Activities Beyond the Classroom Welcomes Katie Haas to Board of Directors

Haas brings experience in sports management and public school advocacy to ABC

Activities Beyond the Classroom (ABC) announced today the addition of Katie Haas to its Board of Directors.

In July 2018, Haas was named Chief Operating Officer of the Western & Southern Open. Prior to joining the ATP Masters 1000 & WTA Premier combined tournament, Haas was vice president of Florida business operations of the Boston Red Sox. During her time with the team she oversaw all business operations in Southwest Florida and maintained the Red Sox Foundation locally in Lee County. She also oversaw all construction and the opening of JetBlue Park in 2012. Haas began her career with the Red Sox in her hometown of Sarasota in 1999, with the Florida State League Single-A Sarasota Red Sox. She also worked for the NBA Charlotte Bobcats for two years in corporate sponsorships. 

“I’m thrilled to join ABC and look forward to supporting the organization’s valuable work in enriching the lives of students in Cincinnati Public Schools,” Haas said. “The programs ABC offers actively shapes students into all they are capable of learning, doing and becoming, and I’m excited to play a role in that development.”

In addition to her professional roles, Haas was the Vice Chair of the Foundation for Lee County Public Schools and served on the board of directors of Community Cooperative, the Naples Zoo and the Early Learning Coalition of Southwest Florida.

Dick Friedman, President of the ABC Board of Directors, said “Katie brings with her a wealth of knowledge in nonprofit and business management, fundraising, marketing, and community outreach and development. In addition, her experience in the sports industry ties perfectly into the extracurricular programming that ABC manages. We are pleased to welcome Katie to the Board of Directors and look forward to working with her to grow and expand our programming to reach even more children throughout Cincinnati Public Schools.”