The Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA) has awarded various promotions among its senior staff.

Looking to enhance the union’s ability to ‘advance and protect’ Players’ rights, Bruce Meyer, previously Senior Director, Collective Bargaining and Legal has been promoted to Deputy Executive Director. 

Before joining the MLBPA, Meyer was a Senior Legal Advisor at the NHLPA and a partner at law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges, where for decades he represented the Players Associations in each of the major North American professional sports. 

In his new position, Meyer will continue to advise MLBPA Executive Director Tony Clark while taking a leading role in all labour negotiations. 

“Our Players are the best in the world at what they do, and they have a staff working on their behalf that mirrors that same level of excellence. These promotions are a further reflection of that standard,” Clark said.

Further promotions include Ian Penny who has become Senior Advisor to the Executive Director. A veteran of the National Labor Relations Board, the NHLPA, and for over a decade the MLBPA, Penny has over 30 years of experience as an advocate for workers’ rights.

Additionally, Matt Nussbaum has been promoted to General Counsel who has been described as ‘an integral part’ of baseball’s last three collective bargaining negotiations. He first joined the organisation in 2011 after three years at the NHLPA.

Kevin Slowey has been promoted to Senior Director of Player Services, whilst Chris Capuano, who joined the MLBPA in 2019 after 12 seasons in the majors, has been promoted to the position of Senior Director, Operations, Business, and Strategy. Finally, Jeff Perconte has been promoted as Deputy General Counsel.

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