INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Fever hired former White House adviser Allison Barber as president and chief operating officer and promoted former star Tamika Catchings to vice president of basketball operations.
Barber will replace Kelly Krauskopf, who became assistant general manager of the NBA’s Indiana Pacers in December. Barber has been serving as chancellor of Western Governors University Indiana and will be only the second team president in franchise history.
She also was deputy assistant secretary of defense and special detail to the Office of Global Communications in the White House during part of the George W. Bush administration.
“I am energized by this new opportunity to serve our team, our city and state as the new president of the Indiana Fever,” Barber said in a statement released by the team on Monday. “The team and I will work to earn the support of our fans through our commitment, our competitive spirit and our contribution. I am optimistic about our future.”