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 > Little League Online > Media > Little League News Archive > 2007 > Nick Caringi, Dan Velte Take on Additional Responsibilities In Little League International Operations Department

Nick Caringi, Dan Velte Take on Additional Responsibilities In Little League International Operations Department

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (Dec. 5, 2007) – Nick Caringi, director of operations, and Dan Velte, director of league development, will assume additional responsibilities in the Little League International operations department, it was announced today by Stephen D. Keener, president and chief executive officer of Little League Baseball and Softball.

Nick Caringi

Dan Velte

In preparation for the impending retirement of Senior Vice President Joe Losch, Patrick Wilson, vice president of operations for Little League International, has re-distributed a portion of Mr. Losch’s duties to various members of the operations department.

“In advance of Joe’s retirement, I felt it was necessary to shuffle some tasks within the department,” Mr. Wilson said. “The Little League International operations department is focused on making the Little League experience special and rewarding for everyone. Nick and Dan believe in the values of our program, and their efforts on behalf of the children playing Little League and the volunteers who support them, gives me confidence that these moves will help to improve the quality of service and attention we, as an organization, can provide.”

As Senior Director of Operations and Education, Mr. Caringi, who joined the Little League International staff in 1998 following two years as assistant director at Little League’s Eastern Region headquarters in Bristol, Conn., will be more involved with coordinating regional operations in the United States and abroad, while taking on a greater role with the operation of the annual Little League International tournament.

Since coming to Little League International as league development director in 2004, Mr. Velte, a former Southwestern Region assistant director, has made great strides in chartering leagues throughout the United States, and in countries where Little League has not had a significant presence. To that end, Mr. Velte, whose new title is director of league development and chartering, will now be responsible for the affiliation of new leagues, as well as the overall affiliation of existing leagues.

“Nick and Dan have done an outstanding job in their varied roles,” Mr. Wilson said. “I have no doubt that their continued diligent service to the Little League program will better the productivity and responsiveness of the operations department. As always, I encourage local leagues to utilize the resources available through the regional offices, but don’t hesitate to call on Nick or Dan for assistance and advice on issues regarding your leagues or district.”

Mr. Caringi and Mr. Velte are members of the Little League International charter committee, and will serve under Mr. Wilson, the International Tournament director, during the tournament season. Mr. Caringi has the title of deputy tournament director, and Mr. Velte is an assistant tournament director along with David James, the director of the Little League Urban Initiative and Challenger Division.