New York, NY (July 14, 2021) —The Women’s Sports Foundation (WSF) is pleased to welcome four new members to its Board of Trustees, an elite group of cross-sector experts that help guide the Foundation’s operations and mission, to unlock the possibilities of every girl and woman through the power of sport. The new Trustees include: Swin Cash, WNBA All-Star and now Vice President of basketball operations and team development for the New Orleans Pelicans; Mark Henderson, Olympic gold medalist and Executive Director of The Athletes Village; Bernard Muir, Jaquish & Kenninger Director of Athletics at Stanford University; and Kimberly Wilson, Vice President of Multi-Platform Marketing for Disney.
“We are delighted to welcome this impressive and accomplished group of new Trustees, and we are continuously honored by the stellar men and women who join our Board and believe in our mission,” said Deborah Antoine, WSF CEO.
Cash, Muir, Henderson and Wilson are joining a Board known for its wide range of backgrounds representative of the sports ecosystem and beyond. Members hail from professional sports, teams and leagues, collegiate conferences, media entities and sports broadcasting, powerhouse brands and corporate industry, and academia. This seasoned group of Trustees join WSF in shared passion and drive for advancing girls and women in sports, to reap the life-long benefits that come with sport participation.
To learn more about the newest members of WSF leadership, please find their bios below:
During an illustrious 15-year WNBA career, Swin Cash appeared in nearly 500 regular season games with the Detroit Shock, Seattle Storm, Chicago Sky, Atlanta Dream and New York Liberty. A three-time WNBA champion (2003, 2006, 2010), four-time WNBA All-Star (2003, 2005, 2009, 2011), and two-time WNBA All-Star Game MVP (2009, 2011), she also helped lead the U.S. Women’s National Team to two Olympic gold medals (2004, 2012) and was named one of the WNBA’s Top 20 Best and Most Influential players. Following her retirement from playing, Cash remained with the New York Liberty and assumed a first-of-its-kind WNBA front office position as Director of Franchise Development in January of 2017. She also went on to cover sports and culture for several different media outlets, including Turner Sports, CBS Sports, and MSG Network. In June 2019, Cash became the Vice President of Basketball Operations and Team Development of the New Orleans Pelicans, and in February 2020, was named to the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2020. Off the court, Cash is the founder of Cash Building Blocks, an urban development company that renovates and offers affordable homes for low income families, and the Cash for Kids Foundation, whose mission is to motivate, educate & elevate kids through physical fitness, nutrition, education, cultural trips, and sports camps. She has also worked extensively with the NBA as a global ambassador for social responsibility and civil rights.
Mark Henderson is an American Olympic gold medalist, three-time World champion, two-time Pan American Games champion, four-time Pan Pacific champion and five-time U.S. National champion. He competed at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, where he was the butterfly leg of the gold medal 4×100-meter medley relay, which set the world, Olympic, American, and U.S. Open records. Upon his retirement from swimming, Henderson worked in the financial industry concentrating on Japan and U.S. equities for 15 years for the likes of JP Morgan Securities, Citigroup, and Janney Montgomery Scott. He retired from Wall Street in 2016 and started The Athletes Village, a nonprofit focused on making it easy and fun for elite athletes to give back to the sports community. Henderson has been a member of USA Swimming’s Athlete Executive Council (AEC) (2000–2008), USA Swimming Board member (2000–2008), A member of the United States Olympic Committee Board of Directors and an Athlete Advisory Council (AAC) member (2000–2008) – Chair of the AAC (2004–2008), current Board member of the Leo Brien Foundation, and an Olympic solidarity representative to Zimbabwe (2000–present). He is also Co-Founder of S.W.I.M (Swim with Inspiration and Motivation) learn-to-swim program for inner-city youth in San Francisco, and a participant/member in the Big Brother Program (1988–present) and an avid supporter of Swim Across America. In 2008, Henderson was the recipient of the USA Swimming Athlete Appreciation Award.
Through nine years under Muir’s leadership, Stanford has maintained its reputation as the most successful intercollegiate athletic department in the nation, winning 25 NCAA championships and 34 national titles. The Cardinal has won the Learfield IMG College Directors’ Cup seven times and the Capital One Cup eight times during his tenure. Stanford has also extended one of the most recognizable streaks in college athletics under Muir’s guidance, winning at least one NCAA team championship in each of the last 45 seasons. The most recent NCAA crowns came from women’s basketball and men’s gymnastics, highlighting a 2020-21 campaign in which Stanford completed a sweep of the Capital One Cup with victories in the men’s and women’s divisions. For the 2018-19 season, Muir served as chair of the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Committee, which oversees all administrative aspects of the NCAA Tournament. Muir was also a member of USA Basketball’s 12-member Board of Directors from 2017-20. In 2016, Muir was an Athletic Director of the Year finalist for the Sports Business Journal Awards. In 2015, Muir was a recipient of the NCAA’s prestigious Silver Anniversary Award, which annually recognizes distinguished individuals on the 25th anniversary of the conclusion of their collegiate athletics careers while taking into account professional achievements.
Kimberly K. Wilson
Kimberly Wilson is a passionate, 20-year media and entertainment marketing strategist currently serving as Vice President, Multi- Platform Marketing for The Walt Disney Company. She leads a team of marketers tasked with increasing and sustaining content distribution for Disney’s content portfolio, including brands such as ESPN, Disney+, Marvel, Pixar, ABC, and FX. Prior to joining The Walt Disney Company as a marketing manager with ESPN, Wilson began her career in distribution sales with BET Networks. After three years she transitioned into radio where she served as Director of Marketing for iHeart Radio in New Orleans. Wilson is President and Co-Founder of the Dream A Dream Foundation, a non-profit organization created in her late father’s honor. The Foundation’s mission is to expose youth to careers in sports, music and entrepreneurship. In 2020, she established an annual scholarship at Columbia College Chicago, her undergraduate alma mater, for students pursuing a degree in marketing. She serves on the board of St. Joseph Center whose mission is to provide care, support and resources for Los Angeles’ homeless community. Wilson is a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.
For a complete list of the Women’s Sports Foundation’s Board of Trustees, please click here.
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About the Women’s Sports Foundation
The Women’s Sports Foundation exists to enable girls and women to reach their potential in sport and life. We are an ally, an advocate and a catalyst. Founded by Billie Jean King in 1974, we strengthen and expand participation and leadership opportunities through research, advocacy, community programming and a wide variety of collaborative partnerships. The Women’s Sports Foundation has positively shaped the lives of millions of youth, high school and collegiate student-athletes, elite athletes and coaches. We’re building a future where every girl and woman can #KeepPlaying and unlock the lifelong benefits of sport participation. All girls. All women. All sports.® To learn more about the Women’s Sports Foundation, please visit www.WomensSportsFoundation.org.
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