Mets workplace culture review results in personnel, policy changes


Changes will be coming to the workplace culture of the New York Mets, according to a letter from owner Steve Cohen to team employees.

Among the biggest shifts will be changes to the team’s legal and human resources departments.

David Cohen and Holly Lindvall, two longtime employees of the organization in charge of the legal and human resource teams respectively, will step down and be replaced by people appointed by Steve Cohen.

David Cohen, the team’s executive vice president & general counsel, has been with the organization since 1995. Lindvall joined the Mets in 2013 and had served as senior vice president, Human Resources & Diversity since 2018.

“David Cohen and Holly Lindvall have dedicated significant time and effort to The Mets, and I thank them for their many years of service,” Cohen said in the letter. “They have both agreed to stay on during a transition period while we conduct searches to fill these important roles.”

This photo from a Zoom press conference provided by the New York Mets shows New York Mets owner Steve Cohen, Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020.

The letter by Cohen revealed the completion of a three-month investigation into the team’s workplace culture. More than 80 current and former Mets employees were interviewed by WilmerHale, a New York-based law firm.

The Mets have had multiple reports in recent months that have questioned the organization’s workplace environment and hiring practices. In January, new team general manager Jarred Porter was fired following reports of harassment that included explicit text messages to a reporter when Porter worked in the front office of the Chicago Cubs.

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