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Board Member Biographies


Eileen Tabert - National Vice President-Administration

Eileen Tabert Photo

Personal Information:

  • Married to Herb for 38 yrs. 
  • Mom of 3 children, Chip, Erich and Natasha who played in AYSO.
  • Brigham Young University, Bachelor of Science degree: Child Development and Family Relations.
  • Co-owner with my husband of our travel agency “Travels by Herb”

AYSO Experience:

Regional Staff

  • Regional Commissioner – 3 yrs.
  • Regional Tournament Director – 3 yrs.
  • Regional Tournament Sponsor coordinator – 3 yrs.
  • U 16 Coach - 1 yr.
  • Regional Treasurer - 4 yrs.
  • Select team Manager – 1 yr.

Area Staff

  • Area Director – 6 yrs.
  • Assistant Area Director – 1 yr.
  • Area Management Admin. – 3 yrs.
  • Section Staff

    • Section Director - current SD (6yrs to May 2016)
    • CVPA
    • Section Advanced Management Instructor
    • National Tournament Advisory Commission member  – 1 yr.

    National Programs Staff

    • RC Training Instructor – instructor since Class 1 to present
    • Chair, Section Meeting Task Force – 1 yr.
    • Strategic Plan: Volunteer Development – 2 yrs.
    • EM Expired Term Task Force – 2 yrs.
    • RAP/AAP Assessment Task Force – 4 yrs.
    • Programs and Education Commission – 2 yrs.
    • Extended Play Task Force – 2 yrs.
    • NBOD Nominating Commission – 5 yrs.
    • Chair, National Management Advisory Commission – 1 yr. 4 months
    • Volunteer at Lancaster National Games, Hawaii National Games, Anaheim National Games - 2014
    • National Management Advisory Commission – 4 yrs.
    • AD Training Instructor – 5 yrs

    Other:

    • USSF Appeals Committee member – 2 yrs.
    • Assistant Secretary to the National Board of Directors – 1 yr.

    Other Accomplishments and Awards:

    • As chair of NMAC I worked with Rosanne MacPhail to get approval from the NBOD to create RC Training. Helped develop the current RC Training format and curriculum
    • Worked with a fellow AD caucus facilitator in May 2004 to change the AD caucus format to its current format, making it a positive, productive discussion of issues facing EM and making change recommendations to the NBOD & NO to eliminate/alleviate issues.
    • AD/RC Caucuses Project Manager - late 2004 - 2008.  Applied new AD caucus format to RC caucuses in 2005. Managed the selection of AD & RC facilitators and topics. Created the facilitator training.  Also managed the follow-up with NBOD & NO for recommendations coming out of  AD/RC caucuses.
    • President’s citation of Excellence - May 2006.
    • National Management Spirit Award - 2008.
    • Section of the Year – 2010, 2011, 2016
    • Chair, National Management Advisory Commission (NMAC) 2008-2009
    • Member, National Tournament Commission
    • Member, National Management Commission
    • Wrote and revised curriculum for Management workshops as a member of NMAC
    • Green Thumb Award in 2010, 2011
    • Section 9 Spirit Award - 2012

    Professional Experience:

    • Director of 2 Pre-schools operating all day to day operations and Curriculum Development.
    • Co-Owner of a Travel Agency where I responsible for customer service,
      maintaining & updating the customer database, travel planning, communications, and the agency finances

    Janet Braun - National Vice President-Governance

    Janet Braun Photo

    AYSO Experience:

    • National Board of Directors, 2015-present
    • National Legal Commission, 2008-present
    • Area Director (1C), San Gabriel Valley (14,000 players) 2006-08
    • Regional Commissioner (214), South Pasadena, CA (2,100 players) 2003-05
    • Regional Board Member (214) 2000-08, positions
      included Assistant RC, VIP Director, Tournament
      Director and Secretary
    • Coach 1995-2013
    • Regional Referee
    • VIP Coach 2002-07
    • 21-year AYSO Volunteer 1995-present
    • Recipient, R214 Regional Commissioner’s Award 2006

    Nonprofit Board /Leadership Experience:

    • Current Vice-Chair and Past Chair (2014-16), South Pasadena Public Safety Commission
    • President, Women in South Pasadena Political Action
    • Flintridge Preparatory School, Board of Trustees (2008-14), including 3 years on the Executive Committee and Chair of the Academic Affairs Committee
    • Boy Scouts of America, San Gabriel Valley Council,
      Board of Directors, Executive Board and Vice President, Marketing (2010-14), and Greater Los Angeles Area Board of Directors (2015- present)
    • Pasadena Ronald McDonald House, Board of Trustees (2009-12)
    • President, Flintridge Preparatory School Parents Association (2006-08)
    • Girl Scouts Mt. Wilson-Vista Council, Capital Campaign Cabinet (2005-07)
    • President, Crestview Preparatory School Parents Association 2003-05, and Strategic Planning Committee 2003

    Professional/ Work Experience:

    • Corporate lawyer for over 25 years, with broad experience including mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, corporate governance and general business matters
    • O’Melveny & Myers, Los Angeles, CA
    • Associate General Counsel, Santa Fe International Corporation, a multi-national, oil drilling services company
    • Associate General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, NeXstar Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a publicly-held biotechnology company
    • Co-Founder and General Counsel, Brightside Innovations, Inc., a start-up technology corporation
    • General Counsel, HBT Labs, Inc., Brea, CA
    • Education: Ohio State University, J.D. 1985 and B.S. Industrial and Systems Engineering 1982

    Professional Experience

    • Married 29 years; three children, Kristin (26), Kevin (23) and Brian (20), all AYSO alums
    • Played on first Cincinnati-area girls soccer team in 1969 and played SAY soccer 1970-76; played on high school’s first girls varsity soccer team

     

    Michael Karon - National Treasurer

    Michael Karon Photo

    Personal Information:

    • Married to Carolyn for 32 years
    • Two children: Lauren (26) and Andrew (24)
    • BA, Chinese 1981 (UCLA); MBA, Finance 1986 (UCLA)

    AYSO Experience:

    • AYSO player (4 years, starting in 1968)
    • AYSO volunteer (44 years, starting in 1972)
    • Regional Commissioner, Region 76 (4 years)
    • Referee Administrator, Region 76 (10 years)
    • Assistant Regional Commissioner, Region 76 (6 years)
    • Area Referee Administrator, 1P (6 years)
    • Extra Program Manager, Section 1 West (2 years)
    • Assistant Area Director, 1P (2 years)
    • Section 1 Director of Referee Assessment (4 years)
    • Co-Director, Ken Aston Cup (5 years)
    • Instructor, Ken Aston Camp (7 years)
    • Expo/Section Meeting Presenter (15 years)

    Honors, Accomplishments and Certifications

    • Platinum Region
    • National Referee
    • National Referee Instructor
    • National Referee Assessor
    • Developed Referee Instructor curriculum (Ken Aston Camp)
    • Developed and delivered Regional Commissioner Continuing Education workshops (Expo)
    • Developed regional player programs (Monday night open practice, Flex play, Kick It in the Spring, Pre-Season Boot Camp) to drive family engagement and increased participation. Grew Regional enrollment from less than 1500 to over 2000 players.
    • Identified specific growth opportunities for AYSO Regions on a National basis
    • Trained over 5000 new referees
    • Assisted in the start up and funding of the Watts, LA Central, Los Feliz and South LA Regions
    • Developed new field space for more players to play

    Commissions and/or Task Forces:

    • National Development Commission
    • U4 Task Force

    Other Volunteer Work:

    • UCLA Alumni Mentor

     

    Professional Experience:

    • Certified Financial Planner
    • Started multiple companies
    • More than 30 years Executive Level experience at both large and small technology and financial service companies
    • Experienced at achieving successful results through sound business strategy development and execution
     

    Maurice Miranda - National Secretary

    Maurice Miranda Photo

    Personal Information:

    • BA from Universtiy of Hawaii, Manoa
    • Certified Insurance Counselor
    • Owner of Miranda Insurance since 1977

    Non Profit Board Postions Held:

    • St. Joseph High & Elementary
    • Honokaa Salvation Army
    • Honokaa Business Association
    • Honokaa Merchants Association
    • Hamakua Health Center
    • Hamakua Land Partners Community Foundation
    • Planning Advisory Board for the North Hawaii
      Hospital
    • Hamakua Country Club
    • Hamakua Jr. Golf Program

    Soccer Activities:

    • Boys Varsity Head Soccer Coach, Honokaa High School, 28 years. Two time State Champions.
    • Over 20 young men have gone off to play college soccer who graduated from Honokaa High School.
    • Adult Soccer league player
    • Referee youth, adult, college soccer

    AYSO Positions:

    • Town Manager
    • Asst. Regional Commissioner
    • Regional Commissioner
    • Area Director
    • Section Director
    • Adanced Coach
    • National Referee
    • National Referee Assessor
    • Advanced Coach, Referee, Management Instructor
    • Big Island Cup Tournament Director
    • Friendship Games Tournament Director
    • Rainbow Tournament Director

    Committees:

    • Strategic Plan Volunteer Development
    • Finance
    • Extended Play
    • National Tournament Advisory

    Task Force:

    • NAGM
    • EXPO

    Margie Close - National Board Member

    Margie Close Photo

    Personal Information:

    Children
    • Dave (40), player, National Coach & Coach Instructor, referee, former National Office staff
    • Katy (37), player, AYSO Silent Auction organizer for many years
    • Steve (35), player, coach and referee, former National Office staff
    • Kevin (33) deceased, player and coach and my daily inspiration #keezitforward
    • Four step-grandchildren – two former players Region 862
    • Born July 31, 1950, in Berkeley, California
    • BA University of California, Berkeley
    • Transplant to Los Angeles in 1972  

    AYSO Experience:

    • Volunteer since 1984
    • RC Region 78 Hollywood-Wilshire 1989-1994 and 1996-1999; Asst. RC 1994-1996
    • Ken Aston Camp attendee 1989
    • Referee 1989-2013, Referee Instructor since1998, Referee Instructor Evaluator since 2005
    • AYSO+ Task Force 1992-93
    • College Athlete Program Pioneer, Instructor 1998-2005
    • National Tournament Commission Member 1999-2012
    • National Office staff – 1999-2015
    • Hall of Fame staff liaison 2003-2015 – Big 3 Partner with NSCAA and NISOA 2003-2009
    • VIP Administrator 2003-2015; VIP Instructor
    • United States Adult Soccer Association AYSO Representative 2003 – 2015
    • National Management Instructor and Instructor Trainer since 2003
    • Extended Play Task Force – on team that developed the EXTRA program, 2007-2012
    • United States Soccer Federation Disability Committee Member 2007-2015

    Honors, Accomplishments and Certifications:

    • AYSO President’s Award – 2011 and 2014
    • Coined “More Soccer for More Kids®” – now the AYSO Playership fundraising motto
    • Growth Award from United States Adult Soccer Association 2015
    • Developed standard of vetting Executive Member Reappointments, adopted by NBOD
    • Co-authored U-6 “Friendly Referee” White Paper, approved by NBOD
    • College Athlete Program Curriculum Developer
    • EXTRA Program Development Team
    • National Management Instructor and Trainer
    • Section One and Area 1-P Instructor
    • VIP Instructor, Author VIP Family and Buddy Manual
    • Coordinator and Oversight of VIP Program Promotional Video Production
    • Intermediate Referee, Referee Instructor, Referee Evaluator
    • U-12 Coach (original Youth Coach certification)
    • Special Olympics Southern California Volunteer
    • Special Olympics World Games 2015 – Sports Information Desk
    • Ambassador for One Legacy: LA County Tissue and Organ Procurement Organization

    Commissions and Task Forces

    • AYSO+ Task Force 1991 - 1993
    • National Tournament Advisory Commission 2005 - 2012
    • Extended Play Task Force 2007 - 2013
    • Education and Programs Commission 2008 - 2010
    • Hall of Fame Commission 2008 - 2015
    • National Referee Advisory Commission 2009 - 2013
    • National Management Advisory Commission 2009-2015
    • Adult League Task Force 2008 - 2015
    • VIP Task Force 2003 - 2015
    • Strategic Plan Structure and Governance Task Force 2012 – 2013
    • Rules & Regs Task Force 2012 – 2014
    • Standard Regional Guidelines Task Force 2012 – 2014
    • USSF Task Force 2012 - 2014
    • Playtime Study Task Force 2012 – 2013
    • NAGM Task Force 2012 – 2015
    • Executive Member Expired Term Task Force 2012 - 2015

    Professional Experience

    • AYSO National Office Staff – 1999 - 2015
      Director Special Programs and Member Services 2009 – 2015
      Special Programs Administrator, 2003 – 2009
      Coordinator, Meetings and Programs 1999 – 2003
    • UCLA Engineering and Science Department Placement Center Administrative Assistant 1972-1976

     

    Bob Daniel - National Board Member

    Bob Daniel Photo

    Personal Information:

    • Married - Hollie 37 years
    • Two Children: Bonnie,33 Andrew, 29
    • University of California, San Diego BA Economics
    • Arizona State University, MBA

    AYSO Experience:

    • Years with AYSO – 25
    • Region: Team coach; Regional volunteer; Referee; Age Group Manager, Division Coordinator, Assistant Regional Commissioner, Regional Commissioner
    • Area: Assistant Area Director, Area 12C Director
    • Section: Section 12 Director
    • National Board of Directors
      ° National Treasurer

    Honors, Accomplishments and Certifications:

    • Advanced Coach
    • Referee - N2
    • Management - Advanced
    • Instruction – Advanced Management
    • Instruction - Advanced Coach
    • Instruction - Referee

    Commissions and/or Task Forces:

    • National Referee Commission
    • National eAYSO Commission
    • National Nomination Commission
    • Chair NAGM Task Force
    • Chair NED Search Committee
    • National Treasurer
    • Chair Human Resource Committee
    • Chair Compensation Committee
    • Chair National Board of Directors Finance Committee
    • Chair Expo Task Force
    • Board Liaison to Sections 5,6,9,12 & 14

    Other Volunteer Work:

    • Society of Human Resource Management, New Mexico State Council, Past Treasurer and co-Chair of 2016 State Conference
    • Tanoan Country Club, Advisory Board, President
    • Friends of the Public Library, Past President
    • Human Resource Management Association of New Mexico, Past President and Treasurer
    • Secretary/Treasurer, Executive Director and co-Founder National Organization of Trusted Advisors
    • United Way of Central New Mexico – Employer Campaign Cabinet and co-chair Employer Campaign Manager Council
    • Beta Alpha Psi Accounting Honor Organization (University of New Mexico) Advisory Board - Membe

    Professional Experience:

    I have worked in finance and accounting for over 40 years, serving as a CFO of a Construction Equipment Distributor and VP of Finance of a Chamber of Commerce. In my current role, I am the Chief Operating Officer and Senior Business Consultant of a local CPA firm. I oversee the firm’s finance, accounting, marketing and business development, and human resources activities.

    Certifications/Licensing:

    • Senior Professional in Human Resources
    • SHRM Senior Certified Professional
    • Accredited Wealth Management Advisor
    • Licensed Health & Life Insurance Agent/Consultant

    Aaron Luce, - National Board Member

    Aaron Luce Photo

    Personal:

    • Married to Aileen for 24 yrs with two daughters: Sarah (22) & Victoria (20), who I was able to coach through U19.
    • We live in Albuquerque, NM.
    • I like to travel and have helped out with youth baseball & basketball, food banks, Habitat for Humanity, and more.
    • I have a passion for working with kids and helping others. This organization has allowed me to do that.

    Professional:

    • Regional Commissioner -4 yrs.
    • Current Member -National Coaching Advisory Commissio
    • Member-NAGM Task Force-2 yrs
    • RC School Instructor
    • NAGM RC Caucus Facilitator
    • US Master Coach
    • RCA
    • Advanced Coach Instructor
    • Management Instructor
    • Tournament Director
    • Coach -12 yrs

    AYSO Certifications:

    • RC School -Advanced Management
    • National Coach -Coach Adm in
    • Safety Director-Treasurer
    • Dispute Resolution
    • Regional Referee

    AYSO Accomplishments:

    • 2013 Volunteer of the Year -12/C
    • Gold Region

    Donna Nelson - National Board Member

    Donna Nelsonl Photo

    Personal Information:

    • May 11, 1954
    • Married to Dan Nelson – September 2, 1972
    • Three children – Dan, Charlotte and Joseph – and six grandchildren
    • University of LaVerne, LaVerne, Calif. – Bachelor of Science, Business Administration

    AYSO Experience:

    • AYSO volunteer for 30 years
    • Assistant Regional Commissioner: four years
    • Regional Commissioner: six years
    • Assistant Area Director: four years
    • Area director: five years
    • Assistant Section Director: four years
    • Section Director: four years

    Honors, Accomplishments and Certifications:

    • Platinum Area and Region
    • Area Volunteer of the Year
    • Section Volunteer of the Year
    • Mike Fults Warrior Award

    Commissions and/or Task Forces:

    • National Management Advisory Commission: two years
    • Hall of Fame Commission: two years
    • NAGM Structure Task Force: one year
    • Coordinated Responses Task Force
    • Contributed to the Strategic Plan for Volunteer Development
    • NAGM Caucus Facilitator: two years

    Other Volunteer Work:

    • Counselor for Women’s Non-Profit
    • Board Member for the Kern County Soccer Foundation
    • Logistical planner for Relay for Life
    • In God We Trust America

    Professional Experience:

    • Life Insurance License
    • Tax Preparation (CTEC)
    • Self Employed  - Notary Public/Loan Signing Agent (NNA)
    • AT&T, 32 Years, Retired

    Randy Pittman - National Board Member

    Randy Pittman Photo

    Personal Information:

    • Married to Ginnie (also an active 15 year AYSO volunteer)
    • 3 Adult boys. All played AYSO and served as Regional Referees
    • 25 years of soccer play (youth, ODP, college, Adult leagues)
    • BS Geophysical Science
    • Professional Quality/Environmental Management System auditor and a Business Unit Manager

    AYSO experience:

    Regional
    • Region 1476 Commissioner RC for 8 years (2002-2010)
    • U5 Master Coach, U6-12, Intermediate and Advanced Coach
    • Coach Instructor
    • Advanced Management Instructor
    • Regional Referee
    Area
    • Interim AD liaison (current)
    • Area Coach Instructor
    Section
    • Section Road Show Task Force member (2008)
    • Section 3 Director (2011-2015)
    • Section 3 Management Instructor & Advisor (2015 – Present)
    National
    • RC Caucus Facilitator (2007 & 2008)
    • Strategic Plan “volunteer development” committee and signatory member of that plan (2012)
    • Endowment fund commission member (2013)
    • Chair of the nominating commission (2014)
    Honors, Accomplishments
    • Founded Charter Region 1476
    • AYSO volunteer of the year award (runner up) 2004
    • Bronze and silver Regional Assessment awards
    Other volunteer activities
    • Town of New Ipswich Parks and Recreation committee
    • FIRST Robotics (high school) Lead Mentor
    • Active volunteer with “Our Fathers House” a non-profit organization serving the homeless

     

    Doug Ryan - National Board Member

    Doug Ryan Photo

    Personal Information:

    • Married to Melanie for 30 years
    • Born March 27, 1962
    • 3 children: Danielle 27, Alex 25 and Jonathan 20, all of whom played in AYSO from U6 through U19.
    • Degree in Business Management from Davenport College in Michigan
    AYSO Experience:
    • AYSO volunteer since 1999 for Section 12, Area D, Region 310 starting as a Referee.
    • Various Regional and Section positions to include:
      ° Referee and Coach
      ° Regional Director of Referee Instruction (4 years)
      ° Regional Referee Administrator (2 terms for 6 years total)
      ° Regional Commissioner of a 1000 player Region (3 years) earning Platinum status each year
      ° Section Director of Referee Instruction for 3 years
      ° Section 12 Director for 3 years
    • Accomplishments and Certifications:
      ° National Referee
      ° National Referee Instructor
      ° National Referee Assessor
      ° Referee Instructor Evaluator
      ° Advanced Management Instructor
      ° CVPA Instructor
      ° Activity Leader
    • Commission and Task Force Participation:
      ° National Referee Commission Member for 5 years
      ° National Referee Commission Chair for 2 years
      ° Member of the Extended Play Task Force
      ° Member of the National Tournament Commission
      ° Referee Coordinator volunteer for each National Games since 2010
      ° Nominating Commission for 2 years
    • Other Volunteer Experience
      ° Arizona Interscholastic Association (high school) Referee Assignor and Assessor
      ° Boy Scouts of America troop volunteer
      ° Church Board of Trustees
    Professional Experience:
    • Employed in the industrial equipment industry since 1987
    • Presently work for a pump manufacturer as a Regional Sales Manager for 8 Southwestern states with revenue to 4 million.
    • Successful at working with clients to identify the needs and developing programs and solutions to satisfy those needs.

     

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