Grace Guerrero Zwit, Senior Director of Minor League Operations
Entering her 30th season with the White Sox, Grace Guerrero Zwit oversees the major league club's day-to-day operations involving the team's six minor-league affiliates.
Hired by Roland Hemond and Dave Dombrowski in 1982 as an assistant in the player development/scouting departments, Zwit was named assistant minor league administrator in 1986 and assistant to the director of scouting in 1990. In 1997, she was named assistant director of scouting/minor league administration under Ken Williams and Duane Shaffer and director of minor league operations in 2000. She was promoted to her current position prior to the 2008 season.
As the liaison with minor league affiliates, Zwit coordinates expenditures for the player development staff, professional, amateur and international scouts, roving instructors and players.
Zwit acts as the club's liaison to Minor League Baseball and the Commissioner's Office of Major League Baseball on all minor-league transactions, including minor-league contracts, player development contracts, outright assignments, releases, reserve lists and six-year free agents. She works with the director of player development to organize spring training, monitor minor-league rosters, coordinate Instructional League and prepare the minor-league player guide.
Zwit also assists the international director of scouting with the procurement process of Latin American Players. She works with the Commissioner's Office to facilitate the approval of all foreign minor league contracts as well as oversees the immigration process for minor and major-league players. In addition, Zwit coordinates the English instruction and cultural assimilation courses for the club's major and minor league foreign players.
Zwit was born and raised on Chicago's south side. She is married to Jim and has two sons: Vincent and Christian, and two stepchildren: Jennifer and Jeffrey. They live in LaGrange Park, Ill.
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