Laurel Richie ’81

Chair of the Dartmouth Board of Trustees; Independent Director and Member of the Board, Synchrony Financial; Leadership Consultant and Mentor, Merck & Co., USA

As president of the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) from 2011–2015, Laurel Richie led the league’s business, operations, and marketing initiatives, and became the first person of color to lead a major national sports league. Prior to the WNBA, she served as senior vice president and chief marketing officer of Girl Scouts of the USA, where she led the development of a new brand strategy.