Vice President, Corporate Business & Community Relations, Seattle Mariners
Chapter Board - Seattle
Joe Chard is in his 26th season with the Mariners, his 15th since being promoted to Vice President of Corporate Business & Community Relations in December 2001. Chard oversees the Mariners corporate sponsorship and radio sales, as well as all aspects of the Mariners community relations efforts.
Chard was originally hired as Director of Community Relations by the club in September 1990. He was instrumental in establishing Mariners Care, the club’s non-profit foundation, which has become a national model. Last season Mariners Care provided over $1 million to local charities, thousands of tickets to Mariners games and hundreds of personal visits by players to hospitals, schools and youth organizations throughout the Northwest. Joe was promoted to Director of Corporate Business in 1998, and to Director, Corporate Business & Community Relations in 2000.
Prior to joining the Mariners, Chard was Executive Director of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Washington.
A Seattle native, Chard graduated from Carroll College in Montana. He resides in Seahurst, Wash., with his wife, LisaJo. He has a daughter, AshLee, and a son, Creed.