Board of Directors

The management of the property and business affairs of Little League Baseball®, Incorporated, is vested in the International Board of Directors. The Board has the control of the corporation and the power to appoint such standing committees as it shall determine and to delegate such responsibilities as it shall deem advisable.

Nine members of the Board are Field Directors. Each represent one of Little League’s nine regions and are nominated by their peers for election to four-year terms by their region’s District Administrators.

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 on behalf of the program and the children of the world.


  • Hugh E. Tanner, Chairman, Houston, Texas
  • Steven P. Johnson, Vice Chairman, Williamsport, Pennsylvania
  • Stephen D. Keener, President & Chief Executive Officer, Williamsport, Pennsylvania
  • Elizabeth Brown, Senior Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
  • Karl Eckweiler, Senior Vice President & Chief Legal Officer, Williamsport, Pennsylvania
  • David Houseknecht, Senior Vice President Administration & Chief Financial Officer, Williamsport, Pennsylvania
  • Patrick W. Wilson, Senior Vice President & Chief Program Operations Officer, Williamsport, Pennsylvania
  • Daniel P. Kirby, Vice President of Risk Management, South Williamsport, Pennsylvania
  • Melissa Singer, Vice President & Treasurer, Montoursville, Pennsylvania
  • Lance Van Auken, Vice President & Executive Director of the Little League Museum, South Williamsport, Pennsylvania
  • Joseph W. Losch, Corporate Secretary, South Williamsport, Pennsylvania

Board Members

  • Pete Cacheiro, Chino, California
  • Janice Christensen, Meridian, Idaho
  • Jenice Condie, San Jose, California
  • Chris Drury, Rye, New York
  • Dr. Davie Jane Gilmour, Williamsport, Pennsylvania
  • Antonio J. Gonzalez, Cayey, Puerto Rico
  • Timothy Hughes, Williamsport, Pennsylvania
  • Steven P. Johnson, Williamsport, Pennsylvania
  • Stephen D. Keener, Williamsport, Pennsylvania
  • Kevin Kvame, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
  • Dennis Lewin, Cave Creek, Arizona
  • Ken Liesegang, Livonia, New York
  • Jon Litner, Westport, Connecticut
  • Dr. Daniel Lueders, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Jonathan Mariner, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Mike Mussina, Montoursville, Pennsylvania
  • Kristian Palvia, Skovde, Sweden
  • Eric Pearson, Bradenton, Florida
  • JoJo Rinebold, Zionsville, Indiana
  • Roy Romaya, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Hugh E. Tanner, Houston, Texas
  • Shannon Walker, Newark, Ohio
  • Travis L. Young, Sr, Warren, Arkansas

Roles & Responsibilities of Local Board of Directors