Donna Orender: WNBA President

July 26, 2009

Donna Orender is the President of the WNBA. Read Donna Orender’s biography after the jump and see video as well.

President of the WNBA, Donna Orender, is in the news today after scoring high marks in a study conducted by the Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport.

The WNBA League was identified “as the best employer overall for women and people of color in sport.”

“I was hoping for an A-plus-plus, but (an A-plus) I’ll take. We model our ideals. We have lived what we say we value. It gives all of us at the WNBA and NBA a lot of pride.”

The WNBA President was also questioned about being the next commissioner of the L.P.G.A. since Carolyn Bivens has left. Orender explained that “I’m 100 percent, 1,000 percent focused on the W.N.B.A. right now.” I guess we’ll have to wait until the end of the season to find out more!

Donna Orender Biography

As a biography Donna Orender is the President of the WNBA. She was born and raised in Long Island, New York and excelled in basketball, field hockey, volleyball, softball, and tennis. Orender attended and graduated from Queens College and Adelphi University, her major was psychology.

In 1978 Donna played for the New York Stars as well as the New Jersey Gems and Chicago Hustle in the Pro Women’s Basketball League. After her basketball career Donna persued life in television. She became production assistant at ABC Sports and worked for the Sports Channel.

Also a Senior Vice President of the PGA TOUR, Orender was named the new WNBA president in 2005.

Donna Orender Video
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