MLB gets ex- KPMG executive, Michele Meyer-Shipp as Chief People & Culture Officer
Major League Baseball (MLB) has named Michele Meyer-Shipp as it’s Chief People & Culture Officer. Meyer-Shipp joins MLB from KPMG LLP, where she has served as Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer.
Meyer-Shipp will oversee all league office “human resources activities, including talent processes and programs, workplace culture, and diversity and inclusion,” MLB said.
“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, the tenth and current Commissioner of Major League Baseball said in a statement.
Meyer-Shipp will have some work to do to correct MLB’s lack of diversity.
Previously, Meyer-Shipp worked for Prudential Financial, serving as Global Chief Diversity Officer for five years, and for the law firm Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, where she was Global Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer. Prior to those roles, she spent over a decade practicing employment law in both the public and private sectors.