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President: Layth Gafoor
President Elect: Christopher McCleary
Secretary: Brian R. Socolow
Treasurer: Richard J. Ensor
Director of Publications: Gabe Feldman

Staff

Executive Director: Melissa Pomerene

Board Of Directors

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Scott Bearby
NCAA
Indianapolis, IN

Adolpho A. Birch, III
Tennessee Titans
Nashville, TN

Gregg E. Clifton
Lewis Brisbois
Boston, MA

Dennis M. Coleman
Ropes & Gray LLP
Boston, MA

Maggie Carlyle
Detroit Lions
Detroit, MI

CJ Davis
Puma
Somerville, MA

Tom DePaso
NFLPA
Washington, DC

N. Jeremi Duru
Washington College of Law
Washington DC

Woodie Dixon, Jr.
Chegg, Inc.
Santa Clara, CA

Richard J. Ensor
Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, Inc.
Edison, NJ

Gabe Feldman
Tulane University
New Orleans, LA

Layth Gafoor
Lucentem Sports & Entertainment Law
Toronto, ON
Canada

Aaron Hernandez
Allan "Bud" Selig Sports Law and Business Program at ASU College of Law
Phoenix, AZ

Alanna Hernandez
Wasserman
Los Angeles, CA

Patrick Houlihan
Major League Baseball
New York, NY

Roger P. Kaplan
Alexandria, VA

Robert H. Lattinville
WME
St. Louis, MO

Nona M. Lee
Truth DEI Consulting
Phoenix, AZ

Brandon Leopoldus
Leopoldus Law

Despina Mavromati
BianchiSchwald and a CAS arbitrator
Lausanne, Switzerland

Arthur McAfee
NFL
Washington, DC

Jayma Meyer
Indiana University and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
New York, NY

Chris McCleary
United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee
Colorado Springs, CO

Vicky Neumeyer
New Orleans Saints
New Orleans, LA

Maidie Oliveau
Arent Fox
Los Angeles, CA

Joe Pierce
AMB Sports & Entertainment
Atlanta, GA

Matthieu Reeb
CAS
Lausanne, Switzerland

Allison Rich
University of New Hampshire
Durham, NH

Brian R. Socolow
Loeb & Loeb LLP
New York, NY

Naima Stevenson Starks
Dallas, TX

Nyea Sturman
Orlando Magic
Orlando, FL

Travis T. Tygart
The United States Anti-Doping Agency
Boulder, CO

Norman Wain
USA Track & Field
Indianapolis, IN

Maureen A. Weston
Pepperdine School of Law
Malibu, CA

Vered Yakovee
Yakovee Law
Miami, FL

Warren Zola
Boston College Chief Executives Club
Boston, MA

Former Presidents

John F. Wendel
1988-1993

Bennett, Jacobs & Adams, P.A.
Lakeland, FL

A. Jackson Mills
1993-1995

Ascent Sports Management
Boulder, CO

Gary R. Roberts
1995 - 1997

Bradley University
Peoria, IL

Richard A. Berthelsen
1997 - 1999

NFL Players Association
Washington, DC

William Y. Webb
1999- 2001

Philadelphia Phillies
Philadelphia, PA

Pamela R. Lester
2001- 2003

Lester Sports and Entertainment, Inc.
Skillman, NJ

Richard Thigpen, Jr.
2003-2005

Kirk, Palmer & Thigpen, PA
Charlotte, NC

Kenneth Shropshire
2005-2007

Wharton School
Philadelphia, PA

Gordon I. Kirke, Q.C.
2007 - 2009

Toronto, Ontario
Canada

Robert E. Wallace, Jr.
2009-2011

Thompson Coburn LLP
St. Louis, MO

Tony Agnone
2011-2013

Eastern Athletics Services, Inc.
Hunt Valley, MD

Glenn M. Wong
2013-2015

Arizona State University
Phoenix, AZ

Matthew J. Mitten
2015-2017

National Sports Law Institute and Marquette University Law School
Milwaukee, WI

Nona M. Lee
2017-2019

Truth DEI Consulting
Phoenix, AZ

Robert "Bobby" A. Hacker
2019-2021

Robert A. Hacker Attorney at Law
Marina del Rey, CA

Allison Rich
2021-2023

University of New Hampshire
Durham, NH

Emeritus Directors

William Daly
National Hockey League
New York, NY

Jeffrey B. Gewirtz
Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment
Brooklyn, NY

C. Peter Goplerud
Spencer Fane, LLP
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

Lloyd E. Shefsky; Founder & President Emeritus
Taft Law
Chicago, IL

Michael B. Tannenbaum
ESPN/Sirius
Boca Raton, FL

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