Rick Hahn, Senior Vice President/General Manager
Now in his 12th season with the Chicago White Sox, Vice President/ Assistant General Manager Rick Hahn's responsibilities include assisting Senior Vice President/ General Manager Ken Williams with determining the club's roster composition, player acquisitions, talent evaluations and contract negotiations, as well as with overseeing all elements of the organization's baseball operations activities, including the scouting and player development departments.
Since joining the organization, Hahn has negotiated several multiyear player contracts, including agreements with current White Sox players John Danks, Gavin Floyd, Paul Konerko and Alexei Ramirez. Hahn has been credited with playing a key role in moves such as signing eventual Cy Young Award runner-up Esteban Loaiza to a minor-league deal prior to the 2003 season, the waiver claim of Bobby Jenks prior to the 2005 World Series championship season, the 2007 acquisition of Most Valuable Player-candidate Carlos Quentin, the evaluation and signing of 2009 Rookie of the Year Gordon Beckham, and the signing of 2010 first-round pick Chris Sale.
In midsummer 2011, Hahn ranked first in SI .com's survey of the top general manager candidates in baseball. Similarly, in March 2010, Baseball America ranked Hahn No. 1 on its list of "Top GM Prospects" in Major League Baseball.
Prior to joining the White Sox, Hahn spent two years as an associate at Steinberg, Moorad & Dunn, a sports agency based in Newport Beach, Calif., representing more than 150 athletes from Major League Baseball, the National Football League and the National Basketball Association.
Hahn is a native of Winnetka, Ill. and a graduate of New Trier High School, the University of Michigan, Harvard Law School, and Northwestern's Kellogg Graduate School of Management. He and his wife, Jean, have two children, Jacob and Charlie. The family resides in Glencoe, Ill.
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