Valerie B. Ackerman (born November 7, 1959 in Lakewood Township, New Jersey) is an American sports executive, former lawyer, and former basketball player. She is the current commissioner of the Big East Conference. She is best known for being the first president of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA), serving from 1996 to 2005. Ackerman was inducted into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame in 2011.
Val Ackerman was named the fifth Commissioner of the BIG EAST Conference on June 26, 2013. She was the founding President of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) and a past President of USA Basketball, which oversees the U.S. men's and …
Valerie B. "Val" Ackerman (born November 7, 1959 in Lakewood Township, New Jersey) is the current commissioner of the Big East Conference. She is best known for being the first president of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA), serving from 1996-2005.
Big East commissioner Val Ackerman once played professional basketball—in France
Val Ackerman. Ackerman is Commissioner of the Big East Conference. Previously, she was the founding president of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) and a …
To prepare, Val Ackerman, the commissioner of the Big East Conference, has been traveling to college basketball games nonstop. She takes Amtrak to three schools: Villanova, Georgetown and Providence.
Val Ackerman previously worked with USA Basketball and was the WNBA's first president. Being the commissioner of the Big East presents her with different types of challenges.
Big East Conference Commissioner Val Ackerman met with the media Friday on a Zoom call to provide an update regarding the "unprecedented uncertainty" surrounding college sports amid the novel ...
Six years after taking over a league still searching for staff and office space, this fall of 2019 finds Val Ackerman, 59, at the top of her game. As …
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Val Ackerman Class of 2011. The WNBA’s first president, guiding the league to a much-heralded launch in 1997 and overseeing the day-to-day operations for its first eight years; In 2005, she became the first woman to serve as President of USA Basketball, which oversees the US Men’s and Women’s Olympic basketball programs
Val Ackerman ’85 is a recognized and highly respected leader in the sports industry. She has devoted her career to the sport of basketball and is best known as the founding President of the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) and the first woman to serve as President of USA Basketball, which oversees the U.S. men’s and women’s Olympic basketball …
In this episode of Talks at GS, Big East Conference Commissioner Val Ackerman discusses navigating the conference through COVID-19, the future of live sports and her ideas to foster greater diversity in college and professional athletics.. On the recent protests sparking a conversation around diversity: “I hope that the events of the last few weeks do bring attention to …
NEW YORK, NY - March 12: Big East Commissioner Val Ackerman, left, talks to the media after the ...[+] men"u2019s basketball tournament was cancelled at Madison Square Garden on March 12, 2020 in ...
"The Big East is incredibly fortunate to have Val Ackerman lead us into this exciting new chapter for our conference," Providence College president Rev. Brian J. …
Val Ackerman was named the fifth commissioner of the BIG EAST Conference on June 26, 2013. She spent eight years as an attorney and executive at the National Basketball Association, was the founding president of the Women’s National Basketball Association, and is a past president of USA Basketball, which oversees the U.S. men’s and women’s Olympic basketball program.
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Val Ackerman had so much to do. So many things to check. VIPs to visit. Nothing, on that night more than two decades ago, was promised. It’s too easy to …
UConn women's basketball coach Geno Auriemma, right, talks with Big East Commissioner Val Ackerman before the announcement that the University of Connecticut is re-joining the Big East Conference ...
Val Ackerman was named the fifth Commissioner of the BIG EAST Conference on June 26, 2013. She was the founding President of the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) and a past President of USA Basketball, which oversees the U.S men’s and …
val ackerman. Commissioner. Big East Conference. CHANGE FROM 2016: +3 . F ew people in college sports wield such a wide range of influence. Even outside of sports, the Big East commissioner has been the de facto industry leader pushing for gender and ethnic diversity and a recognized mentor in the efforts of gender inclusion and advancement.
Val Ackerman. Commissioner, Big East Conference. The WNBA's first president, Ackerman became commissioner of the new Big East Conference in 2013 and …
Val Ackerman notes that the Big East did have insurance for the conference tournament cancellation at Madison Square Garden. The pandemic is considered under the insurance umbrella. Val Ackerman has described the future of college athletics as a “make it up as you go” playbook and “patchwork.”
Val Ackerman has announced that there will be alternative programming for the annual Big East Mental Health Forum for conference student-athletes this summer. Think about the school locations of the 11 Big East schools. St. John’s and Seton Hall are in a totally different predicament than Creighton and Xavier. Staggered scheduling is a likely ...
Val Ackerman: It was incredible. I mean this conference was built on the premise that schools not getting football revenue streams could …
The Big East is evaluating its options regarding the future of its fall sports season. In a Thursday night appearance on "The Gresh Show," conference commissioner Val Ackerman said the next six ...
Val Ackerman. Sport: Basketball. Born: November 7, 1959. Town: Lakewood. Valerie B. Ackerman was born November 7, 1959 in Lakewood and grew up in the Mercer County town of Pennington. Val grew up in a sports-oriented family. Her grandfather was a high school and college athletic director, and coached her father on the Trenton State basketball team.
AMHERST, Mass. – Val Ackerman, commissioner of the Big East Conference and founding president of the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA), will serve as Fall Executive-in-Residence of the Mark H. McCormack Department of Sport Management at the University of Massachusetts Amherst Isenberg School of Management.
Commissioner of the Big East, and former U.S. representative to the International Basketball Federation (FIBA), Val Ackerman was a four-year starter in her own college basketball career. (April 6 ...
Some fans were skeptical that women’s professional basketball could succeed, but when Val Ackerman became founding president of the Women’s …
Meet Val. Hey, I’m Val. I’m a wife, mom of boys, and a full time Children’s Ministry director. As the author of The God Puzzle, I have a desire to see parents equipped to teach their own children about God.
On the topic of Strategic Communication, Big East Commissioner Val Ackerman, discusses how effective communication plays a big part in bringing all stakeholders to a consensus. Ackerman gives praise to the presidents, athletics directors, coaches, and student-athletes, saying the success of the Big East is a comprehensive effort of all parties involved.
Val Ackerman was named President of the Women's National Basketball Association in August 1996 and during her six years at the helm, the league …
CHICAGO — Val Ackerman was the first president of the WNBA, and for the past six years has served as the commissioner of the Big East, giving her a unique take on the state of women’s athletics.
The Big East’s commissioner, Val Ackerman, said this weekend that future expansion could be on the table for the 10-team conference. The league announced some major news this weekend, revealing ...
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Val Ackerman: New York secured first place despite having the same record as Charlotte because our first tiebreaker is the records of the teams against each other. New York was 2-1 against ...
If there is a choice of not playing at all or not playing with fans. I’m ok with playing games at Walsh with no fans. Football, NBA and MLB should provide us with a …
Val Ackerman was inducted into the CoSIDA Academic All-America® Hall of Fame in 1999. New Jersey native, Valerie “Val” Ackerman is best known for her contributions to women’s basketball both as a player and for her historic roles in both the …
Val Ackerman Publish date: Aug 22, 2016. The Rio Olympics underscores one of the fundamental contradictions in women’s sports today. On the plus side, the performances of elite female athletes ...
No one has the answer to that now, but Big East commissioner Val Ackerman addressed some related questions in a Zoom call with reporters on Friday afternoon. Ackerman noted that Big East presidents are currently in a wait-and-see mode as to when campuses can be re-opened. Those decisions are likely to be made in late June or early July.
Val Ackerman. Leaders of women’s basketball discuss the future of the game. Key supporters of women’s basketball engaged in frank discussions about the future of the game during the Women’s Final Four Summit, the ideas from which could impact the game at all levels in the months ahead.
Virtual Coaches Road Show: Val Ackerman. UConn Huskies. July 15 · Director of Athletics David Benedict joins BIG EAST Commissioner Val Ackerman tonight for Episode 2 of our Virtual Coaches Road Show presented by Lewis Real Estate Services! Related Videos. 0:49. Why We Wear Masks. UConn Huskies. 13K views · July 31.
Val Ackerman. NCAA: No college sports until students are back on campus. May 9, 2020 | 12:58am. Bob Bowlsby and the unnamed commissioners who supported the …
In episode 6 of the Pickup Game with Seth Greenberg Seth is joined by Big East Conference Commissioner Val Ackerman, Portland Trail Blazers Head Coach Terry Stotts and Providence Friars Head Coach Ed Cooley.. Seth and guests discussed their takeaways from The Last Dance, life lessons to be learned from current circumstances, and coaching trees.
The Big East is evaluating its options regarding the future of its fall sports season.In a Thursday night appearance on “The Gresh Show,” conference commissioner Val Ackerman …
Val Ackerman - Big East Commissioner . Tiki and Tierney. Wednesday, March 11th. The Commissioner of the Big East joined the show to discuss the NCAA's decision to play tournament games without fans while the Big East has decided to allow fans to …