Major League Baseball’s CEO to Speak at York Breakfast

Jonathan D. Mariner, executive vice president and chief financial officer of Major League Baseball (MLB), will be the featured speaker at the next installment of the York College Executive Leadership Breakfast Series, on Friday, December 10, 2010 — from 8:00 to 9:30 am.

Mr. Mariner’s is in charge of administering MLB’s $1.5 billion league-wide credit facility; providing updates at Owners’ Meetings on the industry’s financial health; and overseeing all club-level financial reporting through the team CFOs.

Mariner graduated from the University of Virginia (UVA) with his undergraduate degree in Accounting; and received his MBA from the Harvard Business School. He was recently featured on the cover of CFO Magazine, and was included among the Top 10 in Sports Illustrated’s annual listing of the “101 Most Influential Minorities in Sports.”  Mr. Mariner has also been a speaker on the topic of the business of professional sports, at business school symposiums at Harvard University, MIT, Columbia University and the Darden School at UVA.

The York College Executive Leadership Breakfast Series was launched in the fall of 2005 to bring together the preeminent thinkers and doers in business, education, health, and the non-profit sectors, to address the college and surrounding communities.

Previous speakers have included JetBlue founder, David Neeleman, City Council Speaker, Christine Quinn, State Comptroller, Thomas DiNapoli and MTA chairman, Jay Walder. The event is held in the Faculty Dining Room (2D01) in the Academic Core Building at 94-20 Guy R. Boulevard, Jamaica, NY.