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Another executive departure from BSE Global: VP of Diversity & Inclusion Maurice Stinnett

Two years after the Barclays Center parent company created a new executive position, the first person to fill it is gone.

A 8/7/18 press release, BSE GLOBAL CREATES TWO NEW EXECUTIVE POSITIONS, annoucied the hiring of Dr. Maurice Stinnett as Vice President of Diversity & Inclusion, as well as Steve Powers as Vice President of Security. It stated:
As Vice President of Diversity & Inclusion, Dr. Stinnett will create innovative programming tailored for inclusion and cultural competence by providing leadership and support across BSE brands. Dr. Stinnett was previously at Cleveland State University, where he served as the Vice President of Diversity, Inclusion and Community Engagement. Prior to Cleveland State, Dr. Stinnett served as the Dean of Students at Central State University and was the Chairman for the World Leadership Program, a White House Initiative under the Obama administration designed to bridge cultures and encourage inclusive dialogue among universities in the Middle East and the US.
Note that Stinnett was hired by a company then owned by Mikhail Prokhorov. Now there's not only new ownership, Joe Tsai, but an arena with a murky short-term future, given the likelihood crowds will be truncated or absent during the pandemic.

So maybe it's not surprising that Stinnett has left for what seems to be a plum job.

A new job

Variety reported 8/3/20:
Warner Music Group (WMG) has named Dr. Maurice Stinnett head of global equity, diversity and inclusion. He arrives from BSE Global, whose portfolio includes NBA team the Brooklyn Nets, the WNBA’s New York Liberty, and Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, where he most recently served as vice president of diversity, inclusion and culture. Based in New York, he’ll report to WMG CEO Steve Cooper and work in partnership with Nina Bhagwat, Warner Music U.K.’s head of inclusion and diversity.
It quoted Stinnett:
“Music is a force for good in the world, and the music industry is made up of artists, songwriters, and people from every background. Our business can and should lead the way in opening up a new era of diversity and inclusion. We’re at a turning point in history, and there’s a genuine commitment and desire for real transformation and transparency at WMG. I’m thrilled to be joining the company on this important journey, and I’m grateful to Steve for this opportunity to help make a difference. As I step into this new role, I carry tremendous pride in the work accomplished by the entire BSE Global family in progressing racial equality and social justice. I will continue to cheer on the Nets and Liberty as a member of the Brooklyn community.”
I wonder if Stinnett has any thoughts about the seemingly spurious Angela Davis quote at the Barclays Center transit entrance.

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