Leadership & Staff

Theresa Clark Messer, Comptroller

Theresa Clark Messer is the Finance Controller for BGCNW. Prior to joining the BGCNW she was the Director of Finance for the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) and the Wom-en’s National Basketball Players Association (WNBPA). She was the first woman to hold this position since the NBPA’s inception in 1954. During her tenure, she was responsible for financial and taxation reporting, budgeting, investing, auditing and treasury activities. Additionally, Ms. Messer administered the Players’ group licensing program and served on the boards overseeing benefits jointly administered with the NBA.

One of Ms. Messer’s most notable achievements is co-managing the multi-million dollar renovation of the Mutual Life Insurance building in Harlem. Ms. Messer was also a member of the nego-tiation teams that assisted NBA players during the 1998 and 2011 lockouts, as well as the WNBA players in the first collective bar-gaining agreement for professional women athletes.

Theresa is currently is an adjunct professor in Accounting at the Borough of Manhattan Community College where she earned an Associates degree in Applied Science. She also has Bachelors degree in Business Administration from Pace University, and a MBA from Long Island University.


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