Lecturer; Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Officer
Esu Ma'at has been chief diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) officer with the Orlando Magic since November 2020.
Ma'at's role with the team is multi-dimensional, with a focus on integrating DEI strategy with the Orlando Magic's business goals, team values, and key performance indicators. This includes attracting, engaging, and retaining diverse talent, owning accountability for driving equity and belonging, and enhancing organizational culture, brand reputation, and social impact.
Ma’at is a trans-disciplinary thought leader with a distinguished track record of success in driving a twenty-first century vision for diversity, equity and inclusion. He works closely with the Orlando Magic executive leadership team and the entire staff, along with the team’s social justice task force, to implement a holistic and impactful DEI strategy which makes a powerful impact on the organization, the NBA, and the Central Florida community.
Prior to joining the Orlando Magic, Ma'at created and led the United States Tennis Association (USTA) Eastern Diversity and Inclusion department. He serves as an advisory board member for the All-In Diversity Project, a London-based, non-profit organization focused on DEI indexing and worldwide standards. He serves on the Orlando Economic Partnership DEI Task Force and is class chair for Leadership Orlando Class 101 this fall.
Ma’at earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Fairleigh Dickinson University and a master of science degree in sports management from Columbia University School of Professional Studies. He also completed his D&I training at the Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations.