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CHRISTINE GODLESKI

Chief Operating Officer
Womenís National Basketball Association

As Chief Operating Officer of the Womenís National Basketball Association (WNBA), Christine Godleski manages the day-to-day operations of the WNBA, oversees the execution of league events and strategic planning initiatives, and supports league and team revenue-generating opportunities.

Prior to joining the WNBA in 2010, Godleski spent 12 years with ESPN and The Walt Disney Company, where she worked in various roles for ESPN Outdoors, ESPN The Magazine, and Disney Consumer Products. Most recently, Godleski served as VP/General Manager of ESPN Outdoors, leading a 150-person team to develop and operate all aspects of the division.

Godleski boasts nearly 25 years of experience in finance, budgeting, and operations. Her professional career spans a wide array of corporate assignments, including CG Consulting, Viacom, and Deloitte & Touche.

An active member of her community, Godleski has volunteered time teaching elementary school students in Tanzania and South Africa; fundraised for World TEAM Sports, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, and the Multiple Sclerosis Society; and spent three years mentoring a Little Sister in the Big Sisters Program. Godleski has served as Chairperson for the International Council of Orphans International and summitted Africaís Mt. Kilimanjaro. She holds a bachelorís degree in accounting from Pennsylvania State University.

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