USGA Leadership

Cathy Engelbert

USGA Executive Committee

Cathy Engelbert, of Berkeley Heights, N.J., is in her third year as a member of the USGA Executive Committee.

Engelbert was named the WNBA’s first-ever commissioner in 2019 after a storied 33-year career at Deloitte, in which she became the first female CEO in the history of a Big Four professional services firm. As Deloitte CEO from 2015-2019, Engelbert led more than 100,000 professionals of the accounting and consulting organization in the United States. Prior to that, she served large, complex global clients, including in the financial services, consumer products, and pharmaceutical industries. She also served on the Deloitte board of directors for over 7 years, as the first woman chair of the Center for Audit Quality Governing Board and, as a strong supporter of diversity and inclusion, as the first woman chair of the Catalyst Board, a global nonprofit organization that promotes inclusive workplaces for women.  

She was a founding member of the CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion, is a vice chair of the Partnership for New York City, serves on the Business Council, and previously served as a member of the Business Roundtable, where she sat on the Education & Workforce and Immigration committees. She is currently a member of the boards of McDonald’s Corporation and Royalty Pharma plc, and was named one of Fortune’s Most Powerful Women for four consecutive years. 

Engelbert, a former Division I college basketball and lacrosse player at Lehigh University, has since found a passion for golf and is a proud mother to two children. 

In 2023, Engelbert will chair the Finance committee and will serve on the Audit & Risk, Championship, Governance and Nominating committees.