Coyotes President and CEO Xavier Gutierrez is proud to be part of the NHL's Executive Inclusion Council.
The council will focus on combating racism and fostering diversity in the sport. The announcement came September 3.
"First and foremost, I'm honored to be a part of this," Gutierrez said. "I'm honored to be a part of the leadership group and to be one of the people at the table sharing my experience, lending my thoughts and my insights about what is possible in terms of utilizing sports and utilizing our voice and our platform to bring people together, to convene, to have dialogue, and to create action.
"This is something personal to me," said Gutierrez, who was born in Guadalajara and moved to the United States at age five.
"I am proud of being the first Latino President and CEO in the NHL, and one of the few Latino senior executives in all of sports. I take that very seriously in all of the opportunities I have to raise awareness and create action."