PRESIDENT, TAMPA BAY RAYS, ST. PETERSBURG
The MLB franchise has become one of the most innovative and data-driven organizations in sports, cobbling together consistently successful teams on a fraction of the budget of better-heeled competitors. The Rays went to the World Series in 2020 and are expected to be competitive again this year. As the team looks for a new stadium, its owners have proposed splitting the season between St. Petersburg and Montreal.
|PROFESSIONAL EVOLUTION||Operating a Major League Baseball team requires an unusually wide variety of specialties — media, sales/marketing, IT, R&D, F&B, facility management, etc. —providing constant opportunities to learn and grown.|
|CIVIC EFFORT||When COVID struck, the Rays Baseball Foundation donated more than $1 million to residents and businesses across Tampa Bay with a strong focus on food insecurity.|
|SOMETHING SURPRISING||As third generation Texan, I grew up a rabid fan of the Chicago Cubs.|
|READING||Stumbling on Happiness, by Daniel Gilbert|