Executive Director George Ridgely
George Ridgely was named the Executive Director of SF Pride in January of 2014. Originally fromMaryland, George has been a resident of California since 1988 (Los Angeles 1988-1995, San Francisco 1996 to present). He has an extensive background in producing large-scale, community-focused events.
From 2002 to 2013 George was a member of the management team for San Francisco’s iconic Bay to Breakers 12K; serving as Director of Marketing from 2003 to 2009, and Director of Operations from 2010 to 2013. George also served as the Executive Director of the Castro Street Fair from 2005 to 2013. In 2007, he co-founded Pink Collar Events, a full-service event production company located in San Francisco.
Community Relations Manager
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Office/IT Manager Lucky Gutierrez
Lucky Gutierrez began working at San Francisco Pride in July 2010, bringing 20 years of program support and technology management experience with him. His primary responsibilities include ensuring the Board, Staff and Contractors have the necessary resources and support to produce a world-class event, as well as smooth functioning of the online features of SF Pride, including the website, online applications and ticket payment systems.
Prior to working at SF Pride, Lucky worked at Stanford University for 20 years, as a Student Affairs Specialist and later as a Computer Information Systems Analyst for the Career Development Center. In those positions he developed and implemented web applications for event registration and management, e-commerce solutions, and served as webmaster. Lucky has lived in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1982, volunteering for and supporting numerous community organizations. Since 2002, he has been a volunteer with the San Francisco Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA), serving as a volunteer mentor and trainer. He regularly introduces animals to potential adopters, gives tours and played a key role in implementing the SF/SPCA's first volunteer management software system.