George Halas McCaskey

Chairman at Chicago Bears

George is one of the 13 grandchildren – and namesake – of George Halas, the founder and patriarch of the Chicago Bears. Like his brothers and sisters, he grew up around the Bears. His first part-time job, at age 14, was as an office assistant at the team's headquarters in Chicago's Loop. He later worked for several summers as a ball boy at Bears training camp, calling it one of the best experiences of his life.

George has worked to carry on the storied tradition of the Bears with a yearly goal of winning the NFL Championship, uphold the integrity and values established in the previous 100 years of the club and oversee the franchise's leadership role in the Chicagoland community.

He previously served as the team's senior director of ticket operations, working in the ticket office for 20 seasons, joining the Bears in 1991 as ticket manager. He has been a member of the Bears' Board of Directors since 2004.

George attended Arizona State University, where he earned his bachelor's degree in Broadcasting in 1978 and his law degree in 1981. He passed the Illinois bar exam in 1981, but now describes himself as a "recovering lawyer." He worked in television news in Phoenix, Peoria, Tulsa and Chicago, before serving as an Assistant State's Attorney in Lee County and DeKalb County, Ill.

In his spare time, George enjoys officiating youth sports, including baseball, soccer and basketball.

McCaskey and his wife Barb have one child, a son, Conor.


  • Chairman

    Current role