USGA Executive Committee
Anthony Petitti, of Irvington, N.Y., is in his third year as a member of the USGA Executive Committee.
Petitti, who was announced as the next commissioner of the Big 10 Conference on April 12, 2023, has more than 30 years of executive experience within the sports and entertainment industries, including 11 years at Major League Baseball (MLB) where he ultimately served as deputy commissioner for Business and Media from 2017-2019. The role included oversight for all digital and MLB Network content, broadcast relationships including all linear and digital media sales and rights negotiations, special events, postseason scheduling, international, youth programs and marketing activities. Additionally, he led MLB’s efforts to bring new diverse youth into the game through innovative programs across the country and expanded the league’s international development initiatives. Petitti joined MLB in 2008 to create, launch, and oversee programming for MLB Network and was promoted to chief operating officer in 2014.
Petitti succeeded Kevin Warren as Big 10 commissioner, presiding over one of the most powerful conferences in collegiate sports.
Prior to MLB, Petitti served in senior executive roles at ABC, NBC and CBS, overseeing the rights acquisition deals for a variety of sports and leagues, including the NFL, NCAA Basketball Tournament, PGA Tour and SEC Football. A 14-time Emmy Award winner, he was executive vice president and executive producer at CBS Sports, where he was responsible for the network’s sports programming and production.
A native of Queens, N.Y, he started playing golf in his early 20s with his father on area public courses and maintains a 7.1 USGA Handicap Index. He earned an economics degree from Haverford College before going on to Harvard Law School.
In 2023, Petitti will serve on the Equipment Standards, Finance and Handicap committees.