George McCaskey

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George H. McCaskey
NationalityUnited States
Alma materArizona State University
OccupationTicket office director (1991–2010)
Chairman (2011–present)
OrganizationChicago Bears
PredecessorMichael McCaskey (Chairman)
SuccessorLee Twarling (Ticket office director)[1]
Board member ofChicago Bears
Spouse(s)Barb McCaskey[1]
Parent(s)Virginia Halas McCaskey
Ed McCaskey

George Halas McCaskey is the current chairman of the NFL's Chicago Bears, who replaced his brother Michael McCaskey as chairman in 2011.[2]

Biography[edit]

McCaskey, the eighth-oldest child of Bears owner Virginia Halas McCaskey and Ed McCaskey (who himself was a former Bears chairman), was originally an assistant state attorney in Lee and DeKalb counties. McCaskey also worked in television after graduating with both a bachelor's degree (1978) and law degree (1981) from Arizona State University, and was a reporter for an NBC affiliate in Peoria.[1][3] He was the team's senior director of ticket operations since the Bears 1991 season,[4] and was a member of the team's board of directors since 2004.[5]

In 2011, during the NFL lockout, McCaskey's brother Michael retired as chairman of the club after 12 years. Before he assumed his position, he met with Chicago Blackhawks owner Rocky Wirtz, as well as White Sox and Bulls owner Jerry Reinsdorf. Jerry Jones of the Dallas Cowboys was the first NFL owner with whom he met. McCaskey reflected on meeting Jones, commenting, “He was very gracious, very accommodating. He’s a fascinating guy. I really enjoyed visiting with him, getting to know him. We sat in a suite at Cowboys Stadium and looked out over the field. We then went downstairs and bumped into a tour group. As soon as they saw who he was, they were going crazy. They were taking pictures and he was chatting them up.”[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "'He's-one-of-us'-sums-up-style-of - Chicago Sun-Times". Suntimes.com. Retrieved 2012-07-31.
  2. ^ a b "George McCaskey becomes chairman". Chicagobears.com. Archived from the original on 2011-08-20. Retrieved 2012-07-14.
  3. ^ "Chicago Bears: George McCaskey is settling into his new role - Chicago Tribune". Articles.chicagotribune.com. 2011-06-09. Retrieved 2012-07-31.
  4. ^ "George McCaskey to prepare for new role". Chicagobears.com. 2010-04-21. Retrieved 2012-07-31.
  5. ^ "George McCaskey Takes Over As Bears Chairman « CBS Chicago". Chicago.cbslocal.com. 2011-05-06. Retrieved 2012-07-31.

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