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Mark Shapiro (born in 1967 in Cambridge, Massachusetts) (pronounced /ˈmɑrk ʃəˈpaɪroʊ/) is currently the General Manager and Vice President of the Cleveland Indians.


Shapiro has been in the Cleveland Indians organization since 1991, when he was recommended by former Tribe GM Hank Peters. He officially became the general manager in 2001 when John Hart left.

Shapiro was named Executive of the Year by the Sporting News in 2005 and 2007.[1]

Personal life

Shapiro is the brother-in-law of Cleveland Browns coach Eric Mangini and a very close friend of Kansas City Chiefs general manager Scott Pioli. He graduated from the Gilman School in 1985 and Princeton University in 1989 with a degree in history.[2] He is the son of a Baltimore attorney and sports agent, Ronald M. Shapiro. Shapiro is married to Lissa Bockrath-Shapiro.[3] They have one son, Caden Reid (born on August 28, 2002)[4] and one daughter, Sierra Aris (born on August 2, 2004).[5] Bockrath-Shapiro is an artist and she has her own art gallery, Bockrath Gallery. She is a 1995 graduate of The Cleveland Institute of Art.[6] They currently live in Bentleyville, Ohio.[7]


Sporting positions
Preceded by
John Hart
Cleveland Indians General Manager
November 1, 2001
Succeeded by


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