Newsome Named NBA Senior Vice President, Chief Security Officer

Leon Newsome '88 has been named Senior Vice President, Chief Security Officer for the National Basketball Association (NBA) where he will oversee all aspects of security operations for the NBA, WNBA, NBA G League, NBA 2K League, and the soon-to-launch Basketball Africa League, as well as the NBA’s 15 offices worldwide. Previously, Leon served as the Deputy Director of the U.S. Secret Service, where he oversaw the daily investigative and protective operations globally, implemented emerging protective technologies, and led the agency’s public and private partnerships on issues directly impacting national security. “Leon is an extraordinarily accomplished security professional and leader and we are grateful to welcome him to the NBA,” said NBA President, Administration Bob Criqui. “His vast experience with the Secret Service on a global basis will be an enormous benefit to our fans, players, teams, and staff.” Read the full announcement here.