ATLANTA (January 11, 2021) – Braves Holdings has announced the promotion of DeRetta Rhodes to Executive Vice President, Chief People Capital Officer. Rhodes is in her third year with the Braves after arriving in January 2019.
In her short time with the organization, Rhodes has transformed the people capital department, expanded the culture of the organization with training programs and employee resource groups and created an internal diversity, equity and inclusion council. She also managed the organizational changes which became necessary due to the pandemic.
“DeRetta has been an invaluable member of our executive team since her tenure began at the Braves and has demonstrated her leadership, especially as we have navigated the past several months and will continue to help steer the growth of our organization,” said Derek Schiller, Braves President and CEO. “She has continued to build upon the great Braves culture and has led important discussions and developments, including the building and management of our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council, which ensures all employees have a voice in showcasing who we are as an organization.”
Rhodes received her undergraduate degree in hotel/restaurant management from the University of Georgia. She went on to receive a Masters in Business Administration, Marketing from Clark Atlanta University and her Ph.D. in Adult Education from the University of Georgia.
A Kansas City native, Rhodes has also served in the Metro Atlanta community, in various board member roles and activities, most recently: HR People + Strategy, Member (2016 – Present), Goodwill of North Georgia, 21st Century Leaders, Woodruff Arts Center and TedX UGA Speaker (March 2018).
She was recently recognized as 100 Women of Influence by the Atlanta Business League.
Rhodes and her husband Leon reside in Atlanta, Georgia and have three sons, Cole, Austin and Jordan.
Braves Holdings is the parent company of the Atlanta Braves and Braves Development Company, owner and operator of the Braves’ mixed-use development, The Battery Atlanta_._