Jamie McCourt Bio?

It’s not every day you hear that a Los Angeles Dodgers husband fires his wife.
Frank McCourt sent Jamie McCourt a Dear Jamie love letter which includes this romantic prose:

"Your actions, including, but not limited to, your insubordination, non-responsiveness, failure to follow procedures, and inappropriate behavior with regard to a direct subordinate, have made this decision necessary."

A long legal battle is brewing now. I want to read Jamie McCourt's bio. What's her background, is there an official biography?

asked by Trent in Other - Sports | 3954 views | 10-28-2009 at 10:24 PM

Jamie McCourt Biography:

Jamie McCourt is the former CEO of the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team. Her husband, Frank McCourt is the sole owner of the Dodgers, and her son Drew McCourt was the Dodgers director of marketing (but is now a student at Stanford Business School). Previously, she was an attorney and a real estate executive. She is considered one of the most powerful figures in American sports.

Background

McCourt was born Jamie Luskin in Baltimore, Maryland, to a Jewish family in approximately 1954 (+/-). When she was nine, she told her mother that she was going to buy a baseball team. Her father, Jack Luskin, ran the Luskin's chain of appliance stores in Maryland. As a 17-year old freshman at Georgetown University she met Frank McCourt whom she would marry in 1979. She earned a degree in French at Georgetown University (1975), a law degree at University of Maryland (1978) and an MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management.

For 15 years she was a practicing attorney engaged in international and securities law in New York as well as in corporate, real estate, and family law in Boston. She spent the next 10 years as vice president and general counsel of the McCourt Co., the family real estate development firm in Boston.

She relocated from Boston to Los Angeles in 2004 with her husband and their four sons Drew, Travis, Casey and Gavin. She joined the Dodgers front-office organization as an executive after the team was acquired.

Beside her legal and real estate work, she also taught classes at the MIT Sloan School and the UCLA Anderson School of Management. McCourt is an avid swimmer in her free time.

McCourt was a sponsor of the 2009 Maccabiah Games, is a trustee of Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and was recently appointed a trustee by the University of Southern California. For her philanthropy to Jewish causes, in 2006 she received the National Scopus Award from the American Friends of The Hebrew University. In 2008, the Los Angeles Business Journal named Frank and Jamie McCourt the “Power Couple of the Year”.

In September 2008, the McCourts purchased the Los Angeles Marathon which had been experiencing financial difficulties.

answered by Jules | 10-28-2009 at 10:26 PM

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