Renée E. Tirado, Esq.
Former Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer — MLB, MLB Advanced Media, and MLB Network
Renée E. Tirado, Esq. is the Chief Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) Officer for Major League Baseball (MLB), MLB Advanced Media, and MLB Network. As MLB’s first female Chief Officer, Ms. Tirado is responsible for leading the development, communication, and coordination of MLB’s overall D&I strategy, including creating new programs and expanding existing activities to foster an inclusive culture throughout the league and its thirty clubs.
Ms. Tirado advises MLB senior leadership and club owners on all matters related to D&I recruitment, retention, engagement, and related initiatives, including supplier diversity and community outreach. In addition, she oversees the Diversity Pipeline Program, which is focused on improving the recruitment and development of diverse and female employees for leadership roles in baseball operations and front offices of MLB’s clubs. Under her leadership, a league-wide Fellowship Program and the Katy Feeney Leadership Symposium were launched, as well as MLB’s first business resource groups.
Prior to joining MLB, Ms. Tirado worked lead AIG’s global D&I agenda for the Americas and the Middle East. In addition, she held the position of Director of D&I for the United States Tennis Association, where she launched USTA’s diversity internship program and other initiatives.
SportsBusiness Journal honored Ms. Tirado at their 2017 Game Changer Conference, which recognizes women who are contributing to the success of the sports industry. Currently, Ms. Tirado serves as the chair of the United States Tennis Association’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee and is a member of Pepsico’s Hispanic Advisory Council.
Ms. Tirado is a licensed attorney and graduate of Rutgers University School of Law with a BA degree in International Relations and an MA degree in Education and Curriculum from the University of Rochester.