Eric Hutcherson leads the NBA’s Human Resources department, managing a team that drives the NBA’s global workforce strategy built on a commitment to attracting, retaining, developing and engaging top talent for the NBA, WNBA, NBA G League, and NBA 2K League. With a focus on people, culture, and innovation, Eric is responsible for leading global projects, processes, and analytics that address business needs. He partners with the leagues’ senior leadership to enable, empower, and develop employees in 13 U.S. and international offices guided by the league’s strategic direction.
Prior to joining the NBA in July 2014, Eric was Managing Director and Chief HR Officer for the U.S. and Canada Division of Marsh, held several leadership positions at Mercer, worked for Foot Locker, and served as Assistant Director of Public Relations for the Boston Celtics.
Eric is a motivational speaker and created a career development training program, “Say Yes to Success.” He serves on the Board of Trustees for The Hun School of Princeton, the Board of Directors for Covenant House, and the Senior Advisory Council for the National Association of African Americans in HR.
Eric earned a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from New York University and a master’s degree in Sports Management and Administration from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.