board of directors

foser board members

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PAUL FLANAGAN - President

Paul Flanagan is proud to be a founding member and president of FOSER. He has served as District Administrator of West Virginia District 4 since 1994 and currently serves as Chairman of the West Virginia Little League Association and is a member of the Southeastern Region Advisory Committee. Paul has served on the President’s International Advisory Committee and as the Southeastern Region representative on the Little League International Board of Directors from 2007 till 2012 and has been awarded both the Little League Meritorious Service Award and the Peter J McGovern Distinguished Service Award.

An honor graduate of the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science, Paul served thirty-five years in funeral service and is a former regional president of Stewart Enterprises. In addition to his service in the funeral industry he has also served as Mayor of the Town of Sophia, Raleigh County Commissioner, and currently serves as the elected Raleigh County Circuit and Family Court Clerk and as a board member and Treasurer of the Raleigh County Public Service District.

Paul and his wife Belinda reside in Sophia, WV and are the proud parents of three children and also have four grandchildren.

Paul said, “I believe FOSER provides us individually and collectively as district administrators the greatest opportunity we’ve ever had to make a positive contribution to the Little League program we all love and ultimately to the children it serves.”

 
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Jeremy Haley Vice President

Jeremy Haley began his service in Little League in 1992 as a volunteer umpire in the Hart County (Georgia) Little League.  He has served as District Administrator of Georgia District 7 since completing his final umpire assignment at the 2007 Little League Baseball World Series; and also currently serves on the Little League International Advisory Board, Southeastern Region Advisory Committee, and as President of the Georgia Little League District Administrators Association.  In 2008 Jeremy and his wife Julie were awarded the Hart County Chamber of Commerce Golden Shovel Award for their efforts in developing a Little League Challenger Division Baseball League in the local community, and in 2014 Jeremy was awarded the Little League Meritorious Service Award at the 26th Little League International Congress.

Jeremy resides in Athens, Georgia with his wife Julie, and is employed as Manager of the real property division for The Gordon Law Firm.

 

John Donaldson - Secretary

John Donaldson has been involved with Little League since 1993 and has been District Administrator of Virginia District 9 since 2010.  Prior to this, John was on the District staff for nine years and is a past president of Fort Hunt Little League in Alexandria, VA.  He has been a volunteer Little League umpire for more than 20 years.  He currently serves as the Virginia State representative on the Southeastern Region Advisory Board and is also a member of Little League’s International Advisory Board.  John has held jobs in the US Senate, the Commerce and Treasury Departments and has worked in international development for more than 30 years, including holding senior positions in the World Bank, from which he retired in 2010.


John and his wife Jane reside in Alexandria, Virginia.

 
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Travis Ellis - Treasurer 

Travis Ellis became involved with Little League in 1998 as a coach for his son, Derek’s team at Summerville Little League in Summerville SC. In 2000, Travis was elected League President and continued to serve as such until 2006. In 2006, Travis was elected District Administrator of South Carolina District 2. In 2007 he was selected to serve as the South Carolina State representative on the Southeastern Region Advisory Board. In 2011 he was selected to serve as the Southeastern Region Representative on the Little League International Advisory Board. Travis continues to serve as the South Carolina State representative on the Southeastern Region Advisory Committee.

Travis served 20 years in the US Air Force and retired in 2004. He currently works as a facility Manager with the 437 Maintenance Group, Joint Base Charleston SC. He resides in Summerville with his wife Sheri. 


directors

Chris Cianciola

District Administrator - Alabama District 8

 

Jeff Colwell 

District Administrator - Georgia District 2

Jeff Colwell has been a Little League volunteer for 16 years. Jeff has served many roles in the program including Coach, League President, District Administrator, and Vice President of Georgia Little League District Administrators Association.  When not serving his community as a Little League volunteer, Jeff is a General Contractor in the Atlanta, GA. area.

Jen Colvin

Region Director – Southeastern Region

Jen Colvin is a native of East Providence, R.I., and a graduate of the Rumford (R.I.) Little League. She had served Little League as a volunteer in a variety of capacities including, softball Coach, Umpire, Assistant District Administrator, District Administrator, and Region Tournament Director, with extensive experience coordinating region tournaments in all divisions of Little League Baseball and Softball. She has been the Region Director since 2004 after having served as Assistant Region Director for five years. 

 

Kim Davies

District Administrator – Florida District 3

Kim Davies is the mother of five sons who all played Little League baseball starting in 1991.  She began volunteering as a Team Mom and later a coach for her son’s teams.  She became part of her league’s board, serving as Secretary and VP.  She was subsequently elected President of Conway Little League, a position she served in for five years.  She joined the Florida District 3 staff as Secretary in 2007 and then was elected as District Administrator in 2010.

 

Lowell Easterly

District Administrator – Tennessee District 6

Since 1967, Lowell Easterly has volunteered in numerous capacities in Little League across the Southeastern Region including  local League Board for several offices as well as President. Lowell has been involved in Little League programs in Virginia and Tennessee. He served as Assistant District Administrator of Virginia District 9 from 1986-1993 and District Administrator of Virginia District 9 from 1994-2004. He also has served as DA for Virginia 15 and Tennessee 6. Lowell is presently DA for Tennessee District 4 and has be since 2014.He has been the Secretary for the Virginia District Administrators Association Since 1992 and has been a member of the Welcoming Committee at World Series since 2003.

Vacant

District Administrator – Alabama

 

Terry Giles

District Administrator – North Carolina District 4

Brian Weseman

District Administrator – South Carolina District 3

Brian Weseman has been involved with Little League since 2010 and have been serving a District Administrator for South Carolina District 3 since 2015.  As a volunteer for Little League, Brian has been Concessions Manager, Special Events Manager, League President and a District Administrator.  When not at the ball field, Brian works as a Solution System Designer for the I/S division of Blue Cross Blue Shield South Carolina.

Vince Scanlon

District Administrator – North Carolina District 2

Vince Scanlon is a native of Washington, D.C., and has lived in Winston-Salem, N.C. since 1989. He and his wife, Joell, have two of two sons and a daughter, all of whom played Little League baseball and softball. Vince’s oldest son, Bobby, was on the team representing North Carolina in the inaugural regional tournament in Warner Robins. He began volunteering as a coach and board member at Winston-Salem National League in 2003, then served as league president for seven years.  Following a year out of Little League all together, Vince took over as District Administrator for North Carolina District 2 in 2013.  Vince spent 16 years as a journalist before moving into the financial services industry in 2000 in the media relations field, where he remains today. 

 

Tommy Shelton

District Administrator Tennessee District 9

Tommy Shelton’s volunteer service in Little League has spanned 34 years. He was first elected as a local League President in 1980; appointed as an Assistant District Administrator in 1990; and assumed the role of District Administrator in 2006, a title he still presently holds.

Bob Sottile

District Administrator - Virginia District 10

Bob Sottile has been a District Administrator for Virginia District 10 since 2006. Bob's previous volunteer service with Little League includes 11 years as Assistant District Administrator, five years as a local League President and five years as a team manager and coach. Bob is a retired member of the United States Naval Reserve as a Chief Yeoman, as well as retired from the U.S. Department of Energy as an Information Systems Manager.

Beth Van Vranken

District Administrator – Florida District 26

Beth Van Vranken joined Little League in 1996 - volunteering with Braden River Little League in Bradenton, FL when the first of her two sons began playing.  Her youngest son went on to play Division I college baseball thanks to the initial skills learned in the Little League program. At her local league, she served as Team Mom, Concession Manager, Vice President and then League President.  Beth began her district role as Assistant District Administrator in 2007 and has been District Administrator since 2009. Professionally, Beth has worked for AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals since 1997 and is an Executive Pharmaceutical Specialist and Regional Training Specialist.  

 

Mike Vickers 

District Administrator – West Virginia District 2

Mike Vickers became involved with Little League at Madison Little League, during its first year of operation in 1970. Mike served as an umpire in the league until 1997 and then as League President from 1999-2001. He served as West Virginia Umpire Consultant from 1982-2001 and as Assistant District Administrator from 1985-2001; and is presently District Administrator for West Virginia District 2, a position he has held since October 2001. Professionally, Mike worked with Western Union out of Chicago, IL for five and half years; Beth Energy Mines for 25 years; having retired in June of 1995; and now works with the Boone County Health Department (since 1996). Additionally, Mike has been active in local school activities since 1974, serving as football scoreboard operator for Scott High School since 1977 and as a high school baseball and basketball official for 15 years.