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Esu Ma’at

Chief Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Officer

Orlando Magic

Esu Ma’at begins his fourth season with the Orlando Magic, being named chief diversity, equity & inclusion (DE&I) officer in November 2020.
Ma’at’s role with the team will be multi-dimensional, with a focus on integrating DE&I strategy with the Magic’s business goals, along with the team’s values and key performance indicators; attracting, engaging and retaining diverse talent; owning accountability for driving equity and belonging; and enhancing organizational culture, brand reputation and social impact.
Ma’at is a trans-disciplinary thought leader who has a distinguished track record of success, driving a 21st century vision for diversity, equity and inclusion. He works closely with the Magic’s executive leadership team and entire staff to drive a holistic and impactful DE&I strategy that contributes to the goal of ensuring that the Magic workforce reflects the demographics of Central Florida, that the team is successful growing a diverse fan base and that all internal and external stakeholders enjoy a legendary belonging experience. To date, diversity initiatives have earned the team the 2022 SPORTY Award for Sponsorship Activation of the Year (Magic Diversity Game Changers Powered by Florida Blue), the 2023 Orlando Business Journal Diversity in Business Award, and the 2023 African-American Chamber of Commerce Corporate Recognition Award.
Prior to joining the Magic, Ma’at created and led the United States Tennis Association (USTA) Eastern, Diversity and Inclusion department. He serves as an advisory board member for the All-In Diversity Project, a London-based, non-profit organization focused on DEI indexing and worldwide standards. He served as the Class Chair for Leadership Orlando Class 101, he is a member of the Coalition for the Homeless and Central Florida Community Arts Board of Directors. He is also a member of the Citrus Club Board of Governors.
Ma’at attended North Carolina Central University for two years before earning a bachelor’s degree in economics from Fairleigh Dickinson University and a master of science degree in sports management from Columbia University. He also completed his D&I training at the Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations.

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