April 11, 2019
Kellie Fischer, executive vice president and chief financial officer of the Texas Rangers Baseball Club, will be the Forum on Entrepreneurship Breakfast Series keynote speaker Thursday, April 25.
The breakfast discussion, titled “Business Ethics: Staying Fair in a Foul World,” will be held at the Pearl Stable of the Historic Pearl Brewery.
The Meadows Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at St. Mary’s University hosts the ongoing breakfast series. Registration, networking and breakfast at the Pearl Stable begin at 7 a.m., followed by the program at 8 a.m.
“We are excited to hear from Kellie Fischer, the chief financial officer of the Texas Rangers about the financial aspect of professional sports,” said Tanuja Singh, D.B.A., Dean of the Greehey School of Business. “When watching baseball, people may not think in financial terms apart from perhaps ticket prices. However, strong financial foundations are critical to a successful sports franchise. Kellie’s talk will help our audience appreciate how an entrepreneurial organization like the Texas Rangers Baseball Club uses sound financial leadership as a differentiator in the marketplace.”
More about Fischer
Since 2005, Fischer has overseen all financial matters and purchasing for the Texas Rangers. She also serves on the board of directors for the Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation. Fischer joined the Rangers in 1999, serving in many roles for the Rangers’ former parent company, Southwest Sports Group, and the Dallas Stars.
Prior to joining the Rangers, Fischer, a CPA, spent four years at PwC in the audit division of the Dallas office. She is a member of the Dallas Assembly, International Women’s Forum and is an alumna of Leadership Dallas.
Her commitment to the community also includes serving on the board of directors, the executive committee and the finance committee for the Arlington Chamber of Commerce. Additionally, Fischer serves on the finance committee for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.
“Kellie will share a behind-the-scenes look into the financial world of America’s pastime — baseball,” said Chris Edelen, Chairman of the Forum on Entrepreneurship Breakfast Series and St. Mary’s Executive in Residence. “She brings a unique perspective of the Texas Rangers, from their history of spring baseball in San Antonio to owners, such as former President George W. Bush and Nolan Ryan.”
“The forum will offer a special look at the baseball world from a financial perspective and a rare opportunity for businesses and baseball lovers alike,” said Edelen.
More about the Forum Breakfast series
The Meadows Center for Entrepreneurial Studies promotes and encourages entrepreneurial thought, business and activities locally, regionally and nationally. The Forum on Entrepreneurship Breakfast Series is offers the larger San Antonio community and students of St. Mary’s University a forum to hear from some of the most talented individuals in industry and government. Funds generated from the series support student scholarships and encourage entrepreneurial activities in San Antonio and the region.
The series’ 2018-2019 title sponsor is PwC.