By USA Swimming | Monday, September 16, 2019
USA Swimming Chief Administrative Officer & General Counsel Lucinda McRoberts was one of 40 women selected for the Sports Business Journal’s ninth annual class of Game Changers, a recognition of women in senior leadership roles across sports business.
The SBJ featured McRoberts and the other honorees in its Sept. 16 issue, and will recognize them on Sept. 17 at the Game Changers: Women in Sports Business conference in New York.
A graduate of Yale University and the University of Michigan Law School, McRoberts joined USA Swimming in December 2014 in the newly-created position of Chief Counsel & Director of Legal Affairs and became Secretary & General Counsel in January 2016.
She currently oversees the Business Affairs Unit, which includes Safe Sport, Human Resources, Government Relations, Risk Management, IT and Office Management. She serves as an advisor to the chief executive officer, senior staff and board of directors on legal matters.
McRoberts also leads the organization’s efforts with respect to the National Board of Review and appeals, criminal background checks, athlete partnerships, National Team selections, sponsorships and special events, and civil litigation and risk management.
McRoberts had extensive experience working with USA Swimming as outside counsel until her internal appointment. Prior to her relocation to Colorado Springs, she worked at a corporate law firm in St. Louis.