photo of Meagan MurraySEATTLE, Wash. (March 8, 2021)Centerplate, a Sodexo company and the leading hospitality partner to North America’s premier sports entertainment venues, today announced the promotion of Meagan Murray to the role of General Manager at T-Mobile Park, effective immediately for the 2021 Seattle Mariners season.

Most recently, Murray served as the Director of Operations at the venue, which is regularly regarded for having one of the best fan experiences in all of sports. With more than 15 years in the industry, Murray has a wealth of experience in fine dining, special events, concessions and all levels of sports hospitality. Her team manages all general and premium services, branded franchise concepts and overall operational excellence.

“We are proud to promote Meagan to this well-deserved role and make her the first female General Manager for a Major League Baseball stadium in our portfolio,” said Gregory Fender, Executive Vice President, Centerplate / Sodexo Sports & Leisure. “She is adept at managing all facets of our operations at T-Mobile Park in Seattle, where we capture the flavor of the local culinary scene for guests to enjoy.”

Annually, T-Mobile Park hosts all Seattle Mariners home games, an array of corporate events, world-class concerts, an immersive holiday experience for local families and more. Centerplate, T-Mobile Park and the Seattle Mariners are wholly committed to enhanced safety protocols and lockstep coordination with state and local government officials, including King County and the city of Seattle, as approvals for limited capacity come to fruition for the upcoming season.

“I am honored to be leading our Centerplate team at T-Mobile Park, and promise that we will continue to safely bring a high-level of hospitality to fans and guests who come to enjoy a memorable experience with us,” added Murray.

Broadly, Sodexo’s global gender balance strategy is a key driver to ensure that both women and men have equal access to growth and opportunities in the workplace and communities. Since 2009, Sodexo’s global gender advisory board has been dedicated to driving gender balance by advancing women at all levels of the organization. To date, 35%+ of the North America Regional Leadership Committee and 60% of Sodexo board of directors are women.

Sodexo is convinced that diversity fosters creativity and innovation, and ultimately drives better business results. In a property study conducted in 70 entities within 50,000 managers worldwide, the company found that teams managed by a balanced mix of men and women are more successful across a range of key performance indicators such as operating margins, client satisfaction and employee retention.

 

About Centerplate / Sodexo Sports & Leisure

Each year, the combination of Sodexo and Centerplate enhances the level of services provided to more than 116 million guests across premier venues in North America, such as stadiums, arenas, conventions centers, museum, zoos, aquariums and more. Through consumer research, innovation and local personalization, we are positioned to deliver an unrivaled array of services to successfully contribute to offer a memorable experience for the guests in our partner venues.

From hosting VIPs at the Super Bowl to superheroes at Comic Con, the company provides hospitality services to North America's premier events. Learn more about our services.

 

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Paul Pettas
Communications Director, Centerplate / Sodexo Sport & Leisure

 

Rebecca Hale
Senior Director, Public Information, Seattle Mariners

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