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Frank Coonelly, President
Prior to joining the Pirates, Frank served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Labor in the Office of the Commissioner of Baseball where he negotiated and administered collective bargaining agreements with the Major League Baseball Players Association and the World Umpires Association. Frank led a staff of attorneys who represented the Commissioner and the 30 Clubs in the litigation and arbitration of labor disputes and provided contract and economic advice and counsel to the 30 clubs.
Coonelly practiced labor and employment law as a Partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius before joining the Commissioner's Office. A large part of Frank's practice consisted of the representation of Major League Baseball as outside labor counsel. In that role, Frank assisted the Commissioner of Baseball in collective bargaining and litigation matters. He also represented several individual Clubs in salary arbitration matters.
PERSONAL: Frank Coonelly...Born on 3/31/60 in Philadelphia, PA...Wife's name is Debbie...Four children; daughters Erin (24), Tara (22) and Kelley (21) and son Kyle (18)...Attended William Tennent High School in Warminster, PA, where he was captain of the ice hockey team...Graduated with high distinction from the Penn State University with a bachelor's degree in Public Service in 1983...Earned his JD from Catholic University Law School in Washington, D.C., where he earned the Faculty Award for graduating with the highest grade point average...In the community Frank serves on the Board of Pirates Charities, Allegheny Conference, Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce, Visit Pittsburgh and the U.S. Army Recruiting Battalion/Advisory Board - West...Served as the Revenue Chair for the March of Dimes 2010 March for Babies and Honorary Chair for the 2011 March...Also served as the honoree for the 2011 Big Brothers/Big Sisters Corporate Roast at PNC Park.
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