“Ms. McCourt possesses a unique global perspective, having lived and worked both domestically and abroad in various industries — sports, law, finance, education and real estate,” the White House said in a statement.
McCourt became the highest-ranking woman in Major League Baseball, appointed first as Vice Chairman of the Dodgers in 2004, then President in 2005, and finally CEO in 2009.
McCourt holds a law degree from the University of Maryland and speaks fluent French, and maintains business interests in both Los Angeles and Boston.
Jamie McCourt (née Luskin) was born in Baltimore, Maryland, to Jewish parents. Her father, Jack Luskin, ran the Luskin’s chain of appliance stores in Maryland. As a 17-year-old freshman at Georgetown University.
McCourt earned a degree in French at Georgetown University, a law degree at the University of Maryland School of Law and an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management. McCourt also holds a diploma from La Sorbonne at the University of Paris and speaks fluent French.
McCourt was the recipient of the Scopus Award, the highest humanitarian honor given by the American Friends of the Hebrew University for community leaders who have active involvement in humanitarian causes