managing Partner for the State College (PA) Spikes, the Short-Season Class-A New York-Penn League affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Pelicans sister franchise.
In November 2008, Chuck announced the formation of Greenberg Sports Group (GSG), which will provide management, consulting and marketing services to the sports industry across the country.
GSG will also manage the overall operations of both the Pelicans and Spikes.
Highly respected in the baseball industry, Chuck has the distinguished honor of serving as the Carolina League's representative on the Minor League Baseball Board of Trustees, a position he was elected to in December 2007.He is also on the Board of Directors of the newly-formed Baseball Internet Rights Company (BIRCO), which holds the digital rights of its member Minor League Baseball clubs and leagues.Since taking over as Pelicans' Chairman & Managing Partner, Chuck has spearheaded an effort to enhance BB&T Coastal Field and make it among the most fan-friendly venues in Minor League Baseball.
Chuck has also quickly built a valuable relationship with the Pelicans’ parent club, the Atlanta Braves.
Myrtle Beach is the only Braves’ affiliate not owned by Atlanta.
Chuck's professional baseball tenure began in October 2001, when he led an ownership group which purchased the Double-A Eastern League's Altoona Curve.
During his time as the Curve's President & Managing Partner (2002-08), the club set numerous single-game and season attendance records, continually re-invested private money into capital improvement projects at Blair County Ballpark, and helped the franchise gain national stature as one of the most creative and innovative teams in professional sports.
Among his work in the sports industry, Chuck was instrumental in helping put together the deal that landed National Hockey League Hall of Famer Mario Lemieux ownership of the bankrupt Pittsburgh Penguins in 1999 and saved the franchise for Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania.
In 2007, he represented Lemieux and the Penguins in successful negotations with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the City of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County which resulted in a deal to build a brand-new, state-of-the-art arena in downtown Pittsburgh and secure the future of the Penguins in Pittsburgh for at least another 30 years.
Additionally, in 2001, Chuck represented the purchasers of the Florida Panthers in their acquisition of the NHL franchise.
Chuck graduated from Upper St. Clair High School in 1978 and four years later received his B.A. from Tufts University in Massachusetts.In 1985, he graduated from the University of Michigan Law School.Chuck and his wife Jennifer have been married for 24 years and have three boys; Jeff (22), Jack (20) and Benny (18).
Jeff graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in May 2008 and is currently attending Columbia University Law School.
Jack is a junior at Penn State University, where he is a member of the Nittany Lions baseball team.
Benny is a freshman at Ohio University, where he is studying sports management.
Chuck GreenbergChairman & Managing Partner
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Chuck Greenberg (Myrtle Beach)Board of Trustees | MiLB.com Official Info | The Official Site of Minor League Baseball
Chuck Greenberg (Myrtle Beach)Carolina League
For more than two decades, Chuck has built his reputation as an innovative franchise owner and operator, corporate and sports attorney, dealmaker, advisor and expert on the business and economics of major professional sports.
He is currently the Chairman and Managing Partner of the Carolina League's Myrtle Beach Pelicans and the State College Spikes of the New York-Penn League.In 2002, Chuck led a group that purchased the Eastern League's Altoona Curve.
During his tenure as that team's President and Managing Partner from 2002-08, the Curve set numerous attendance records and won the 2006 John H. Johnson President's Trophy for overall franchise excellence.
In 2005, Chuck led an investor group which acquired the former New Jersey Cardinals and relocated that club to State College, Pennsylvania for the 2006 season.He was instrumental in working with Penn State University on the financing, construction and operating agreement for Medlar Field at Lubrano Park, the home of the Spikes and PSU Baseball.His involvement with the Pelicans began on May 31, 2006, when his ownership group finalized the purchase of the franchise from Capitol Broadcasting Company.
Chuck is also the former Managing Partner & CEO of the Texas Rangers, a role he assumed in 2010 after his group of investors (Rangers Baseball Express, LLC), which included Baseball Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan, acquired the Major League Baseball franchise from Tom Hicks and Hicks Sports Group after an epic sales process.
Chuck's tenure as Managing Partner and CEO was highlighted by the Rangers reaching their first World Series in the 39-year history of the franchise and by the negotiation of a landmark media rights agreement with Fox Sports that set a new standard in the industry.
Chuck is also the Founder and Chairman of Greenberg Sports Group (GSG), which provides management, consulting and marketing services to the sports industry.Greenberg is of counsel in the Pittsburgh-based law firm Reed Smith LLP.From 1998 until June 2010, he was a Partner at Pepper Hamilton LLP, where he headed the firm's sports practice and was a member of its Executive Committee.Chuck received his B.A. from Tufts University in Medford, Mass., and is a graduate of the University of Michigan Law School.He and his wife Jennifer have three sons, Jeff, Jack and Ben.
He has served on the Minor League Baseball Board of Trustees since 2008.
Chuck Greenberg discusses deal to bring "Eastbound & Down" to Myrtle Beach.
We recently caught up with Chuck Greenberg, who is chairman and managing partner of the Class A Myrtle Beach Pelicans.Chuck, of course, is the former managing partner and CEO of the Texas Rangers, but he's been involved in baseball in South Carolina for more than five years.
GREENBERG: Not directly, although one of the caps the players wear is based on our home cap.
GREENBERG: Funniest story to come out of filming at our park.
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