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Laurie Williams Assumes Duties of League Development Manager

Laurie Williams

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (Sept. 7, 2006) – Laurie Williams has been named League Development Manager for Little League International, it was announced today by Stephen D. Keener, president and chief executive officer of Little League Baseball and Softball.

As League Development Manager, Mrs. Williams joins Dan Velte, Little League International’s director of league development, in the task of coordinating and responding to all inquires from potential new leagues submitted to Little League International, along with evaluating the most effective methods for supporting leagues currently chartered.

“Laurie brings a broad range of experiences to the position of league development manager,” Mr. Keener said. “Great strides have been made in the area of league development since the department was created in 2004. Laurie’s vast professional background coupled with her appreciation for the values of the Little League program will serve her well in executing her duties. It is my pleasure to welcome her into the Little League International family.”

Mrs. Williams assumes the responsibilities previously held by Mike Legge, who left the position to assume the duties of regional director for the Central Region Headquarters in Indianapolis.

Prior to joining Little League International, Mrs. Williams, a 1997 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in communications, was employed by NBA Entertainment for seven years. During her time at NBA Entertainment, Mrs. Williams held the positions of logger, production assistant editor, associate producer and producer.

A 1993 graduate of Villa Maria Academy, Mrs. Williams attended the University of Pennsylvania, where she was a four-year starter and second-team all-Ivy League softball selection in 1994 and 1996. Earlier this year, she completed her first season as an assistant coach with the Susquehanna University softball team in Selinsgrove, Pa.

Mrs. Williams, formerly Laurie Nestler, is a native of Exton, Pa., and resides in Lewisburg, Pa., with her husband, Richard.