Three New Members Join Little League® International Board of Directors
On November 7, at the annual meeting of the Little League® International Board of Directors today in South Williamsport, Pa., three new volunteers took their seats on the 26-member board.
Long-time volunteers from Texas, Michigan and Guatemala, all of whom serve as District Administrators, assumed their three-year term on the Board of Directors. They join six other District Administrators on the Board of Directors, representing all nine of Little League’s regions.
From the Southwest Region, Joe Patterson, of Seguin, Texas, succeeds Camilla Serrano of Albuquerque, N.M. Mr. Patterson, Texas District 31 Administrator since 1986, first became involved in Little League as a team manager for six years and then a League President. He currently oversees the operation of 17 local leagues outside of San Antonio. A Logistics Buyer for Continental Automotive Group, Mr. Patterson served on Little League’s International Advisory Committee from 2007 to 2010. Learn more about Mr. Patterson’s Little League service.
Representing the Central Region is John Edgerle of Wyoming, Mich. Mr. Edgerle, Michigan District 9 Administrator since 1994, takes the seat of Linda Sanfilippo, of Romeoville, Ill. He served as the President of Piney Park Little League until 2004, and his wife, Kathy, currently serves on Mr. Edgerle’s district staff, as Assistant District Administrator for Softball. A retired automobile salesman, he oversees the operations of 24 local leagues in the Grand Rapids area. Learn more about Mr. Edgerle’s Little League service.
Taking over the seat vacated by José Berrios of Bayamon, Puerto Rico, for the Latin America Region is Dr. Noel Corrales. Dr. Corrales of Guatemala City, Guatemala, is the District Administrator for the more than 400 Little Leaguers in the Central American country. A former member of the Guatemala National Basketball team, Dr. Corrales, a vascular surgeon, was elected District Administrator in 2004 after spending two years as President of Liga Juvenil de Guatemala. Learn more about Dr. Corrales’s Little League service.
“Little League greatly benefitted from the service and experience of Mrs. Serrano, Mrs. Sanfilippo and Mr. Berrios over the past three years,” said Dr. Davie Jane Gilmour, Little League International Board of Directors Chair. “Our newest Board members bring long, diverse Little League experiences, and will be a great addition to the Board of Directors as we enter into our 75th Anniversary.”
The Little League International Board of Directors is responsible for the management of the property and affairs of Little League Baseball and Softball. Little League, founded in 1939 in Williamsport, is the world’s largest organized youth sports program, with more than 2.4 million participants in all 50 U.S. states and more than 80 countries.
The members of the Little League International Board of Directors are volunteers in this service to Little League Baseball and Softball. They receive no compensation for their dedicated work.