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Board Member Biographies

Jeff Stern - Vice President

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Personal Information:

  • Age - 64
  • Home - Chicago, Ill.
  • Married to Linda for 37 years
  • Children - Scott, 34; Adam, 29; Alexa, 24
  • Grandchild – Etta, 2
  • Cornell University, BS 1973
  • University of Michigan, MBA 1975

AYSO Experience:

Region 418, 1987-1992, 2013-present

  • Coach, Referee, Board Member, Division Head Coach, Co-Chief Referee, Regional Treasurer

Region 425, 1992-2013

  • Coach, Referee, Board Member, Division Head Coach, Regional Coach Administrator

Area 6D

  • Area Director of Referee Instruction

Section 6

  • Co-Director of Youth Referees, Section Referee Administrator, Section Director


  • Advanced Coach, National-2 Referee
  • Advanced Referee Instructor
  • Advanced Management Instructor
  • National Instructor Trainer
  • National Games 2006 Assistant Venue Director
  • AYSO National Treasurer 2007-2014

Commissions and/or Task Forces:

  • National Referee Commission
  • eAYSO Volunteer Functional Team & Commission
  • Operations Commission
  • Finance Commission
  • Endowment Fund Commission
  • National Coaching Advisory Commission (NBOD Liaison)
  • National Referee Advisory Commission (NBOD Liaison)
  • eAYSO Commission (NBOD Liaison)
  • IT Task Force (NBOD Liaison)
  • USSF Liaison
  • National System and Software Commission (NBOD Liaison)

Other Volunteer Work:

  • Co-Founder & past Commissioner of Chicago Area Soccer League (adult), High school referee

Professional Experience:

  • Commodity trader, member of Chicago Board of Trade since 1973

Bill Hummell - Vice President

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Personal Information:

  • Resides in Tarrytown, New York (Hudson River Valley); Section 3
  • Wife, Kathy, and Three Children; youngest is 19 years
  • Former resident of Section 6 (Iowa, Wisconsin) and Section 12 (Arizona)
  • Arizona State University (Bachelor of Science degree with honors, 1978)
  • University of Arizona (Juris Doctor degree, 1980)

AYSO Experience:

  • Team Coach - 1995-2004
  • Referee - 1995-2004
  • Volunteer, Region 220 player registrations - 1997-2014
  • Regional Board Member - 1996-1997
  • Regional Referee Administrator - 1996-1997
  • Assistant Regional Commissioner for Region 220 - 1997-1998
  • Regional Commissioner for Region 220 - 1998-2001
  • Assistant Area Director for Area 3-T - 1999-2001
  • Area Director for Area 3-T - 2001-2003
  • Section Director for Section 3 - 2003-2006
  • National Board of Directors (NBOD) - 2006-2016
  • National Secretary – 2011-2013
  • Assistant National Secretary – 2013-2014
  • National Vice President – 2014-2015

Honors, Accomplishments and Certifications:

  • Regional Referee
  • U-6, U-12, Intermediate & Advanced Coach
  • Safe Haven trained and certified
  • CVPA Instructor
  • Introductory, Intermediate & Advanced Management
  • Area Director Training
  • Grade 5 Instructor and Intermediate Management Instructor
  • Advanced Management Instructor
  • Region 220 earned three Pele Awards for growth
  • Region 220 earned two Platinum Award Regional Assessment Program honors (RAP)
  • Area 3-T earned two Platinum Award Area Assessment Program honors (AAP)
  • Section 3 was a finalist for Section of the Year
  • Co-founded Future Famers' Cup tournament (Section 3) played at National Soccer Hall of Fame
  • Chairman, 2005 Nominating Commission (Bylaw 4.04)
  • Distinguished Service Award, AYSO Section 3
  • 2008 President's Citation of Gratitude, AYSO
  • 2009 President's Citation of Gratitude, AYSO
  • Co-Author, AYSO Due Process/Dispute Resolution Guidelines
  • Author, Section Director Manual
  • Instructor, Regional Commissioner Training
  • Instructor, AYSO EXPOS
  • Instructor, Area 3-T Super Camps

Commissions and/or Task Forces:

  • NBOD Liaison, Referee Advisory Commission - 2006-2007
  • Operations Commission, Member - 2006-2009
  • Rules & Regulations Task Force: 2008-2009
  • NBOD Liaison: Section 2 - 2006-2007
  • NBOD Liaison: Section 9 - 2007-2010
  • NBOD Liaison: Section 1 - 2008-2009
  • NBOD Liaison: Section 11 - 2009-2011
  • North American Adult Soccer Association, Member – 2012
  • Legal Commission, Member - Jan. 2007-2015
  • Chair, AYSO Legal Commission - June 2007-May 2011
  • Compensation Committee (re: National Office employees), Member – 2012-2014
  • NBOD Liaison, Marketing Commission – 2012-2014
  • Chair, AYSO Hall of Fame Commission - 2012-2015
  • NBOD Structure/Governance Committee, Member – 2012-2015
  • NBOD Liaison to Legal Commission – 2014-2015
  • NBOD Liaison to CRT  – 2014-2015
  • NBOD Liaison: Section 2  -  2014-2015
  • NBOD Liaison: Section 3  -  2014-2015
  • NBOD Liaison: Section 8  -  2014-2015
  • NBOD Liaison: Section 11 - 2014-2015
  • NBOD Liaison: Section 13 - 2014-2015

Other Volunteer Work:

  • U.S. Soccer Foundation – 2010-2014.
  • United States Soccer Federation, Appeals Committee - 2012-2015.
  • Author of papers concerning the powers of commercial arbitrators, including article presented at the Eighth International Congress of Arbitrators in Madrid, Spain (1997), and in Hong Kong and Shanghai, China (1998).

Professional Experience:

  • Attorney/Partner - Kucker & Bruh, LLP, New York City.
  • Practice Areas include: risk management, insurance law, formulation of business agreements, commercial disputes, litigation, complex civil actions, international trade, corporation law, business governance, agreements among shareholders, partners and limited liability company members, employment agreements, compensation and benefits, the rights of employees and employers, including ERISA, employee disability claims, employee disputes concerning work circumstances, pension/ benefits disputes, discrimination claims, alleged harassment or hostile environment, civil rights claims, Equal Employment Opportunity claims, real property law, lease disputes, construction law, administrative law, mediation, arbitration.
  • Licensed in all New York state courts.
  • Member of the Bar of Supreme Court of the United States, U.S. Courts of Appeal (2d Cir., 3d Cir., 9th Cir.), U.S. District Courts (Southern & Eastern Districts of NY, and District of Arizona).

Bob Daniel - Treasurer

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Personal Information:

  • Married to Hollie for 35 years
  • Two Children: Bonnie,30 and Andrew, 27
  • University of California, San Diego BA Economics
  • Arizona State University, MBA

AYSO Experience:

  • Years with AYSO – 21
  • Regional Staff: Team coach, Regional volunteer, referee, Age Group Manager, Division Coordinator, Assistant Regional Commissioner, Regional Commissioner
  • Area staff: Assistant Area Director, Area 12C Director
  • Section staff: Section 12 Director
  • National Board of Directors

Honors, Accomplishments and Certifications:

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

Commissions and/or Task Forces:

  • National Programs Staff
  • National Referee Commission
  • National Operations Commission
  • National Nomination Commission
  • NAGM Task Force
  • NED Search Committee
  • National Treasurer
  • Human Resource Commission

Other Volunteer Work:

  • Society of Human Resource Management, New Mexico State Council, Treasurer
  • Tanoan Country Club, Board of Governors’, Member
  • Friends of the Public Library, Past President
  • Human Resource Management Association of New Mexico, Past President

Professional Experience:

I have been in finance 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. In addition to overseeing the firm's accounting, marketing, and human resources, I am responsible for employee benefit sales and consulting as well as recruiting for the firm and its clients.


Aaron Luce - Secretary


Personal Information:

  • Married to Aileen for 24 yrswith 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 Information:

  • Actively working in Industrial / distribution sales (25) yrs.
  • Management / Supervisor (8) yrs.
  • Technical Instructor for over (25) mfgs.
  • Currently I am the Director of Sales & Operations for a German mfgcompany and am responsible for everything (sales, operations, accounting, etc…) in the Americas.

AYSO Positions:

  • Regional Commissioner – 4 yrs.
  • Current Member –National Coaching Advisory Commission
  • Member –NAGM Task Force –2 yrs.
  • RC School Instructor
  • NAGM RC Caucus Facilitator
  • U5 Master Coach
  • RCA
  • Advanced Coach Instructor
  • Management Instructor
  • Tournament Director
  • Coach –12 yrs

AYSO Certifications:

  • RC School –Advanced Management
  • National Coach –Coach Admin
  • Safety Director –Treasurer
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Regional Referee

AYSO Accomplishments:

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

Janet Braun - National Board Member

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Personal Information:

  • Married for 28 years; three children, Kristin (25),
    Kevin (22) and Brian (19), 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

AYSO Experience:

  • 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
  • Area Director (1C), West San Gabriel Valley (14,000 players) 2006-08
  • National Legal Commission 2008-14
  • Coach 1995-2013
  • Regional Referee
  • VIP Coach 2002-07
  • 20-year AYSO Volunteer 1995-present
  • Recipient, R214 Regional Commissioner’s Award 2006

Nonprofit Board /Leadership Experience

  • Chair, South Pasadena Public Safety Commission (2012-present)
  • President-elect, 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 (2010-14), including 3 years as Vice President, Marketing and Executive Board member
  • 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 2003-04, 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, NeXstar Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a publicly-held biotechnology company
  • Co-Founder and General Counsel, Brightside Innovations, Inc., a start-up technology corporatio
  • Education: Ohio State University, J.D. 1985 and B.S. Industrial and Systems Engineering 1982


Fred Freeman - National Board Member

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Personal Information:

  • Attended California State University, Long Beach
  • Earned teaching credential from UCLA
  • Graduate of the FBI National Academy - Quantico, Va.
  • Southern California Native

AYSO Experience:

  • Started with AYSO in 1999
  • Section 11 Director: 2010-2014
  • Assistant Area Director for 11-E: 2005-2010
  • Regional Commissioner for Region 159: 2002-2010
  • Board Member for Region 11/E/159: 2000-2002
  • Member of the Strategic Plan & Governance Committee: 2012-2013

Honors, Accomplishments and Certifications

  • Section of the Year: 2013
  • 100 percent Regional Assessment Program (RAP) and Area Assessment Program (AAP) submissions for 2012 and 2013
  • Green Thumb Award, Section 11: 2011
  • 11/E Region of the Year: 2010
  • Area Director Training
  • Advanced Management

Commissions and/or Task Forces:

  • National Executive Director Recruitment Committee: 2013
  • NBOD Liaison, Extended Play Task Force: 2014-2015
  • NBOD Co-Liaison, Coordinated Response Task Force (CRT): 2014-2015
  • Chair, Endowment/Planned Giving Commission

Other Volunteer Work:

  • Member of the Public Safety Committee, California League of Cities
  • Member of the Board of Directors, Orange County Fire Authority
  • Vice Chair of the Orange Line Development Authority
  • Member of the Board of Directors, Los Angeles County Police Chiefs Association
  • President and member of the Board of Directors, South East Los Angeles County Police Chiefs Association
  • Board President, Vice President and a member of the Board of Directors, Beckstrand Cancer Association, Newport Beach, Calif.

Jeff McClure - National Board Member

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Personal Information:

  • Born November 5, 1964 in Washington, D.C.
  • Raised in Long Island, N.Y.
  • Now living in Martinez, Calif., with wife, Michel Jensen-McClure (AYSO Advanced Coach), daughter Molly (18 – AYSO alum) and Calder (15 – current AYSO player).  Oldest son Ryan (20) played 15 years with AYSO and is now serving in the US Marine Corps.
  • BS, Political Science, SUNY Oneonta, 1988
  • JD, California Western School of Law, 1991

AYSO Experience:

  • Regional Commissioner for Region 281: 2004-2011
  • Vice-Chair of AYSO Legal Commission: 2007-Present
  • Chairperson of Ethics Task Force: 2007-Present
  • Chairperson of Employment Law/Benefits Task Force: 2007-Present

Honors, Accomplishments and Certifications:

  • National Coach Instructor/Evaluator - 2013
  • National Coach - 2008
  • Advanced Referee - 2009

Professional Background:

I am  a partner in the Law Firm of Davenport, Gerstner & McClure. I have practiced labor and employment law for over 22 years, counseling employers ranging in size from one employee up to several thousand employees.


Donna Nelson - National Board Member

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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


Dave Oram - National Board Member

Dave Oram Photo Personal Information:
  • Married to Linda for 33 years
  • Two Sons:
    • Justin (29) wife Lacey
    • Shawn (27) wife Megan
  • Two Granddaughters, Cambree and Kayla
  • Occupation: Field Service Diesel Mechanic (Maw Equipment 30 years)
  • Key Realty Group (Sales Agent)
Professional Experience:
  • I have been actively employed as a full time field service diesel mechanic for a franchise of Case/New Holland Equipment for the past 30 years. Due to my knowledge and experience, I have been key in establishing and maintaining a stable client base for this company. Additionally, I am the sole proprietor of a business performing this same type of work on an emergency basis during after business hours.

AYSO Experience:
  • Years with AYSO - 23
Commissions/Other Positions:
  • Regional Staff
    • Team Coach
    • Regional Volunteer
    • Regional Chief Referee
    • Regional Chief Coach
    • Asst. Regional Commissioner
    • Regional Commissioner
  • Area Staff
    • Area 9R Director
  • Section Staff
    • Section 9 Developer
    • Section 9 Director
  • Tournament Staff
    • Section Tournament Director
  • National Programs Staff
    • National Tournament Commission
    • National Development Commission
    • National Operations Commission
    • National Nomination Commission
  • B Coach
  • Referee - Intermediate
  • Management - Advanced
  • Instruction - Advanced Management
  • Instruction - Advanced Coach


Wells Frice - National Board Member

Wells Frice Photo Wells Frice has been appointed to complete the unexpired term of Mike Hoyer who was recently named Deputy Executive Director of AYSO and, therefore, resigned from the National Board of Directors.

Wells is a former member of the National Board of Directors elected to a 1 year term in 2012. Prior to his board term he was the Section 6 Section Director for six years. He is an advanced management instructor, an intermediate coach and coach instructor and an advanced referee instructor and advanced referee. Wells was an assistant venue director at the 2006 Chicago AYSO National Games. He has served in a number of area and regional positions. He is a 38 year AYSO volunteer and helped found Region 372 in Mundelein Illinois.

Wells is a Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA) charter holder and a Managing Director/Senior Portfolio Manager at Great Lakes Advisors (GLA), a $7 billion investment management firm. He is a member of the Investment Management Committee and Chair of the Proxy Committee at GLA. He is primarily involved in the evaluation and selection of large firm equities for the firm’s Large Capital Value Equity product and client relationships. Wells is also an elected member of the Mundelein Elementary School District 75 Board of Education for nearly 20 years.

Wells and his wife, Teri, also a former AYSO national board of director member and current volunteer, reside in Mundelein Illinois. They have three children and seven grandchildren, two of whom are recent AYSO players.

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