5 Hispanics Making a Difference in the Sports Industry

5 Hispanics Making a Difference in the Sports Industry

Wrapping up 2021 Hispanic Heritage Month, Latin Biz Today recognizes 5 Hispanics in the sports who are contributing to the industry in their own way.

 

Derek Gutierrez PGA Golf Professional & His Diversity Back Story- Part 1 [Video]

This Mexican-American’s first introduction to golf was in college taking a make-up PE course with a buddy. He earned PE credit and was hooked on the game.

In short order, Derek started his first job in the golf industry. His boss, a PGA Professional mentored him in all aspects of the game and the industry. Sadly, Derek lost his mentor in a tragic car accident. Undeterred he recommitted his golf career…. Watch the Video

Al Montoya, First Cuban American NHL Player- Part 1 [Video]

In Part 1, Latin Biz Today’s Dave Torromeo sits down with Al about Hispanics, hockey and more.

I recently sat down with Al Montoya, former NHL goalie, dad, current student and, quite honestly, one heckuva nice man! We talk about his NHL career, his background of being raised by his mom, who was a Cuban refugee, and his “Abuela,” as well as his philosophies, and his path to the highest level of professional hockey play…. Watch the Video

Also Part 2: Al Montoya, First Cuban American NHL Player- Part 2 [Video] Watch the Video

Inside Baseball- Latino Roy Silver, VP Texas Rangers [Video]

Latin Biz Today’s Sports lead Dave Torromeo chats with Roy Silver about what it takes to be a great coach or manager.

Roy Silver, a Hispanic of Puerto Rican and Dominican descent, is somebody that I have so much in common with, from our Long Island roots to our participation in youth sports.  We even have mutual friends who have come from our playing days back in high school.

Roy Silver is a true gentleman and a true role model. He has influenced many people in the game of baseball and beyond over the years. Roy had a great career starting as a collegiate athlete, working his way through the minors, and then, after an injury sidelined him…Watch the Video

Latino Prepped for a Career in Major League Baseball [Video]

Latin Biz Today sports lead Dave Torromeo sat down with Anthony Pardo of Major League Baseball.

Anthony is Director of Partnership Activation for Major League Baseball. He has been with MLB for 14 years and had some interesting insights into his day-to-day work, how he attained his position, and his thoughts on MLB’s dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, fans returning, etc. We cover all of that and more in this video. Watch the Video

Also: Major League Baseball Part 2: Diversity and Inclusion [Video] Watch the Video

 

Rachel Melendez Mabee Talks Diversity & PGA WORKS [Video]

Rachel chats with Latin Biz Today’s Tina Trevino about one of PGA of America’s diversity and inclusion programs called PGA WORKS.

Rachel Melendez Mabee is PGA WORKS Program Specialist for PGA REACH. Mabee is responsible for oversight and overall execution of PGA REACH’s inclusion and diversity program, PGA WORKS. The program’s mission is to establish a deep bench of diverse talent prepared to ascend to key employment positions in the game and the business of golf. Watch the Video

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