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Brown & Gold Club Board

The Brown & Gold Club Board is responsible for overseeing the governance and finances of the organization and for modeling its mission of supporting and advancing a championship culture for Baldwin Wallace University Athletics.

DOUG AMY '90, '93

Amy is a 1990 graduate of Baldwin Wallace University and has both an individual and a family history of support for Yellow Jacket athletics.

He played baseball and swam for the Yellow Jackets and previously served as the President of the Lettermen’s Association. Doug’s father, Jack, was the longtime Director and Dean of Admissions, and his mother, Patty, served the University in both the admission and registrar’s offices for many years. Doug’s brother, Jon, also is a 1989 BW graduate. Doug also has a long family tree of uncles, aunts and cousins who have contributed to BW athletics both on and off the field.

Doug is a partner at Cleveland Research Company, and he and his wife, Kristy, live and raise their three boys in Westlake.

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Vice President

Winkelfoos was an outstanding four-year student-athlete and leader at BW.  She played basketball for Cheri Harrer and helped the Yellow Jackets compile a 100-17 record with two Ohio Athletic Conference regular season and two OAC Tournament titles. Winkelfoos also helped BW make three NCAA Division III National Tournament appearances, including two “Elite Eight” finishes (2000 and 2001).  Winkelfoos has distinguished herself as one of the finest directors of athletics at the NCAA Division III level.

In 2012, Winkelfoos became the Athletics Director at Oberlin College, and last spring was named Associate Vice President for Athletics Advancement.

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Vice President

Work was an All-American on the basketball court at BW and today is one of the most prominent women in collegiate athletics as an Assistant Executive Director at the National Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) in Westlake. She was inducted into the BW Athletic Hall of Fame in 2008.

At NACDA, Julie is the staff administrator for MOAA, NAAC and NADIIIAA and co-administrator for the Learfield Directors' Cup and the Mike Cleary Northeastern Ohio Chapter of the National Football Foundation.   

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Gabe Adams ’14 (Liaison for Baseball, Men's Basketball and Women's Basketball)

Adams competed on the BW football and track teams and earned five varsity letters, including three in football. He helped the football team compile a 28-12 record with a .700 winning percentage while maintaining a fine 3.7 grade point average and serving as a Fellow in the Center of Innovation & Growth. The accounting and economics graduate now works for Northwestern Mutual.

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Joe Hance ’09 (Liaison for Men's and Women's Swimming & Diving and Men's and Women's Tennis)

Hance competed on the football team at defensive end and earned four varsity letters. Joe was best known for his ability to motivate his teammates and his selfless play and outstanding “team first” attitude. He was a previous leader with the Lettermen’s Association. Today, Hance is a Corporate Account Manager for Direct Supply.

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Brooke Hradisky ’14 (Liaison  for Men's and Women's Cross Country, Men's and Women's Track & Field and Women's Soccer)

Hradisky competed in both cross country and track and distinguished herself as a scholar-athlete and 2014 CoSIDA Academic All-American in track and field. Today, Hradisky is an Associate at Carleton McKenna & Company. She handles data analysis and market research and is responsible for the execution of mergers and acquisitions across a variety of industries.

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Julie Jones ’01 (Liaison  for Softball and Volleyball)

Jones is one of the best softball student-athletes ever to compete as a Yellow Jacket. Today, Jones has taken that expertise onto the field as the head softball coach at Cleveland State University and now the University of Akron. Jones was a scholar-athlete at BW, and is a giant proponent of the student-athlete philosophy at UA.

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Dave LaBahn ’03 (Liaison for Men's and Women's Lacrosse and Men's and Women's Golf)

LaBahn was an outstanding wide receiver for the Yellow Jacket football team and helped BW reach the 2003 NCAA Division III playoffs. He has taken those same leadership qualities to the banking industry. Today, LaBahn handles institutional equity sales at Key Bank.

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Vern Sharbaugh ’69 (Liaison  for Football, Men's Soccer and Wrestling)

Sharbaugh competed and was an Associated Press Little All-American in football and played baseball at BW from 1965 through 1968. The former Yellow Jacket captain was an invitee to the New York Jets training camp in 1969. Sharbaugh, a native of McKeesport, Pa., went on to have a highly successful career as a sports agent.

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This page was last updated on September 17, 2018