Champion’s Salute: ESPN’s Rosa Gatti

ESPN’s Senior Vice President, Communications Counsel and Corporate Outreach Rosa Gatti is retiring today from the company she joined 33 years ago (within its first year of launch) and significantly helped build in her many important roles since.

Gatti, a leading voice at ESPN and throughout the industry on matters of PR, corporate outreach, diversity and beyond, was recently selected as one of Sports Business Journal’s Champions: Pioneers & Innovators.

In the feature story recognizing Gatti’s historic career, SBJ reporter John Ourand spoke to multiple former ESPN presidents as well as ESPN founder Bill Rasmussen about her tremendous impact. Among the comments was this one from ESPN Executive Chairman George Bodenheimer, which aptly summarizes his fellow V Foundation Board Member, Gatti: “She does so much to help other people without drawing attention to herself.”

Read the full SBJ story about Gatti’s career.

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