Timberwolves and Lynx Promote Sianneh Mulbah to Chief People Officer
Minneapolis-St. Paul – The Minnesota Timberwolves and Lynx today that Sianneh Mulbah has been promoted to the position of Chief People Officer. Mulbah previously held the title of Vice President of Human Resources for two years.
“I am thrilled to announce the promotion of Sianneh Mulbah to the position of Chief People Officer,” said Timberwolves and Lynx Chief Executive Officer Ethan Casson. “Sianneh has worked tirelessly over the last seven years to establish and develop a culture that continues to inspire, unite and positively impact our staff and others around us. She’s certainly earned this promotion and we know she will continue to elevate our people moving forward as she takes on this new role within our executive team.”
Mulbah is entering her eighth season with the Timberwolves and Lynx. In her new role as Chief People Officer, Mulbah will continue to oversee all aspects of the organization’s people and culture including talent acquisition, diversity and inclusion, organizational development, benefits administration, compensation, employee engagement, and training and development. Mulbah was originally hired by the Timberwolves and Lynx in October 2011 as Director of Human Resources before a promotion to Vice President of Human Resources in November 2016.
Mulbah has played a key role in the Minnesota Timberwolves and Lynx Women in Sports Leadership Council, which focuses on the professional growth and development of women in the workplace. She is also currently on the board of directors of Girls on the Run Twin Cities and the Twin Cities chapter of Women in Sports and Events (WISE) and is a past member of the Minneapolis Downtown Council.
A graduate of Bemidji State University, Mulbah received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. She also received her MBA and MA in Organizational Management-HR from Concordia University-St. Paul.
About the Minnesota Timberwolves
The Minnesota Timberwolves completed a successful 2017-18 season that included a return to the NBA playoffs. Off the court, the team grew in nearly every area of the business, notably a 15% year-over-year increase in attendance, 16 regular season home game sellouts, which accounted for the most in a season since the 1991-92 season, and a 20% increase in the full season ticket base, putting the team in the top 10 in the NBA in new full season tickets sold. The team also set an all-time franchise record in partial season ticket plans, group tickets and suite rentals, and were either sold out or over 90% capacity in every premium space. Television ratings increased 78% year-over-year, the third highest YOY increase in the league, and merchandise sales were up 70%, fueled by the team’s new branding and new relationship with Nike. Other new partnerships with Fitbit, Anheuser-Busch and Hy-Vee aided in a 25% increase in corporate partnerships. Prior to the start of the season, the team completed a $150 million renovation of Target Center, which was a nominee for Sports Facility of the Year at the Sports Business Journal Awards and was named a Top Project of 2017 by Finance & Commerce.