MLBPA STAFF

DEPARTMENT OVERVIEWS

Tony Clark

Executive Director

OFFICE OF THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Melba Markowitz

Senior Executive Assistant

& Office Manager

Dave Winfield

Special Advisor to the Executive Director

LEGAL

The Legal department is charged with carrying out the core legal functions of the union, which include the negotiation of baseball’s collective bargaining agreement (the “Basic Agreement”), the enforcement of Player rights embodied in the Basic Agreement and all of the other legal responsibilities that flow from the union’s representation of Players...

FINANCE

The Finance department has significant and diversified areas of responsibilities including planning organizing, and maintaining the payables, receivables, and payroll of the Players Association, MLB Players Trust (“Players Trust”) , and MLB Players, Inc.  Examples of some major responsibilities include quarterly and annual tax reporting, the annual labor report, tax returns, financial reports/statements, and implementation and evaluation of internal controls. 

OPERATIONS

The Operations department is accountable for the daily administration and operation of the Players  Association, as well as other services and functions utilized by all of the other departments.  

INTERNATIONAL AND DOMESTIC PLAYER OPERATIONS

The International and Domestic Player Operations department is directly involved and responsible for the following areas: International Entry, International Play, Special and Domestic Events, Joint Programs and Fund with MLB, the Players Trust, Player Programs, All-Star and Communications to Players with a focus on Latin Players.

PLAYER SERVICES

The Player Services department is the front line connection to Players, with staff members (Special Assistants) assigned to cover each of the 30 Clubhouses...

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

The IT Department is responsible for the purchase, operation, and service of network systems and computer hardware and software operated and maintained by the Association to facilitate the entirety of services provided to Players...

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MLB PLAYERS, INC. (MLBPI)

MLB Players, Inc. is the for-profit corporate subsidiary of the Players Association.  It is charged with managing all commercial activities of the organization...

COMMUNICATIONS

The Communications department is responsible for developing, implementing, and coordinating all media messaging, official releases and announcements, and social media initiatives on behalf of the Players Association, in accordance with the overall communications strategy developed by the Executive Director...

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PLAYERS TRUST

The Players Trust is a Player created and operated 501(c)3 charitable organization that enables Players to take action collectively to engage, equip, and empower the next generation of kids and aspiring baseball and softball players with programming that focuses on education...