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Cathy Engelbert        

WNBA Commissioner; Former CEO of Deloitte

Cathy Engelbert is the former CEO of Deloitte. She served as the first female CEO from 2015-2019. Currently, Engelbert serves as the Commissioner of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA).

At Deloitte, one of the largest professional services organizations in the United States with more than 85,000 professionals, providing services to over 80 percent of the Fortune 500, Engelbert had a distinguished career serving large and complex global clients and served as a specialist in financial instruments. She previously led the US audit practice.

Engelbert is chair of the Center for Audit Quality Governing Board, the chair of Catalyst, and a vice chair of the Partnership for New York City. She is a member of the American Heart Association CEO Roundtable, the Business Roundtable, the Council on Foreign Relations, and the Kennedy Center Corporate Fund Board. She also serves on the Accounting Advisory Board of Lehigh University.

She regularly speaks to media and in the marketplace relative to global business trends, the new business reality, and the dynamics of the shifts shaping the future of the workplace.

Engelbert has been named on Fortune’s Most Powerful Women list for three years. She is ranked on Glassdoor’s annual Employees’ Choice Awards honoring the 50 Highest Rated CEOs, and among Crain’s 50 Most Powerful Women in New York. Engelbert is also recognized as one of Working Mother magazine’s 50 Most Powerful Moms.

Engelbert received a BS in accounting from Lehigh University and is a certified public accountant licensed in Pennsylvania, New York, and New Jersey. She is married and has two children.


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