The Miami Marlins are promoting Caroline O’Connor to president of business operations, making the Marlins the first pro sports team to have women operating the entirety of the team’s day-to-day business.
Back in 2020, the Marlins hired Kim Ng as the first female general manager in Major League Baseball history, making her the league’s highest-ranking woman in baseball operations.
Back in 2017, the Marlins organization hired former New York Yankee great and Hall of Famer Derek Jeter to become baseball’s first black CEO.
“Her leadership will continue to guide the Marlins organization toward our goal of sustained success while strategizing additional new ventures to grow our business and enhance our brand recognition,” Marlins Owner Bruce Sherman said on Monday (h/t CNBC).
“We have made large strides in growing our fan base, expanding our business partnerships, and creating relationships with our community leaders, and we have a great deal of opportunity in front of us,” O’Connor said. “I look forward to working with the team to continue to build on that success and drive further engagement with Marlins baseball while establishing loanDepot park as a top entertainment destination in South Florida.”
The Marlins said that O’Connor will be charged with overseeing all of the club’s business operations, including sales, marketing, human resources and diversity, finance, legal, communications, community outreach, security and ballpark facilities.