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The Mets announced on Friday afternoon that former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and Jeanne Melino will join the team’s Board of Directors, effective immediately.
Melino will also be joining the Mets as Senior Vice President of the Amazin’ Mets Foundation and will be overseeing community engagement and diversity, equity and inclusion efforts for the team.
“Chris and Jeanne are friends and trusted advisers with decades of leadership experience,” team owner Steve Cohen said in a statement. “I welcome them both to the Board and I look forward to working with them on behalf of our fans, our community and the team.”
Christie and Melino join Cohen, Chairman Emeritus Fred Wilpon and Mets Vice Chairman Andrew Cohen on the team’s Board.
"I am honored to be named to the Mets Board of Directors,” said Christie. “Steve and Alex Cohen have been great friends to me and Mary Pat for years and we thank them for including me in this new challenge and opportunity. As a Mets fan for the last 53 years, I am looking forward to helping Steve, Alex and the New York Mets organization bring a great experience to Mets fans and the community."
“I am so excited to join the Mets Board of Directors,” Melino said. “I’m proud to join Alex Cohen and the growing league of women in senior positions in professional sports. Steve and Alex are committed to creating a culture that focuses on inclusivity and community engagement and I’m honored that they trust me to help implement that.”