Alumni Stories

Michael Shapiro (F’73)

Senior VP, Business Affairs, Washington Nationals

Location: Wagner Alumni House
Interviewer/Producer/Editor: Anneliesa Clump Alprin (G’06) Michael Shapiro

Mike Shapiro attended Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service from 1969 to 1973. He describes those years as “very exciting times with the anti-war movement at the apex.”  He remembers working at the Cellar Door and becoming “radicalized.”  His long hair didn’t play well with the baseball coach, and Shapiro recalls “getting a little lost in the 60s.” After graduation, he attended law school and quickly landed a dream job as the general counsel for the San Francisco Giants. As his career hit some very high notes and taught him some important lessons, Shapiro never lost sight of the most significant value he learned at Georgetown: service to others.

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