Donna Daniels begins her first season as Chase Center General Manager, bringing over 30 years of NBA experience—including 25 years at the NBA league office—to her role in San Francisco. She reports directly to Warriors President and Chief Operating Officer, Brandon Schneider.
In her role, Daniels is responsible for all venue operations, including security, event services, food and beverage, box office, content and programming and guest services.
Prior to joining the Warriors and Chase Center, Daniels served as Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Prudential Center at Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment. There, she oversaw all Prudential Center operations, including management of the Grammy Museum Experience at Prudential Center. From 2016-19, she held the title of Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment Senior Vice President of Business Operations, where she was responsible for all business operations efforts related to revenue generation and operational efficiencies.
Daniels brings over 30 years of experience in the NBA-including 25 years at the league office. She has held various roles within the league, with her most recent being served as Vice President, Team Marketing and Business Operations from 2011-16. Her span at the NBA also included stops as Vice President of Strategic Initiatives (2008-11), Vice President, TMBO (2004-08), Vice President, Team Sponsorship Development (2002-04), Vice President, D-League Marketing (2002), and in 2001, was named Team President of the Roanoke Dazzle, launching one of the NBA D-League’s inaugural teams, where she oversaw all business and basketball operations.
In 2019, Crain’s New York named Daniels to their Notable Women in Sports Business list and she was named a 2020 VenuesNow Women of Influence. In 2021, ROI New Jersey named Daniels a Women in Sports Business Influencer, and Cynopsis Women in Media named her to their annual Operations Front Runners list. A native of the East Coast, Daniels graduated with her Bachelor of Arts from Hobart & Williams Colleges.