The Women’s National Basketball Players Association Executive Committee announced today that Terri Carmichael Jackson has been named Director of Operations. In her new role, Jackson will be responsible for WNBPA board relations, executive leadership and management, financial governance, and stakeholder outreach.
“We are excited to welcome Terri to the WNBPA team,” said Executive Committee President Tamika Catchings. “She brings extraordinary leadership skills and a wealth of knowledge that will be essential in continuing the growth of the WNBPA.”
Jackson comes to the WNBPA after spending the last four years with the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) in Indianapolis, most recently serving as the Director of Law, Policy and Governance. In this role, she was the primary contact and staff support to university chancellors, presidents and athletics administrators who comprised the Association’s highest governing body, the NCAA Board of Governors. Jackson also worked with all divisions of governance (Divisions I, II, III) and association-wide committees to ensure consistency of process and strategic coordination in legislative and policy matters.
Jackson also served as the Associate Director for the NCAA’s Office of the Committees on Infractions (COI), where she led the training for members of the Division I and II Committees on Infractions on NCAA enforcement reform. In addition, she was responsible for spearheading the Division I COI membership expansion and outreach initiatives during the first phase of expansion.
Prior to her time at the NCAA, Jackson served as Legal Counsel for Athletics and, later, Assistant General Counsel and FOIA Officer for the University of the District of Columbia (UDC). At UDC, she worked closely with NCAA Athletic Department senior staff on Title IX Compliance, student-athlete welfare, NCAA rules education and corporate sponsorship agreements.
Jackson has also taught courses on Women in Sport at American University, Trinity University, University of the Incarnate Word and Tulane University.
A native of Metuchen, New Jersey, Jackson earned her Juris Doctor from Georgetown University Law Center and her Bachelor of Arts from Georgetown University. Jackson and her husband, Jaren, have one son, Jaren Jr.