Today, Athlete Ally welcomed Thomas Hall, Jaclyn Miller, Jason Price, Minji Ro, Michelle Waites and Matt Wardrop as the first cohort of the Athlete Ally Associate Board. Associate Board members will be instrumental in supporting Athlete Ally’s fundraising, special projects, and communication efforts. They will also play a critical role in supporting the upcoming Fifth Annual Athlete Ally Action Awards.
Each Associate Board member brings unique expertise, with a shared passion for advancing LGBTQ equality in and through sport. Thomas Hall is a Banker with J.P. Morgan, a Business Sponsor and executive member of the Proud to Be program, and a former wrestler. Jaclyn Miller is the Director of Marketing and Communications at Up2Us Sports, a national organization that works with coaches to teach disadvantaged youth life skills through sports. Jason Price is an Independent Consultant for MMS Education with expertise in urban policy and community development. Minji Ro is the co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of Elites Optimization Services, and a passionate basketball fan. Michelle Waites is Senior Patent Counsel for Xerox Corporation. Matt Wardrop is an Associate in the Real Estate Principal Investment Area at Goldman Sachs, and a former member of Harvard’s men’s heavyweight crew team.
“I’m thrilled to be a part of the Athlete Ally Associate Board,” said Minji Ro. “I’ve seen firsthand the power of sports to drive social justice, and I’m excited to work with my fellow associate board members to support Athlete Ally in their critical work.”
“I’m honored to welcome this initial cohort of the Athlete Ally Associate Board,” said Hudson Taylor, executive director of Athlete Ally. “By collaborating across sectors and issue areas, we maximize our impact. I’m looking forward to what we can accomplish together to build a more inclusive world through sport.”
Learn more about Athlete Ally and the Associate Board: https://www.athleteally.org/about/