W.o.m.e.n. in America

MEMBER PROFILE

Wendy Selig-Prieb

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WIA Member Information
First Name
Wendy
Last Name
Selig-Prieb
Position
Executive, Board Member, Business Advisor
State
New York
Member Type
Mentor
Profile
As a corporate leader and strategic advisor, Wendy Selig-Prieb brings over 25 years of experience in transformative growth environments. Her industry experience spans sports, consumer goods, food service, hospitality and leisure.

Wendy currently is a member of the Board of Directors and Compensation Committee of Delaware North and a strategic advisor to companies looking to capitalize on new growth opportunities and drive large-scale transformation. She is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Milwaukee Brewers Community Foundation.

CAREER HISTORY

Wendy’s breadth and depth of experience has established her as a strategic and operationally focused leader. MILWAUKEE BREWERS BASEBALL CLUB (1990 – 2004) Wendy had a successful 15-year career as General Counsel, President, CEO and then Chairman of the Milwaukee Brewers. She led the development and design of Miller Park, a world-class $400 million ballpark. Miller Park was essential to ensuring the Brewers’ survival and long-term success. Now among the League’s elite franchises, the Brewers have drawn three million fans for three seasons, a feat the team had never previously accomplished.Under her leadership, the Brewers rebuilt their minor league system, and in 2002, Wendy hired General Manager Doug Melvin, whose teams had six winning seasons and two playoff appearances. The Brewers also enhanced their community support through various initiatives, including the creation of the Brewers Community Foundation, which has granted over $35 million. During her tenure, Wendy was the only female president and chairman of a Major League Baseball Club. She represented the Club at Major League meetings and was a leading advocate for the restructuring of MLB’s economics to enhance competitive balance and profitability. She was a member of the Commissioner’s Initiative on Women and Baseball and a driving force in efforts to bring more women and families to the game. As part of management’s Labor Committee, Wendy was the first woman to represent Major League Baseball in its collective bargaining with the MLB Players Association in 1994 – 1995. Her final achievement was leading the sale of the Club to a group led by current owner Mark Attanasio.

THE WORTH COLLECTION (2005 – 2017) Direct-to-consumer luxury women’s fashion company In 2005, Wendy transitioned from a sports executive to an entrepreneur, starting a business representing Worth New York. Her business became one of the largest in the country. In 2012, Wendy became President of Worth New York. Under her leadership, the business achieved double-digit growth and new heights in almost every key metric. Wendy believes Worth New York’s true success, however, is measured by something much more human – one of the most connected, innovative, and empowering cultures in business. Wendy was promoted in 2014 to President of New Ventures for The Worth Collection. She developed a plan to transform Worth from one of the best in-the-know fashion secrets to a coveted lifestyle brand. This plan centered around two key initiatives – an omnichannel strategy including new websites and showrooms in the iconic Crown Building in New York City. In 2015 – 2016, Wendy was a member of Worth’s Board of Directors and in 2017 she served as a strategic advisor to Worth’s Board of Directors.

PHILANTHROPHY

Wendy was active in the Milwaukee community. She served on the Board of Directors of the Child Abuse Prevention (CAP) Fund and United Way of Greater Milwaukee. From 1998 – 2004, Wendy was the honorary chair for the March of Dimes WalkAmerica and was the co-chair of the YWCA’s Circle of Women Luncheon in 2003 and 2004. She also served on the Governor of Wisconsin’s Glass Ceiling Commission and Senator Herb Kohl’s Advisory Committee on the Status of Women. Wendy continued her strong advocacy for women and at-risk youth in Arizona. She served on the Phoenix Country Day School Board of Trustees from 2011 – 2016. In 2008, she served as a judge for the Annual Stars Event of the Boys & Girls Club of Metropolitan Phoenix. She also served on the committee for the Florence Crittenton Teaming Up for Kids Luncheon in 2007, as the vice chair in 2009 and honorary chair in 2010. In 2008, she served on the Phoenix Heart Ball Committee.

Currently, Wendy is a member of W.O.M.E.N in America and 37 Angels, a group of women investors.

AWARDS AND RECOGNITION

▪ Tufts University’s Distinguished Achievement Award, 2017. ▪ Recognized as a Modern Day Trailblazer by I Don't Want to be a Princess, 2016. ▪ The Joseph E. O'Neil Award, Marquette University National Law Institute. ▪ The Education for Public Inquiry and International Citizenship Award, Tufts University, 2000. ▪ Milwaukee's Sixteenth Street Community Health Center honored her in 2000. ▪ “40 Under 40 Leaders”, The Sports Business Journal, 1999. ▪ Ranked among the most powerful women in sports for three consecutive years by The Sports Business Journal. ▪ Finalist, Women in Sports and Events (WISE) Woman of the Year Award. ▪ “40 Under 40 Leaders”, The Business Journal of Milwaukee, 1992.

EDUCATION

Wendy graduated magna cum laude in 1982 from Tufts University. After earning her Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, from Marquette University Law School in 1988, Wendy worked as a corporate attorney for Foley & Lardner.

PERSONAL

Wendy is married to Laurel Prieb, Vice President, Special Projects for Major League Baseball. They have a daughter, Natalie.
LinkedIn
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