Jennifer Colvin Promoted to Director of Southern Region
Ms. Colvin assumes the duties of region director from former director Ted Trivigno, who has left the organization to pursue other professional endeavors. Ms. Colvin has served as the Southern Region’s senior assistant region director since January of 2002. She joined Little League in November of 1999 as assistant region director after 17 years in the microelectronics manufacturing industry.
“Jennifer has been in the position of assistant director for several years and has shown a consistently-high level of competence in that role,” said Mr. Keener. “Assuming the responsibilities of director for the Southern Region is a transition that we expect to be relatively smooth considering Jennifer’s experience in the program, and her familiarity with the region, and its leagues.”
Ms. Colvin is a native of Providence, R.I., and a graduate of the Rumford (R.I.) Little League. She has served Little League as a volunteer in a variety of capacities including, softball coach, umpire, assistant district administrator, district administrator, and regional tournament director, with extensive experience coordinating regional tournaments in all divisions of Little League Baseball and Softball.
“My time as assistant director has given me the opportunity to become familiar with the workings of the program as a whole,” said Ms. Colvin. “I fully realize how important it is to interact and communicate with the volunteers and staff. I’ve had the benefit of learning the regional operations first-hand in regards to budgeting, staffing, and potential improvements. All that experience should assist my transition.”
The Southern Region services nearly 354,000 players on more than 23,000 teams. The region oversees chartered leagues in: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.
Ms. Colvin’s duties will involve managing the region’s operations and running the Southern Region complex. Each summer, along with several clinics, the facility’s Arnold S. White, Sr. Stadium hosts the Southeast Major Division regional tournament, which sends its winner to Williamsport for the annual Little League Baseball World Series.
Teresa Willis will remain as the region’s assistant director. Mrs. Willis originally from Linton, Ind., has been assistant director of the South Region since June of 2003. In her time as a Little League volunteer, Mrs. Willis has served as a league president, been a member of the district staff, and also served as a district administrator. She and her husband, Dan, have six children.