Dreamers and Doers: Kim Ng
Wednesday, June 11 at 7:00 pm
Meet the Senior Vice President for Baseball Operations at Major League Baseball, Kim Ng,
Moderated by WHYY Senior Reporter and guest host of Fresh Air, Dave Davies.
Click here to hear Joe Torre, Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations with MLB, reflect on Kim Ng’s drive and leadership.
This program represents the second installment of our annual Dreamers and Doers Speaker Series which features individuals who embody a uniquely American spirit and whose stories are characterized by the values critical to the success achieved by immigrants who came to America in search of opportunity and a better life – courage and imagination, aspiration and hard work, leadership and service.
Kim Ng serves as Major League Baseball’s Senior Vice President of Baseball Operations, a position to which she was appointed by Baseball Commissioner Allan H. (Bud) Selig in March of 2011.
In this capacity, Ng oversees all international baseball operations for the Commissioner’s Office, including matters and initiatives regarding the Dominican Republic, Venezuela, and throughout Asia. Ng, who reports to MLB Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations Joe Torre, works closely with the front offices of the 30 Major League Clubs and many other baseball leagues and entities around the world. Ng also is one of six members on the joint International Talent Committee, which examines the procurement of international players and many other issues of long-term significance related to international baseball on behalf of Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association.
Prior to joining MLB’s Central Office in 2011, Kim served as Vice President and Assistant General Manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers. With the Dodgers, Ng’s primary duties included assisting the general manager in all facets of Major League player acquisitions, overseeing the club’s arbitration efforts, and managing daily responsibilities of the baseball operations department. Before joining the Dodgers, Ng served as Vice President and Assistant General Manager of the New York Yankees from 1998-2001, during which time the club won three World Series.
Ng is one of three female executives ever to hold an assistant general manager position with a club. Ng began her baseball career with the Chicago White Sox in 1991 before becoming the Director of Waivers and Records for the American League Office. Ng, a native of New Jersey, graduated from the University of Chicago, where she played softball, with a degree in Public Policy.