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WNBPA Forms Advisory Board To Aid CBA Talks, Philanthropy

The WNBPA announced the "formation of a board of advocates, which brings together leaders in business, politics, sports and entertainment," according to Ava Wallace of the WASHINGTON POST. The union, which currently is in CBA negotiations with the league, created the 14-member board to "serve as a resource for players during the negotiation period and beyond." The board will "focus on three major issues: general advocacy; marketing and group licensing; and player activism and philanthropy, per the group's mission statement." Former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams, Basketball HOFer Alex English and former NBAer Jerry Stackhouse will "serve on the board." All members of the board, "none of whom are paid," were "selected with the input of the WNBPA's executive council." The board has not yet "decided on a specific schedule of meetings, or even if regular group meetings will occur." Partnering with names like Abrams and actress Kathy Ireland "helps give voice to a group of players who may not be as well known in realms of politics or entertainment" (WASHINGTON POST, 8/30).

WNBPA BOARD OF ADVOCATES
Former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams
Level Forward co-Founder & CEO Adrienne Becker
NYU Adjunct Professor David Cooper
Basketball HOFer Alex English
Thirty Five Ventures GM Sarah Flynn
ABC's Sunny Hostin
Kathy Ireland Worldwide Chair, CEO & Chief Designer and former model Kathy Ireland
Turn 2 Foundation President and Jeter Ventures VP/Strategy & Development Sharlee Jeter
Former Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake
Former Girls Inc. President & CEO Joyce Roche
Former NBAer and Vanderbilt men's basketball coach Jerry Stackhouse
Edelman PR Global Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer & VP Trisch Smith
Deloitte Greater Washington Area Managing Principal Tamika Tremaglio
Level Forward Program Manager Brent Zachary
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WNBPA Board Of Advocates