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Board Member Biographies


Dave Oram - National Vice President

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
Certifications:
  • B Coach
  • Referee - Intermediate
  • Management - Advanced
  • Instruction - Advanced Management
  • Instruction - Advanced Coach
   

Mark Stewart - National Vice President

Mark Stewart Photo Professional Experience:
  • President, Principal Broker
  • Stewart & Assoc., Inc.
  • Real Estate Sales & Property Management
  • Past Chair: Honolulu Board of Realtors Central Region (Metro Honolulu & Waikiki)
  • Chair: Honolulu Board of Realtors Mediation Council
AYSO Experience:
  • Regional Safety Director: Region 100 Kailua, HI - 1982-1983
  • Asst. Regional Referee Administrator: Region 100 Kailua, HI - 1983
  • Asst RC: Region 100 Kailua, HI - 1984-1985
  • Regional Commissioner: Region 100 Kailua, HI - 1986-1990
  • Co founder and Tournament Director Windward Classic Tournament - 1990
  • Kirk Banks Tournament Director: 1991
  • Area Director: Area 7/O - Honolulu Metro, East Oahu, Windward Oahu - 1995-2000
  • Management Task Force: 1998
  • Section Director: Section 7 Hawaiian Islands - 2001-2005
  • National Section of the Year 2003 & 2005
  • National Games Staff: 2002
  • Section 7 Developer: 2001-2005
  • Endowment Fund Commission: 2001-present
  • National Vice-President: 2006-present
  • Liaison to Section 2, 2005, 2009 and Section 6, 2006-2008, Section 13, 2008, 2009 and 2010, Section 5 2010
  • Management Commission Liaison: 2005-2009
  • Coaching Commission Liaison 2010
Coach:
  • Advanced AYSO
  • "B" coach certified
Referee:
  • N2
Instructor:
  • Grade 2 Coach Instructor
  • Grade 5 Regional Teacher
  • Intermediate Mgmt Instructor
Family:
  • Married - Cristi Stewart 2 sons, Cory & Kyle, two grand-daughters, Yael & Daphene
   

Jeff Stern - National Treasurer

Jeff Stern Photo Personal Background:
  • Age - 60
  • Home - Glencoe, IL
  • Married to Linda for 34 years
  • Children - Scott, 29; Adam, 26; Alexa, 21
  • Commodity trader, member of Chicago Board of Trade since 1973
  • Cornell University, BS 1973
  • University of Michigan, MBA 1975
AYSO Experience:

Region 418, 1987-1992
  • Coach
  • Referee
  • Board member
  • Division Head Coach
  • Co-Chief Referee
Region 425, 1992-present
  • Coach
  • Referee
  • Board member
  • Division Head Coach
  • Regional Coach Administrator
Area 6D
  • Area Director of Referee Instruction
Section Six
  • Co-Director of Youth Referees
  • Section Referee Administrator
  • Section Director
National
  • 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
Other AYSO
  • Advanced Coach, National-2 Referee
  • Advanced Referee Instructor
  • Advanced Management Instructor
  • National Instructor Trainer
  • National Games 2006 Assistant Venue Director
  • National Games 2006 Assistant Venue Director
Other Soccer Experience:
  • Co-Founder & past Commissioner of Chicago Area Soccer League (adult), High school referee
   

Brendan Cravalho - National Secretary

Brendan Cravalho Photo Personal Information:
  • Residence - Mililani, HI
  • Occupation - Crane Resource Manager, Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard (41 years service)
  • Trade School - Pearl Harbor Apprentice School (Rigger)
  • Family - 2 sisters, 3 brothers, including a twin brother

AYSO Experience:

  • 25 years of service
    • Region 119
      • Coach
      • Referee
      • Tournament Director
      • Regional Board Member
      • Regional Commissioner
    • Area 7E
      • Area Coach Administrator
      • Area Director
    • Section 7
      • National Games Staff (2002, 2008)
      • Section Tournament Staff
      • Section Management Administrator
      • Section Director (2005 - 2011)
    • National
      • National Management Commission
      • Section Conference & RoadShow Task Force
      • National Board of Director (2011 to present)
AYSO Certifications:
  • Coach
    • U6 Coach
    • U12 Coach
    • Intermediate Coach
    • Advanced Coach
    • "B" Coach
  • Referee
    • Advanced Referee
  • Instructor
    • Advanced Instructor Trainer
    • Advanced Coach instructor
    • Advanced Management Instructor
  • Management
    • Introductory, Intermediate & Advanced Management
AYSO & Professional Experience:
  • Federal Managers Association - Member since 1979
    • Executive Board Member (1981 - 1991 & 2004 to present)
    • President (1989 - 1991 & 2007 - 2009)
  • National Association of Superintendents - Member since 1998
    • Social Committee Chair
    • Legislative Action Committee Chair
Contributions to AYSO:
  • Regional & Area Assessment Program Award Recipient
  • Section of the Year (2007)
   

Bob Daniel - National Board Member

Bob Daniel Photo Personal Information:
  • Married to Hollie for 33 years
  • Two Children: Bonnie (28), Andrew (25)
  • Occupation: Firm Administrator/Business Consultant, Pulakos CPAs PC (19 Years)

Professional Experience:

    I have been in finance for over 38 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 and human resources, I am responsible for employee benefit sales and consulting as well as recruiting for the firm and its clients.

AYSO Experience:

  • Years with AYSO - 21
Commissions/Other Positions:
  • Regional Staff
    • Team Coach
    • Regional Volunteer
    • Referee
    • Age Group Manager
    • Division Coordinator
    • Regional Commissioner
  • Area Staff
    • Assistant Area Director
    • Area 12C Director
  • Section Staff
    • Section 12 Director
  • National Programs Staff
    • National Referee Commission
    • National Operations Commission
    • National Nomination Commission
Certifications:
  • Advanced Coach
  • Referee - N2
  • Management - Advanced
  • Instruction - Management
  • Instruction - Advanced Coach
  • Instruction - Referee

Mike Hoyer - National Board Member

Mike Hoyer Photo Personal Information: Born in New Jersey and raised in Whittier, California; University of Redlands BA, International Relations; Currently living in Redondo Beach with wife of 23 years, Heather, and two kids, Grace, and Colin, both currently AYSO players.

Work experience: Thirty years with Filtronics, Inc. Currently president and director.

Soccer Playing Experience: 1974 to present.

AYSO Experience:

  • AYSO Player: 1974-79
  • Youth Referee 1978-79
  • Regional Commissioner Training, Area Director Training
  • Regional Referee
  • U6, U8, U12, Intermediate, U5 Master Coach
  • Awards Chair
  • CVPA
  • Introductory & Advanced Management, Dispute Resolution, Training for all seven of the required board positions
  • Coach Instructor, Advanced Management Instructor,
  • RC Training Instructor
  • NAGM Caucus Facilitator 2010 to present. Lead AD Facilitator 2012 & 2013
  • NAGM Task Force
  • Finance Commission
Other Volunteer Work:
  • Volunteer for Boy Scouts of America
  • Board Member, Clearwater Retirement Trust
  • Redondo Beach Fire Department Community Emergency Response Team
  • Member American Water Works Association, National Rural Water Association

Bill Hummell - National Board Member

Bill Hummell Photo Personal Background:
  • Resides in Westchester, New York
  • Former Resident of Section 12
Professional Background:
  • Attorney/Partner - Kucker & Bruh, LLP, New York City
  • Practice Areas include: formulation and enforcement of commercial transactions, civil litigation including complex civil actions, corporation law, shareholder agreements, partnership agreements, operating agreements for limited liability companies and limited liability partnerships, administrative law, employment law, employee benefits law and ERISA
  • Licensed in New York state courts, and Member of the Bar of federal courts including: Supreme Court of United States, U.S. Courts of Appeal (2d Cir., 3d Cir., 9th Cir.) and U.S. District Courts (Southern & Eastern Districts of NY, and District of Arizona)
  • Arizona State University, B.S. cum laude, 1978; University of Arizona, J.D. 1980
AYSO Experience:

Positions
  • Team Coach: 1995-2004
  • Referee: 1995-2004
  • Regional Board: Member: 1996-1997
  • RRA - Referee Administrator: 1996-1997
  • Asst. RC: Region 220: 1997-1998
  • Regional Commissioner: Region 220 - 1998-2001
  • Asst. AD: Area 3-T: 1999-2001
  • Area Director: Area 3-T - 2001-2003
  • Section Director: Section 3 - 2003-2006
  • National Board of Directors (NBOD): 2006-2009, 2009-2012
  • Chair, AYSO Legal Commission: June 2007-2011
Commissions/Other Positions:
  • Legal Commission, Member - Jan. 2007-2011
  • NBOD Liaison, Referee Advisory Commission - 2006-2007
  • NBOD Liaison: Section 2 - 2006-2007
  • NBOD Liaison: Section 9 - 2007-2010
  • NBOD Liaison: Section 1 - 2008-2009
  • NBOD Liaison: Section 11 - 2009-2011
  • Rules & Regulations Task Force: 2008-present
Certifications:
  • Regional Referee
  • U-6, U-12, Intermediate & Advanced Coach
  • Safe Haven / CVPA
  • Introductory, Intermediate & Advanced Management
  • AD Training
  • Grade 5 Instructor
  • Intermediate Management Instructor
  • Advanced Management Instructor
Honors & Accomplishments: :
  • Region 220 earned 3 Pele Awards for growth & 2 Platinum Awards (RAP)
  • Area 3-T earned 2 Platinum Awards (AAP)
  • Section 3 was a finalist for Section of the Year
  • Chairman, 2005 Nominating Commission
  • Co-founded the Future Famers' Cup tournament (Section 3) played at the National Soccer Hall of Fame
  • Distinguished Service Award, AYSO Section 3
  • 2008 President's Citation of Gratitude, AYSO
  • 2009 President's Citation of Gratitude, AYSO

Ken Rhoads - National Board Member

Ken Rhoads Photo Personal Information:
  • Born November 2, 1946 Denver, Colorado
  • Miami University, Oxford, Ohio-BS Marketing 1698
  • US Army 1968-1970 Air Defense Artillery 1st Lieutenant
  • Married 43 years-wife Rita, 2 grown kids-son Patrick and daughter Kelley, both AYSO alums.
  • Retail Executive-Merchandising Management 1970-2001
  • Artist in Residence, william gray designs- 2001-present, williamgraydesigns.com

AYSO Experience:

  • AYSO 1987-present.
  • Coach for 13 years;
  • CAP Ambassador for 2 years;
  • Division Director for 6years;
  • Grade 5 Coach and Management instructor;
  • Regional Commissioner, Region 1 Redwood City, CA, 1987- 2001-Platinum Award all 5 years, runner up Region of the Year 2001;
  • Area Director, Area 2N 2003-2008, Platinum Award all 5 years, Awarded Area of the year 2007;
  • Section Director 2008 to present -Section 2-Northern California, Oregon, Nevada, Washington and Alaska.
  • Member - National Development Commission-2009-present
  • Member - Finance Commission-2010- present.
Other Volunteer Work:
  • 2004-Present Construction Captain, National Rebuilding Day, Rebuilding Together Peninsula
  • Member, Menlo Park Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors 1980- 1983
  • President, Menlo Park Chamber of Commerce 1981-1982

Rick Russell - National Board Member

Rick Russell Photo Personal Information:
  • Married to Kathie for 42 years, four adult children ( 2 sons, 2 daughters) who played soccer in AYSO, high school, college, and new granddaughter (future AYSO player)
  • Employed by H and R Block.
  • Enjoy instructing, hiking, bicycling, refereeing AYSO, USSF, High School soccer.
  • Volunteer at church, Kick for Hope Charity Soccer Tournament, Mental Health Recognition Gala Dinner.

AYSO Experience:

  • Regional Staff
    • Registrar-3 yrs
    • Referee Administrator-3 yrs
    • Regional Commissioner-1 yr
    • Age Division Rep-13 yrs
    • Coach-19 yrs; Referee-27 yrs
    • Director of Instruction-2 yrs
    • Assistant Commissioner-6 yrs
  • Area Staff
    • Coach Administrator-2 yrs
    • Director of Education-3 yrs
    • Management Administrator-3 yrs
    • Area Director, Section 11
  • National Programs
    • National Management Advisory Commission-2 yrs
    • Appointed to Reorganization Commission and Role and Responsibility Task Force

AYSO Certifications:

  • Advanced Coach
  • "B" Coach
  • VIP Volunteer
  • Introduction to Management
  • Intermediate Management
  • Advanced Management
  • Area Director Training
  • Referee Assessor and National 2 Referee
  • Instructor
    • CVPA
    • Advanced Coach
    • Advanced Referee
    • Advanced Management
Contributions to AYSO:
  • At Regional Level
    • Provided the opportunity for hundreds of kids to have the AYSO experience as their coach to love the game and develop their skills.
    • As Registrar, led Region to adopt computer registration and team formation.
    • Implemented the three R's for the referee program, recruit, reward and retain building the number for referees from 30 to over 100.
    • As an instructor, trained coaches, referees and management volunteers at the Regional and Area levels.
    • Created Player Referee Program
    • Participated for six years as a management instructor at Section Conferences.
  • As Regional Commissioner
    • Led the Region back to fiscal soundness
    • Laid the groundwork for VIP program to be started.
    • Mentored subsequent RC's as Assistant Commissioner.
    • As a member of the National Management Advisory Commission:
      • Helped develop curriculum for National Regional Commissioner and National Area Director training.
      • Served as an instructor at National Regional Commissioner and National Area Director trainings.
      • Supervised the revision the Advanced Management course into the Dispute Resolution course.
  • As Area Director
    • Opened clear, prompt communications with Regional Commissioners.
    • Empowered RC's to develop and improve their Regions.
    • Empowered Area Staff to support Area plans and support RC's.
    • Sent new RC's to National Regional Training course.
    • Met with Regional boards to learn their concerns and develop plans to provide assistance.
    • Established training support for Regions through Area instructor, referee, and coaching camps.
    • Delegated to staff the planning and organization of Area camps.
    • Finalized appointment of new pilot Region in the Area.
    • Provided guidance to the re-start of existing Region.
    • Set a vision of moving forward, working together, developing new programs, improving existing programs, being compliant with and supportive of AYSO National Programs, and providing a positive AYSO experience to every child.
AYSO & Professional Experience:
  • Income Tax Preparation: 7 seasonal preparing personal and business tax returns.
  • Executive Management: 11 years on the executive management team for non-profit organization providing strategic planning, business development, financial management, bringing creative solutions to challenging opportunities.
  • Fiscal: Developed annual budgets, tracked expenditures for 30 programs and departments. Supported annual audits. Prepared financial status reports.
  • Program Operations expertise: Created/managed systems for administration, operations, policy and procedures, and compliance. Prepared operational reports.
  • Staff Supervision: Selected, trained, supervised, evaluated subordinates. Promoted teamwork, professionalism, and accountability.
  • Customer Focused: Key liaison to funding sources and community groups.
   
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