He is an educator, businessman, museum curator and photographer. In 1965 he established Alessandro Baccari and Associates, a multi-faceted public affairs research organization specializing in socioeconomic studies and association management. Baccari is the founder of the Fisherman’s Wharf Historical Society, executive secretary of the Fisherman’s Wharf Merchants Association, president of the Fisherman’s and Seamen’s Memorial Chapel and former chairman of the Mayor’s Committee for the Preservation and Beautification of Fisherman’s Wharf. As an educator, Baccari served as an asociate dean of the College of Business and associate director of the Center for the Study of Enterprise at San Francisco State University.
As photographer, Baccari has had his work published in numerous art books and exhibited in museums throughout the world. He is the 2002 recipient of the American Society of Photographers International Award. As an author of several books including Fisherman’s Warf and upcoming book, North Beach. He has performed many services on behalf of the state of California and his native city of San Francisco, including service as an ambassador of goodwill in visits to France, Italy, Belgium, Spain and Japan.
In June 2001, Baccari received the prestigious Silver Cable Car Award from the San Francisco Convention and Visitors Bureau for his significant contributions to the San Francisco visitor industry.