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Jack McGrory

Member, Board of Trustees (2018-2023)
The California State University

Jack McGrory began his second career with Price Entities in September 1997. He currently serves as the CEO of La Jolla MJ Management, LLC, a real estate investment company. Prior to this, Mr. McGrory served as City Manager of the City of San Diego from March 1991 through August 1997. He worked for the City of San Diego for twenty-three years.

He assumed the position of President and Chief Executive Officer of Price Enterprises, Inc. on September 2, 1997. He oversaw the sale of that company in November 1999.

From 1999 to 2002 he was Chief Operating Officer of the San Diego Padres and President of the subsidiary responsible for building Petco Park and the adjacent commercial development.

From 2003-2004 he served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Price Legacy Corporation, a real estate investment trust specializing in the acquisition and management of retail power centers.

Mr. McGrory also served as Manager of The Price Group from 2001–2009. The Group was an investor in more than $1 billion in residential development and was the principal investor in Trans West Housing which built approximately 2,000 houses in Southern California. He was also a Director and Executive Vice President of PriceSmart, Inc., from 2001 until 2009.

Additionally, Mr. McGrory served as President of the La Jolla High School Facilities Expansion Foundation and UCSD Board of Overseers and is presently serving on the USS Midway Museum Foundation Board of Directors, YMCA Board of Directors, past Chairman of the Campanile Foundation Board, SDSU, past President of the Mainly Mozart Board of Directors, the Board of Visitors, USD Law School. At SDSU he chairs the Veterans Council and the School of Public Affairs Task Force. Jack has been a Lecturer for 25 years in the School of Public Affairs, College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts at San Diego State University and serves as a Lecturer in the Urban Studies and Planning Program at the University of California, San Diego. He was recently awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters from the California CSU Board of Trustees.

Jack McGrory graduated from Colgate University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree and received his Master’s Degree in Public Administration from San Diego State University. He earned his Law Degree from the University of San Diego and is a member of the State Bar of California.

Mr. McGrory was a Marine Corps Lieutenant from 1971 to 1974 and served as a Rifle Platoon Commander. He has five children.