AUBURN HILLS — Lucinda Kinau Treat has joined Palace Sports & Entertainment, LLC as Executive Vice President, Business Operations and Strategy, effective Wednesday, November 30 2011. Her areas of responsibility include business strategy and analytics, as well as human resources, legal and other aspects of administration. Ms. Treat reports to Dennis Mannion, President of The Detroit Pistons and Palace Sports & Entertainment.
“Lucinda is the perfect candidate to help accelerate all aspects of our sports and entertainment business”, said Dennis Mannion. “In her role she will help to determine strategy based on analysis and research, and she will drive collaboration between all of our business units by way of technology and aggressive use of our administrative business units.”
Most recently, Ms. Treat served as executive vice president and general counsel of Madison Square Garden. In this role, Ms. Treat oversaw all aspects of legal and business affairs for Madison Square Garden, including the New York Knicks; New York Rangers; New York Liberty; MSG Networks; MSG Entertainment; the Radio City Rockettes, the Madison Square Garden arena complex, Radio City Music Hall, the Beacon Theatre and the Chicago Theatre.
Prior to joining the Garden, Ms. Treat served as chief legal officer of New England Sports Ventures (NESV), the holding company for the Boston Red Sox, the New England Sports Networks (NESN) and Fenway Sports Group (FSG). In that capacity, she was responsible for all legal affairs of NESV, NESN, the Red Sox, Fenway Park, FSG and the Red Sox Foundation.
Ms. Treat began her career in sports as vice president and corporate counsel for the Florida Marlins Baseball Club, where she was responsible for all general corporate and legal issues for the team.
Before joining the Marlins Ms. Treat practiced law at the New York law firm of Shearman & Sterling, where she worked in Mergers & Acquisitions.
Ms. Treat graduated magna cum laude from the Georgetown University Law Center, and received her undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin at Madison.