Nominated by their fellow District Administrators (D.A.s) across their respective regions, Jim Dean and Travis Ellis have officially been elected to serve as Field Directors to the Little League® International Board of Directors. With their election, Jim and Travis will be replacing Kevin Kvame and Eric Pearson, respectively, as they conclude their terms on the Board.
“Serving as a Field Director, and representing the thousands of volunteers throughout their region, is such an important role on our Board of Directors as we want to ensure that the voices of the players and volunteers we serve are being heard and brought to the table throughout all our conversations and strategic efforts,” said Steven P. Johnson, Little League International Board of Directors Chairman. “On behalf of the entire Board, we would like to welcome and congratulate Jim and Travis on their nomination as well as thank Eric and Kevin for their service these past four years.”
Jim Dean – Canada Region Field Director – Ontario District 2
A Little League volunteer since 1995 and a District Administrator for the past 18 years, Jim Dean has served in a variety of roles throughout his service within the organization. Named the recipient of the 2014 Little League International Meritorious Service Award as the Canada Region District Administrator representative, Mr. Dean also served as a member of the Little League International Advisory Board until the conclusion of his term this year. Additionally, he has served in numerous roles for Little League Ontario, including as President and Vice President, as well as various roles for Little League Canada that includes his current roles as Corporate Secretary. Outside of his volunteer service for Little League, Mr. Dean was also the Founder and President of the National Capital Baseball League, Founder and Chairman of the National Capital Senior Baseball Association, and is a Board member and Secretary for the Ottawa Sports Awards.
“I am humbled that my peers selected me for the honor of being Canada’s nominee to the Little League International Board of Directors,” said Mr. Dean. “Little League has been a huge part of my life, both as a child and as an adult, and I feel that this appointment validates all the hard work I have put in, most recently as a D.A. for the past…