USGA Executive Committee
Anthony Petitti, of Irvington, N.Y., is in his first year as a member of the USGA Executive Committee.
Petitti has more than 30 years of executive experience within the sports and entertainment industries. As president of Sports and Entertainment at Activision Blizzard, Inc., he oversees all esports, consumer products, and film and television for the leading interactive entertainment company. Prior to his current role, Petitti spent 11 years at Major League Baseball (MLB) where he ultimately served as deputy commissioner for Business and Media from 2017-2019. The role included oversight for all digital and MLB Network content, broadcast relationships including all linear and digital media sales and rights negotiations, special events, postseason scheduling, international, youth programs and marketing activities. Additionally, he led MLB’s efforts to bring new diverse youth into the game through innovative programs across the country and expanded the league’s international development initiatives. Petitti joined MLB in 2008 to create, launch, and oversee programming for MLB Network and was promoted to chief operating officer in 2014.
Prior to MLB, Petitti served in senior executive roles at ABC, NBC and CBS, overseeing the rights acquisition deals for a variety of sports and leagues, including the NFL, NCAA Basketball Tournament, PGA Tour and SEC Football. A 13-time Emmy Award winner, he was executive vice president and executive producer at CBS Sports, where he was responsible for the network’s sports programming and production.
A native of Queens, N.Y, he started playing golf in his early 20s with his father on area public courses and maintains a 7.1 USGA Handicap Index.
In 2021, Petitti will serve on the Equipment Standards, Finance and Handicap committees.