Board_Mike BarberaMichael Barbera
Founder, President & Chairman

Mike is a partner at the DC lobbying firm American Continental Group. He was captain of the baseball team at Williams College and a board member of the College Baseball Foundation and the College Baseball Hall of Fame.

 

Board_Antonio ScottAntonio Scott
General Manager

In January of 2005, Mr. Scott was unanimously voted as the very first Executive Director of S.M.A.R.T. (then named DCBASEBALL.ORG). He brought an innovative initiative and vision to the organization which lead to the creation of the new S.M.A.R.T. curriculum and co-founding the DC Grays Collegiate Baseball Club of the former Clark Griffith Collegiate Baseball League.

 

Board_Brad BurrisBrad Burris
Board Member

Brad is deeply involved in the Washington sports community. He has worked for the DC Sports and Entertainment Commission, Washington Baseball Club LLC, NFL Players Association/Players, Inc., and the Washington Mystics. He was a co-founder of the DC Grays of the Clark Griffith Collegiate league.

 

Board_Bob DuffBob Duff
Board Member

Bob is co-founder of FedComp, a data processor and accounting systems provider. He is the founder of the Diamond Dream Foundation and owner of the Ponce DeLeon Baseball League, an adult men’s baseball league serving the Washington, DC and Baltimore regions.

 

DC Grays LogoChristopher Spera
Board Member

Chris is the Deputy City Attorney for the City of Alexandria, Virginia. He was a non-scholarship member of the basketball team at the University of Virginia as an undergraduate and also graduated from the UVA School of Law. As a parent of a player on the inaugural DC Grays team, he volunteered as the “Voice of the Grays” during their first season. Once hooked, he joined the Board of Directors for the Grays’ second season.

 

Board_Greg_TosiGreg Tosi
Board Member

Greg Tosi has traveled the country practicing law and following baseball. Raised in Philadelphia and a long time Phillies fan, Greg has lived in Michigan, Texas, California, and Washington, D.C. To understand Greg’s love of baseball, you only need to understand that his most prized possession is a 40oz. bat used by his all-time favorite player: Richie (aka, “Dick,” “Crash”) Allen.

 

DC Grays LogoBarry Direnfeld
Board Member

Barry Direnfeld is a retired Partner of the Washington, DC office of Bingham McCutchen LLP.  Barry was a two time Most Valuable Player on the Kenyon College baseball team and was a co-founder of the Arlington Hillcats, a high school showcase baseball team. (Bats Right, Throws Right.  Still can’t hit the curve or a fast ball up on his hands.)

 

Board_Scott BurrScott Burr
Board Member

Scott is the owner of Tech Painting Company and a graduate of Leadership Washington. Scott has sat on the advisory board for the Washington Business Journal, The Alexandria Chamber of Commerce and CHAMPS. Scott played college baseball at Drew University and has coached youth leagues for the past 8 years. He is cofounder of DCBaseball.org.

 

Thom LoverroThom Loverro
Board Member

Thom Loverro has been a professional journalist since 1977, working for a number of newspapers, including eight years as a news editor and reporter for The Baltimore Sun, where he covered government, politics and crime. He moved into sports reporting when he joined The Washington Times in 1992 and remained until 2009. Loverro is currently the co-host of “The Sports Fix,” a sports talk show on ESPN 980 radio in Washington, from noon to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday.

 

Nannes_Michael_Face_HRMichael Nannes
Board Member

Mike is  Chairman Emeritus at DC based law firm Dickstein Shapiro LLP.    He cares about good causes, serving on the Boards of the Duke Ellington School Fund and the DC Legal Aid Society, in addition to the Grays.    Mike has little baseball talent, but singled in his only at bat against Major League pitching (Detroit Tiger Fantasy Camp, 1989); and he named his first son Cal in 1985 following the Baltimore Orioles (last) World Series win.

 

Portrait of new Board of Governors member Thurgood Marshall Jr.Thurgood Marshall Jr.
Board Member

Thurgood Marshall Jr is a partner at Morgan Lewis & Bockius. His clients have included the Major League Baseball Players Association and he served for over ten years on the U.S. Olympic Committee’s Ethics Committee. His memorabilia collection includes a well-used bat that he acquired at the final Washington Senators bat day.

 

DC Grays LogoMike McGuiness
Board Member

Mike has always loved baseball. He was an all-conference pitcher for his high school. He is the founder and CEO of the marketing company, Rising Tide Communications.

 

ParisInman-Headshot 001Paris Inman
Board Member

Paris Inman serves as a board member for the NBBC Affordable Housing Corporation and The Urban Baseball Experience. Paris is the proud parent of two baseball players that learned the game from some of DC dynamic baseball coaches on DC baseball Diamond.

 

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Ken Robbett
Board Member

Ken Robbett is Managing Partner of the law firm of Robbett & Robbett, LLP in Washington, D.C. He is one of three original members of the Board of Governors of the Northern Virginia Travel Baseball League (NVTBL), a developmental youth travel baseball program that has grown from six teams in Fall 2000 to over 375 teams today, with teams hailing from Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C. Ken’s youngest son played for the DC Grays in their first two seasons in the Cal Ripken Collegiate League, and his oldest son was a member of the DC Grays of the Clark Griffith Collegiate Baseball League for several seasons. Ken is proud to continue the family tradition upon joining the Grays’ Board in 2014.

 

Board_PeleshMark

Mark Pelesh
Board Member

Mark is Executive Vice President at Strada Education Network, a nonprofit organization focused on promoting improved college completion and transitions from higher education to careers. He is also an attorney who practiced with several law firms in Washington and developed a specialty in education law and regulation. A light-hitting shortstop, but good with the glove, he saw his first ball game at Griffith Stadium in 1961, and is committed to the return, spread, and success of baseball in the community.