Chanel Zapata joins SABR staff as Community Engagement Manager

Chanel ZapataSABR is pleased to welcome Chanel Zapata as its new Community Engagement Manager. In this role, which begins on October 12, 2020, and is based at the SABR office in Phoenix, Arizona, she will lead SABR’s membership service efforts, including new member on-boarding, membership transactions, and chapter and research committee support.

Zapata joins SABR after spending two years working at the Minor League Baseball headquarters in St. Petersburg, Florida, where she focused on multicultural marketing, spearheading the Hispanic, Latino/a and Latinx fan engagement initiative Copa de la Diversión. She also supported programs that reached out to the LGBTQ+ community and individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities. 

Zapata has also worked with Baloncesto Superior Nacional (Puerto Rico), the Burlington Royals, the New York Yankees, and Puerto Rico F.C. She was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and graduated from the University of Tampa with a bachelor’s degree in Sport Management and from Arizona State University with a master’s degree in Sport Law & Business.

Originally published: October 6, 2020. Last Updated: October 6, 2020.