Fireside Chat with Alex Rodriguez
Alex Rodriguez currently serves as a special adviser to Hal Steinbrenner of the New York Yankees. Previously, Mr. Rodriguez played major league baseball during a 22-year career that included 14 All-Star appearances, three American League MVP Awards and a World Series Championship in 2009 with the New York Yankees. Mr. Rodriguez has also used his extensive knowledge of baseball as a color commentator for FOX Sports.
In addition to his baseball activities, Mr. Rodriguez is the Founder and CEO of A-ROD Corp, a private holding company with businesses in the U.S. and Latin America. Under his leadership, Mr. Rodriguez has turned A-ROD Corp into a significant investment vehicle focusing on real estate, high-end fitness centers, and automotive dealerships. His long-term vision, coupled with his ability to bring highly experienced management teams together and his willingness to raise capital, has built a track record of positive returns for investors and partners.
Concurrent with his professional endeavors, Mr. Rodriguez actively pursues specific philanthropic initiatives. Mr. Rodriguez serves on the board of directors of the Boys and Girls Club of Miami-Dade, where he spent his youth and where he has dedicated the last 20 years volunteering, supporting, and helping to create life-changing environments for at-risk youth and under-served communities. Mr. Rodriguez is also on the board of trustees of the University of Miami, where he has established the Alex Rodriguez Scholarship to fund the college tuition for deserving students.
Mr. Rodriguez resides in Miami with his two daughters.
Jessica Yellin is the Emmy and Gracie award winning former Chief White House correspondent for CNN. She has interviewed Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Mrs. Obama, former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers and more. Yellin has covered Capitol Hill, domestic politics, state and national elections, the culture wars and issues facing women in the workplace. Her work has been published in The New York Times, The Daily Beast, Details, Entertainment Weekly and The Los Angeles Times.
She is completing her first novel and is a fellow at the USC Annenberg Center on Communications Leadership and Policy.