Deloitte CEO Engelbert is new WNBA Commissioner

The WNBA named Cathy Engelbert its new Commissioner on Wednesday. Engelbert was Deloitte’s first female chief executive, holding the job from 2015 onward. Engelbert replaces WNBA president Lisa Borders, who left the job last October.

Engelbert will be given the title  of “Commissioner,” rather than “president”, which has been given to the WNBA’s previous leaders.

“Cathy is a world-class business leader with a deep connection to women’s basketball, which makes her the ideal person to lead the WNBA into its next phase of growth,” NBA commissioner Adam Silver said. “The WNBA will benefit significantly from her more-than-30 years of business and operational experience, including revenue generation, sharp entrepreneurial instincts and proven management abilities.”

Engelbert will begin in her new role on July 17 once her term as Deloitte’s chief executive has finished.

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