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ILANA KLOSS

CEO/Commissioner
MYLAN WORLD TEAMTENNIS

Ilana Kloss has led World TeamTennis (WTT) as the CEO/Commissioner since 2001, overseeing both the professional sports league and nationwide grassroots recreational programs which were founded on the philosophy of gender equity.
 
Kloss is also the president of Billie Jean King Enterprises, leading the business management and development in both profit and not-for-profit sectors. She is the co-founder of the Billie Jean King Leadership Initiative (BJKLI), a not-for-profit focused on promoting inclusive leadership and diversity in the workplace. Founded in 2014, BJKLI addresses issues impacting diversity and inclusion by inspiring future leaders and motivating those in positions of power to promote diverse identities and challenge the status quo. 
 
At age 17, Kloss became the youngest No. 1 in South African tennis history. A former world No. 1 doubles player and US Open doubles champion, Kloss is now one of the most accomplished women on the administrative side of sports.  She is also actively involved in the Women’s Sports Foundation (WSF) as a member of the executive board and past WSF board chair.  A member of both the National and International Jewish Sports Halls of Fame, she was named Sports Businesswoman of the Year by the Warsaw Sports Marketing Center in 2007.  Kloss serves on the executive boards of the Elton John AIDS Foundation, Billie Jean King WTT Charities and the Tennis Industry Association.