Lesley Slaton Brown serves as Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Officer for The National Basketball Association (NBA).
In this role, Slaton Brown will be responsible for driving ongoing DEI efforts for the NBA and its teams. She will work with the league’s Chief People Officer and the teams’ diversity and inclusion leaders to implement and advance DEI processes, including the recruitment and retention of diverse talent, the development and enhancement of employee resource programs, and setting and assessing metrics for success.
Slaton Brown joins the NBA from HP, Inc., where she served as Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer since 2015.
Most recently, Slaton Brown was named Diversity and Inclusion Champion of the Year by Girls in Tech.
Slaton Brown is currently a member of the University of California Merced Board of Trustees, Curated Pathways to Innovation’s (CPI) Board of Directors, and the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Business Dean’s Roundtable’s Advisory Board.
Slaton Brown earned a Bachelor of Arts in communications from Boise State University, where she played basketball. She also completed the Black Leaders Program at Stanford Graduate School of Business.