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Tom retired from Accenture after 34 years in the Consulting Industry. At the time of his retirement, he was a Senior Executive and the Managing Director of the Milwaukee office as well as the Director of Quality for the Products North America Operating Group. He has worked with a wide range of clients including Harley-Davidson, Case-New Holland, Johnson Controls, Miller Brewing, Tombstone Pizza, Kohler and Rockwell Automation. He has extensive experience working with Manufacturers and Dealer organizations to identify and implement improvements in Quality, Customer Service, Manufacturing Operations and Information Technology. Tom is a graduate of Purdue University, receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics in 1974 and a Master of Science degree in Industrial Administration from the Krannert School in 1975. He is currently a member of the KSAA board. Tom Is married to Diane, another Purdue graduate (BA 1976) who is a fine artist in jewelry, pastels and printmaking. They spend their time in Milwaukee and Santa Fe where art is being made and motorcycles are being ridden.
Hometown: Mequon, WI
Summer Academy Coach ’09 - '12
SportsChallenge Summer Alumni Intern ‘10.
Education: Marquette University ‘11 (varsity soccer and track)
Currently: Graduate student—University of Oxford (UK)
Jeremy Berman is a founder and Managing Partner of Wavecrest Asset Management, an investment management firm and hedge fund in New York City. Jeremy previously worked at J.P. Morgan, Bank of America, and Morgan Stanley building customized low volatility equity and commodity investments for clients. Jeremy has a B.A. from Haverford College, and graduated Beta Gamma Sigma with an M.B.A from Columbia Business School. Jeremy was an all-conference baseball player at two positions at Haverford, and was a member of the SportsChallenge staff during its first two years. He lives in New York with his wife Erica.
John grew up in New York City and graduated from Riverdale Country School where he lettered in baseball, basketball and soccer. John went on to play college baseball and graduate from Haverford College in 2000. During the summers of 1997 and 1999, John served on SportsChallenge's staff as a coach and teacher. John moved to the Washington, D.C. area in 2002 to attend law school at George Washington University. Shortly thereafter, John began coaching select baseball with Headfirst, where he is now employed full-time. During his years as a law student and a litigation associate at Nixon Peabody LLP, John's involvement with youth sports continued as his role at Headfirst expanded. In 2008, John left his legal practice to join Headfirst full-time, where he now serves as Associate Director of the College Advisory Team and Honor Roll Camps. John has since founded Bramlette Consulting, LLC, which offers education consulting and college counseling services to high school students. John currently resides in Washington, DC with his wife Laura.
Sally Colella is an independent executive coach and educator. Current clients include: Cisco Systems, MedImmune, Merck, National Cooperative Bank, the SEC and World Bank. Sally received her BA in Economics from the University of Virginia, a Graduate Certificate in Organization Development from Georgetown University and an MA in Organization Management from the Fielding Graduate University. Prior employers include Fannie Mae and The Washington Post.
Sally is the mother of two adult sons, Mario Colella, a former varsity wrestler and team captain at the Edmund Burke School and Michael Colella, a former varsity rower and team captain for Bethesda-Chevy Chase (B-CC) Crew. Sally and her husband, Carlo, are part of the Rock Creek Cross Fit Community in Kensington, MD.
Jeannette Cooper's passion is education through the physical. Prior to coming to Westtown, she served as Dean of Students and Director of Athletics at the Berkshire School. Jeannette is a member of the NFHCA High School National Academic Squad Committee and the Pennsylvania State Athletic Directors Association. She is a presenter at numerous professional conferences and meetings, coaches Varsity Field Hockey, teaches Health and Life Skills, and is herself a competitive tennis player. Jeannette is also a founding member of the Pennsylvania Independent School Athletic Association. She has been involved in education and athletics for over thirty five years primarily in independent schools.
Kara is a member of the government contracts practice group at Arnold and Porter in Washington, DC. She handles bid protests, claims and related litigation, as well as counseling clients on diverse government contracts issues. Prior to entering private practice, Ms. Daniels clerked for the Honorable Ellen L. Hollander, Associate Judge of the Court of Special Appeals of Maryland. Kara is a graduate of Haverford College where she was a two-sport varsity athlete, and she earned her J.D. with honors from George Washington University. Ms. Daniels currently resides in Washington, D.C. She currently serves as the Secretary of the SportsChallenge Board of Directors following two years in the elected position of Board Chair.
Lisa Danzig is the Director for the Office of Strategic Planning and Management for the US Dept. of Housing and Urban Development. The Office of Strategic Planning and Management is responsible for driving organizational, programmatic and operational change across the department, in order to maximize agency performance. The office facilitates the department-wide strategic planning process with the Secretary. Prior to joining the federal government, Lisa worked for the City of New York at the Department of Housing, Preservation and Development as the Assistant Commissioner of the Strategic Planning Group until the Commissioner was appointed Secretary of HUD. She received her MBA from the Tuck School at Dartmouth and spent 6 years as a community organizer working on crime and violence issues in San Francisco and nationally.
Jeremy Edwards grew up in Washington, D.C. and attended St. Albans School serving as a senior prefect and two-sport captain. He went on to graduate from Haverford College where he played baseball, captained the basketball team and eventually coached. Jeremy later led a professional European basketball club to Welsh and English League Championships. While in the UK, Jeremy coached the men's team at Cardiff University, the women's team at the University of Wales and the Welsh Junior National Team. Jeremy went on to earn a Master’s degree in Leadership Studies from Stanford University's School of Education. He taught, coached, served as the Dean of Students and directed the Leadership Program at the Edmund Burke School (DC) where he worked for 15 years.
In 1996, Jeremy co-founded the SportsChallenge Leadership Academy. He has facilitated over 250 leadership workshops for students, parents, coaches and faculty throughout the country for SportsChallenge and the Stanford University based Positive Coaching Alliance. He has presented at over a dozen conferences, sat on numerous panels and served as a keynote speaker. He has coached middle, high school and college athletes in over 1,000 contests, and has been the Executive Director of SportsChallenge since 2007. Jeremy lives in DC with his wife, Amy Nakamoto, and their toddlers, Marcus, Austin and Owen.
You can reach Jeremy via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Jon Fetterolf has extensive experience in white collar criminal defense and complex civil litigation. Mr. Fetterolf's criminal practice has involved the representation of individuals and companies under investigation for price fixing, bribery, money laundering, and a variety of other types of financial fraud including tax, securities, accounting, and government contract fraud. He has conducted corporate internal investigations relating to possible violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and has represented clients in parallel civil proceedings, including internal investigations and investigations by the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Federal Trade Commission, various congressional committees and other federal and state regulators.
Jon's civil practice has focused on complex commercial matters, with a particular focus on antitrust litigation. Jon has represented corporations and individuals in multi-district litigation, class action proceedings as well as other complex litigation matters in numerous state and federal courts.
Jon has also been involved in the firm's sports law practice, and oversees the firm’s representation of baseball players. He is a certified agent with the Major League Baseball Players Association, and has represented athletes in contract negotiations, salary arbitrations, free agency, before congressional committees, and advised players and their families in the Major League Baseball amateur draft.
Jon joined Williams & Connolly LLP in 2001, and has been a partner since 2008. Before joining Williams & Connolly LLP, Jon served as a law clerk for The Honorable Pamela A. Rymer of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and The Honorable Edmund V. Ludwig of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
Thad directed the SportsChallenge Summer Academy baseball program in 1996. Thad graduated from Haverford College in 1994 where he served as the varsity baseball captain. Mr. Levine then worked for Coca-Cola, Reebok and Rockport and went on to earn his MBA from UCLA. Thad was then hired by the Los Angeles Dodgers before moving to Denver to work for the Colorado Rockies where he was in the front office from 1999-2005. In October of 2005, Thad was named the Assistant General Manager of the Texas Rangers. Thad lives in Dallas with his wife, Claudette, and their three children.
Kevin earned degrees in education from Lesley College (B.A.) and Harvard University (Ed.M.). After playing baseball overseas for the British National Champion Cobham Yankees, Kevin moved into a high school teaching and coaching career that included a stint as Head of Upper School at Canterbury School (IN). Kevin then moved into a collegiate coaching career in both basketball and baseball. For the past 21 years, Coach Morgan has been on the coaching staff at Haverford College. During that time, he has helped oversee the five most productive baseball seasons in the history of the institution. In 1996, Kevin founded the SportsChallenge Leadership and Education Alliance, now SportsChallenge Leadership Academy, which he directed for ten years.
Eric is a founder, managing director, and CEO of Liberty Towers, LLC, a wireless communications tower company, headquartered in the Washington, DC area. Eric has over 25 years experience in financing, acquiring, managing, developing, and operating communications towers and other businesses. In 1991, he co-founded, was EVP, and served on the Board of Telecom Towers, LLC, a start-up communications tower company which grew to own approximately 400 towers and managed over 2000 other wireless antenna sites. Telecom Towers was sold to American Towers (NYSE) in 1999 for a value in excess of $200 million.
Eric serves or has served on several other Boards, including the Board of Trustees of The Kingsbury Center, a school, tutoring, and diagnostic facility in Washington, DC, for children and adults with learning issues. Eric is active in his church and has enjoyed teaching young people and coaching many youth boys’ and girls’ soccer and basketball teams. He lives in Washington, DC, with his wife Sharie, their son Patrick, and their four dogs.
Valerie Thompson has been working in the healthcare industry for fifteen years. Currently, she works at M-Group Consulting where she provides strategic, financial and operational planning for physician owned dialysis facilities. Val received a B.S. from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, where she was a varsity basketball letter winner. She also has an MBA from the University of Southern California.
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