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Diversity Business Summit

WELCOME

     The MLB Diversity Business Summit is the premier sports employment conference and supplier diversity trade fair. This two-day event allows job seekers and entrepreneurs the unique opportunity of meeting with MLB's Clubs at both the Major League and Minor League levels as well as sponsorship partners.




Success Stories - Job Seekers

Positions Hired

  • Account Executive, Hospitality & Business Development
  • Account Manager, Corporate Partnerships
  • Assistant Venue Services
  • AdministrationAssistant Venue Services
  • Baseball Development
  • Baseball Operations
  • Baseball Tomorrow Fund
  • Central Records
  • Community Affairs
  • Community Outreach/Youth Ballpark
  • Consumer Database Analyst
  • Coordinator Foundation
  • Coordinator, Trademarks and Intellectual Property
  • Corporate Partnerships
  • Corporate Procurement
  • Creative Traffic Coordinator
  • Diversity, Inclusion & Strategic Alliances
  • Education Coordinator (DR Academy)
  • Fan Fest Attraction Manager
  • Fan Services Team Member
  • Finance Assistant
  • Game Production
  • Gameday Operations
  • Guest Relations Ambassador
  • Hospitality/Events
  • Houston Urban Youth Academy
  • Human Resources
  • Instant Replay Administrator
  • International Operations
  • Manager, CRM Strategy
  • Manager, Hispanic and Emerging Markets
  • Marketing and Communications Assistant
  • Marketing Coordinator
  • Marketing Research Coordinator
  • Mascot Program for Fenway Enterprise
  • Media Relations
  • Membership Services Coordinator
  • MLB Baseball Operations
  • MLB Urban Youth Academy Compton
  • Office Operations
  • Production Assistant
  • Promotions and Events
  • RBI (Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities)
  • Human Resources, Coordinator
  • Human Resources, Recruitment
  • Sales Account Representative
  • Sales Consultant
  • Social Media Coordinator/Reporter
  • Softball Instructor
  • Sponsorship
  • Technology Support
  • Ticket Sales Associate/Representative
  • Urban Youth Academy
  • Youth and Facility Development
  • And More

Testimonials

"I would like to reach out to you with the good news that I have been hired full-time by MLB to work in the Baseball Operations department, focusing on On-Field Operations. It has been a grind and one of the greatest struggles of my life, but it finally paid off! We have a great story to tell at this year's Summit!!"

Michael Sansarran
Coordinator, On-Field Operations
Major League Baseball
Office of the Commissioner
2012 Summit Attendee
Fordham University

"I have accepted a marketing research & strategy position with Minor League Baseball. I wanted to send my sincere appreciation and gratitude for laying the ground work for me to interact with the staff at the Diversity Business Summit."

Cory Bernstine
Marketing Research Coordinator
Minor League Baseball
2013 Summit Attendee
University of Central Florida

"I attended the First Annual Summit in Chicago (July 2012). I was able to meet HR representatives and other employees from all 30 teams. From there, I started as a Ticket Services Associate for the Boston Red Sox. I was fortunate enough to be with the organization during the 2013 Championship season and it was an incredible experience. Last September, I moved to NYC to start as a Marketing Coordinator for MLB Advanced Media. None of this would be possible if I did not take advantage of the Summit! I have been fortunate to be a part of two baseball organizations that have made me feel completely welcome as a lesbian minority female and I could not be more grateful for it."

Eshani Parikh
Marketing Coordinator
MLB Advanced Media
2012 Summit Attendee
University of Pittsburgh

"I want to thank you for coming to St. John's University and informing of the MLB Business Diversity Summit. The Atlanta Braves have offered me a position in Atlanta for the summertime. Words cannot express my gratitude. Thank you for taking the time out of your schedule to inform us."

Akeil Cange
Ticket Event Representative
Atlanta Braves
2014 Summit Attendee
St. John's University

"I'd like to thank MLB and The MLB Diversity Summit for giving me the opportunity to network with different teams. As an MBA candidate at Clark Atlanta University I'd also like to say thank you on behalf of all the attendees that went to the summit from our institution."

Jewel Bullard
Relations Representative
Atlanta Braves
2014 Summit Attendee
Clark Atlanta University

"I happily want to say that I did accepted a Post-Grad Sales and Marketing internship . I can not say enough about the entire MLB Diversity Summit experience. Not only did it allow me to explore a career in sports, but it allowed me to better myself as a job seeker. I would recommend it to anyone thinking about a job in sports. Attending the summit was an experience I will never forget!"

Ryan Phelan
Account Executive
Oakland Athletics
2014 Summit Attendee
Fordham University

"I was blessed to attend the 2014 Diversity Business Summit in New York City. It was a great experience that gave me a chance to network with some great people, both peers and MLB professionals. I interviewed and networked with many different organizations while there. As soon as I graduated from college in May 2014 a position opened and now I am a Ticket Sales intern with the Chicago White Sox. I am thankful for the Diversity Business Summit and everyone who organized such a great event."

Corey Gray
Seasonal Sales Representative
Chicago White Sox
2014 Summit Attendee
Chicago State University

"I went to the first Diversity Summit in Chicago in July 2012 and as a result of meeting with HR departments from most clubs I received a call from the St. Louis Cardinals. I was hired as a Direct Sales Representative within 6 weeks of the Summit, and I just had my three year anniversary with the club! I'm so glad I made the decision to fly to Chicago that summer!"

Bethany White
Account Executive, Season Tickets
St. Louis Cardinals
2012 Summit Attendee
The University of Connecticut

"I was hired as a baseball operations intern during the summer of 2013 and credit the Summit for my success on getting the internship and providing me the opportunity to meet the Red Sox, which is my favorite team in the MLB."

Brandon Lowe
Baseball Operations Intern
Boston Red Sox
2012 Summit Attendee
Morehouse College

"The 2014 Diversity Business Summit afforded me many more opportunities and connections than I had experienced from any other career-fair-type event. I received calls and emails from individuals that had positions matching what I was looking for well after the Summit. I do appreciate your time and assistance in sending out the various opportunities across MLB and helping to coordinate in getting my credentials submitted."

Erin Finn
Executive Receptionist
New York Yankees
2014 Summit Attendee
Manhattanville College

"I'm very thankful to have had the opportunity to participate in the 2013 MLB Diversity Summit exploratory interviews. My interview with the Arizona Diamondbacks went well. I was offered a position in the Inside Sales Program and moved out to Arizona about 3-4 weeks later. That was my first time attending the MLB Diversity Summit. Thanks again!"

Jacara Ware
Sales Consultant
Arizona Diamondbacks
2013 Summit Attendee
University of South Florida

"I graduated from Temple University in May 2015. I attended the 2014 Summit and I will be forever grateful for the opportunity. I was able to take full advantage of the Job Seekers portion of the summit I have since completed a corporate sales internship for the Tigers at their spring training facility in Lakeland, FL. This summit gave me the exposure I always wanted and I had the chance to prove myself, which is all I could ever ask for!"

Kenny Yansen
Corporate Sales Intern
Detroit Tigers
2014 Summit Attendee
Temple University

"I received a position with the grasshoppers today. I will be working with game production this season. Ironically, I was wearing the Diversity Business Summit wrist band and that sparked their interest to ask if I had any relationship to the MLB."

Jarvis Murphy
Video Production Assistant
Greensboro Grasshoppers
2014 Summit Attendee
North Carolina A&T State University

"I just wanted to let you know that I received an internship. This would not have been possible without the Diversity Business Summit! I spoke with the Twins at the summit and about a month later I received a couple of interviews. Never in my wildest dreams did I think they would offer me an internship! The Summit was life changing for me and I will be forever grateful for it!"

Victor Gonzalez
Florida Operations Intern
Minnesota Twins
2014 Summit Attendee
University of North Florida

"My name is Danielle Lugo, I'm 22, and graduated May 2013 from Morgan State University in Baltimore. I'm from East Los Angeles, California. I was sponsored for the past two years to attend the MLB Diversity Summit. My summit success story was not from an interview, but from riding the same bus to the ball park at the right time with the Minor League President Pat O'Connor. I am now employed by the Urban Youth Academy in Compton teaching softball to youth of all ages. The summit was an absolutely amazing experience and anyone interested in a career in baseball should attend."

Danielle Lugo
Softball instructor
MLB Urban Youth Academy Compton
2012 & 2013 Summit Attendee
Morgan State University

"This is really like a dream come true to me and it couldn't have happened without the Summit. I learned so much about MLB's internship program and gained experience speaking with all 30 clubs."

Nicholas Sette
Baseball Operations Intern
Major League Baseball
2014 Summit Attendee
Fordham University

"The Mets organization just offered me a full-time position. I wanted to thank you for all you're help and most importantly for coming out to Lehman College. That day really set in motion what I was able to accomplish in the baseball world thus far."

Rafael Alarcon
Information Technology Assistant
New York Mets
2014 Summit Attendee
City University of New York-Herbert H. Lehman College

"Thanks so much! It's definitely an exciting time for me and I couldn't be more thrilled to be working for my hometown team, and getting to use my MBA while I'm at it. It seemed to really work out perfectly. I am forever thankful for my internship with MLB this past summer."

Caroline Horn
Manager, CRM Strategy
Washington Nationals
2014 Summit Attendee
The George Washington University

"I am now currently the Detroit Tigers Foundation Coordinator! While attending, I had a great experience meeting many people within the industry and I was able to interview with three MLB teams. The summit allowed me to get my foot in the door and I plan on taking full advantage of the opportunities I have been given."

Chandler Gilbert
Foundation Coordinator
Detroit Tigers
2014 Summit Attendee
University of Kentucky

"Through the supported efforts from Major League Baseball's Diversity Summit, I was able to contribute to delivering scholarships to students at Texas Southern University to attend the summit. As the results of my efforts I became the President of my schools Sport Studies Leadership Association. This ultimately led to a phenomenal internship with Major League Baseball in the Youth and Facility Development department."

David Michael Castillo
Youth and Facility Development Houston Urban Youth Academy
2013 Summit Attendee
Texas Southern University

"It has been one week since the Diversity Business Summit has came to a close, and to my surprise, I am still experiencing a great deal of residual excitement. All 30 clubs under one roof, with both owner's and execs expressing such commitment and enthusiasm...it was truly inspirational. I was both honored and thankful to have been a part of it all...it enhanced my pride as an American and fortified my faith in my country...it was phenomenal!"

Mike Acevedo
2013 Summit Attendee
Columbia University

"The Diversity Business Summit was a tremendous experience that has not only benefitted me, but has also provided an opportunity for countless job-seekers in attaining employment in the business of baseball. As an attendee of the 2012 event and a panelist at the 2013 event, I can whole-heartedly say that this is the most opportune experience anyone can acquire no matter their level of interest. Whether you are a job candidate, a supplier, or someone simply who appreciates the game, this is something that you cannot afford to miss. I have reveled in my experience and I hope others seek to share the success I have gained from it."

Michael Sansarran
Intern - Baseball Development
Minor League Operations
2012 Summit Attendee
Fordham University

"I was given the opportunity to attend the first MLB Diverse Business Summit in Chicago the summer of 2012 and it was a great experience. After the Business Summit, I continued to network with sports professionals that I had met while in Chicago. A few months later, I received an email from the Philadelphia Phillies requesting that I come in for an interview. My interview went extremely well and I was offered an internship as a Ticket Service Representative. Working in the ticket office has been a great experience for me to meet different people and work hands on in a professional sports environment."

Aaron Tyson
Ticket Service Representative
Philadelphia Phillies
2013 Summit Attendee
Delaware State University

Supplier

"The Business of the Game"
04/15/14
At the 2014 MLB Diversity Business Summit a panel of baseball executives discuss the importance of diversity in their business operations.


         

Success Stories

Egami Consulting - A minority and woman-owned certified boutique multicultural agency they specialize in public relations, social media, event activation with strategic partnerships with global agencies and in the music, media and entertainment industries. Egami was the agency selected to promote and manage the 2014 Diversity Business Summit. www.egamiconsulting.com

Stay Visible - A woman-owned promotional products and marketing company based in CT, Stay Visible has attended all of the Diversity Business Summits so far, each time creating more and more opportunities. They have participated on multiple RFPs and bids for several MLB clubs as well as the Office of the Commissioner and to date has done consistent business with the Minnesota Twins. www.stayvisible.com

Alianza - A certified minority business (Hispanic-owned) in NY, Alianza is one of the few minority-owned authorized Herman Miller furniture dealers servicing the NY, NJ, CT area. After not having done business in over 8 years with any MLB entity, Alianza attended the 2014 Diversity Business Summit and landed an opportunity with the NY Mets. After an 8 year hiatus, Alianza is now back in the MLB Supply Chain and looking for more opportunities in the tri-state area with other MLB entities as well as Minor League franchises. www.alianzacorp.com

Excel Screen Printing - A certified minority owned business, Excel has been doing business off and on with MLB for several years. As a result of the Diversity Business Summit, business has not only increased with the number of clubs doing business with Excel, including the Chicago White Sox, and Detroit Tigers, but they are being considered for more RFP and bid opportunities as a result. www.excelscreenprinting.com

Business Partnerships

National Minority Supplier Development Council
(NMSDC) www.nmsdc.org

Women's Business Enterprise National Council
(WBENC) www.wbenc.org

US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce
(USPAACC) www.uspaacc.com

US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
(USHCC) www.ushcc.com.

Careers

A look at the Diversity Summit
04/14/14
MLB.com takes a look at the Diversity Summit and how it helps people get an opportunity with Major League Baseball.


         

Your Career

Are you interested in learning about a career in baseball?
From baseball operations, information technology to television production to a career in baseball can offer you a very unique and challenging career path in one of the most exciting and sought after industries. Having the desire to relocate is a plus.

Ready to learn more?

We invite you to attend the 2016 Diversity Business Summit in Phoenix, AZ and explore career opportunities with MLB.com, the MLB Network, the Office of the Commissioner of Baseball, all 30 MLB Clubs and Minor League Baseball.

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2016 Diversity Business Summit
Schedule of Events (Phoenix, AZ)


Summit Day 1 - Tuesday, March 8th - Chase Field

7:00 am - 2:00 pm Check-In/Registration
7:00 am - 8:00 am Breakfast
8:00 am - 8:15 am Ribbon Cutting & Opening Remark
8:30 am Remarks from Comissioner Manfred
8:50 am - 9:50 am General Session - The Player Perspective on D&I
10:30 am - 1:00 pm Procurement Matchmakers
Job Seekers Interviews
Connectivity Cafe

Business Briefings

10:30 am - 11:30 am
Consumer Products/Corporate Sales

10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Labor Relations Department

11:45 am - 12:45 pm
Consumer Products/Corporate Sales

11:45 pm - 12:45 pm
Labor Relations Department

12:00 - 2:00 pm Lunch
2:45 pm Bus transportation departs from Chase Field to Salt River Field
4:10 pm Spring Training Game @ Salt River Fields*
 

Summit Day 2 - Wednesday, March 9th - Chase Field

7:00 am - 2:00 pm Check-in/Registration
7:30 am - 8:15 am Breakfast
8:30 am - 9:45 am General Session - Leadership from the Top: Ownership, CEO, President & GMs
10:15 am - 1:00 pm Job Seeker's Trade Fair
Procurement Matchmakers
Connectivity Cafe

Business Briefings

10:30 am - 11:30 am
Doing Business with Baseball

10:30 am - 11:30 pm
The Employment Perspective

11:45 am - 12:45 pm
Scouting and Umpiring

11:45 pm - 12:45 pm
Foundations, Charities & Strategic Alliances

12:00 - 1:45 pm Lunch
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm Procurement Matchmakers
Job Seekers Interviews
Connectivity Cafe

Business Briefings

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Baseball Operations

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
MLB High Tech

3:45 pm - 4:45 pm
Baseball Operations

3:45 pm - 4:45 pm
MLB High Tech

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm Closing Reception @ Game 7 Grill


*Transportation provided back to Hyatt and to Chase Field once game concludes at Salt River Fields

Arizona Diamondbacks Chase Field 401 E Jefferson St, Phoenix, AZ 85004 | map
*** Salt River fields at Talking Stick 7555 N. Pima Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85258 | map

Speakers


2016 Summit Speakers to come...

Diversity Summit is under way
The 2014 MLB Diversity Business Summit is taking place in New York City and is co-hosted by the Yankees



Sharon Robinson on special day
Jackie Robinson's daughter Sharon discusses MLB's continued efforts to celebrate the life and career of her father



ESB lit to honor Robinson
Major League Baseball celebrates Jackie Robinson Day by lighting the Empire State Building in "Dodger blue"



2014 MLB Diversity Business Summit
Commissioner of Baseball Allan H. (Bud) Selig and Sharon Robinson speak at the 2014 MLB Diversity Business Summit



Robinsons honor Selig at Summit
Sharon Robinson presents Commissioner Allan H. (Bud) Selig with a plaque for all his efforts and support of the Robinson family



The Business of the Game
At the 2014 MLB Diversity Business Summit a panel of baseball executives discuss the importance of diversity in their business operations



Cashman on Diversity Summit
Yankees general manager Brian Cashman discusses the 2014 MLB Diversity Business Summit and the importance of Jackie Robinson Day



A look at the Diversity Summit
MLB.com takes a look at the Diversity Summit and how it helps people get an opportunity with Major League Baseball



Lewis gives opening remarks
Wendy Lewis gives the opening remarks at the 2014 MLB Diversity Business Summit



2013 MLB Diversity Summit Recap
A look back at MLB's 2013 Diversity Business Summit held in Houston, TX



2012 MLB Diversity Summit Recap
Jerry Reinsdorf and Bud Selig talk from the first ever MLB Business Diversity Summit

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