Tamika Tremaglio headshot

Prestigious Luminary Award to be presented at DC Conference on 11/2

Washington, DC (September 13, 2023) – The Diversity and Flexibility Alliance will present Tamika L. Tremaglio, Executive Director of the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA), with its 2023 Luminary Award. This award recognizes a global thought leader who is consistently and uniquely devoted to the advancement of diversity and whose vision is leaving a lasting legacy of inclusivity for future leaders. The Alliance will present the award during its 2023 Annual Conference, Humanizing the Workplace: Thriving Beyond the Global Reset on Thursday, November 2 in Washington, DC. Registration is open to the public and available here.

“Tamika Tremaglio has shattered many glass ceilings in her extraordinary career, but it’s her unwavering commitment to serving others with authenticity, selflessness and grace that makes her a true Luminary,” said Manar Morales, President & CEO of the Diversity and Flexibility Alliance.  “Throughout her career Tamika has consistently demonstrated her passion for mentoring, her dedication to leading with inclusivity, and her determination to holding the door open for the next generation of leaders.”

“I am humbled and honored to receive the 2023 Luminary Award from the Diversity and Flexibility Alliance,” said Tamika L. Tremaglio, Executive Director of the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA). “As leaders, we have amazing opportunities on a daily basis to lift others up, strengthen our culture of inclusivity, and enable the people around us to learn, develop, and cultivate critical professional skills. I hope future leaders will continue to embrace their responsibility as champions of diversity and inclusion. Embracing diversity and inclusion is not just about checking a box; it’s a pillar of leadership and a strategic advantage that enriches organizations and propels all of us toward greater innovation and success.”

In her role as Executive Director of the NBPA, Tremaglio works on behalf of NBA players to ensure their rights are protected and that they are fairly compensated for the value they bring to the court and as ambassadors of the game around the world. In April of this year, Tremaglio successfully completed the negotiation of the 7-year NBA/NBPA collective bargaining agreement, which will run through the 2029-2030 season. Prior to joining the NBPA, Tremaglio had an extensive career with Deloitte and served as the Managing Principal for the firm’s Greater Washington offices where she built a thriving practice and served as a trusted advisor to many Fortune 1000 clients.  At Deloitte, she managed over 15,000 professionals across 17 offices that provided market-leading audit, tax, advisory, and consulting services.

Tremaglio has been widely recognized for her excellence in leadership and outstanding career achievements, including receiving the 2023 Corporate Counsel Women of Color Diamond Award of Excellence, and being named to the Sports Illustrated Power List 2023: The 50 Most Influential Figures in Sports.  In 2022, she received the Charlotte E. Ray Award, named for the first African American female lawyer in the US and presented by the Minority Corporate Counsel Association to a woman lawyer for her exceptional achievements in the legal profession and extraordinary contribution to the advancement of women in the profession. Last year, she was also named to the Sports Business Journal’s 2022 Most Influential in Sports Business list. In 2020, Tremaglio received the Triple-Impact Executive Award from the Positive Coaching Alliance for her community leadership and commitment to youth development, college preparedness and STEM education in the Washington DC area.

In addition to her extensive career, Tremaglio has devoted significant time to giving back to her community by volunteering, mentoring, and serving others. She has served as a Director on the Board of more than ten organizations including, Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation, the United Way of the National Capital Area, Tuskegee University and as the Chairman of the Board at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law.

For more than a decade, the Diversity and Flexibility Alliance has collaborated with organizations to develop inclusive flexible working cultures that cultivate diversity in leadership, drive workplace wellbeing, and foster a more humanized work experience.  The Alliance provides practical research-based solutions, customizable training programs, strategic advisory services and a peer-learning network that increase organizational effectiveness through diversity and flexibility.


Contact: Manar Morales