Michael Dietz is the President and Founder of Dietz Sports & Entertainment in Farmington Hills, Michigan. Dietz founded Dietz Sports in 2003, after 17 years at Ilitch Holdings, Inc. with the Detroit Red Wings, Detroit Tigers, Olympia Entertainment, Fox Theatre, and Little Caesars Enterprises. As President, Dietz directs the seven divisions of Dietz Sports.
Dietz earned his Bachelor’s of Business Administration Cum Laude from Western Michigan University (1983), where he played basketball for the Broncos (1979-1983). During his senior year, Dietz served as the Broncos team captain and earned the honors of 1st Team Academic All-MAC. He was also a member of the Mid-American Conference Championship Team in 1981. In 1987, Dietz received his law degree from Thomas Cooley Law School in Lansing.
Dietz is highly involved in the community. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for CATCH (Caring Athletes Team for Children’s & Henry Ford Hospitals), a children’s charity that was founded by the late Sparky Anderson in 1987. Previously, Dietz served on the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl Organizing Committee and the Board of Directors of the Detroit Police Athletic League (PAL). Dietz also held titles of Vice Chairman on the Sales and Marketing Committee of the PGA Championship and Assistant Vice Chairman on the Sales and Marketing Committee of the Ryder Cup.