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Dec, 2020

Little League Announces Staff Promotions

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Patrick W. Wilson as Chief Operating Officer.

Dan Velte has been elevated to Senior Operations Executive, overseeing the Little League International and Regional operations

Corey M. Wright has been elevated to Regional Operations Managing Director, East and Central. 
Mr. Wright, will work directly with the to-be-named East Region Director to support the league operations of the 12 states in the East Region. Guiding the 13 states in the Central Region, under Mr. Wright’s leadership, will be newly named Central Region Director, Ashlea Nash (formerly Central Region Assistant Director).

Jennifer Colvin has been elevated to Regional Operations Managing Director, Southeast and Southwest. Ms. Colvin will oversee Matt Weber, who has been promoted to Southeast Region Director, in their support of the 
eight states in the region. Angela Garcia will continue in her position as Southwest Region Director, guiding the region’s volunteers across seven states.

Supporting the 11 states that represent the largest geographic area of any U.S. region, April Meehleder has been promoted to Regional Operations Managing Director, West, with support from Assistant Directors Aaron Torres and Andrew Cortez.

The Little League International strategic plan focuses on a player-centric approach to all facets of the organization, Ms. Johnson-Pitt, formerly Central Region Director, will be embracing the new role of Senior Strategy Executive. Ms. Johnson-Pitt first joined Little League as the region’s Assistant Director in 2006. In addition to working across all departments to shepherd Little League’s strategic plan, she will also oversee Little League’s League Development Initiatives, headed up by Sam Ranck, Little League Director of League Development and Challenger Division.

Rallying around One Team. One Little League., More information on the strategic plan can be found at The plan will continue to be adapted to meet the challenges our leagues and volunteers face throughout the coronavirus pandemic, and we will be continuing to communicate these efforts with you all throughout the new year.

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