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Tuesday, July 16, 2024

Marlins Now Have the Two Highest-Ranking Women in MLB

  • Miami is promoting Caroline O'Connor to president of business operations.
  • With Kim Ng, women will run all of the Marlins' day-to-day operations.
Miami Marlins

The Miami Marlins now have the two highest-ranking women in any MLB front office — and are leading the way for all of professional sports.

On Monday, the team announced that chief operating officer Caroline O’Connor is being promoted to president of business operations.

O’Connor and Marlins general manager Kim Ng — who was hired into the role in 2020 — are two of the highest-ranking women in all of pro sports. It’s believed to be the first time two women will run all of the day-to-day operations for a major American pro sports team.

“We are fortunate to have someone with Caroline’s business acumen and vision leading our day-to-day business operations,” Marlins chairman and principal owner Bruce Sherman said in a release. “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.”

O’Connor began her career in the business world, serving as a managing director at Morgan Stanley and a director at UBS Investment Bank.

She joined the Marlins in 2017 as senior vice president and chief of staff, and was elevated to COO in 2019.

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“I think we’re a really special organization,” O’Connor said. “Bruce’s put a lot of trust in us, and he really looked at merit and who can do the job.

I think it makes our organization unique and stand out, and shows what women can do and the roles that they can hold.”

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