Renee Brown has been at the WNBA since its inception. Twenty years after joining the league, the WNBA's chief of basketball operations and player relations is stepping down this month.

Brown is one of a handful of people still involved in the league since its beginning.

In her current role and through her work with the WNBA's competition committee, Brown has directly influenced how the game is played. This past season, teams set records for points per game, field goals made and attempted, field goal percentage, free throws made, free throw percentage and assists.

Brown has also been involved with USA Basketball since 1996. She has served on its board of directors and chaired the selection committee of the senior national team. The U.S. hasn't lost in the Olympics since Brown got involved, winning six consecutive gold medals.