Jonathan Beane began his role as the NFL’s Senior Vice President and Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer in September 2020. Beane spearheads the league’s overarching diversity, equity and inclusion strategy. and will collaborate with senior leadership to drive actionable change throughout the league.
Throughout his career, Beane has led companies to foster more inclusive cultures and has established himself as a successful diversity strategist. Prior to joining the NFL, Beane served as the Senior Vice President of Global Diversity and Inclusion for 21st Century Fox where he worked with leaders cross the company to effectively plan and execute various global diversity and inclusion initiatives. He has also held the Head of Global Diversity & Inclusion position for Novartis Oncology. Before Novartis, Beane was the Executive Director of Diversity and Corporate Social Responsibility at Time Warner.
Beane holds a Master of Studies in Law in Taxation from Georgetown University, as well as a Juris Doctor and master’s degree in business administration from the University at Buffalo - SUNY. He earned his bachelor’s degree in American History from Dartmouth College. Beane serves on the Board of Directors of GLAAD and on the Dean’s Advisory Council for the University at Buffalo School of Law. He and his wife, Jodie, live in New York with their two children.
The Rising Tide: Impacting Disadvantaged Businesses through Meaningful Partnerships
Sports leagues and teams can have a profound effect on disadvantaged businesses. This session will explore how sports properties can impact the economic mobility of minority-, women- and DOBE-owned businesses in the communities they serve.
Moderator: Vada Manager, Founder & CEO, Manager Global Holdings LLC