From the 2008 News Archive
LA Dodgers President Jamie McCourt '78 to Speak Nov. 14
Los Angeles Dodgers President Jamie McCourt '78 is the highest-ranking female executive in major league baseball. On Friday, Nov. 14, she will talk about women, leadership and baseball in an informal setting and take questions at 3:30 p.m. in the School of Law's Krongard Boardroom. Light refreshments will be served.
Ms. McCourt was named President of the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2005, less than two years after joining the organization as Vice Chairman. Her position uses the passion she has for the game she loved as a child and the game that holds so much promise to unify families, connect generations, and bring people together from all walks of life. Over the past two seasons, she has restructured the front office, appointed new senior executives, and instilled a new positive can-do culture in the organization.
As President, McCourt has brought business development, financial acumen, and marketing aggressiveness to the organization. Equally dramatic are the changes she has made in restoring a family atmosphere, a compassionate operation, and a fan-friendly attitude.
Under her leadership, Dodgers fans have set all-time club attendance records each year.
In addition to her 1978 degree from the School of Law, McCourt has an MBA from MITís Sloan School of Management, with a concentration in both organizational learning and corporate finance. She is admitted to the bars of Massachusetts and New York, as well as the District Courts for the Eastern and Southern districts of New York. She first practiced law in New York, where she specialized in international and securities law. She then moved to Boston and practiced corporate, real estate, and family law. She spent the next ten years in commercial real estate development with the family business.
McCourt also serves as a member of the Visiting Committee and the North America Executive Board of the Sloan School of Management at MIT. She is on the Executive Committee of the UCLA Anderson School of Management, where, as a visiting professor, she teaches, "The Pursuit of Leadership: A Female Perspective."