Mike Plant is in his 15th season with the Atlanta Braves, and in 2018 was
named President and CEO of Braves Development Company. Plant joined the
organization as Executive Vice President of Business Operations in November of 2003.
As part of the Braves executive leadership team, Plant was instrumental in the Braves’ efforts to secure and
oversee construction, leasing, financing and management of SunTrust Park and the adjacent mixed-use
development, The Battery Atlanta, which opened in Cobb County in April 2017.
Plant joined the Braves after having served as Executive Vice President of Turner Sports since February 2002.
In that position, he was in charge of the day-to-day operations of the division, a $500-million acquisition,
promotion and production company that at the time broadcast approximately 1,200 hours of sports programming
on various Turner networks.
Before becoming Executive Vice President of Turner Sports, Plant was President of Ted Turner’s multi-sport
event, The Goodwill Games, and Vice President of Events for Turner Sports. He was responsible for the overall
direction and management of The Goodwill Games, as well as all sports properties acquired by Turner Sports.
Prior to joining Turner Sports, Plant was Owner and President of Medalist Sports, a full-service sports
marketing company he founded in 1988. Medalist Sports created and operated premier professional cycling
events in the United States and China. In addition, Plant was the Associate Executive Director of the United States
Cycling Federation in Colorado Springs, Colo., from 1986 to 1988 and the Executive Director of the Canoe and
Kayak Team from 1985 to 1986.
Plant was a member of the 1980 U.S. Olympic speedskating team in Lake Placid, NY, and a six-time member of
the U.S. World Championship speedskating teams. Since 1980, he has been appointed to numerous committees
and boards for the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC), the U.S. International Speedskating Association, International
Cycling Federation, and USA Cycling. Plant served on the Atlanta Committee for the 1996 Olympic Games (ACOG)
Board of Directors and the Board of Trustees for the Salt Lake City Olympic Bid Committee for the 2002 Winter
Plant served two eight-year terms on the USOC’s Board of Directors and Executive Committee (1984-1992 and
2003-2011). He was Chairman of the USOC Athletes Council, and Chairman of the Athlete Performance Group
(1992-1996). Plant was President of USA Cycling, the National Governing Body for Olympic cycling, from 1995 to
2002, and is the current President of U.S. Speedskating.
Internationally, Plant served on the International Cycling Federation’s (UCI) Executive Committee for 20 years,
and was President of three different commissions. In 2009, Plant was elected U.S. Olympic Chef de Mission for
the Olympic team for the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games.
He and his wife Mary have two daughters, Erika and Maddie, and a son, Drew.
President & CEO of Development