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Board of Directors

Geoff Cuneo — Mr. Cuneo is a respected financial professional having spent the past 30 years in the banking and financial services industry.  He is a Vice President for BMO Harris Bank with U.S. banking operations based in Chicago.  He has a strong passion for baseball and has spent much of the last decade building infrastructure and assembling a team of quality individuals to create one of the premier development organizations for college-bound athletes in the northeastern United States. He is the founder and a managing partner in Nokona Baseball, and a specialist in bringing top talent to the program—from core management to coaches to clinicians to the ballplayers themselves. In addition to his day-to-day involvement with teams and coaches, Mr. Cuneo's efforts are today focused on realizing his vision of a dedicated Nokona Athletic Club in Ashland, MA—currently under construction.
Gerry Carroll — Mr. Carroll lettered in football, hockey and baseball in high school, and earned his BS degree in management in 1986 from Providence College; he lettered in baseball during all four years with The Friars, and was named Most Valuable Player during his senior season. He also was named to the All-District NCAA Baseball Team, the All-ECAC Division I Team, and the Big East First Team. After college, he was recruited by Digital Equipment Corporation to participate in the company's Financial Development Program, and spent the better part of six years in various financial positions with DEC. He was hired as Chief Financial Officer by Commonwealth Management Corporation, which owns and manages commercial real estate; he currently serves as Vice President of Operations. In addition to his duties as a managing partner in Nokona Baseball, Mr. Carroll also has served the program for five years as a coach, clinician and instructor.
Mike Lyon — Mr. Lyon is a graduate of King Philip High School in Wrentham, MA, and a graduate of Northeastern University with a degree in mechanical engineering. He played four seasons at shortstop for Northeastern from 2004-2008. He was drafted in the 24th round of the 2008 Major League Baseball draft by the New York Yankees as a third baseman. He played two full seasons in the minor leagues from 2008-2010, and was an All-Star third baseman in 2008 for the Staten Island Yankees. He is currently in his fifth season as a coach, clinician and instructor with Nokona Baseball.
Dan Sullivan — Mr. Sullivan was a high school All-Star from Ashland, MA as a RHP and SS, and was a member of the 2000 state championship team. He went on to graduate from the University of Connecticut (2007) with a BA in History. Since graduating from UConn, Coach Sullivan has coached nine years of high school baseball (seven in Ashland, MA and two in Hopkinton, MA) and nine years of high school football (four in Ashland and five in Hopkinton). He also has nine years of AAU head coaching experience. Coach Sullivan has served as the manager of Ashland Legion baseball for the past five years, leading Post 77 to two sectional championship appearances. He also has worked at various baseball facilities as both a hitting and pitching instructor. He brings to the Nokona Baseball program his extensive experience and a passion for teaching baseball to players with developing talent.
Jeff Colburn — Mr. Colburn is a 25-year teacher, 20-year baseball coach and long-time advocate of physical education and exercise for all age levels, particularly youth. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree summa cum laude in Physical Education (certified K-12) from Bridgewater State University, and his Masters Degree in Education summa cum laude from Lesley University, Cambridge, MA. A physical education teacher in the Plainville School System, Plainville, MA, he and his wife Kara also run a health and wellness company focused on high-quality daily physical education for children and their families, Everyday PE, that has served the southeastern Massachusetts area for 10 years. Mr. Colburn is currently in his fourth season as a coach, clinician and instructor in the Nokona Baseball program.
John Sullivan — Mr. Sullivan has spent the past 28 years as a financial services executive with extensive business line and management experience. Most recently he was Executive Vice President at Boston Private Bank & Trust Company, where he was a member of the Executive Leadership Committee and Director of the Wealth Management and Trust group. Prior to that he managed the bank's Residential Lending group. Mr. Sullivan's son Ryan was a member of the original Nokona Baseball team.

Advisory Board

Paul Keating — Mr. Keating is a co-founder of Nokona Baseball, helping the organization get off the ground in 2005. He is an enthusiast of the sport, and played baseball at Marian High School, Framingham, MA and Westfield State College, Westfield, MA. He holds a degree in Economics from Westfield State. During his many years of contribution to developing baseball talent, he coached both youth baseball and Nokona Baseball teams through 2014. He continues his work for the betterment of the sport through membership on the Boards of Directors for Nokona Baseball, the Elite Baseball League (EBL), and the Metro Mass Baseball Club (MMBC). Mr. Keating currently resides in Harwich, MA, and has two sons Tyler and Jake who spent a combined 11 years in the Nokona Baseball program.
Myles P. Gilbert — Mr. Gilbert is a Managing Director at Cambridge Associates LLC in Boston, MA.  He is co-chairman of the firm's Credit Investment Research Committee, where he develops manager research and strategy across a broad range of credit markets including bank loans, high yield bonds, structured finance and distressed securities.  His focus includes hedge funds, private equity funds and long-only managers. Previously at the firm, Mr. Gilbert developed and implemented investment programs for institutional clients in alternative asset sectors including private equity, venture capital, real estate, energy and natural resource funds.
Eric Cressey — Mr. Cressey is president and co-founder of Cressey Sports Performance (CSP), with facilities located in Hudson, MA and Jupiter, FL.  He has helped both healthy and injured athletes in a variety of sports at all levels—from youth sports to professionals and Olympians—achieve their highest performance. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association, and holds major degrees from the University of New England in Exercise Science, and Sports and Fitness Management. He received his Masters Degree in Kinesiology with a concentration in Exercise Science through the University of Connecticut (Storrs, CT) Department of Kinesiology. UConn's Kinesiology program is the #1 ranked kinesiology graduate program in the United States. At UConn, Mr. Cressey was involved in varsity strength, conditioning and research in the human performance laboratory.