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Major League Baseball Recruiter John Quinones ’92 to Visit Moravian

Vice president for Recruitment to talk to students about business side of sports

Bethlehem, Pa., October 26, 2009— Moravian alumnus John Quinones ’92, director of recruitment for Major League Baseball will be hosting an installment of the Lunch & Learn series to share his story of success and offer valuable advice to students interested in all types of careers including the business side of sports. The talk, which is limited to the campus community, will be held on Tuesday, October 27 from 11:30 to 12:45 p.m. in Dana Hall, Collier Hall of Science.

Quinones was appointed vice president of recruitment for Major League Baseball in August 2008.   He is responsible for all strategic aspects of talent management, diversity recruitment, and workforce planning for Major League Baseball’s Office of the Commissioner and its 30 clubs.

Before joining Major League Baseball, John was the senior human resources director for BusinessWeek, a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies where he was responsible for managing all aspects of human resources capital including performance management, compensation, workforce management, and leadership development.  He joined McGraw-Hill in 2004 as the director of talent acquisition where he managed the human capital needs of the Corporate and Information & Media Segments.

In 1997, Quinones was hired by The Federal Reserve Bank of New York as a senior employee relations specialist and was promoted to manager of college recruitment by 1999.  In the latter role, he directed all of the federal government’s college recruitment programs and developed an extensive network with various colleges, universities, and professional associations.   

He started his career in 1993 at The New York Public Library where he held several human resources positions in support of the four research Libraries.

Quinones received his Masters of Science degree in industrial and labor relations from Baruch College and his Bachelor of Arts degree in industrial/organizational psychology from Moravian College.

Moravian College is a private, coeducational, selective liberal arts college located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Tracing its founding to 1742, it is recognized as America’s sixth-oldest college. Visit the Web site at www.moravian.edu.