Wendy Selig-Prieb

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Wendy Selig-Prieb is the former CEO of the Milwaukee Brewers team in Major League Baseball, having served in that position from 1998 to 2004, during which time she was Major League Baseball's only female CEO.[1] Her father, Bud Selig, is the Commissioner of Baseball and, until 1998, owner of the Brewers, and her husband, Laurel Prieb, served in various capacities with the team, including — until 2004 — vice president of corporate affairs. He is now an executive of Major League Baseball.

Getting her start in the Brewers marketing department after graduating magna cum laude from Tufts University, Selig-Prieb served in various roles with the Brewers (including General Counsel) and Major League Baseball before finally ascending to the top of the Brewers organization. During Selig-Prieb's reign as CEO, the Milwaukee Brewers compiled a record of 480-652 a winning percentage of .420. The team was near triple digit losses every year, including one season with 106 losses. She also oversaw the construction of Miller Park, which opened in 2001.

Her stated reason for stepping down as CEO was that she wanted to spend more time with her family. Brewers Board of Directors member, Mitchell Fromstein, said "It was something she had been talking and thinking about for some time".[2] Now living in Arizona, Selig-Prieb runs a business that sells women’s clothing through trunk shows, does other business consulting, is involved in community and philanthropic work (much of it around women’s issues), and enjoys being home for her twelve-year-old daughter.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sports Career Spotlight | Wendy Selig-Prieb". Workinsports.com. 2001-07-13. Retrieved 2010-12-07. 
  2. ^ "Wendy Selig-Prieb Steps Down As Brewers President & CEO". Sportsbusinessdaily.com. Retrieved 2010-12-07. 
  3. ^ "Wendy Selig-Prieb: "I’m Still a Brewers Fan Through and Through" : Marquette University Law School Faculty Blog". Law.marquette.edu. 2010-04-14. Retrieved 2010-12-07. 
Business positions
Preceded by
Bud Selig
Owner of the Milwaukee Brewers franchise
1998 – 2004
Succeeded by
Mark Attanasio