The WNBA has a brand new president, a little bit greater than every week ahead of the season begins.
The league has employed Deloitte CEO Cathy Engelbert, in keeping with an individual acquainted with the location. The individual spoke to The Related Press on situation of anonymity Wednesday for the reason that league hasn’t publicly introduced the hiring.
Since 2015, Engelbert has been CEO of Deloitte US, an accounting group that works with Fortune 500 corporations.
She replaces Lisa Borders, who stepped down in October. NBA deputy commissioner Mark Tatum has been the period in-between president since Borders left.
It is been an lively offseason for the league, which starts its 23rd season on Might 24. The WNBA introduced a take care of CBS previous this month to broadcast 40 video games on CBS Sports activities Community. The WNBA additionally signed AT&T as a most sensible sponsor, added new uniforms by way of Nike and rebranded itself with a brand new brand. The league additionally had a promotional tie-in with the extremely a success “Captain Wonder” film in February and oversaw the sale of the New York Liberty to an funding workforce led by way of Brooklyn Nets minority proprietor Joseph Tsai.
The WNBA additionally promoted Christin Hedgpeth to leader running officer in February. She were filling that function on an period in-between foundation.
Engelbert performed faculty basketball at Lehigh beneath present Notre Dame trainer Muffet McGraw. She used to be additionally at the college’s lacrosse staff, serving as captain of each methods. Engelbert turns into the 5th president in league historical past following Val Ackerman, Donna Orender, Laurel Richie and Borders.
Something the brand new president should take care of reasonably briefly is the collective bargaining settlement. The gamers opted out of the present contract on the finish of closing season. This season will nonetheless be lined by way of the present CBA.
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