George K. H. Schell is currently General Counsel of the Presidio Trust in San Francisco where he oversees the provision of legal services for this unique federal corporation whose overall mission is to maintain a national park that is loved by all, is an example of government operational excellence and is dedicated to environmental stewardship of almost 1,500 acres of the most beautiful landscape in the world.
Prior to this role, George was the Chief Attorney of Business Transactions and Compliance for the City of San Francisco and, in 2016, George wrapped up a successful 20-year career as a business manager and a Chief Counsel in the global marketing and legal departments at the Coca-Cola Company in Atlanta, Georgia.
Before joining Coca-Cola, George was Vice President and General Counsel for the Oakland A’s Baseball Company, the Chief of General Litigation for the City of San Francisco, and worked in private practice as a litigation associate for the San Francisco firm of Steinhart & Falconer. He began his legal career as a Staff Attorney for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
George is currently a member of the advisory board for the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage. He also previously served as Board Chair for the Council of Better Business Bureaus and the Advertising Self-Regulatory Counsel.
George received his undergraduate degree from UC Santa Barbara and his law degree from UCLA School of Law.
George lives in Sausalito, CA with his wife Gail and their dog Fergus. George and Gail have two children, Nora (27) and Anthony (25). In his spare time George enjoys working out, hiking and being a mentor to many young professionals.