Nona Lee is in her 21st season with the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2020, and serves as Executive Vice President & Chief Legal Officer, overseeing all legal matters for the organization and managing the Legal Department. She is also the chair of D-backs For Change, the Arizona Diamondbacks’ Diversity & Inclusion / Social Justice Initiative. Lee is also active in the community and in the sports industry. She is the founder of the Phoenix Women’s Sports Association, an Arizona non-profit organization whose mission is to help girls and women find their power through sports. In addition, she currently serves as a member of the board of directors and Immediate Past President of the Sports Lawyers Association, as well as Co-Chairing the Diversity & Inclusion Committee, Nominating & Governance Committee and Strategic Planning Committees for the SLA. Lee also serves on the boards of the National LGBT Bar and Blvck Womxn Worldwide, as well as on the advisory boards for the Phoenix Chapter of Women in Sports & Events (WISE), the National Sports Law Institute at Marquette University School of Law, and the Sports Law and Business Program at Arizona State University Law School. In addition, Lee serves on the American Arbitration Association’s commercial and sports law panels, and is a member of the NCAA’s Independent Resolution Panel. Lee also serves on the Greater Phoenix Economic Council’s Next Council. Lee has received several awards including, most recently, the 2017 Positively Powerful Women Award for Global Leadership, being named a Sports Business Journal Game Changers in 2018, and being honored in 2019 as a Woman of Distinction by Achieving My Purpose, as well as by the Arizona State Bar as Outstanding In-House Counsel of the Year.
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