Seattle Mariners president of business operations, Catie Griggs, resigns

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - JULY 28: Seattle Mariners president of business operations Catie Griggs, smiles before the game between the Seattle Mariners and the Houston Astros at T-Mobile Park on July 28, 2021 in Seattle, Washington. The Astros won 11-4. (

The Seattle Mariners announced Friday morning in a press release that Catie Griggs, president of business operations, has resigned from her position. Griggs, one of only two women to hold such a position in Major League Baseball, spent three years with the organization and will depart later this month.

During her time, the Mariners reached the playoffs in 2022 and hosted both the 2023 All-Star Game and the NHL Winter Classic.

"I've truly had a mix of emotions as I made the incredibly difficult decision to resign from my role as President of Business Operations," said Griggs, a native of North Carolina who has chosen to relocate to the East Coast to be closer to family. "After much consideration, I have decided to prioritize our family and relocate back to the East Coast to be closer to both Justin and my aging parents."

In the interim, Mariners Chairman John Stanton will assume the role of interim president of business operations until a successor is named.

"I want to thank Catie for all her hard work and leadership over the past three years. The Mariners grew as an organization and accomplished some great feats, including our 2022 Playoff run, the 2023 All-Star Game, and the NHL Winter Classic during her tenure," Stanton said in a statement.

Griggs, 42, is a graduate of Dartmouth College and previously worked for MLS's Atlanta United before joining the Mariners.

"My time in Seattle, getting to know this community and working with so many talented people at T-Mobile Park and beyond, will always be incredibly special to me. I look forward to seeing what amazing things lie ahead for the Mariners," Griggs said in a statement.


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