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A Sports Resume: Val Ackerman

A Sports Resume
Val Ackerman

A New Jersey native, Val Ackerman is commissioner of the Big East Conference. Ackerman was the first president of the WNBA, serving from 1996-2005.


University of Virginia, B.A. in Political and Social Thought (1981)
UCLA Law School, JD

Professional Career

Corporate Banking Associate, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
Staff Attorney, National Basketball Association (NBA)
Special Assistant to NBA Commissioner David Stern
President of WNBA (1996-2005)
U.S. Delegate to Central Board of International Basketball Association (FIBA)
Trustee, Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
Member of Board of Directors, Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame
President of USA Basketball (2005-2008)
Adjunct Faculty in Sports Management, Columbia University
Commissioner of Big East Conference (2013-present)

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