Daniel J. Holland | Chairman
Former Chief Operating Officer for Hewitt Associates, the world leader in HR pioneering, breakthrough ideas, services and products for clients that include more than half the FORTUNE 500® and more than a third of the FORTUNE Global 500® companies. He is a sports enthusiast and father of an athlete with a physical disability.
Steve Frederick | Vice-Chairman
Financial Advisor at Edward Jones Investments. Former naval aviator with 22 years of military service in the U.S. Navy. Steve and his family have participated in BlazeSports programs since the inception of the organization in 1996. He is a parent of an elite athlete with a physical disability.
William Scott | Treasurer
Former partner at Hewitt Associates, where he managed the Canadian (Toronto) and European (Paris) as well as the Mid-Atlantic (Washington DC) regions during his career.
Alex is an aerospace engineer by training, working in the field since 1999. He is currently aviation engineer for the Federal Aviation Administration. Most importantly Alex and his wife live in Villa Rica, Georgia, and are parents to three great boys Zachary, Ethan and Samuel. Zachary and Samuel were both born with spina bifida and participate in BlazeSports programs in Georgia. Alex is a passionate parent and an advocate for the disability sport movement and BlazeSports. He walks the talk.
Catherine is a Human Resources and Organizational Development Professional with 15 years experience, distinguished by proven results with companies such as SunTrust, FISERV, The North Highland Company, AGL Resources and Accenture. She has an extensive background in implementing effective change and organizational alignment, developing performance management processes, succession planning and talent reviews, workforce strategies, leadership development, employee relations and engagement, job descriptions and policy and procedure development. She also has extensive communication writing and planning skills. Catherine has a BA in Speech Communication and a BA in Political Science. Catherine hails from Sudbury, Canada but has lived in Atlanta, Georgia since 1997. She is mom to 5 ½ year old Emma and can personally attest to power of sport and physical activity.
Andrew McNeil, Esq.
Intellectual Property and Technology Litigation Practices Associate with the Atlanta law firm of Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP. Mr. McNeil is a part-time instructor at the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he teaches “Public Policy Mock Trial,” a trial advocacy survey course, and is an assistant coach to the Georgia Tech Mock Trial Team.
Duane is the Executive Vice President of Field Marketing for Primerica. While living and working in England, Duane, an avid rugby player, broke his neck during a match in 2004. He was paralyzed from the chest down but life didn’t end there. As Duane would say his life simply changed and he adapted. He is a competitive racer ranking the fastest in the US – second in the world. He plays rugby, golf, tennis, water skis, snow skis and dives just for fun! Duane rehabilitated at the Shepherd Center with relentlessness and pushed the envelope with Shepherd Center to try an extreme therapy program. Duane’s passion and positivity is contagious and rubs off on everyone he meets including Shepherd patients that he takes time to meet with regularly. Mr. Morrow currently serves on the Shepherd Center Foundation’s Board of Trustees. He is a native of Georgia and lives north of Atlanta with his wife and five children.
Michael Riding, MD
One of the most respected persons in the Paralympic movement, Dr. Riding has a long and storied history with the Paralympics having served three terms as Medical Officer of the International Paralympic Committee. Known around the globe as a leader on issues of classification and doping in Paralympic sport, Dr. Riding brings both his medical and international experience to the BlazeSports’ board. In addition to his work with the International Paralympic Committee, he served for many years as a hospital-based Radiologist in Nova Scotia, Canada. Dr. Riding was bestowed with the highest honor in Paralympic sport, the Paralympic Order, upon completion of his three terms as IPC Medical Officer.
Tim Willis, Esq.
US Paralympics Grants Manager and practicing attorney. Inducted into the Georgia Southern University Athletic Hall of Fame in 2006, Tim was the first totally blind student-athlete to compete in NCAA Division I cross-country. A few of his athletic achievements include World Record holder in the 10,000 meter track event, Silver Medalist in 10,000 meters at the 1996 Atlanta Paralympic Games and Bronze Medalist 10,000 meters at the 2000 Sydney Paralympic Games.