Monday, June 11, 2007
"Are you the new intern?"
Kara Linse often confronts that question in meetings full of people twice her age. With grace and a glowing smile, she responds, "No, I've actually assigned tasks to the interns, so they won't be joining us. I'm Kara, the president."
At 21, Linse became the youngest president of a professional basketball team, The Eugene Chargers in Oregon. Most presidents of minor league men's basketball teams don't have much in common with Linse -- many are men in their 40s and 50s who own the team. But Linse dribbled over convention with her move to The Chargers after her first job out of college in Sydney, Australia, with the National Basketball League.
As the president of the Chargers, Linse basically runs the team, from managing the marketing campaign to overseeing the players, dance team, general manager and, of course, the interns.
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