Board of Directors

James Breeding – Secretary

James Breeding is currently the Vice President of Business Operations for the Louisville Bats Minor League Baseball team, the Triple-A affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds. Following six years of service in the United States Air Force, James earned his Bachelor of Science in Sport Administration with Highest Honors from the University of Louisville in 1998. James started that same year with the Louisville Redbirds as a sales intern and accepted a full-time position as an account executive when the franchise received approval to build Louisville Slugger Field in downtown Louisville. Since that time, James has held the positions of Senior Account Executive, Director of Group Sales and Director of Ticket Sales before being promoted to Vice President of Business Operations on January 1, 2012.

In addition to the Miracle League of Louisville board, James serves on the Friends of the Waterfront Board of Directors and is actively involved at Northeast Christian Church.

J. Scott Davis

Scott has been married to his wife, Krissy, for sixteen years, and together they have three children, ages 13, 10, and 6. Scott has been a state and federal prosecutor in the Louisville, KY area since 1998, focusing on violent and complex criminal cases. Scott has always participated in sports and truly values the lessons of sport such as hard work, accountability, achievement and team building. He is passionate about sharing those lessons with his and other children.

Scott earned his undergraduate degree from Centre College in 1994, and his juris doctor from the Brandeis School of Law at University of Louisville in 1997. In 1998 he also attended the University of Louisville’s Master’s in Sport Administration program completing all class room requirements. In the fall semester of 2011, Scott was an adjunct professor for that program’s Sport Law class.

Scott is currently a “pee wee” football coach with the OC Tigers in the Louisville Youth Football League, and has coached youth football five years. He has also coached soccer and flag football at the YMCA.

Craig DeSensi

Craig DeSensi currently is a Sales Manager For Medtronic Spine and Biologics a Medical Device Company. He has had a successful Sales career in the Medical Industry for close to 20 years. Craig is a Graduate of the University of Notre Dame with a degree in Science Business. He attended Notre Dame on a Baseball Scholarship where he was a Four Year Letter winner, earning multiple All Conference awards. He was named Captain his Senior year. Craig played one year professionally for the Butte Cooper Kings. In addition to serving on the Miracle League Board, Craig is active in Coaching his children at Lyndon Recreation and St. Mary Academy Catholic Community.

A native of Louisville, Craig is a graduate of Trinity High School where he was selected to the school’s Hall of Fame in 2012. Craig is married to Dr. Krista M. DeSensi, a Pediatrician in Louisville, and has three children, Emma, Will and Isabella.

Nick Evans

Nick Evans is the Assistant Sports Information Director at the Univerity of Louisville. He serves as the primary contact for women’s basketball and women’s lacrosse, while assisting with the university’s other Division I intercollegiate athletic programs.

Prior to joining the University of Louisville, he spent two seasons as the Athletic Media Relations Director at Morehead State University and nine seasons with the Louisville Bats, the triple-A affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds, serving as their Director of Media and Public Relations.

A Louisville-native, Nick received his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration at Bellarmine University and his Master’s Degree in Sports Management at the University of Kentucky.

Shawn Freibert – President

Shawn Freibert obtained a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration from the University of Louisville in 1995 and a Juris Doctor from the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law in 1998.
Shawn was admitted to practice law in Kentucky and Indiana in 1998, and to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky in 1998. He founded a real estate law firm/title company in 1999, is currently a partner in Freibert & Mattingly Title Group, LLC, and was honored with the prestigious Top 40 Under 40 award from Business First magazine in Louisville, Kentucky, in 2008. He is also certified as a contract advisor by the National Football League Players Association and the Major League Baseball Players Association.
Shawn played baseball at the University of Louisville and was the Metro Conference Student-Athlete of the year at the University in 1995.

Shawn and his wife, Stacy, have three children, Nicholas, Addison and Jacob. In addition to the Miracle League of Louisville, LLC, Shawn currently serves on the Trinity High School Foundation Board, The Meredith Dunn School Board of Directors, and the St. Michael Revenue Committee. Shawn has previously served on the Boards for Families for Effective Autism Treatment, the Trinity High School Alumni Board and the March of Dimes.

Mary A. Hums, Ph.D.

Mary A. Hums holds a Ph.D. in Sport Management from Ohio State University, an M.A. in Athletic Administration as well as an M.B.A. from the University of Iowa, and a B.B.A. in Management from the University of Notre Dame. In 2009, Hums was selected as the North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM) Earle F. Zeigler Lecturer, the organization’s most prestigious academic honor. In 2014, she received the NASSM Diversity Award and also the Southern Sport Management Association Sport Management Scholar Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2008, Hums was an Erasmus Mundus Visiting International Scholar at Katholische Universitat in Leuven, Belgium. In 2006, she was selected by the United States Olympic Committee to represent the United States at the International Olympic Academy Educators Session in Olympia, Greece. She worked as a volunteer for the 1996 Summer Paralympic Games in Atlanta, 2002 Winter Paralympic Games in Salt Lake City, 2010 Winter Paralympic Games in Vancouver, and the 2015 Para-Pan American Games in Toronto. In 2004, she lived in Athens, Greece, working both the Olympic (Softball) and Paralympic (Goalball) Games.

Dr. Hums has co-authored/co-edited 5 Sport Management textbooks, over 100 articles and book chapters and made over 150 presentations to various scholarly associations both in the United States and abroad. Her main research interest is policy development in sport organizations, especially in regards to inclusion of people with disabilities and also sport and human rights. She is a Research Fellow for the Institute for Human Centered Design (Boston, MA) and previously was a Senior Research Fellow for the Northeastern University Center for Sport and Society’s Disability Sport Program and Athletes for Human Rights Initiative.

Dr. Hums is a monogram letter winner in Field Hockey at the University of Notre Dame. She is a 1996 inductee in the ASA Indiana Softball Hall of Fame and a 2009 inductee into the Marian High School (Mishawaka, IN) Athletic Hall of Fame.

Dr. Hums is a monogram letter winner in Field Hockey at the University of Notre Dame. She is a 1996 inductee in the ASA Indiana Softball Hall of Fame and a 2009 inductee into the Marian High School (Mishawaka, IN) Athletic Hall of Fame.

Randy Mills

Randy Mills is a retired JCPS Resource Teacher of Adapted Physical Education for students with special needs. He is currently the Program Director of the Louisville Adaptive Rowing Program and also a Coordinator for Friendship Ministry at the Valley View Church for individuals with disabilities.

Randy also serves on the several other boards in the community, including the Dream Foundation – Duchene’s Research and Accessible Playgrounds; Greater Louisville Rowing Foundation, Louisville Parks Foundation, Scouting Unlimited, Adventure Camp Board for students with disabilities and KPGA’s Fightmaster Board of Exceptional Golfers.

Doug Whyte – Vice President

Doug Whyte, a native of Louisville, KY, is a proven executive professional with over 25 years of domestic and international business experience as a President / CEO, Board member, and corporate officer for public and private equity owned companies. He has worked for companies headquartered in America, Europe, and Australia. Doug has extensive experience with companies that manufacture, engineer, source, market, and distribute products to Consumer, Retail, Automotive, Truck, Industrial, Marine, RV, Hospitality, and e-Commerce channels and partners.

Doug has a history of restoring companies to profitability with a focus on enhancing enterprise value by implementing improved and sustainable processes, leading new products innovation, improving market and brand positioning and customer relations. Additionally, he drives organizational excellence by implementing winning culture behaviors and values that position companies for sustainable future growth and succession planning.

He has experience growing, operating, managing, and transacting companies to and from private and private equity owners as well as leadership within publicly traded companies. In 2012 Doug and the executive management team successfully transacted Dometic Group to private equity owner EQT Partners in Stockholm, Sweden. Dometic was successfully listed on the NASDAQ of Sweden in 2015.

Doug is currently the President/CEO for Louisville KY based Performance Capital Partners. Performance Capital Partners, provides venture/start-up capital and business consulting to small and mid-size companies.

Doug currently serves on the Board of Advisors, University of Louisville School of Business; the Board of Trustees, Bellarmine University; the Board of Directors; Enterprise Angels Community Fund and the Board of Directors of the Sequel Fund, both are venture capital funds that invest in early stage companies; the Board of Directors Boys and Girls Haven a private, non-profit foster care home and school; and the Board of Directors – The Miracle League of Louisville.

Doug has also been honored as a Kentucky Colonel, The Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels, by Governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

Jack Will

Jack Will is President of Will & Associates, Inc. which provides community development and government relations strategies to community, religious and nonprofit organizations. Jack brings a career of professional and volunteer expertise from the nonprofit, government and education sectors at the local, state and national levels with a focus on issues facing our urban communities.
Jack has held administrative positions within the education, nonprofit and government sectors.

He served as Executive Director of Kentuckiana Metroversity, Inc., a higher education consortium in the Gr. Louisville area comprised of seven public, private and religious higher education institutions. He has been a political science instructor for Jefferson Community College and taught elementary, middle and senior high schools within the urban core of the City of Louisville. He was appointed by President George H. W. Bush to serve as the Secretary’s Regional Representative out of Atlanta for the U. S. Dept. of Education and later served as Director of the Dept.’s ten regional offices under Sec. Lamar Alexander. Jack represented the Secretary in implementing the National Education Goals at the local and state levels. He returned to Louisville to serve as Executive Director of the Kentuckiana Education & Workforce Institute within the former Louisville Chamber.

Jack’s previous nonprofit experience included serving as Executive Director of the Gr. Lou.-Western Ky. Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society where he developed fund development programs for M. S. national research and local patient services.

In 1987 Jack was elected and served in the Ky. House of Representatives from the 34th District (Highlands) City of Louisville prior to accepting an appointment to the U. S. Dept. of Education.

Jack currently works with the Duchenne Research Education & Miracle Fdt., Inc. (DREAM), the Jefferson County League of Cities and the Moore Fdt. while serving as a Board member and advisor to other nonprofit organizations. He directs the government relations and community development strategies and programs for these groups. The DREAM Fdt. raises funds for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy research and partners with Lou. Metro Parks and others in developing fully accessible-intergenerational playgrounds for special needs youth. The Jefferson Co. League of Cities is a membership based organization comprised of the 82 cities in Jefferson Co. and guided by a fifteen member Board of these City Mayors. Jack directs the JCLC government relations and educational programs at the local, state and federal levels. The Moore Fdt., Inc. is a private family foundation that supports educational programs for first generation youth in West Louisville. Its main initiative at the present is raising funds to create First Tee National School Programs within the Jefferson Co. Elementary Schools.

Shawn Woosley – Treasurer

Shawn Woosely joined Wehr Constructors in 2004 as the Chief Financial Officer and was promoted 3 years later to Vice President of Finance at which time he joined the Board of Directors. He holds a BS in Business Administration from the University of Louisville. He has 18 years of accounting experience and holds the following certifications: Certified Public Accountant, Certified Construction Industry Financial Professionals, Charted Global Management Accountant and Construction Risk and Insurance Specialist. Previous to joining Wehr Constructors, Shawn worked in public accounting for both a large regional firm and a Big 4 Accounting Firm.