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Dr. Davie Jane Gilmour, Jonathan Mariner, Elected to Little League International Board of Directors

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (Nov. 13, 2006) – Dr. Davie Jane Gilmour, president of Pennsylvania College of Technology in Williamsport, and Jonathan Mariner, executive vice president and chief financial officer in Major League Baseball’s Office of the Commissioner, were elected on Friday as the newest members of the Little League International Board of Directors, it was announced today by board Chairman Tim Hughes.

“Little League has always looked to maintain a varied group on the International Board of Directors,” Mr. Hughes said. “Dr. Gilmour and Mr. Mariner bring a wealth of expertise and experience to our board. Both are highly respected in their fields, and we are pleased they are joining the Little League team.”

Dr. Gilmour joined the college in 1977 as an instructor and curriculum developer in the dental hygiene program after receiving her Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in health education from Penn State University. Her undergraduate work was done at West Liberty State College, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene education and associate’s degree in dental hygiene. In 1996, she became the college’s highest-ranking academic officer – vice president of academic affairs – and in 1998 became the president of Penn College.

Dr. Davie Jane Gilmour

Among her community affiliations and professional activities, Dr. Gilmour serves on the executive committee as chairman of the Williamsport-Lycoming Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, president of the Community Arts Center Board of Directors, Penn College Foundation Board of Directors, Central Pennsylvania Workforce Development Corporation Board of Directors, chairman of Industry Education & Training Committee of Central Pennsylvania Workforce Development Corporation, Williamsport Hospital and Medical Center Board of Managers, Susquehanna Health System Board, Opportunities Unlimited Board, Industrial Properties Corporation Board, and a trustee to the YWCA of Williamsport.

Penn College was originally founded as Williamsport Technical Institute in 1941, and it became Williamsport Area Community College in 1965. The school was named an affiliate of The Pennsylvania State University in 1989 and was renamed Pennsylvania College of Technology. Penn College now is a strong force in higher education in Pennsylvania, offering certificate, associate and baccalaureate degree programs, with students from around the world enjoying the benefits of state-of-the-art programs in traditional and emerging technologies.

Dr. Gilmour resides in Williamsport with her husband, Mr. Fred Gilmour.

In addition to his daily responsibilities for overseeing the Major League Baseball's central office budgeting, financial reporting, and risk management activities, Mr. Mariner's duties include administering MLB's $1.5 billion league-wide credit facility; providing updates at team owners’ meetings on the industry's financial health; overseeing all team-level financial reporting through the team CFOs; and providing financial reviews on potential ownership applications.

From March 2002 to January 2004, Mr. Mariner served as the senior vice president and chief financial officer of Major League Baseball. From December 2000 to March 2002, he served as the chief operating officer of Charter Schools U.S.A., a charter school development and management company. Mr. Mariner was the executive vice president and chief financial officer of the Florida Marlins Baseball Club from February 1992 to December 2000.

Jonathan Mariner

Mr. Mariner graduated from the University of Virginia with a B.S. degree in accounting, is a certified public accountant, and received his MBA degree from the Harvard Business School. He was recently featured on the cover of CFO Magazine, and has been listed in the Top 10 in Sports Illustrated's annual listing of the 101 Most Influential Minorities in Sports. Mr. Mariner has also been a frequent public speaker on the topic of the business of professional sports, including symposiums at Harvard, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Columbia and the Darden School.

Mr. Mariner currently serves on the board of directors of two publicly traded companies: BankAtlantic Bancorp, the parent company of BankAtlantic Bank (commercial banking), and Ryan, Beck and Co. (investment banking); and Steiner Leisure, Ltd. the worldwide, leading provider of salon and spa services to the cruise ship industry, and an operator spa resorts and day spas around the world.

Mr. Mariner has been active as a volunteer in several educational-related organizations, having recently served as chairman of the Broward Community College Foundation Board, and has been active on the following advisory boards: The University of Virginia's McIntire School of Commerce; the Stanford Parents' Advisory Board; and the Advisory Board of The Pine Crest School in Ft. Lauderdale.

Mr. Mariner's other community service affiliations include having served as a member of the executive committee of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce; and on the board of directors for the United Way of Greater Miami; the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau; Miami-Dade County's Alliance for Human Services; the Beacon Council (Miami-Dade County's official economic development agency); and the CHARLEE Foundation Board, a foster care program funded primarily by actress Rosie O'Donnell.

A twenty-year resident of the South Florida area, Mr. Mariner now splits his time between New York City and Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., with wife Mildred and college-aged sons Brian, Matthew, and Phillip.

The Little League International Board of Directors, a volunteer board, is responsible for the management of the property and affairs of Little League Baseball and Softball. Little League, founded in 1939 in Williamsport, is the world’s largest organized youth sports program, with more than 2.6 million participants in all 50 U.S. states and scores of other countries.