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Cathy Engelbert

Commissioner, WNBA

Cathy Engelbert was appointed Commissioner of the WNBA in May 2019.  As Commissioner, Engelbert is responsible for setting the vision for the WNBA and overseeing the league’s strategic direction, day-to-day business, and basketball operations. Previously, as CEO of Deloitte, Engelbert was first woman ever to  lead a Big Four professional services firm in the U.S. where she led one of the largest professional services organizations with more than 100,000 professionals.  Over the course of her tenure, she led a large transformation across the business by moving the firm towards emerging technologies such as AI, blockchain, robotics and cloud, including securing ecosystem partnerships with large technology companies, and executing digital acquisitions.  During her tenure, revenues grew more than 30 percent, and Engelbert drove a people-first agenda, including implementing a holistic well-being culture through programs like Deloitte’s 16-week family leave policy.