November 19, 2015

Cup’s Organizing Committee CEO works, plays along water

Cup’s Organizing Committee CEO works, plays along water CEO of America’s Cup Organizing Committee works, plays along water When the well-known philanthropist Mark Buell asked 39-year-old Kyri McClellan, a project manager in the mayor’s office, to be CEO of the America’s Cup Organizing Committee, she was surprised. The training I’d received through the Junior League started to pull back the curtain on this world a little, but it was daunting! Sitting recently at Waterbar restaurant, McClellan – poised, toned and smiling in an orange silk dress and silver heels – seemed like an obvious choice to wrangle the money, power players and egos involved with the 2013 America’s Cup. When San Francisco won the bid, Buell approached her and asked if she’d consider being the CEO of the organizing committee she’d help form. 101 Surf Sports, 115 Third St., San Rafael: Jimmy Spithill (a member of Oracle Team USA) said they were doing a fun paddle, and I’d only done it in Hawaii, but I went out – I did it all wrong, the paddle was backwards but it was really fun. China Camp, 101 Peacock Gap Trail, San Rafael: We can walk straight for our house, take the McNears […]