MANHATTAN, NY - NOVEMBER 7, 2014: Michele Roberts, the Executive Director of National Basketball Players Association, is seen in offices in Harlem in Manhattan, NY. 11/7/2014 (Photo by ©Jennifer S. Altman/For The Washington Post via Getty Images)

Michele A. Roberts

Michele A. Roberts is the executive director of the National Basketball Players Association, the first woman to hold that position. In addition, she is also the first woman to head a major professional sports union in North America. Aside from her leading position with the NBA, Roberts is also a practicing attorney with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meager & Flom.