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Three New Members Join Little League International Advisory Board

Three New Members Join Little League International Advisory Board

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Little League District Administrators Kevin Hladik and John Berardi, along with Bruce Campbell, Treasurer and a Director of Little League Baseball Canada, have joined the Little League International Advisory Board it was announced by Stephen D. Keener, Little League International President and Chief Executive Officer.

The Little League International Advisory Board provides counsel and recommendations to the Little League Baseball and Softball staff and senior management. Its annual fall meeting was held in October at Little League International in South Williamsport, Pa.

The 12-member board provides input, perspective and opinion on current aspects of the Little League program and proposed new initiatives, all for the purpose of maintaining Little League Baseball and Softball as the world's leader in the youth sports arena.

"It is vital that Little League continue to provide an effective program with a goal that all participants, parents and volunteers have a rewarding and enriching Little League experience," Mr. Keener said. "The three new members of the advisory board have distinct backgrounds at various levels of Little League, and their collective experience will provide educated and informed voices regarding the future direction of the program."

Little League considers the input of the Advisory Board as vital in providing an effective program to ensure that all participants, parents and volunteers have a rewarding and enriching Little League experience. Board members are current and former District Administrators, Assistant District Administrators and other volunteers whose many years of experience at the local level of Little League operations are highly valued by Little League International.

Each board member serves a three-year term. The Advisory Board convenes twice a year, once by conference call and once at Little League International in South Williamsport.

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Members of the International Advisory Board recently gathered in Williamsport, at Little League International, for a series of meetings. This group of Little League volunteers discussed a variety of topics in advance of November's meeting of the Little League International Board of Directors. New members include: Bruce Campbell, first from left in back row; John Berardi, second from left in back row; and Kevin Hladik, fourth from left in back row.

Below is a list of the current members on the Little League International Advisory Board (by name, region served, home state and term).

  • Irwin Altman, West, Arizona - 2013
  • John Berardi, East, Massachusetts - 2015
  • Larry Brown, Southwest, Texas - 2013
  • Bruce Campbell, Canada, Ontario - 2015
  • Noel Corrales, Latin America, Guatemala - 2014
  • Kevin Hladik, Central, Iowa - 2015
  • Fred Lorentsen, Southeast, Florida - 2014
  • Leonard Ricchiuti, East, New York - 2014
  • Phil Rizzo, Central, Illinois - 2014
  • Brent Shuff, Southwest, Louisiana - 2013
  • Dave Wetmore, West, California - 2014
  • Travis Ellis, Southeast, South Carolina - 2013