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Los Angeles Kings' Luc Robitaille and Kelly Cheeseman Recognized by Sports Business Journal as Leaders In Diversity Hiring

Published 04-01-21

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Los Angeles Kings’ Luc Robitaille, President and Kelly Cheeseman, Chief Operating Officer, were recognized by Sports Business Journal for advancing the sports business careers of women, people of color and members of the LGBTQ+ community in sports
Los Angeles Kings’ Luc Robitaille, President and Kelly Cheeseman, Chief Operating Officer, were recognized by Sports Business Journal for advancing the sports business careers of women, people of color and members of the LGBTQ+ community in sports

Los Angeles Kings’ Luc Robitaille, President and Kelly Cheeseman, Chief Operating Officer, were recognized by Sports Business Journal for the efforts they have made to advance the sports business careers of women, people of color and members of the LGBTQ+ community.

Robitaille and Cheeseman achieved several milestones for an NHL team with their recent moves:

  • The Kings’ 2020 draft pick, Quinton Byfield, was selected No. 2 overall, the highest selected Black player ever in the NHL.
  • Pro scout Blake Bolden, a former NWHL and CWHL player, is the first Black female scout in the league.
  • In December, the Kings hired Wanton Davis, a veteran of MTV, NBC Sports and USA Network, as their executive producer of live events, the first Black creative producer in the NHL.

Women also play many key roles for the Kings, including Jennifer Pope as vice president of community relations, team services and hockey development and the Kings Care Foundation; Eva Bassett, director of hockey operations; Therese Nguyen, director of partnership activations; Kylie McLogan, senior account executive, group sales; and Brittany Eremita, manager of Kings Care Foundation.

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