Major League Baseball announced today that Matt Bourne has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Communications. Bourne, who was previously MLB Vice President, Business Communications overseeing business, media, and off-field communications, will continue to report to Pat Courtney, MLB Chief Communications Officer.
In his new position, Bourne will be responsible for MLB communications across both baseball and non-baseball initiatives. He will engage with a wide array of media, and work closely with the communications staffs of the 30 MLB Clubs.
“Matt has provided valuable communications guidance for many of our departments and been a trusted liaison to the public relations staffs of our business and media partners,” said Baseball Commissioner Robert D. Manfred, Jr. “I am looking forward to having Matt’s perspective and involvement across an even broader range of MLB affairs.”
Bourne joined Major League Baseball in May 2008 after spending eight years at the NBA, where he managed PR efforts for many of the league’s global and domestic business areas. Prior to the NBA, he worked at National Media Group on various sports public relations accounts.
Bourne is a graduate of Marist College, where he was a four-year starter and two-year captain on the baseball team. He currently resides in Tappan, NY, with his wife, Jenn, and their three children.