Laurie Williams Assumes Duties of League Development Manager
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
“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
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,
Mrs. Williams, formerly Laurie Nestler, is a native of Exton, Pa.,
and resides in Lewisburg, Pa., with her husband, Richard.