Voices of Diversity
We contacted a cross section of industry executives who have seen, up close, the opportunities and challenges that come with career growth and organizational inclusion in sports. The comments on our cover and at left are a sampling of their thoughts about diversity and why it’s important.
Over the past month, we asked for their points of view about opportunities that were available to them in sports, what opportunities are missing in sports compared to other industries, the role human resources should play and a call to action for the sports business.
What emerged is a snapshot of the diversity landscape in sports and a way to improve that landscape through respect, commitment and investment.
In addition, we asked them to give us their champion of diversity in sports. If you have a champion of diversity in sports, let us know — we’d love to
feature them in the future.
Katrice Albert, NCAA
Scooter Clark, PGA of America
Don Cornwell, PJT Partners
Kim Davis, National Hockey League
Mandisa Diggs, Octagon
Luis "Lou" Garate, NASCAR
Natara Holloway, National Football League
Zaileen Janmohamed, GMR Marketing
David Kelly, Golden State Warriors
Warde Manuel, University of Michigan
Elisa Padilla, Miami Marlins
Kim Pegula, Petula Sports & Entertainment
Sean Pyun, LPGA Asia
Vincent Pierson, Minor League Baseball
Kim Stone, Miami Heat and ArmericanAirlines Arena
Oris Stuart, National Basketball Association
Kevin Warren, Minnesota Vikings
Renee Washington, USA Track & Field
Fred Whitfield, Charlotte Hornets
Michael Yim, IMG