Tamika Tremaglio leaving Deloitte to head NBA players union
Tremaglio has served as adviser, consultant to NBPA since 2012
Tamika L. Tremaglio is leaving her post as Deloitte’s Greater Washington managing principal to be the executive director of the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) union at the end of this year.
“I’ve worked with some of the brightest business and legal minds in the world,” she said in a statement. “I’ve broken barriers, challenged misperceptions and, much like the professional athletes I’ve supported over the years, I have defied the odds. I’m incredibly grateful and passionate about this opportunity to serve the players and positively contribute to the role that the NBPA will play in the future of basketball, both on and off the court.”
Tremaglio has served as an adviser and consultant to the NBPA since 2012.
Tremaglio currently oversees more than 14,000 employees across 23 offices in the Greater Washington area, as she has since 2017. She has been with Deloitte since 2010. As a leader in Deloitte’s Consumer Products and Sports Industry practice, she worked with the NBPA on internal business and compliance practices, and in 2019, she advised WNBA players during the successful negotiation of their current collective bargaining agreement. Tremaglio holds law and MBA degrees. She’s been named to Virginia Business’ Virginia 500 two years in a row.
Tremaglio will succeed Michele Roberts, who will retire at the end of the year.
“Tamika has been by our side for many years, advising us on the best practices and policies needed for our organization to operate more like a successful business,” NBPA President CJ McCollum, who plays for the Portland Trailblazers, said in a statement. “Given Michele’s strong leadership and guidance that have brought us to where we are today, we were looking for a next-generation leader, who has the skills, vision and credibility to pick up where Michele will leave off and to elevate our union to even greater heights.”
Established in 1954, the New York-based National Basketball Players Association is the union for current professional basketball players in the National Basketball Association. It advocates on behalf of NBA players through negotiating collective bargaining agreements, filing grievances on behalf of players and counseling players on benefits, as well as educational and post-NBA opportunities.