A native of Baltimore, Md., and a lifelong baseball fan, McCourt earned a bachelor’s degree in French from Georgetown University in addition to a diploma from the University of Paris-Sorbonne. She received her J.D. from the University of Maryland School of Law in 1979 and also spent a semester studying law at Hebrew University in Jerusalem. In 1994, she earned an MBA at the Sloan School of Management, with concentrations in both organizational learning and corporate finance. The McCourts have resided in Los Angeles since 2004. They have sons Drew, Travis, Casey and Gavin. Jamie McCourt, chief executive officer of the Los Angeles Dodgers, has been elected to the USC Board of Trustees. The highest-ranking female executive in Major League Baseball, Jamie McCourt and her husband, Frank, have owned the Dodgers since 2004. After serving initially as vice chairman, she was named president of the club in 2005 and CEO in March. Under her leadership, the team has achieved its top three season-attendance totals, twice advanced to the postseason playoffs and, in 2008, made it to the National League Championship Series for the first time in two decades. Before joining the Dodgers, Jamie McCourt spent 10 years as vice president and general counsel of the McCourt Co., the family real estate development firm. For 15 years prior to that, she was a practicing attorney specializing in international and securities law as well as in corporate, real estate and family law.