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Lisa Borders has three decades of leadership across the private, public and non-profit sectors. She is the CEO of LMB Group, LLC, a management consultancy firm, and currently chairs the Borders Commission, a strategic task force chartered by the United States Olympic Committee.

Borders was the inaugural president and CEO of TIME'S UP, an organization that advocates for safe, fair and dignified work for all women. Borders was also formerly the president of the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA), where she is credited with accelerating the league’s growth and creating new ways for fans to engage with the league.

Prior to the WNBA, Borders was vice president of global community affairs at The Coca-Cola Company and chair of The Coca-Cola Foundation. Her work focused on the integration of the company’s global community outreach and philanthropic efforts into its broader sustainability agenda. Borders also served as President of the Grady Health Foundation, the fundraising arm of Grady Health System, Georgia’s largest public hospital, where she led a successful five-year, $325 million capital campaign.  From 2004 to 2010, Borders held elective office as President of the City Council and Vice Mayor of Atlanta. 

Borders graduated from Duke in 1979 with a French major. She has said, “Duke was willing to bet on me, and that was profoundly inspiring for me.” She went on to earn a Master of Health Administration from the University of Colorado. Elected to the Duke University Board of Trustees in 2015, she serves on the External Engagement Committee and the Next Generation Living and Learning Experience Task Force.