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Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment Names David Gould Chief Diversity and Impact Officer

PHILADELPHIA – SEPT. 16, 2020 – Harris Blitzer Sports Entertainment (HBSE), a dynamic organization comprised of premier sports and entertainment properties, including the NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers, NHL’s New Jersey Devils and Prudential Center, today announced David Gould has been named Chief Diversity and Impact Officer.  

Gould’s assignment to this newly-created role comes less than a month after HBSE’s Managing Partners, Josh Harris and David Blitzer, unveiled the company’s racial equity action plan, including a commitment of $20 million to fight systemic racism and champion equality. In this role, Gould will lead HBSE’s internal and external diversity and inclusion standards, programs and initiatives across the organization, which additionally includes multiple esports properties, the top-10 nationally-ranked Prudential Center, HBSE Real Estate, HBSE Ventures, Sixers Innovation Lab and more.   

“I’m proud of the commitment made by our company and Managing Partners Josh Harris and David Blitzer to promote diversity and economic opportunity and publicly recognize the impact that systemic racism continues to have in our society,” said Chief Diversity and Impact Officer David Gould. “As a Black man, former college athlete, and native Philadelphian, this work is deeply personal to me and I believe that the sports and entertainment industry has an important role to play in the push for social and racial equality. It’s an honor to be leading this new priority for HBSE and I am excited for the positive impact we will have for both our staff and communities.” 

Gould, a native Philadelphian who joined the 76ers earlier this year as the Executive Director of the Sixers Youth Foundation, played a significant role in the development of HBSE’s racial equity action plan and led many of the 76ers’ efforts to support communities in need during the COVID-19 crisis. During his

Article source: https://www.nba.com/sixers/harris-blitzer-sports-entertainment-names-david-gould-chief-diversity-and-impact-officer

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