D-backs announce Sports Career Speaker Series

PHOENIX - The Arizona Diamondbacks announced today that they will host a Speaker Series throughout the season featuring D-backs executives and Phoenix-area business leaders as they field questions about their line of work in the sports industry.

The Speaker Series is open to fans of all ages and will be held on the first base side of the Insight Diamond Level prior to select Tuesday home games covering topics such as legal, marketing, communications, community affairs, finance, sponsorship, branding and trends in sports sales, human resources, and building culture, morale and confidence in the workplace. Each topic will be covered by a moderator and a team of panelists with expertise in the category featured.

The first Speaker Series will be held on Tuesday, April 24 at 5:30 p.m. with D-backs Senior Director of Legal Affairs and Associate General Counsel Caleb Jay heading the panel, covering legal topics in the sports industry. He will be joined by legal executives from the D-backs, Phoenix Suns, Arizona Cardinals and Arizona State University.

Dates, topics and moderators include:
April 24: Legal- Caleb Jay, D-backs Senior Director of Legal Affairs and Associate General Counsel
May 22: Marketing - Karina Bohn, D-backs Senior Director of Marketing
June 19: Communications - Josh Rawitch, D-backs Senior Vice President of Communications
July 24: Community Affairs - Debbie Castaldo, D-backs Vice President of Community Affairs & Executive Director, Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation
Aug. 21: Finance – Tom Harris, D-backs Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
Aug. 28: Sponsorship, Branding and Trends in Sports Sales – Cullen Maxey, D-backs Executive Vice President of Business Operations  
Sept. 18: Human Resources – Marian Rhodes, D-backs Senior Vice President & Chief Human Resources & Diversity Officer

Fans can enjoy the game from the Miller Lite Diamond Club which will serve as a great area for networking with others in the sports industry. Tickets for the Speaker Series are only $20 and include a $5 credit in D-bucks. Fans interested in attending the Speaker Series can call 602.462.4243.