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Little League International’s Joe Losch, Pat Wilson Promoted

Joe Losch

Pat Wilson

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (Nov. 15, 2005) – Joseph Losch and Patrick Wilson were promoted on Friday at the annual meeting of the Little League International Board of Directors, it was announced today by Stephen D. Keener, president and chief executive officer of Little League Baseball and Softball.

Mr. Losch of South Williamsport, Pa., has been promoted to senior vice president. He held the title of vice president of operations for Little League Baseball and Softball for 14 years and has been employed at Little League International since 1968. He remains as corporate secretary, a position he has held since 1998.

“Joe Losch has been a devoted member of the senior staff at Little League International for more than three decades,” Mr. Keener said. “We’re pleased to be able to elevate Joe in recognition of his outstanding service. We’re looking forward to him assuming additional administrative duties. ”

Mr. Wilson, formerly the director of regional operations, is the new vice president of operations. A Little League employee since 1993, he remains assistant director of the Little League International Tournament, and has been named chairman of the Little League Rules Committee.

“This elevation of Pat Wilson to the senior executive team is in recognition of his demonstrated leadership capabilities with the regional staff as well as thousands of volunteer field leaders around the world,” Mr. Keener said. “He will assume more of the duties in the Operations Division of Little League.”

Upon completion of his education at Williamsport’s Lycoming College in 1967, Mr. Losch came to work for Little League International as a member of the shipping and receiving department the next year. In 1969, he was named coordinator for the Central Region, and in 1970 he moved on to become director of the Eastern Region. In 1982, he was appointed International Tournament director, and in 1989 he assumed the duties of assistant to the president.

Mr. Losch continues to serve as director of the Little League International Tournament. He is secretary for the Little League International Charter Committee and serves on the Rules Committee.

Mr. Losch is a native of Williamsport, where he played Little League and later volunteered as a coach and umpire, and served as a Little League summer camp counselor. He has been associated with several local agencies, including the American Heart Association, Leadership Lycoming, Hope Enterprises, and the Williamsport/Lycoming Chamber of Commerce. He is also an experienced scholastic football official and was inducted into the West Branch Chapter of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame in 1998.

Joe and his wife, Flicka, live in South Williamsport. They have two children: Matthew and Mandy.

After graduation from Bloomsburg University (Bloomsburg, Pa.) in 1991 with a bachelor’s degree in economics, Mr. Wilson came to work at Little League International in 1993 as administrative assistant to Mr. Losch. He also is a member of Little League International’s Charter and Tournament Committees.

Pat is a native of Williamsport, Pa., where he played in the Maynard Little League. He has volunteered with several local agencies, including United Way and Leadership Lycoming, and has served on the Williamsport Area Recreation Commission.

Pat resides in Williamsport with his wife, Jennifer.

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