MLB names Michele Meyer-Shipp as primary individuals and culture officer

MLB names Michele Meyer-Shipp as chief people and culture officer

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Michele Meyer-Shipp MLB’s brand-new Chief People and Culture Officer.

Source: Major League Baseball

Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred revealed Monday the league has actually worked with Michele Meyer-Shipp as its brand-new Chief People and Culture Officer.

Meyer-Shipp will manage all league workplace “human resources activities, including talent processes and programs, workplace culture, and diversity and inclusion,” MLB stated.

“Michele’s outstanding record of accomplishment will be a valuable addition to our senior leadership team, the hiring and development of our employees, and industry initiatives. We are excited for her to get started,” Manfred stated in a declaration.

Before signing up with MLB, Meyer-Shipp was the primary variety officer for accounting company KPMG. Meyer-Shipp likewise hung around at Prudential Financial and law practice Akin Gump Strauss Hauer and Feld.

Meyer-Shipp will have some work to do to fix MLB’s absence of variety.

According to the league 2019 Racial and Gender progress report, MLB got an A-minus in racial hiring and B-minus in general hiring. Still, it did not have in locations consisting of gender hiring and racial hiring for functions as leading club authorities.

Following the killing of George Floyd on May 25, leagues have actually highlighted supporting social oppression efforts and are analyzing social inequality in their sports. The National Basketball Association called Oris Stuart its primary individuals and addition officer on July 23.

Meyer-Shipp stated there has actually been a “high level of engagement around diversity inclusion in organizations” at levels she’s never ever experienced following Floyd’s death. 

“There is a heightened sensitivity to the appreciation around the issues around diversity and inclusion,” Meyer-Shipp informed Yahoo Finance in June, keeping in mind how the present social discontent and pandemic has actually affected Black neighborhoods.

“We have all sorts of issues lurking out there that have made it really clear that it is time for diversity and inclusion to be front and center.”

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