This week on Gridlock Break, join us as we welcome three leaders in their respective fields to discuss the impact of the COVID-19 epidemic.
Jay Monahan became the fourth commissioner of the PGA Tour in January of 2017. He had been with the Tour since 2008, and has spearheaded the organization’s generous giving of over $200 million in 2019. The PGA Tour is a not-for-profit membership organization. The business is much more global than the Tour for which it’s known. COVID-19 happened the week of the PGA Tour's flagship event, which was cancelled, along with the next 13 events. The current plan to return will be without fans for an extended period of time, and implementing intensive testing and precautions for players.
Harold Kim is the president of the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform. Before assuming the role, he served as Executive Vice President of the Institute and was also special assistant to the President in the White House Office of Legislative Affairs. He discusses the liability concerns, classifications, and solutions emerging from this pandemic. He has never seen concern quite like we are experiencing, from virtually every sector, when it comes to liability, identifying four major areas of liability concerns: medical claims, exposure claims, product liability, and securities litigation.
Bruce Bochy won three World Series titles in five years between 2010 and 2014 as manager for the San Francisco Giants. Dave “Doc” Roberts is the manager of the LA Dodgers, and has led the team to win the NL West every year since he took over the position in 2015. They discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic and recent racial concerns have affected major league baseball. Roberts believes that in the discussions of both the future of this baseball season and the ongoing discussion of racial inequality, the only way forward is by listening and understanding.