Vice President, Special Projects & CSR
Jessica C. Berman is Vice President, Special Projects & Corporate Social Responsibility at the National Hockey League. In this role she participates in the design and execution of the League’s strategic corporate responsibility goals, initiatives, policies and programs in the areas of importance to the League, the NHL Clubs, the NHL’s business partners and the hockey community generally, with a particular focus on ensuring the initiatives are properly aligned with the League’s overall objectives and strategy. She is also responsible for diversity & inclusion initiatives on behalf of the League. Jessica also participates in the design and execution of the League’s player development programs covering life skills, mental health, social issues and other areas that may require assistance. Jessica also assists on various special projects that may arise from time to time through the Commissioner and/or Deputy Commissioner. Prior to this position, she was Vice President & Deputy General Counsel for the NHL. She was a member of the collective bargaining team for the 2012 NHL/NHLPA Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA), which involved working on the League’s labor strategy, negotiating with the NHLPA, drafting the CBA, and analyzing the impact of proposed CBA provisions. She is also responsible for the League’s health and pension plans, for players and non-players.