|Front Office biographies
Robert Nutting, Chairman
Under Nutting's leadership, the organization is stronger than it has been in decades both on and off the field.
On the Major League level, the Pirates reached the postseason for the third straight season in 2015, one of only three Major League teams to reach the postseason each of the last three years. The overall talent within the farm system, once again, ranks near the top in all of Major League Baseball. For all their efforts at the major and minor league levels, the Pirates were named Organization-of-the-Year by Baseball America following the conclusion of the 2015 season.
Nutting now serves on the MLB Executive Council, an eight-member committee of owners advising Commissioner Rob Manfred on the most critical issues facing the game today. In addition, Nutting serves on the MLB Investment Committee and chairs the Ownership Committee.
Nutting has also demonstrated his commitment to providing Pirates players with the best-of-class facilities. In 2015, the Pirates unveiled a state-of-the- art performance center at Pirate City and home clubhouse at McKechnie Field - the Pirates spring training facilities in Bradenton, FL. His tenure has also included the construction of the Pirates Latin American headquarters and training academy in the Dominican Republic.
In Pittsburgh, Nutting has worked to ensure that Pittsburgh remains home to "The Best Ballpark in America" by enhancing and promoting the family friendly environment at PNC Park through numerous upgrades and new amenities at the ballpark.
Nutting's family roots in the greater Pittsburgh region date back as long as the Pirates 129-year history. His dedication to giving back to the community in every aspect of his life has brought a newfound philanthropic commitment to the organization.
Nutting has led Pirates Charities, the Club's official philanthropic arm, in making an even deeper, positive impact off the field by being actively engaged in the community. As Chairman of Pirates Charities, Nutting has focused the efforts of Pirates Charities on the core pillars of improving youth health, fitness and education, supporting those affected by cancer and assisting military personnel and their families. Overall, the Pirates and Pirates Charities support more than 3,000 community organizations each year.
An avid outdoorsman and conservationist, Nutting is a driving force behind the Pirates award-winning "Let's Go Bucs. Let's Go Green." initiative to make PNC Park operations more environmentally friendly. For his leadership in the cultural shift toward environmental responsibility in sports, Nutting was honored by the National Resources Defense Council with the Game Changer Award in 2013. Nutting currently serves on the Board of the Green Sports Alliance, a leading, nonprofit organization focused on leveraging the influence of sports to promote healthy, sustainable communities.
Nutting brings a long history of building successful organizations and a multi-generational commitment to the economic growth in the Pittsburgh region. In addition to the Pirates, he serves as President and CEO of Ogden Newspapers, Inc., representing the fourth generation of the family owned company. Nutting also serves as Chairman of Seven Springs Mountain Resort and Hidden Valley Resort.
PERSONAL: Robert M. Nutting ... Born in Wheeling, WV ... Wife's name is Leslie ... Three daughters ... Earned a B.A. from Williams College in Massachusetts ... Serves on the Board of a number of local and national organizations focused on education, the arts and conservation ... Served as past Chairman of the Newspapers Association of America, as President of the West Virginia Press Association and Vice Chairman of the Nature Conservancy/West Virginia Chapter ... Also served as Chairman of the West Virginia Independent Colleges and Universities, past Chairman of the Board for the Linsly School, as well as on the board and executive committee of Bethany College ... In addition, he served on the Board of Trustees of Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh and the Board of the Carnegie Natural History Museum in Pittsburgh ... Is a licensed commercial pilot and flight instructor, an avid fly fisherman and skier.
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