EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT
Katherine (Katie) Pothier joined the Rangers organization as Executive Vice President and General Counsel in September 2016 and directly oversees all legal, human resources, and risk management functions for the team. She also has extensive interaction with the Rangers’ baseball, finance, business operations, minor league affiliates, real estate development and the Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation.
Pothier has over 25 years of legal experience, of which over a decade has been spent working in professional baseball. She previously served as Executive Vice President and General Counsel for the San Diego Padres from 2002-2010. During her tenure as an Executive with the Padres, she played an important part of team’s completion of construction and opening of its ballpark, PETCO Park, in 2004. Later in her tenure, she transitioned and positioned the Padres in its sale to a new ownership group. Her oversight at the Padres included advising the club in business operations, labor and employment, human resources, litigation, government affairs, corporate governance, baseball and international operations. Additionally, Pothier had the unique opportunity to represent at hearing the team during salary arbitration.
Pothier brings her experience to Texas where she serves as a key advisor on all aspects of the team’s transition to its new home at Globe Life Field as well as the repurposing of Globe Life Park. Additionally, Pothier serves as an advisor to the team on its development projects, including Texas Live! and Live! by Loews. Pothier also advises ownership on all corporate governance matters, joint ventures, real estate development, acquisitions, organizational structuring, strategic planning, international affairs and litigation.
Pothier also serves on Major League Baseball’s Diversity Pipeline Program Committee, an initiative focused on improving the recruitment and development of diverse and female employees for leadership roles in the baseball operations and the front offices of MLB’s Clubs.
Pothier’s wide-ranging work for the team was recognized in 2019 when Pothier was selected by D Magazine as one of the 500 most influential business leaders in North Texas in 2020 Dallas 500 and also as Corporate Counsel of the Year.
Pothier is committed to her community, serving as a Board Member for the Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation and having served previously as a Board Chair and Board Member and volunteer for the Make-A-Wish Foundation for more than ten years.
Before coming to Texas, Pothier spent six years as a Partner with Wilson Turner Kosmo LLP in San Diego. Prior to joining the Padres, she worked in private practice specializing in civil litigation and white-collar criminal litigation for more than ten years.
Katie is a native of New Jersey and earned both a B.A. in History and her J.D. from Rutgers University.
Katie and her husband Mark, have two children, Abigail (17) and Mark Jr. (13). The family resides in Southlake with their beloved dog Melody.