Scott Rochelle was named President and CEO of the National Basketball Retired Players Association in March 2018, after serving in several senior roles, including Senior Vice President of Partnership Development / General Counsel, and Vice President of Membership, Programming and Chapter Development.
In his role as President and CEO, Rochelle oversees the Retired Players Association’s day-to-day operations, including securing new cutting-edge partnerships for former players to thrive and prosper. In addition, he continues to strengthen and foster the association’s local chapters which has expanded to 12 cities during his tenure as President and CEO.
At 41, Rochelle, is a rising star in the basketball world, working closely with the NBA executive team to guide revenue-generating and philanthropic programs that involve the greatest names in the NBA. He is re-writing the business strategy of the Retired Players Association and has the support of the NBA and NBPA.
Prior to joining the Retired Players Association, Rochelle served as an attorney for a mid-sized Chicago law firm, leading the Sports and Entertainment practice group with a focus on professional athlete business advisement, contract and endorsement representation.
He currently serves as a member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee for the U.S. Center for SafeSport and has served as a Board Trustee of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame since 2018.
Rochelle is a graduate of Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia and received his Master’s in Education and a law degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.