Sights and Sounds
01/08/2014 11:43 AM ET
Kevin McGuiness to join MLBPA as chief operating officer
NEW YORK -- Major League Baseball Players Association executive director Tony Clark announced today that Kevin McGuiness will join the MLBPA as chief operating officer.
McGuiness, a lawyer and 30-year veteran of the Washington, D.C., political and lobbying scene, joins the MLBPA after spending the past 10 years as the president of the McGuiness Group, a lobbying and representation firm created in 2004. At the time of his hiring by the MLBPA, McGuiness was representing the players' unions in MLB, NFL, NBA, NHL and MLS. Prior to forming the McGuiness Group, McGuiness spent 13 years as a founding partner in the D.C.-based law firm McGuiness & Holch, which specialized in legislative and regulatory matters.
"We're extremely happy to have someone with Kevin's experience join our staff," said Clark. "Kevin's legal, representational and administrative background, as well as his long-standing history working on behalf of our membership, will serve the players well moving forward."
"I'm excited about being part of the team Tony is assembling and look forward to helping sustain the union's reputation as the strongest labor organization in professional sports, if not the country," McGuiness said.
McGuiness, as COO, becomes the union's senior manager responsible for overseeing the MLBPA's day-to-day operations, including its organizational infrastructure, human resources, staffing and budgeting.
McGuiness received his B.A. from the University of California at Irvine and his J.D. from George Washington University Law School. He and his wife, Katherine, have three children.