The effort to bring Major League Baseball to Nashville is more than just bringing a baseball team to a growing city. It is about partnering with the community as a whole to build an organization together that embodies its residents and the surrounding region.
The Stars family is happy to announce the addition of our newest team member, Mia Vickers, who will lead community engagement efforts and operations as we move forward in our mission.
Vickers spent over 10 years with the Tennessee Highway Safety Office (THSO), where she founded the statewide Teen Driver’s Safety program and worked with leaders to implement statewide initiatives. She also spent three years with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy focusing on ethics, diversity, and branding.
“When you’re used to doing work that directly impacts people’s lives, it’s an easy decision to join an organization like this,” she said. “Human connection is integral for me, and this job afforded me that opportunity.”
After hearing about an opening at the Stars through board member Danielle Whitworth Barnes, Vickers said it was exactly what she’s been looking for.
“To personally connect with the Nashville community and have the ability to touch lives in a positive way, that’s a dream job for me,” said Vickers. “Who wouldn’t want a job like that?”
Moving forward, Vickers will represent our team at local board meetings and help facilitate community initiatives. She will play a vital role in further strengthening the Stars’ community engagement and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion efforts.
“To be a part of making this historic move for Nashville and have it tied to the former Nashville Stars Negro Leagues team of the ’40’s and ’50’s is huge for me,” Vickers said. “Having the first Major League Baseball team that’s owned by people of color, it’s something that’s long overdue. To be a part of that is amazing.”
Vickers received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Memphis and a master’s degree from Tennessee State University. She is a former President of the Nashville Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc., and also an active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.