Executive Vice President, Communications & Senior Advisor to the CEO, San Francisco Giants
Staci Slaughter oversees media relations, public affairs, marketing communications programs, crisis communications and community outreach activities on behalf of the organization. In addition to day-to-day responsibilities overseeing the Club's communications activities, Slaughter helps manage the organization's major public events, including the media operations for the 2007 AllStar Game, the public relations efforts surrounding the development and opening of AT&T Park and the 2010, 2012 and 2014 World Series games and parades. Slaughter is also responsible for the Giants' charitable endeavors including its partnership with the Willie Mays Boys & Girls Club at Hunter's Point, the 100% Player Participation program and the Giants Community Fund.
In 2012, Slaughter received the Robert O. Fishel Award, which is given annually to the active, non-uniformed representative of Major League Baseball for ethics, professionalism and humanitarianism.
Prior to joining the Giants in 1996, Slaughter was press secretary to former San Francisco Mayor Frank Jordan, where she served as his primary spokesperson, media liaison and speechwriter. Slaughter has lived in San Francisco for more than 20 years and serves on the boards of trustees of the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, the San Francisco Friends School and the Baseball Assistance Team (B.A.T.).
A University of California, Berkeley graduate, Slaughter lives in San Francisco with her husband, Jamie, and their two sons, Jake and Ben.
Chief Operating Officer, We Care Solar; Founder of Parenting Magazine
Robin Wolaner is an executive with broad experience in startups and managing companies. She has joined the founders of We Care Solar as Chief Operating Officer to help the award-winning nonprofit rapidly scale its Solar Suitcases for maternal and child health.
Previously, she was the CEO of Vittana, a nonprofit which pioneered higher education loans in the developing world. She is the author of Naked in the Boardroom: A CEO Bares Her Secrets So You Can Transform Your Career (Simon & Schuster 2005).
In 1985, she founded Parenting magazine, the most successful magazine launch of the decade and later sold to Time Inc.
Her career encompasses publisher of Mother Jones Magazine; heading magazine development for Time Inc.; CEO of Sunset Publishing; executive vice president of CNET; founding TeeBeeDee, a social network for people over 40; and advising early-stage tech startups.
Robin holds a BS in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University.
Freada Kapor Klein, PhD
Partner at the Kapor Center; Founder of the Level Playing Field Institute
Freada Kapor Klein, PhD is Partner at the Kapor Center. She is an entrepreneur, activist and leader in the field of organizational culture and diversity. Freada is a pioneer in developing models for revenue and sustainability of non-profits, and is an active advisor and mentor to social entrepreneurs. She is also an advocate for entrepreneurs from underrepresented backgrounds, especially people of color and women. Dr. Klein was the first Director of Organizational Development, Training and Employee Relations for Lotus Development Corporation.
Her consulting firm, Klein Associates, specializes in employee surveys, training, and consulting on all forms of bias, harassment, and discrimination in the workplace. Klein’s client base ranges from Harvard Business School to the World Bank to top tier international professional services firms, and tech start-ups.
In 2001 she founded the Level Playing Field Institute, a non-profit which promotes innovative approaches to fairness in higher education and workplaces by removing barriers to full participation; it houses the SMASH (Summer Math and Science Honors) Academy for low income high school students of color. Klein is the author of “Giving Notice: Why the Best and the Brightest Leave the Workplace and How You Can Help Them Stay”.