Senior Vice President, General Counsel
Mary Giesler joined the Twins organization as its first General Counsel on March 24, 2014. She was promoted to Senior Vice President, General Counsel in December of 2016. In her role as the organization's chief legal officer, Giesler provides legal counsel and oversight on all business-related matters, serves as the team's liaison with Major League Baseball's legal department, and manages outside-counsel relationships.
Since joining the Twins, Giesler led the legal effort for the Twins' in the public-private development of Target Field Station, a unique transit hub with public gathering spaces immediately adjacent to Target Field, and in the construction of a new player development academy in the Dominican Republic, which opened in January 2017.
Prior to joining the Twins organization, Giesler was a long-time partner at the Minneapolis-based law firm of Kaplan, Strangis and Kaplan (KSK) where she served a variety of clients in the areas of public-private partnerships, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, and securities law matters. Through her work at KSK, Giesler played a key role in the negotiation and preparation of many agreements that were integral to the approval, design, construction and opening of Target Field. Prior to joining KSK, Giesler spent eight years at the Minneapolis firm of Lindquist & Vennum. In 2014, she was named an Attorney of the Year by Minnesota Lawyer.
Giesler received her law degree from William Mitchell College of Law and her BA from Gustavus Adolphus. A native of Aitkin, MN, she and her fiancÃ© Loren make their home in Woodbury, MN.