January 18, 2020

College of Business Covers Bases With Alumni Honors

UMW alum Pat Filippone ’88, president of 7th Inning Stretch, which owns and operates three minor league baseball teams, was this year’s College of Business Executive-in-Residence. Photo by Karen Pearlman.

UMW alum Pat Filippone ’88, president of 7th Inning Stretch, which owns and operates three minor league baseball teams, was this year’s College of Business Executive-in-Residence. Photo by Karen Pearlman.

As a freshman at Mary Washington, Pat Filippone ’88 knew right off the bat what he wanted to do with his life – build a career in professional baseball. He just didn’t know how. Four years later all that had changed, he told a crowd last week at the Jepson Alumni Executive Center.

A bachelor’s degree in business administration, a well-rounded perspective from a liberal arts education, and an undergraduate career marked by personal attention from memorable professors, allowed him to hit a grand slam in his professional life. Now the president of 7th Inning Stretch, which owns and operates three minor league baseball teams, Filippone returned to campus last week as this year’s College of Business (COB) Executive-in-Residence.

The program, now in its 30th year, gives UMW students the opportunity to learn from and interact with established corporate leaders. Read more.