Board of Directors
Jeffrey Harvey, Chairman
Jeff is Managing Partner of Hickory Ridge Capital, a healthcare fund focused on tech-enabled healthcare services. He was previously a part owner of the Washington Bayhawks of Major League Lacrosse. He is Chairman of The Tewaaraton Foundation and a member of the University Club of Washington DC. He received a B.S. from Boston College, where he played lacrosse, and received his MBA from the University of Michigan. He lives in Bethesda, MD with his wife and two children.
Steve is the CEO of US Lacrosse, the sport’s national governing body. A native of Baltimore, Steve began playing lacrosse at St. Paul’s School before attending the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he received his undergraduate degree in journalism. He was a member of two national championship teams at UNC in 1981 and 1982. Steve also serves as Vice President of the Federation of International Lacrosse, holds board positions with the Association of Chief Executives for Sport and the National Sports Concussion Coalition, and is a member of the Positive Coaching Alliance’s National Advisory Board, among other volunteer positions.
A business and nonprofit executive, Andrew has held leadership positions in the fields of philanthropy, academia, American Indian affairs, health care, and organizational strategy. Currently on sabbatical, Andrew was most recently a vice president at Aetna, a Fortune 100 health care company. Andrew is a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum, a trustee of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, and a board member for numerous businesses and nonprofits. A lifelong lacrosse player, Andrew holds an A.B. from Hamilton College and an M.P.P. from Harvard University. Andrew, his wife and three sons live in Connecticut, and his extended family resides on the Seneca Nation’s Cattauragus Territory.
Andy is a Managing Director at BlackRock, a global investment management firm headquartered in New York City. He was introduced to lacrosse at an early age on Long Island, N.Y., and his playing career passed through West Islip High School, Cornell University, the Long Island Lacrosse Club, and the New York Saints (NLL). He was a part of three Ivy League championships and one Final Four appearance while at Cornell. Andy previously coached his three daughters at the youth level on Long Island. He received both a B.S. and an M.B.A. from Cornell University.
Sylvester is a graduate of Landon School (Class of 1980), where he played lacrosse for Rob Bordley. He is Chief Executive Officer of Durham Capital Corporation, which he founded in 1985. He graduated from Columbia University in 1990 with a B.A. in political science. He served on Landon’s Board of Trustees from 1999-2008 in various capacities, including Vice Chairman. He was part of the group that founded the Tewaaraton Award in 1999. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Boys and Girls Harbor. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the US Lacrosse Foundation. He is a long time supporter of the Central Park Conservancy and the US Fund for UNICEF. Sylvester lives in New York City with his wife, Gillian, and two children, Serena and Quint.
Susie is Vice President of the US Lacrosse Foundation. Previously, she was with USI, IWS, LLC, and The Living Classroom Foundation. Susie has also worked in fundraising as director of development at Washington College and director of the annual fund at Cabrini College. A graduate of Washington College in Chestertown, Md., where she played lacrosse, Chase received her B.A. in humanities and a minor in sociology. Susie is a member of the University Club of Washington, DC.
Neil is a Senior Vice President and Managing Director with Lincoln Property Company in Arlington, Virginia. Neil was the Co-Captain of the 1988 undefeated Syracuse University Men’s Lacrosse National Championship team. Neil also serves on the board of Winners Lacrosse and was inducted into the US Lacrosse – Potomac Chapter Hall of Fame in 2015. Neil and his wife, Maura have two (2) children, Maggie a sophomore playing lacrosse at Santa Clara University and Brendan a junior playing lacrosse at Gonzaga College High School.
Darren is the Co-Chief Investment Officer, and a Principal, of The Buccini/Pollin Group (BPG). BPG is a privately-owned developer, owner and operator of hotel, office, residential, retail & sports and entertainment properties throughout the United States. Darren joined BPG in June of 2004 and is responsible for overseeing the development, acquisition and financing of new hotel investments throughout the United States, as well as being actively involved in the asset management of existing investments. He has been responsible for oversight of transactions totaling in excess of $2 billion since joining BPG; including the acquisition, development, and redevelopment of twenty five hotels. Prior to BPG, Darren was with Fremont Realty Capital, LP, a New York City-based real estate private equity fund, which is an affiliate of Fremont group – the private investment arm of the Bechtel family. While at Fremont he was involved in the acquisition, financing, development, disposition and asset management of multi-family, hospitality, retail, residential, assisted living and student housing investments. Prior to joining Fremont, Darren was a Supply Corps Lieutenant in the US Navy, and is an original crew member (Plank Owner) of the USS JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN-74). Darren serves on the Board of Bethesda Lacrosse Association, a not-for-profit youth lacrosse organization serving 2,000 boys and girls. Darren holds a BS degree in Economics from the US Naval Academy, where he was a member of the Navy Lacrosse Team, and an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He currently resides in Potomac, MD with his wife Lisa and four children.
David is the Lacrosse Category Manager at Under Armour. David was a critical member in finalizing the Under Armour presenting sponsorship of the Tewaaraton trophy. With more than 11 years of lacrosse industry experience, David joined Under Armour in 2014 to drive the category to a new level of engagement and authenticity in the lacrosse community. He received a B.S. from Fontbonne University, where he played and later coached lacrosse. Before transferring to Fontbonne, he was an inaugural member of the Missouri State Lacrosse team. He lives in Baltimore with his wife Monica and daughter Isla.
Peter is a Managing Director and Head of Product Management and Distribution at Prudential Fixed Income in Newark NJ. He has served as Board Member and President of Summit Youth Lacrosse Club, where he has coached for over 20 years. Together with his wife and four children, they have fostered children for over a decade on behalf of NJ DCF. He is a member of the NJ lacrosse Hall of Fame and the Manhasset Lacrosse Hall of Fame. Mr. Cordrey received an AB in Economics from Princeton University and an MBA in Finance from Columbia University.
Kristen held various marketing positions during her professional career in industries including politics, the art world, technology, and private equity. Kristen is currently serving as a National Co-Chair of “Game On”, the National Campaign for Lacrosse, which supports US Lacrosse in its efforts to meet the needs of the sport’s explosive growth. She served on the board of the US Lacrosse Foundation from 2006 to 2012, where she was a member of its Executive Committee. A native of New York, Kristen received her A.B. from Princeton University, where she played lacrosse and was an All-American, and received her M.B.A from Harvard Business School. She lives in Atherton, CA with her husband and three children.
Richard is managing partner of Aiglon Capital, a private investment firm that acquires, manages, and grows lower middle-market manufacturing, and distribution companies. Prior to founding Aiglon, Richard was a Partner at Pritzker Group Private Capital. A former U.S. Marine Corps officer who served with the 1st Marine Division, Richard earned his M.B.A. from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and his B.S. from Georgetown University, where he played lacrosse under Coach Dave Urick. Richard enjoys competing in endurance events, and has raced in many open water swimming, Ironman, and marathon events. He lives in Durham, North Carolina with his wife and three children. He also serves on the Board of Trustees at the Duke School.
Corey is an Associate at the law firm of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, where he focuses on the representation of tribal nations and tribally owned enterprises. He attended college at Colgate University, where he played lacrosse, and received his Juris Doctorate from Arizona State University. Corey also played on the 2003 U-19 Iroquois Nationals and the 2006 Men’s Iroquois Nationals teams, both of which competed in the ILF World Championships. Corey lives in Washington, D.C. with his fiancee.
Brett is the Founder and President of Hildene Capital Management. Mr. Jefferson oversees all firm investment decisions and strategies. With over 25 years of combined experience in the structured finance market and the option arbitrage industry, Mr. Jefferson has led Hildene to the #2 ranking in Barron’s 2013 Annual Top Hedge Fund’s List and to recognition as Hedge Fund Review’s 2013 Hedge Fund of the Year and 2013 Best Distressed Hedge Fund. Brett graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Syracuse University and a Master of Management degree from J.L. Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Prior to founding Hildene, Mr. Jefferson worked in the Structured Credit Products groups at Salomon Smith Barney and Chase Securities. He is the managing member of RPP Advisors LLC, a financial services firm based in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Char serves on the Executive Committee of the Harvard Varsity Club, Friends of Harvard Lacrosse and Friends of Harvard Hockey Advisory Board. She graduated from Harvard College, received the Lionel DeJersey John Harvard Fellowship at Emmanuel College, Cambridge University, and later received her MBA from Harvard Business School. As an undergraduate, Char played field hockey, ice hockey and lacrosse, was selected as First Team All-Ivy in each, was a member of the undefeated 1990 National Championship Team and was a three time all-American in lacrosse. She and her husband, Les Cheek, have four children, who all play lacrosse at their respective high schools and colleges, and live in Wellesley, MA. Her two oldest boys played on the US U-19 Indoor Team this past Fall when they competed at the Junior World Indoor Championships at Six Nations.
Howard was nominated by the President, confirmed by the Senate, and served as Inspector General of the U.S. Department of State. He also served as Chair of the Board of External Auditors of the Organization of American States, as General Counsel of Deloitte Haskins & Sells and of Deloitte & Touché, and with the law firms of Cravath Swaine & Moore (in New York and Paris offices) and Freshfields (in New York and London). He was First Team All-America goalie at Princeton, twice named the Outstanding Club Player in the US, inducted into the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame, the New York Sports Hall of Fame, and the Greater Baltimore and the Long Island Metropolitan Lacrosse Halls of Fame. He was the U.S. Representative to the International Lacrosse Federation 1997-2005. He graduated from Princeton and the Harvard Law School, and was a Knox Fellow at Cambridge University where he was named to the All South of England and All English Universities lacrosse teams.
Nick was the Founder & President of NetWitness Corp which he sold to EMC in 2011. Prior to this, he held VP of Sales roles in multiple startups culminating in 5 acquisitions and an IPO. Nick was an Ernst & Young “Entrepreneur of the Year” Finalist for Greater Washington in both 2010 & 2011, and an ACG Finalist for the National Capital Chapter in 2011 for M&A Deal of the Year over $100M. He sits on numerous industry, corporate & non-profit Boards of Directors and Advisory Boards. He holds a BS from Cornell University, where he played lacrosse, winning an Ivy League title and competing in the NCAA tournament. He also received an MBA from the University of Rochester’s Simon School and has also completed the Executive Program for Growing Companies at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business. Nick lives in Bethesda, MD with his wife and 3 children, all of which are lacrosse players.
Gene is the Vice Chairman of EverFi, an online education company and a director of Opower, a NYSE software company. Previously, Gene was a General Partner of Valhalla Partners, one of the leading venture capital firms in the mid-Atlantic region. Gene has a B.S. degree from Penn State, where he played lacrosse, and an MBA from Loyola University. He lives in McLean, VA with his wife. They have 4 children and 2 grandchildren. Gene is also an assistant lacrosse coach at The Heights School in Potomac, Md.
Jon is a Managing Director of Goldman Sachs where he is co-head of US Real Estate Finance in NYC. He is a graduate of Landon School ’80 where he played lacrosse for Rob Bordley. Jon was recruited to Brown University to play defense for Dom Starsia, graduating in 1984 with a B.A in Organizational Behavior and Management and a minor in Spanish Studies. Jon lives in Montclair NJ where he coached and founded the youth lacrosse program for 9 and 10 year olds. He and his wife Patty have three sons, Jack who played for Bates College ‘15, and twins Rob and Joe who have verbally committed to play at Bates College ’20 and Gettysburg College ’20 respectively. He is also a founder of RELax, a network of commercial real estate executives in the NYC metro area who played lacrosse and wish to support each other in business and philanthropy and introduce young professionals to senior business professionals through this unique sports affiliation. He is member of the Board of Governors of the Commercial Real Estate Finance Council and of the Board of Trustees of Montclair Kimberly Academy
Alison is a International Program Manager for the United States Navy. She grew up in Northern Virginia where she earned a BA in International Relations and a MS in Conflict Resolution from George Mason University. She will graduate with her MBA from Georgetown University in May 2016. Although Alison did not play lacrosse, she did play Division I soccer. She is a proud member of the Oglala Lakota Sioux and Lumbee tribes.
Lane is senior marketing manager at US Lacrosse, the national governing body of the sport, where he leads the organization’s social media, video and content strategy efforts. He graduated with a B.S. in marketing from the University of Maryland in 2009 and went on to earn a master’s degree from Georgetown University. He lives in Baltimore, Md., with his fiancé, Kate.
John is the Social Media Director for The Martin Group and its Martin Davison Public Relations in Buffalo, N.Y., and an editor-at-large for Inside Lacrosse. Currently leading social media and content marketing strategy for TMG/MDPR and its regional and national client base, John is the former Vice President/Editor-in-Chief of Inside Lacrosse. Before moving back home to Western New York in October, 2014, John spent 14 years at Inside Lacrosse, building it into the leading media company in the sport. Honored with the 2014 Doyle Smith Award by the USILA, he’s also the Story Editor on the The Lost Trophy documentary on the 1990 Syracuse Lacrosse Team.
Paul is a professional and international lacrosse player, winner of one world, three professional and two collegiate championships, and has been named Most Valuable Player three times. He co-founded Endurance Fitness, and is an operating partner and advisor to the Endurance Companies portfolio. Paul also co-founded Rabil Ventures, and has made a host of angel investments in companies that crossover between sport and tech. In 2011, Rabil founded the Paul Rabil Foundation, and currently sits on the Advisory Board for Mc10 Inc., Charm City Youth Lacrosse, The Tewaaraton Foundation, Blue Jays Unlimited, and the Maryland Advisory Council on Physical Fitness. Paul’s national sponsors have included Red Bull, GoPro, Under Armour, Dick’s Sporting Goods, New Balance, Warrior Sports, TRX Training, The Blue Moon Co., and Monster Audio, among others. Paul received a BA, with honors, from Johns Hopkins University.