Roy Smalley, III, Chairman
Baseball is in Roy’s blood. An All-American at USC, he followed that up with 13 Major League seasons including 9 with the Minnesota Twins and 2+ with the New York Yankees. Career highlights include the Twins 1987 World Championship and starting at shortstop in the 1979 All-Star game. Following retirement from the game, Roy served as the Executive Director of the 1991 International Special Olympics and was a baseball analyst on ESPN’s “Baseball Tonight”. Roy was also inducted into the USC Hall of Fame and the college baseball Hall of Fame. Currently, Roy is an analyst for Twins broadcasts on Fox Sports North. He and his wife, Christine, have three grown children and four grandchildren.
John Yengo, President
John is a founding board member for PIFB. He founded and currently leads a business strategy and marketing consulting practice whose clients range from start-up technology organizations to leading companies like Essilor, Kroger, and Fisher Investments. He previously was Executive Vice President & Managing Director of the Cincinnati and Chicago office of Saatchi & Saatchi X. Prior to this role in the global Publicis network, John was a Partner at Barefoot Proximity within the Omnicom network. John started his career at Procter & Gamble and rose through the ranks in Finance and Marketing, eventually running the entire North American Fabric Care marketing efforts. John has also held the position of Vice-President of Marketing for IBM after receiving his B.A and M.B.A. from the University of Rochester. John has extensive experience with youth sports as a baseball, basketball, and soccer coach to his three sons.
Susan Lowe CPA, CFO
Susan Lowe is the Vice President/Chief Financial Officer for Riverside Community Care, a large behavioral healthcare and human services nonprofit in Massachusetts. In addition to her role on the PIFBS board, she serves as Treasurer of the Board of Directors for Strategies for Youth. Her most recent experiences prior to joining Riverside were as the Chief Financial Officer for various non-profit organizations including HCS, Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech, Physicians for Human Rights, FSG an international non-profit consulting firm and The Children’s Communication Center, where she focused on strategy and she led finance and accounting, IT, administration, operations and human resources. Earlier in her career she held various roles in management and finance, including experiences in environmental engineering, software development, retail and membership-based organizations. Susan holds a Master’s of Science in Accountancy and Business Ethics from Bentley University; a Graduate Certificate in Management and Administration from Harvard University’s Extension School and a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Political Science and Economics from Bucknell University. She is a CPA licensed in Massachusetts.
Jordan Baltimore is the Founder, CEO, and Director of Training at New York Empire Baseball, a progressive baseball organization that is known for its unique culture, positive coaching, and science-based content. Jordan earned his B.S. from New York University’s Stern School of Business and sold his first business, an IT services firm prior to graduation. In 2001, Jordan earned his MBA at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. Jordan has been a frequent guest lecturer at a number of undergraduate and graduate business programs, and technology and sports industry conferences, and his coaching philosophy and the science behind it has been featured on ESPN Radio, NBC News, and in the Wall Street Journal.
Richard J. Gelles
Richard J. Gelles holds The Joanne and Raymond Welsh Chair of Child Welfare and Family Violence in the School of Social Work at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the Co-Faculty Director of the Field Center for Children’s Policy, Practice, and Research. Gelles received his A.B. degree from Bates College (1968), an M.A. in Sociology from the University of Rochester (1971), and a Ph.D. in Sociology at the University of New Hampshire (1973). He has authored, co-authored, and edited 26 books. His latest book is “The Third Lie: Why Government Programs Do Not Work—And a Blue Print for Change” (Left Coast Press). Although a devoted and passionate fan of the Boston Red Sox, he has been won over by the Philadelphia Phillies and now has season tickets to the Phillies.
Michael is the Director of Marketing at ESPN, whose love of baseball runs deep. He is a graduate of Boston College. Michael is excited to be a part of PIFB, because it reminds him that so much good can come from baseball – easy to forget when you’re a Mets Fan.
As Global Commercial Director for Wilson Sporting Goods in baseball marketing, Michael “Marko” Markovich, brings tremendous insight, connections, and energy to our organization. A self-proclaimed “zero tool prospect”, Marko’s professional success in the baseball industry has more than made up for his inability to hit the breaking ball. Marko’s service on the Pitch In For Baseball board stems from his belief that every child deserves the opportunity to fall in love with baseball and that the good deed of just one person can launch that lifelong love of the game.
A competitive and adventurous nature has driven Cathy’s professional endeavors propelling her to consistent success. Cathy attendant UCLA and played on the national championship softball team. Working her way from the ground- up, Cathy delved into many facets of the title and escrow industry. Her experience has proven an ideal platform upon which to establish herself as highly qualified and diverse professional. The company holds licenses in 49 states. Leading an enthusiastic and proactive group of title and escrow specialists, Cathy strives to ensure that her team utilizes technology, exceptional customer service thorough communication in providing their clients with the services they require. A proactive self-starter, Cathy enjoys cooking, boating, baseball, softball and most of all her six grandkids. She is an avid volunteer, giving her time and talents to local organizations.
Allison Parsell is the Fastpitch Promotions Manager at Wilson Sporting Goods. With almost 10 years of industry experience, and a back ground in playing, Allison has helped to shape the softball side of PIFB/S. The relationships that she has built with NCAA teams, professional athletes and other consultants within in the softball community has assisted in providing PIFB/S the opportunity to connect with key players. As a Florida State University graduate and softball alum, her love of growing the sport keeps her driven to make sure all players who want to play the game have the opportunity to do so.
Based in New York City, Mr. Pincus serves as a consultant on editorial matters, public relations, and the internet. With experience as Assistant Commissioner, Communications, for NYC’s Department of Parks and Recreation, a senior editor and reporter for The New York Times and The Washington Post, as a senior executive for the National Hockey League, and the author of several books, Mr. Pincus brings a wide array of expertise and talent to Pitch In For Baseball.
A diehard Phillies’ fan, philanthropist, father, and long-time supporter of Little League Baseball International, Bill is the inspiration behind Pitch In For Baseball. Bill wanted to share his passion for baseball with needy kids in Poland, where equipment is not easily accessible. PIFB continues to support youth baseball and softball organizations in Poland. Bill is also the Vice President of the Copernicus Society of America, a Philadelphia area private foundation.
As CEO, Terry Smith has lead Rushmore to 7 years of strong growth in the Residential Mortgage Servicing space. Rushmore has become a nationally recognized high-touch special servicer that is an approved Seller-Servicer with FreddieMac, FannieMae & GinnieMae. Rushmore currently has over 150k loans on the platform and growing, plus is rated by S&P, Fitch, DBRS & Kroll. Rushmore has offices in Irvine, CA, – Dallas, TX, and San Juan, PR. Mr. Smith is also a Senior Managing Director at Roosevelt Management Company for the last 9 years, where he is responsible for capital markets, operations, and servicing. Mr. Smith formerly worked at Ellington Management Group, as a Managing Director. He worked at Morgan Stanley as an Executive Director. He also worked for C-Bass and was responsible for a start-up and management of a 125 person team which performed due diligence, property valuation, and REO asset disposition functions. Mr. Smith was with EMC/Bear Stearns for 12 years and was responsible for a 60 person Capital Markets Operations Team.