Commissioner of Baseball Robert D. Manfred, Jr. announced earlier this week that Major League Baseball has named Michele Meyer-Shipp as its Chief People & Culture Officer. In this capacity, Meyer-Shipp will oversee all of MLB’s human resources activities, including talent processes and programs, workplace culture, and diversity and inclusion. Meyer-Shipp also will oversee all off-field office operations.
Meyer-Shipp joins MLB from “Big 4 Accounting Firm” KPMG LLP, where she has served as Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer. While at KPMG, she led all firm programs and initiatives relating to workforce, workplace, and marketplace diversity and inclusion. In addition to overseeing a host of human resource-related initiatives in this role, she consulted with clients on building diverse and inclusive workplaces. 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, counseling clients on driving equitable talent and workplace practices.
Meyer-Shipp has served on many industry and association tasks forces and committees, including Twitter’s Diversity Advisory Council, Working Mother Media’s Multicultural Advisory Board, National Organization on Disability, and Rutgers University’s Student Affairs Executive Advisory Council. She also has been a Contributor to Yahoo! Finance News. Meyer-Shipp has received numerous awards and accolades for her professional accomplishments, including most recently being recognized among the “Top 100 Women of Influence” by Diversity MBA. Meyer-Shipp is a graduate of Rutgers University and Seton Hall University School of Law, and she is certified as a senior human resources professional by the Society of Human Resources Management.