Wayne was appointed as Executive Director on July 1, 2018. He served as Senior Director, Sports, Fitness & Recreation for Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) for 15 years, and joined BGCA as Director, Program Planning in June 2003. He was responsible for program planning and assessment efforts. Wayne previously served as the director for the Cleveland (Ohio) and DeKalb County Georgia Recreation Divisions. He also has front office experience with the Detroit Lions and the Baltimore Orioles. Wayne served as Chairman of the United States Olympic Committee’s Multi-Sport Organization Council. He holds a Master’s in Sports Administration & Facility Management from Ohio University and a Bachelor’s in Journalism from Howard University. He is married to Phillippa Moss and they have one son, Na’im.
Wanda is the first director of graduate business programs for the School of Business at New Jersey City University (NJCU), and was the former founding chair of the management department. An entrepreneur, sports management and sports marketing consultant, she has more than 30 years of experience as a senior global non-profit sports management executive, working on four Summer and one Winter Olympic Games. She is the newly appointed Faculty Athletics Representative (FAR) for NJCU to the NCAA. Prior to entering higher education, Wanda was Deputy Executive Director of USA Baseball, the national governing body for the sport, and was responsible for the overall direction and management of marketing efforts for a new Olympic sport raising more than $3 million annually.
For 27 years, Jon has served as Executive Director of Pop Warner Little Scholars (PWLS) – the largest and oldest football, cheer and dance program in the world. He introduced Coaches Education Programs for volunteers to sportsmanship, coaching techniques and respect for youth. Seeing the need for athletes with special needs, he launched the Challenger Division Flag Football and Cheerleading Program to provide the Pop Warner experience to those athletes. In 2014, Jon was elected President of the National Sports Concussion Coalition. He serves on the Advisory Committee to Heads up Football, and is a Board Member of SAFE, the non-profit arm of the Sports Turf Managers Association.
Pam is the Director of Strategic Sponsor and Partner Services for the Amateur Athletic Union. The AAU has some 700,000 athletes, coach and volunteer members and offers 41 sports. She was the former AAU local District Officer, National Baseball Chair and the first women to serve on the Board of USA Baseball, joining the paid staff in 1997. Under Pam’s leadership, the AAU implemented technological changes including online registration, reporting of data at the local and national level and the issuance of insurance certificates for member organizations at all 57 of its District Chapters. Pam is married to Sam Marshall, and they have one son, Kirby and three grandchildren.
Trish is the Co-founder of National Center for Safety Initiatives (NCSI). NCSI is a mission-based organization focused on the protection of athletes, families and organizations through market leading safety and security programs. Trish is passionate about child safety and well-being. Trish is a corporate executive turned social entrepreneur. Prior to NCSI, she worked as a private sector executive for nearly 15 years. Trish received a Bachelor of Arts in Business Management from Ursuline College, holds SPHR certification and was awarded her Master of Science in Positive Organization Development (MScPOD) degree with honors from Case Western Reserve University’s Weatherhead School of Management in Cleveland, Ohio. She resides in Ohio with her family.
Talty is the Founder, Owner and President of Covey Communications Corp. Covey is a collection of national special interest niche magazines, e-newsletters, web sites, symposiums and social media internet sites including ConventionSouth, SportsEvents, Crossties, and Condo Owner as well as Speedlines, Coastal Design and Alabama Living. Tally previously worked with the Tuscaloosa News and Boone Newspapers, Inc., Antique Monthly magazine, Horizon magazine and others in Tuscaloosa, Alabama and New York, New York. He created the PlayItUp! Youth Sports Foundation in 2013 which provides financial support to under-served youth athletes. Tally holds a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Alabama. He is married to Carrie W. O’Connor, and they have three daughters – Bethy, Kelsey and Kerri.
Frank is the owner of Rab’s Country Lanes in Staten Island. He served as the 2015-2018 President of the United States Bowling Congress (USBC) Board of Directors. USBC has a network of 1.5 million bowlers. He has served on various boards including the Bowling Proprietor’s Association of America and the Staten Island USBC Association. Frank has also served as the International Bowling Campus (IBC) Youth Committee chair. Frank received the Staten Island Chapter of the American Cancer Society Distinguished Community Service Award in 2012, the Staten Island Economic Development Corporation’s 20 Under 40 Award recipients and one of the Top 40 Under 40 in the Bowling Industry on the inaugural list in 2015.