Dearica Hamby, a WNBA basketball forward on the Las Vegas Aces, still has the email saved in her Sent folder from when she first reached out to Ron Waldon. Back when she was a junior at Wake Forest, Hamby got in touch with the former director of regional sales at Jordan Brand to ask for an internship. Hamby, who started playing basketball during her junior year of high school (which is considered late for the sport), figured if she didn’t make it as a player, she could get a corporate job with a brand like Jordan to work in the sports industry. Waldon connected her to different people at Jordan, but after a while she let the dream of interning go so she could focus on basketball. Read More