Troupe21 & Associates, President & Chief Executive Officer, 2000-Present
·Responsible for organizational strategy, recruitment, training and client development.
·Manages ongoing fundraising and sponsorships ranging from $5,000 to $500,000.
·Facilitates programs and services for NCAA member institutions and NFL member clubs.
·Provides day-to-day management of three employees and six independent contractors.
·Develops proprietary educational products, services, and events for high school, college, and
professional athletes, coaches and administrations.
·Increased Troupe21 revenue by 18% annually over a 20-year period.
National Football League, Vice President Player & Employee Development, 1997-2003
·Trained, managed, and led seven internal staff members, 32 NFL team employees, and ten
·Managed $20,000,000 annual player development budget for approximately 2,000 active and
25,000 former NFL players.
·Improved program participation by 39% over a six-year period; promoted three times during
·Chaired Player Development Steering Committee.
·Appointed as the inaugural chair of the NFL’s Corporate Diversity Council.
·Created and implemented the following programs for active and former NFL players: NFL/NCAA
Life Skills Speaker’s Bureau, NFL High School Coaching Internship Program, NFL Europe
Coaching Program, NFL Credit Management Assistance Program, NFL Player Networking Event,
NFL Rookie Symposium.
National Collegiate Athletic Association, Enforcement Representative, 1991-1997
·Investigated NCAA schools to ensure regulatory compliance; conducted investigations related
to impermissible recruiting inducements, extra benefits, and academic fraud.
·Analyzed major trends in intercollegiate sports with a primary focus on reducing competitive
advantages; developed cutting-edge investigative tools and strategies for field investigators.
·Processed five major infractions cases during tenure; managed NCAA Big Brother/Big Sister
outreach for elite basketball and football student-athletes.
·Created and coordinated NCAA Top Prospect Program that serviced approximately 250 highly
recruited basketball and football student-athletes.
·Conducted compliance seminars for athletes, parents, coaches, administrators, etc.
EDUCATION AND TRAINING
Teachers College Columbia University – 30 Hours Doctoral Studies – Adult Education
Howard University - Master of Education – Counseling Guidance and Curriculum
Howard University - Bachelor of Arts Magna Cum Laude – Psychology and Sociology
Continuing education coursework: peer counseling, crisis intervention, substance abuse education, drug testing, program evaluation, investigative questioning, records and audits, business writing, self-efficacy, public speaking, credit management, values clarification, goal setting, experiential learning, self-directed learning, curriculum design, facilitation and event planning.