Baseball CEO Speaks At York College Breakfast

Jonathan D. Mariner, executive vice president and chief financial officer of Major League Baseball (MLB), was the featured speaker at the most recent York College Executive Leadership Breakfast.

The event, held on December 10, featured the Harvard Business School graduate in charge of administering MLB’s $1.5 billion league-wide credit facility and oversees all club-level financial reporting through the team’s CFOs.

Mr. Mariner, one of the few African American executives in professional sports, was introduced by Prof. Mary-Jo Kranacher, chair of York’s Department of Accounting and Finance. 

The business superstar, who received his undergraduate degree in accounting from the University of Virginia, used the opportunity to share anecdotes from his career in the executive office of Major League Baseball.

“Strive to build up a track record that people can rely on,” said Mariner. “Good things happen when you do the right thing.”

The well-attended event attracted business representatives throughout Queens and Manhattan, as well as a cadre of students and faculty from York’s School of Business and Information Systems.

“York is an absolute hidden gem,” Mariner said, following President Marcia V. Keizs’ remarks about the CUNY outpost she leads.

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