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Cathy Engelbert

WNBA Commissioner; Former CEO of Deloitte

WNBA Commissioner; Former CEO of Deloitte

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New York, NY, USA
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Cathy Engelbert Biography

Cathy Engelbert serves as the first-ever Commissioner of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA), charged with bolstering visibility for the sport of women’s basketball and leading the business through transformation. Since assuming the role in 2019, she has executed a historic player-first Collective Bargaining Agreement; built and socialized a new economic framework to drive league revenue growth and stakeholder success; led the longest tenured women's professional sports league in the U.S. through its 25th anniversary season; and raised $75 million in capital from outside investors to fund league transformation projects.

Prior to the WNBA, Engelbert retired as the CEO of Deloitte in 2019, after 33 years with the firm. At Deloitte, Engelbert led the largest accounting and consulting organization in the U.S. with more than 100,000 professionals. She was the first female CEO in the history of a Big Four professional services firm.

Engelbert is a member of the Board of Directors of McDonald's Corporation, Royalty Pharma, and the USGA Executive Committee. She also serves as the Vice Chair of the Partnership for New York City and is a member of the Business Council, Council on Foreign Relations, and Catalyst, a global non-profit organization that promotes inclusive workplaces for women.

She has been listed as one of Fortune's Most Powerful Women for four consecutive years, was ranked on Glassdoor's annual Employees' Choice Awards honoring the 100 Highest Rated CEOs, and is one of Fast Company magazine's Most Productive People. In 2021, Engelbert was listed on Forbes' 50 Over 50 list and Adweek's 40 Women to Watch.

Engelbert received a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Lehigh University. She has two children -- earning her the recognition as one of Working Mother magazine's 50 Most Powerful Moms for three years.

Cathy Engelbert Videos

  • Fireside Chat with WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert
    WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert goes in depth on the importance of growing the game and increasing access to opportunity for women and girls.
  • Cathy Engelbert - Forbes Women
    WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert Shares Her Most Courageous Moment While Serving As Deloitte CEO.
  • Tobin CEO Seminar Series: Cathy Engelbert, CEO of Deloitte US ...
    The Tobin CEO Seminar Series: Norean R. Sharpe, Ph.D., Dean of The Peter J. Tobin College of Business, in conversation with Cathy ...

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