Theresa Clark Messer

- National Basketball Players Association

Theresa Clark Messer is the Director of Finance for the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) and the Women’s National Basketball Players Association (WNBPA) and all of their respective related entities. As the chief financial officer, she has fiduciary responsibility for financial and taxation reporting, budgeting, investing, auditing and treasury activities. Additionally, Ms. Messer administers the Players’ group licensing program and serves on the boards that oversee the benefits jointly administered with the NBA.

Ms. Messer began her career at Peat Marwick & Mitchell, now KPMG. During her tenure, she obtained her Certified Public Accountant license and attained the position of Audit Manager. She left to join MetLife’s Financial Accounting Management Program (FAMP) as a financial consultant and then moved on to various management positions at NYNEX, now Verizon.

She earned an Associates degree in Applied Science from the Borough of Manhattan Community College, a Bachelors degree in Business Administration from Pace University, and a Masters degree in Business Administration from Long Island University.