Lisa Borders

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Lisa Borders
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4th President of the WNBA
Assumed office
February 10, 2016
Preceded by Laurel J. Richie
President of the Atlanta City Council
In office
2004–2010
Preceded by Cathy Woolard
Succeeded by Ceasar Mitchell
Personal details
Born (1957-11-25) November 25, 1957 (age 59)
Alma mater Duke University
University of Colorado

Lisa Michelle Borders (born November 25, 1957) is the president of the WNBA, and the former Vice President of Global Community Affairs at The Coca-Cola Company. She became the fourth president of the WNBA on February 10, 2016.[1] She previously served as president of the Atlanta City Council of Atlanta, Georgia from 2004 to 2010, having been elected at-large in an August 10, 2004 special election, her first run for public office. Her duties included presiding over and maintaining relationships with the city government.[2]

Borders was formerly President of the Henry W. Grady Health System Foundation.[3]

She was a candidate for mayor of Atlanta in 2009. On November 11, 2009, Borders endorsed mayoral candidate Kasim Reed for the runoff election, occurring between Reed and Mary Norwood on December 1, 2009. Borders was succeeded in office by Ceasar Mitchell.

In 2010, Borders became a founding leader of No Labels, a 501(c)(4) citizens movement of Republicans, Democrats and Independents[4] whose mission is to address the politics of problem solving.[clarification needed][5]

Borders obtained a bachelor's degree from Duke University and a masters from the University of Colorado.[6] She currently serves on the Duke University Board of Trustees.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://espn.go.com/wnba/story/_/id/14753557/lisa-borders-becomes-fourth-president-wnba
  2. ^ "Borders Endorses Kasim Reed For Mayor - Politics News Story - WSB Atlanta". Wsbtv.com. 2009-11-11. Retrieved 2011-09-14. 
  3. ^ "Foundation Team". Retrieved September 16, 2012. 
  4. ^ Oliphant, James (September 26, 2010). "Tired of 'tea party' sniping, moderates organize". Los Angeles Times. 
  5. ^ "Houston ground zero for a radical political movement reaching both Democrats and Republicans". Culture Map Houston. June 2, 2010. 
  6. ^ http://www.coca-colacompany.com/our-company/senior-functional-leadership-lisa-borders
  7. ^ http://www.dukechronicle.com/articles/2015/07/07/apple-ceo-cook-nba-commissioner-silver-among-8-new-trustees