Board of Directors
Jane Forbes Clark
Jane Forbes Clark is Chairman of the Board of Directors of The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. A member of the Board since 1992 and Chairman since 2000, she provides substantial museum expertise, philanthropic insight and management skill in this leadership position. Clark is currently Chairman of The Farmers’ Museum and is President of The Clark Foundation, The Scriven Foundation and The Clara Welch Thanksgiving Home (Cooperstown, N.Y.) as well as a Trustee of Bassett Healthcare and the United States Equestrian Team Foundation. She has also served as Vice Chairman of The Jackie Robinson Empire State Freedom Medal Commission, Trustee of The Little League Foundation, and is past Vice Chairman and Trustee of The United States Equestrian Team and past Director of The United States Olympic Committee. She also served eight years as an Executive Board Member of the Fédération Equestre Internationale and Chairman of its Group IV. A recipient of many awards and honors, Jane Clark has been recognized by the Preservation League of New York State with its Pillar of New York award; the Fire Department of the City of New York with their Humanitarian of the Year award; Harlem R.B.I.; the Baseball Assistance Team; and is a member of the Boys’ Club of New York All Sports Hall of Fame. The Clark family has been a devoted steward of the Baseball Hall of Fame since Stephen C. Clark founded the Museum in 1936.
Joe L. Morgan, Vice Chairman, has been a director since 1994. He was elected vice chairman in 2000. A member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame's class of 1990, he was a mainstay of the championship Cincinnati Reds teams during the 1970s. An accomplished business executive and Emmy Award winning sportscaster for ESPN, Morgan serves on the governing boards of a number of charitable and civic organizations, such as the Baseball Assistance Team, and has authored several books on baseball. Morgan also serves the Hall of Fame as a member of the Board's Executive and Nominating committees.
Elected director and treasurer in 1992, Kevin S. Moore is president of The Clark Estates, Inc., a financial and business management company. Prior to joining The Clark Estates, he was president, chief executive officer and director of Jet Capital Corporation. Moore serves as a director on the governing boards of several business organizations and many charitable organizations. Moore is chairman of the Board's Finance and Pension committees, and is a member of the Executive Committee.
Elected to the Board in 1998 and a member of its Executive Committee, Paul Beeston served as president and chief operating officer of Major League Baseball from July 1997 to March 2002. He reported directly to the commissioner and was responsible for all phases of Baseball's central offices. An accomplished Toronto Blue Jays executive, he has served in many capacities, most notably as president and chief executive officer for nine years.
A director since 1998, William O. DeWitt Jr is chairman of the board and general partner of the St. Louis Cardinals. He is also president of RD Investment Group, a Cincinnati-based investment firm. DeWitt, whose father was a career baseball executive and club owner with the St. Louis Browns, New York Yankees, Detroit Tigers, Cincinnati Reds and Chicago White Sox, has also been a minority owner of the Texas Rangers, Baltimore Orioles and the Reds. He serves on the boards of a number of privately held companies and has worked in a number of civic and charitable organizations. DeWitt is a member of the board's Nominating and Development committees.
Elected a director in 1991, William L. Gladstone was chairman of Arthur Young & Company and the retired co-chief of its successor, Ernst and Young. He serves as chairman of the Board's Development Committee and is a member of the Board's Finance Committee. Gladstone is principal owner and president of Tri-City ValleyCats, Inc., which operates a Class A Minor League team affiliated with the Houston Astros in the New York-Penn League.
David D. Glass was elected to the Board of Directors in 2000 and serves as a member of its Pension Committee. He was appointed interim chairman and chief executive officer of the Kansas City Royals upon the death of Ewing Kauffman, and in April 2000, his family acquired the Royals organization, where he continues to serve in the same capacity. Glass is also a member of the Executive Council for Major League Baseball. He spent 25 years with Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., serving as president and chief executive officer for 12 years, and is credited with leading the company through a period of unprecedented growth and international expansion with annual revenues reaching $165 billion. He and his family support several charitable interests.
Robert D. Manfred Jr. was named to the Board of Directors in 2015. Manfred served as the Chief Operating Officer of Major League baseball from Sept. 30, 2013 until he took over as the Major League Baseball’s 10th Commissioner on Jan. 25, 2015. Manfred served as MLB’s Vice President for Labor Relations and Human Resources from 1998-2012, helping negotiate successful extensions of the Basic Agreement that have maintained labor peace in the game for more than two decades.
Elected to the Board in 2008, Phil Niekro was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1997, following a 24-year career as a Major League pitcher, spent mostly with the Atlanta Braves. Named for his prowess with the knuckleball, "Knucksie" recorded 318 wins and 3,342 strikeouts, pitching for the Milwaukee Braves (1964-65), Atlanta Braves (1966-83, 1987), New York Yankees (1984-85), Cleveland Indians (1986-87) and Toronto Blue Jays (1987).
Elected to the Board of Directors in 2008, Jerry Reinsdorf is chairman of the Board of Directors of the Chicago White Sox. Since heading the limited partnership that purchased the White Sox in January 1981, Reinsdorf has been involved in Major League Baseball initiatives at an industry-wide level, as a member of the Executive Council, a past chairman of baseball's Ownership Committee and as a former member of the Player Relations Committee. Reinsdorf also serves as chairman of the Chicago Bulls.
A director since 1995 and a member of the Pension Committee, Brooks Robinson played 23 seasons for the Baltimore Orioles, setting a number of major league records that still stand today. He was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1983. Widely respected inside and outside of Baseball, Robinson serves as president of the Major League Baseball Players Alumni.
A director since 1998, Frank Robinson, the only player to win MVP awards in both leagues, was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1982. His leadership skills helped him become the major league's first African-American field manager in 1975 with the Cleveland Indians. He served as Major League Baseball's vice president of on-field operations before becoming the Montreal Expos' manager prior to the 2002 season. He managed the Expos through 2004, and also guided the team when they relocated to Washington, from 2005-2006. In 2005, he received the Medal of Freedom in a White House Ceremony.
Elected a director in 2009, Dr. Harvey W. Schiller is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the GlobalOptions Group, Inc. Previously, he served as President of the International Baseball Federation, the global governing body for the sport of baseball; Chairman and C.E.O. of Yankees/Nets; President of Turner Sports, Inc.; Executive Director and Secretary General of the United States Olympic Committee and Commissioner of the Southeastern Conference.
Elected to the board of directors in 1977, Edward W. Stack served as Chairman of the Board from 1977-2000, a period of significant growth for the organization. His involvement with the Baseball Hall of Fame as an officer dates to 1961. He is on the Board's Executive and Finance committees. Stack is a highly respected business leader and is widely recognized for his tireless efforts on behalf of many charitable, social and educational institutions.
Elected to the Board in 2013, Thomas Tull serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Legendary Entertainment, a leading media company with film (Legendary Pictures), television and digital (Legendary Television and Digital Media) and comics (Legendary Comics) divisions. In aggregate, Legendary Pictures-associated productions have realized grosses of more than $8 billion worldwide at the box office. Tull and Legendary are behind some of the biggest blockbusters of all time including The Dark Knight franchise, The Hangover franchise, Watchmen, 300, Inception, Clash of the Titans, Man of Steel and the critically acclaimed Jackie Robinson biopic 42.
Ozzie Smith, elected to the board in 2016, was inducted into the National Hall of Fame in 2002. Since being inducted, he has served the as Museum’s first Education Ambassador, lending annual support to the Hall of Fame Classic as well as a fundraising event in his name. In a class by himself when it came to fielding at shortstop, Smith earning a record 13 Gold Glove Awards at the position, all in consecutive seasons (1980-1992). In addition to setting major league records for assists, double plays and total chances by a shortstop, Smith proved to be a valuable offensive weapon, amassing 2,460 hits and 580 stolen bases in his 19-year career, which included 15 All-Star selections. He was a key contributor to the St. Louis Cardinals World Series championship team in 1982.