Renée Tirado Professional Bio: Renée E. Tirado is the Vice President of Talent Acquisition for Major League Baseball (MLB) and Diversity & Inclusion for MLB, MLB Advanced Media, and MLB Network. She is responsible for leading the development, communication, and coordination of Major League Baseball’s overall diversity and inclusion strategy including creating new programs and expanding existing activities that foster an inclusive culture throughout the league and its thirty Clubs. Ms. Tirado oversees the Diversity Pipeline Program, an initiative focused on improving the recruitment and development of diverse and female employees for leadership roles in the baseball operations and the front offices of MLB’s Clubs. She also leads all recruitment efforts and the employee engagement strategy for the Commissioner’s Office. In her role, Ms. Tirado advises senior MLB leadership and the Ownership Diversity Committee on all matters related to talent acquisition, diversity and inclusion initiatives, as well as oversee MLB staff handling these areas. Prior to joining MLB, Ms. Tirado worked at AIG leading the global diversity and inclusion agenda for the Americas. She also worked as the Director of Diversity and Inclusion for the United States Tennis Association where she still serves as a volunteer and committee chairperson for their tennis diversity initiatives. Ms. Tirado is a licensed attorney who graduated from Rutgers University School of Law, and holds a bachelor’s degree in International Relations and Master’s degree in Education and Curriculum from the University of Rochester. Ms. Tirado was honored at the SportsBusiness Journal’s 2017 Game Changer Conference, which recognizes women who are contributing to the success of the industry.
Today we discuss her personal Journey to MLB, the MLB Diversity Fellowship Program and The importance of Diversity in the workplace