Jim Pohlad stepping down as Twins’ executive chair, nephew Joe steps in
Joe is the son of Bob Pohlad and grandson of Carl, who bought the team in 1984.
ST. PAUL -- Longtime Minnesota Twins chairman Jim Pohlad announced to staff Monday morning he intends to step away from day-to-day responsibilities, handing that role over to his nephew, Joe Pohlad.
Jim Pohlad will remain involved with the team and Major League Baseball as the Twins’ controlling owner, but Joe Pohlad will take on the title of Executive Chair, meaning president and CEO Dave St. Peter and president of baseball operations Derek Falvey will now report directly to Joe Pohlad.
“Over the years our family has prioritized strong and stable stewardship of this franchise. We view owning the Twins as a multi-generational holding for our family and one we take great pride in being responsible for on behalf of our employees and fans,” Jim Pohlad wrote in an email to staff. “We will continue our focus to ensure effective and impactful leadership of this organization for many years to come.”
Joe Pohlad has worked for the Twins since 2007, holding jobs in the baseball operations and marketing departments, most recently serving as the team’s executive vice president for brand strategy and growth. Among his work, he helped oversee the team’s recent rebranding project.
He is the son of Bob Pohlad and grandson of Carl, who bought the team in 1984.
“As we look to the future,” Pohlad wrote to staff, “our family is highly confident in Joe’s ability to push the franchise forward in meaningful ways.”
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