Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) Commissioner Greg Moore will participate in a new project with Minor League Baseball scheduled for June 19-22 in Vero Beach, Fla.
The MiLB Diversity Think Tank Project is designed to foster discussion around advancing diversity within the baseball industry. The four-day event will feature top administrators from several universities, conference commissioners, and executives from minor league teams. The project will look to ensure the maximization of relationships along with meeting the needs and expectations of respective organizations and institutions.
Minor League Baseball President & CEO Pat O’Conner recently participated in the 2017 SIAC Baseball Championship last month in Augusta, Ga. where he caught the ceremonial first pitch from Vince Pierson, MiLB Manager of Diversity & Inclusion.
In 2009, MiLB laid the foundation for a comprehensive, five-category initiative designed to diversify the industry by addressing racial and gender diversity within ownership groups, executive management teams, employment, fan bases and business-to-business relationships. As the focus on diversity and inclusion in sports continues to grow, MiLB has taken progressive steps to increase awareness of where it stands as an industry with regards to its efforts to diversify business practices, identify areas with room for improvement and strategically advance its diversity initiative.