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 > Little League Online > Media > Little League News Archive > 2010 > September - December > Stephen Guerrero Nominated to Represent Asia-Pacific Region on Little League International Board of Directors

Stephen Guerrero Nominated to Represent Asia-Pacific Region on Little League International Board of Directors

Stephen Guerrero Nominated to Represent Asia-Pacific Region on Little League International Board of Directors

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The Asia-Pacific Region recently nominated a new member for election to the Little League International Board of Directors.  The election took place at the annual regional meeting recently held in Hong Kong in a vote by the region’s District Administrators (DA) in attendance.

Stephen Guerrero, of Dededo, Guam, will replace Kenji Kimura, from Tokyo, Japan, on the board.  His nomination is subject to the approval of the board at its spring meeting.  If approved, Mr. Guerrero will be seated on the Little League International Board of Directors when the 29-member Board meets in Nov. 2011.

Each of the nine volunteers on the board, one from each of the nine Little League Baseball and Softball regions, serve a three-year term.

“Mr. Guerrero will bring a wealth of Little League experience and volunteer leadership to the board,” Stephen D. Keener, President and Chief Executive Officer of Little League International, said.  “The diversity in the experience and background of all our board members is a great asset in advancing the mission of our program.  We look forward to the contributions Mr. Guerrero will make as a member of the board.”

Mr. Guerrero, who has been the DA in Guam since 2005, played in the Northern Guam Little League then as a teenager helped his father, Jose, coach several different youth teams.  He then managed teams himself in the league for six years.  In 1982, he started his umpiring career and was the umpire consultant for the Guam Little League for three years.

Mr. Guerrero has umpired for 28 years, following the footsteps of his father.  Jose umpired in the 1980 Little League Baseball World Series, and in 2006, Stephen earned his chance to work the most recognized of the eight World Series contested by Little League Baseball and Softball.  The younger Guerrero also was a member of the umpiring crew for the 1994 Junior Baseball World Series.

Stephen also was an umpire consultant for the Guam Major League, an adult baseball league that formed in 1974 and plays games from January to June.  He also coached for four seasons in the Guam Amateur Baseball League and currently manages a Masters (40 and older) baseball team.

“It is an honor and pleasure to represent the Asia-Pacific Region as a member of the Little League International Board of Directors,” Mr. Guerrero said.  “I would like to thank all the Asia-Pacific DAs for their support and confidence in my nomination.  I look forward to working with the Board to continue the development, administration and expansion of Little League worldwide.”

Mr. Guerrero, who was born in Hawaii, but has lived most of his life in Guam, is married and has three children.  He has worked for the Bureau of Budget and Management Research, a position within the Governor’s office in Guam, for 31 years.

In 2010, there were 17 countries with chartered Little League programs in the Asia-Pacific Region with more than 28,000 players.  Last year, Guam had 930 players on 62 Little League teams in three leagues.