FLYERS AND WELLS FARGO CENTER CHAIRMAN, PRESIDENT OF BUSINESS OPERATIONS HONORED AS LEADERS IN DIVERSITY AND INCLUSIVE HIRING BY SPORTS BUSINESS JOURNALMarch 31st, 2021
PHILADELPHIA (March 31, 2021) – This week, Sports Business Journal, one of the nation's most prominent sports industry publications, published its inaugural “ALL IN: Leaders in Diversity and Inclusive Hiring” report. This report "recognizes the men and women across professional and college teams, leagues and conferences who have led by example in the hiring decisions and efforts they have made to advance the sports business careers of women, people of color and members of the LGBTQ+ community."
Dave Scott, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Comcast Spectacor, and Valerie Camillo, President of Business Operations for Philadelphia Flyers and Wells Fargo Center, were selected and honored in the report as leading "Team Builders" and champions for diversity and inclusive hiring in the sports industry.
Excerpt from Sports Business Journal:
"When Scott hired Camillo in 2019, she became the first female president in the NHL and helped usher in a transformative shift in diverse representation among the executive team at Comcast Spectacor, which owns the Flyers and Wells Fargo Center. At the senior vice president level and above, the executive team is now 50% female — two years ago there was one female senior vice president or higher — and 40% female at the level of vice president and above. Blair Listino was promoted to chief financial officer of the Flyers and Wells Fargo Center in May 2019. Last November, Scott announced the hiring of Andrea Agnew as the club’s first vice president of diversity, equity and inclusion. Her responsibility extends across all of the company’s sports holdings. 'Since the day I arrived, Dave hasn’t just talked about diversity, he’s made a commitment to it, and brought about real change within our workforce and on our leadership team,' Camillo said."