Peter Holt - Chairman and CEO

Now in his 19th season as Chairman and CEO … he and his wife, Julianna Hawn Holt, bought into the Spurs ownership group in 1996 … since that time the organization has enjoyed unprecedented growth and success … four NBA championships, a successful campaign for a new arena and two new San Antonio-based sports franchises are among the accomplishments achieved during Holt’s tenure … thanks in part to the AT&T Center – which opened in November of 2002 – the organization is now known as Spurs Sports and Entertainment … with over 250 fulltime employees, Spurs Sports & Entertainment runs four professional sports franchises – the Spurs (NBA), Silver Stars (WNBA), Rampage (AHL Hockey) and the Austin Toros (NBA Development League) – while also managing the day-to-day operations of the AT&T Center … over the last 17 seasons (since Tim Duncan joined the team in 1997–98) the Spurs have posted a regular season record of 888-376 … the team’s winning percentage of .703 during that span is the best of any team in the four major sports (MLB, NBA, NFL and NHL) … during the Duncan era the Spurs have captured four NBA championships (1999, 2003, 2005 and 2007) … the Spurs organization has twice been named the best franchise in professional sports (2003 and 2005) and been ranked the top NBA franchise six times in the annual ESPN The Magazine Ultimate Standings survey (each year the Ultimate Standings ranks every professional team in a formula using analysis of team financial data combined with fan feedback in which over 55,000 fans judge teams by eight factors including players, bang for the buck, ownership, and stadium experience … the Ultimate Standings debuted in 2003 and the Spurs are the only franchise to have been named the top overall team twice among the four major sports since ESPN introduced its annual survey) … Holt was ranked as the “Ultimate Boss” among all sports owners in the 2012 standings based on the criteria of honesty, commitment to their communities and loyalty to their core players … in June of 2007 SS&E purchased the Austin Toros of the NBA Development League, the first NBA team to have sole ownership over its NBA D-League affiliate (the Spurs are one of six NBA teams – Cleveland (Canton Charge), Philadelphia (Delaware 87ers), L.A. Lakers (L.A. Defenders), Golden State (Santa Cruz Warriors), Oklahoma City (Tulsa 66ers) – to own and operate their own D-League team) … the great-grandson of Benjamin Holt, developer of the first practical track-type tractor and one of the two predecessor companies that formed Caterpillar Inc. … serves as the CEO of San Antonio-based HOLT CAT (the firm still displays several of Ben Holt’s early tractors outside its headquarters) which is the largest Caterpillar dealership in the United States … born in Peoria, Illinois … lived in San Antonio as a child before moving to Corpus Christi, where he graduated from high school … served two years in the U.S. Army during which time he earned a Silver Star, three Bronze Stars and a Purple Heart from his one-year tour of duty in Vietnam … ended his military service as a Sergeant E5 … actively involved in an effort to construct an education center under the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C…a staunch believer in community service … is proud of the Spurs commitment to South Texas and its residents (in 2000 the Spurs earned the Pro Team Community Award presented by the World Sports Humanitarian Hall of Fame, an award presented annually to the professional sports franchise that best illustrates exceptional community involvement and fosters community pride and spirit) … among the Spurs community efforts are the Spurs Youth Basketball League, the annual countywide United Way campaign and a variety of educational outreach programs which service over 85 percent of the elementary schools in Bexar County (during the 2010–11 season over 200,000 area students were touched by the various SS&E education programs) … Holt’s own efforts include a lengthy list of community service positions … appointed to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission by Governor Rick Perry in 2003 and served as chairman from 2007 – 2011…a member of the World Presidents’ Organization, the Free Trade Alliance San Antonio and the San Antonio Economic Development Foundation … is the Business Chair of the Consortium of Partners for San Antonio’s 2012 No Kill initiative … 2009 recipient of Woodrow Wilson Award for Public Service … serves as board member of the Bexar County Performing Arts Center Foundation … serves on the advisory board of the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas … past chairman of the United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County … named to the Texas Business Hall of Fame in 2004 … Texan of the Year Award in 2010…he and Julianna have been Spurs season ticket holders since 1988.