An associate vice president of operations for A.R.T. (Active Release Techniques) in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Mark Fretta manages the daily operations at the firm. Before joining the firm in late 2014, Mark Fretta worked as a certified Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) and International Basketball Federation (FIBA) agent. He has been involved with a number of industry organizations, including the Women’s National Basketball Players Association (WNBPA).
Formed in 1998, the WNBPA represents all players of the WNBA. As the earliest labor union consisting of professional women athletes, the WNBPA approved the first collective bargaining agreement for women’s professional sports. Today, the WNBPA advocates on behalf of its members. Examples of organization advocacy efforts include appealing fines, providing legal advice, and filing grievances.
In September 2015, the WNBPA unveiled a new logo. The new colors and design reflect the strength of the organization and its women members. The design now features an orange and tan basketball above the letters WNBPA. There is a small blue star below the letters.