Pro Sports Assembly Announces Partnership with Sodexo Live!

Pro Sports Assembly Announces Partnership with Sodexo Live! as Presenting Sponsor for Innovative Inclusive Leadership Certificate Program

Dedicated 4-Month Curriculum Prepares Pro Sports Leaders to be High-impact, Inclusive Leaders

Austin, TX - March 20, 2023 – Pro Sports Assembly (PRO), the association for professional sports business leaders, is proud to announce an educational partnership with Sodexo Live!, hospitality partner to the world’s most iconic venues, to be the presenting sponsor of the PRO Certificate of Inclusive Leadership. Two cohorts per year will have the opportunity to learn about diversity and inclusion-related concepts, and become more effective leaders across all disciplines of the the sports, hospitality and entertainment industry.

Facilitated by RISE – a national nonprofit that educates and empowers the sports community to eliminate racial discrimination, champion social justice and improve race relations – the program empowers leaders at professional teams, leagues, unions and venues to engage with their organization more impactful and relevant on all equity, racism, prejudice, diversity, and inclusivity across all departments. Participants will emerge better-equipped to be champions of change to improve the long-term health and performance of their respective organizations.

"Across the industry – especially now amidst today’s extraordinary business climate – it’s crucial to invest the proper time and resources into attracting, retaining and growing a diverse, motivated, future-proof workforce," said Tracey Jenkins, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, North America, Sodexo Live! "Every organization needs to decide how they want to integrate DEI authentically into their teams, and we are thrilled to work with PRO and RISE to help tomorrow’s leaders become more comfortable being catalysts in this area."

Sodexo Live! provides hospitality for prestigious convention centers, sports venues and major events all over the world, including Miami’s Hard Rock Stadium, T-Mobile Park in Seattle, BC Place Stadium in Vancouver, Michigan Stadium and many more, and will provide catering to the athletes’ village and multiple competitions at next summer’s Paris 2024 Summer Olympics.

Since 2019, PRO has united leaders across sport, geography, and discipline. With a commitment to inclusive leadership excellence across all disciplines - from finance to innovation, operations & sales to social responsibility, marketing & analytics to human resources, PRO aims to ensure there is a diverse and talented pipeline to lead this industry into the future.

About Sodexo Live!

Sodexo Live! manages prestigious conference, cultural, and sporting venues and major events all over the world. With 40,000 employees and 500 sites, Sodexo Live! offers clients a range of bespoke catering, sales, and event management services, helping to transform the consumer experience into unforgettable memories. Sodexo Live! commits to unlocking customers’ full potential while favoring local communities. Sodexo Live! contributes to the success of prestigious events such as Royal Ascot, the Tour de France, the Rugby World Cup and soon the Paris 2024 Games, and showcases exceptional venues such as the Eiffel Tower Restaurants, Bateaux Parisiens, Yachts de Paris, the Royal Academy of Arts in London, the Museo del Prado in Madrid, the Hard Rock Stadium, the Scottish National Gallery, and the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. Learn more on LinkedIn.

About Pro Sports Assembly

Pro Sports Assembly is the association for professional sports business leaders. Members of PRO believe in the power of uniting as a force for good around leadership development, community building, and collective impact to create a stronger, healthier, and more fair future in professional sports. The power of Pro Sports Assembly comes to life because PRO members champion the Industry, Profession and Workforce. Collectively, PRO members set the standard for leadership in professional sports. For more information on Pro Sports Assembly, please visit and connect on LinkedIn.

Media Contacts:

Antoine Ibrahim
Unrivaled Group
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Amy Procaccini
Sodexo Live!, Strategic Brand Communications Manager
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