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President: Allison Rich
Incoming President: Layth Gafoor
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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Jessica Berman
National Women’s Soccer League
Chicago, IL

Adolpho A. Birch, III
Tennessee Titans
Nashville, TN

Mary K. Braza
Foley & Lardner, LLP
Milwaukee, WI

Gregg E. Clifton
Jackson Lewis P.C.
Phoenix, AZ

Dennis M. Coleman
Ropes & Gray LLP
Boston, MA

Maggie Carlyle
Pac12
Kansas City, MO

William David Cornwell, Sr.
Atlanta, GA

William Daly
National Hockey League
New York, NY

Tom DePaso
NFLPA
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

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

Patrick Houlihan
Major League Baseball
New York, NY

Roger P. Kaplan
Alexandria, VA

Robert H. Lattinville
Spencer Fane, LLP
St. Louis, MO

Nona M. Lee
Truth DEI Consulting
Phoenix, AZ

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

Matthew J. Mitten
National Sports Law Institute and Marquette University Law School
Milwaukee, WI

Vicky Neumeyer
New Orleans Saints
New Orleans, LA

Maidie Oliveau
Arent Fox
Los Angeles, CA

Ian Penny
MLBPA
New York, NY

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
Varsity Brands
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

Josh Whitman
University of Illinois
Champaign, IL

Vered Yakovee
Yakovee Law
Miami, FL

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

Arizona State University
Scottsdale, AZ

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

Arizona Diamondbacks
Phoenix, AZ

Emeritus Directors

Stokely G. Caldwell, Jr.
Robinson Bradshaw and Hinson PA
Charlotte, NC

Dennis Curran
NFL
New York, NY

Donald M. Fehr
NHLPA
Toronto, Ontario Canada

Craig E. Fenech
Law Offices of Craig E. Fenech
Fallbrook, CA

Jeffrey B. Gewirtz
Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment
Brooklyn, NY

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

Stan Kasten
Los Angeles Dodgers
Atlanta, GA

Richard M. Moss
Pacific Palisades, CA

Jay Moyer
NFL
New York, NY

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

Michael B. Tannenbaum
ESPN/Sirius
Boca Raton, FL

Richard L. Wagenheim
Wagenheim & Wagner, P.A.
Fort Lauderdale, FL

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