Daryle Bobb
Co-founder of Most Valuable Kids, Daryle is currently the President of Hof Laundry Systems in Beltsville, MD. Hof is the area's largest local provider of coin and card operated laundry equipment to multi-family housing. Daryle has an extensive background in non-profit work and was actively involved on the Board of Directors for local branches of the Daniel Heuman Fund for Spinal Cord Research from 1991-1998, The Sharre Zedek Hospital in Jerusalem from 1993-1994, and the Hebrew Home of Greater Washington from 1994-present. Daryle is currently a trustee for the Hebrew Home as well. Daryle holds his BA from The University of Wisconsin in Madison and lives in Rockville, Maryland with his wife and their three children.

 

Beth Bobb
Co-founder of Most Valuable Kids, Beth has a strong background working with children and improving the quality of life for children in the Washington, DC area. Beth worked on her Masters in Education at Johns Hopkins University and taught at Green Acres Elementary in Rockville, Maryland. During this time, Beth was also actively involved with the Daniel Heumann Fund, serving as Co-Chairperson and raising money to build awareness for spinal cord research. Prior to working as an educator, Beth worked as a print advertising account manager for The Abramson Entertainment Group. Her clients included both MGM and Twentieth Century Fox. Beth holds her BA from The University of Wisconsin in Madison and lives in Rockville, Maryland with her husband and their three children.


Marc Bluestein

A well respected Industry veteran, Blue founded Aquarius in 2007 after over 20 years of experience in the sports and entertainment marketing field. Blue leads the agency with the core focus on client service and connecting brands to sports properties.

Blue has earned a reputation as an industry expert, and currently serves as a weekly contributor to Fox Sports Radio discussing the business of sports. Blue has significant experience negotiating and implementing sponsorship deals at all levels with leagues, teams, sports and entertainment media properties, and athletes for corporate clients. Over the course of his career, Blue has developed and negotiated integrated sponsorship agreements on behalf of various Fortune 500 brands. Additionally, Blue has been quoted in articles in leading industry publications such as SportsBusiness Journal, IEG Sponsorship Report, Brandweek and various area business journals.

Active in the community, Blue donates his time to several philanthropic initiatives, and serves on United Way’s U.S.A. National Board of Directors, where he is the Board of Director liaison for the iconic non-profit’s relationship with the NFL. He also previously served as a board member for the National Sports Forum. Blue enjoys spending time with his wife and two sets of boy/girl twins, traveling and playing racquetball.


Travis Booth
Travis Booth currently serves as General Counsel/Secretary of Empire Petroleum Partners, LLC, a multi-regional motor fuel distribution company located in Gaithersburg, Maryland.  In his capacity as General Counsel/Secretary, Travis is in charge of all legal matters relating to Empire’s business, ranging from real estate issues to mergers and acquisitions to corporate matters.  Prior to joining Empire, Travis began his career practicing commercial real estate law in Montgomery County, Maryland.  He has represented some of the largest commercial landlords on the East Coast on all leasing matters ranging from simple lease agreements to sophisticated negotiations on large mixed-use developments.

A native Washingtonian, Travis earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland – College Park before graduating (cum laude) from University of Baltimore School of Law.  Travis currently resides in Potomac, Maryland with his wife (Carrie) and three children.

 

Martine Charles

Martine Charles, President & CEO MARC Global Communications, has over 20 years’ experience in developing and managing leading corporate and celebrity brands. Charles has created and orchestrated comprehensive marketing, strategic and crisis communications campaigns on behalf of Fortune 500 companies including Toyota, top athletes and socially conscious non-profit entities. A media enthusiast and recognized innovator, she’s worked to establish the nation’s largest New York -based programmatic TV advertising platform, AdMore, and Seattle digital video streaming pioneer Real Networks, whom she served as vice president and member of the board. She’s also assisted in launching and leading key cable and satellite programming services such as Viacom’s VH1, where she was vice president of corporate communications, and America’s most popular financial news provider, Comcast’s CNBC, during that channel’s formative years. Her combination of media savvy and deep passion for sports led to fruitful collaborations with the NCAA, USA Olympics, USA Swimming and Rock & Republic Pro Cycling, among others. She’s likewise handled some of the sports world’s most delicate crisis communications work with Penn State University and former international cycling champion Tyler Hamilton, co-author of “The Secret Race: Inside the Hidden World of the Tour de France.”


Anton Cohen

Anton Cohen is an audit principal with 14 years of experience servicing closely held and publicly traded clients in a variety of industries, including corporate and public tax credit funds, conventional and subsidized multi-family housing projects, mortgage companies, technology, software development, distribution and manufacturing. Reznick Group is a national “Top 15” audit, tax and business advisory firm. Additionally, he is experienced in private and public equity and debt offerings, capital structuring and general business management. Anton is responsible for planning and supervising all aspects of a variety of engagements, which range from audit, tax and accounting services to strategic and operational issue identification and resolution. He has extensive experience in providing strategic and financing planning services to companies across many industries. Anton’s audit, tax and business advisory services client have covered a wide spectrum of clients from start-up entrepreneurs to multi-national corporations. Anton has served as or currently serves as the audit principal or concurring principal reviewer for investment companies, commercial businesses and real estate entities. Anton holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance from the University of Maryland. His professional affiliations include:
•    American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
•    Maryland Society of Certified Public Accountants
•    Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce Land & Use Committee

Jason A. Cohen, D.D.S.
Born and raised in Montgomery County, Maryland, Dr. Jason A. Cohen received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. After graduating the University of Maryland Dental School as a member of Gamma Pi Delta, the Prosthodontic Honors Society, Dr. Cohen completed an Externship and General Practice Residency at the Baltimore Veteran’s Administration Hospital. Since then, Dr. Cohen has been in private practice in the Washington, D.C. suburbs providing General, Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry.  Dr. Jason A. Cohen is an active member of the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Dental Association, the Maryland State Dental Association, the D.C. Dental Society and the Southern Maryland Dental Society. In addition to all of these memberships, Dr. Cohen devotes significant time to Continuing Education through additional select organizations including the Dental Science Study Club of Washington, Maimonides Study Club and Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity.  In his free time, Dr. Cohen enjoys running, playing softball and spending time with his wife Stacy and their 2 sons Corey & Blake.

Chris Gargani
A veteran of the sports industry, Chris brings over 20+ years of experience to Tickets.com. As Senior Vice President Chris is an integral member of the Executive Team and provides strategic leadership, management and vision to the company’s sales organization to insure the company achieves its plan of revenue and profitability. As Tickets.com’s Senior Vice President, Chris interacts and works closely with marketing, product marketing, operational and engineering teams to help identify product priorities as well as managing the launch of new-product rollouts to clients. Chris brings a deep client relationship history at all levels of sports and entertainment as well as knowledge of a sports and entertainment organization’s sales, marketing and ticket operations.

Previously Chris arrived at the Washington Nationals Baseball Club as Director, Sales in July of 2006 when Major League Baseball awarded the DC franchise to the Lerner Family and long time Atlanta Braves and current Los Angeles Dodgers executive, Stan Kasten. As VP | Managing Director – Sales & Client Services Chris’s responsibilities include Ticket Sales, Ticket Services and Ticket Operations. In this role Chris and the entire sales and marketing staff, along with the communications staff, are charged with managing a well-coordinated plan to drive sales and develop the Nationals brand and marketplace.

Prior responsibilities as Executive Director, Sales and Service included all suite, season ticket, group sales and ticket service elements for the Nationals. In addition to the final season at RFK Stadium, Chris oversaw all new suite, season ticket and group sales efforts including relocation of season ticket holders into Nationals Park which opened in March 2008. Most recently Chris has spearheaded the Clubs efforts to introduce RFID technology to ticketing at the Nationals and league wide. 

Chris is currently an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University in the SIM (Sports Industry Management) Masters Program.  Chris also gave the commencement address to the 2013 graduating class at the University of the Potomac here in Washington, DC.

Prior to joining the club Chris was instrumental in the re-launch and building of a new arena with the NBA’s Charlotte Bobcats as Director, Sales. Chris has made previous stops in a sales and marketing capacity with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays (MLB) and Tampa Bay Lightning (NHL). 

A native of Rockford, IL and a graduate of the University of Florida, Chris began his sports marketing career with the Cincinnati Reds as Manager, Spring Training Operations in 1991.

 

Leslie Finfer Gilinson
Leslie Finfer Gilinson, MVK Treasurer, joins Most Valuable kids with a Business and Accounting background. She holds a CPA and is currently a tax accountant for the Bethesda based firm Rubin, Kasnett & Associates (RKA). Prior to joining RKA, Leslie was an accountant for one of the of the area's most well known accounting firms Snyder, Cohen, Collyer & Hamilton. She had come highly recommended from one of the nation’s most prestigious firms KPMG. Her expertise is in tax, accounting and client relations. Leslie received a BA in Business Administration from The American University and an MS in Accounting also from The American University. She resides in North Potomac, Maryland with her husband, Adam, and their 2 daughters.

 

Stephen Goodman

Stephen Goodman is Chief Relationship Officer at Arjuna Solutions. Stephen works on sales, marketing and branding for Arjuna Solutions, and works directly with For Profit and Not for Profit clients. With Persanalytix®, Arjuna Solutions’ signature tool, Goodman has been able to merge some of his greatest passions, marketing and fundraising, by showing his partners the “Power of Personality” and how to use data to make results-driven decisions.

Prior to Arjuna Solutions, Stephen ran business development for the NFL Players Association. Goodman worked directly with NFL sponsors such as Pepsi, Visa, Gatorade, Nike and Proctor and Gamble on initiatives that involved all NFL Player usage and marketing of their sponsorship assets. He also developed promotional programs and marketing campaigns to support the NFLPA and its missions.

Goodman is also on the Board of Directors for DC Scores and on the advisory board or event host committee for several other DC based organizations. In addition, Goodman is an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University.

 

Stephen Lieberman
Stephen Lieberman, serves as the general sales manager for Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic – the region's leader in television and online sports coverage and the official network of the Redskins, Ravens, Capitals, Wizards and DC United. In this position, Lieberman directs sales strategy and client services for Comcast SportsNet within the Washington/Baltimore region and oversees a team of account executives. Since beginning this role more than four years ago, Lieberman has generated continued revenue growth and established numerous key partnerships for the network. A veteran sports media executive, Lieberman has more than 17 years of experience in sales and marketing. Prior to joining Comcast SportsNet, he served as the local sales manager for ESPN Radio 1000 (WMVP) in Chicago for five years, where he oversaw local revenue growth for the radio home of the Chicago Bulls, White Sox and Notre Dame. Lieberman's previous experience includes account executive positions with several media companies in the Washington area, including WJMO 99.5, WARW 94.7 and WTEM 980. He also served as an account executive with Sideware Corporation and began his career in the community relations department of the Anaheim Ducks. Lieberman is a member of the faculty at Georgetown University's Sports Industry Management (SIM) program, where he teaches sales promotion, licensing and sponsorship development in sports.  A Washington-area native, Lieberman earned a bachelor's degree from the University of South Carolina, where he studied sport administration.  He and his wife, Carolyn, reside in Bethesda with their son, Ben.


Janine Rosen

Janine Rosen, Board President of MVK, is a skilled marketing and communications professional. Her career expertise focuses on the development of strategic, impactful and measureable communications initiatives and brand reputation management.  Currently, Janine serves as a consultant to Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., providing communications counsel to the VP, Corporate Communications. She helps the team establish annual strategies, manage through crisis communications and enhance and manage the company’s reputation.

Previously, Janine was the Director, Corporate Communications for Altria (formerly Philip Morris Companies Inc.) and had a wide range of responsibilities throughout her career there. She managed the corporate advertising initiative in 2000 and was responsible for overseeing their groundbreaking campaign with an annual media budget of more than $250 million. Janine then managed the company name to change to Altria and worked closely with the Board on the selection and execution of the company’s change. She then oversaw global internal communications and was responsible for executive communications to the almost 200,000 employees of Philip Morris USA, Philip Morris International, Kraft Foods and Miller Brewing around the world.  Janine began her communications career in 1995 at Burson-Marsteller in New York. During her time there, she worked on communications initiatives for a number of consumer clients, such as Post cereals.

Janine has a BA in Journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She currently lives in Potomac, Maryland and enjoys life with her husband, Stephen, their son, Jake, and daughter, Dylan, all avid sports fans.

 

Mike Schaengold

Mike Schaengold is a Shareholder (i.e., Partner) in the Washington, D.C. office of the law firm of Greenberg Traurig, LLP (“GT”), where he specializes in government contracts and patent law, and in litigation before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. By appointment of the Chief Judges of those Courts, he serves on each of those Courts' Advisory Councils. Mike is the firm-wide Co-Chair of GT’s Government Contracts and Projects practice group. He is a Member of the Advisory Board to The Government Contractor, a Thomson/Reuters West publication, and was as an officer and Board Member of the Federal Circuit Bar Association. He has served as an Associate Editor to the Public Contract Law Journal and to The Federal Circuit Bar Journal. From 1986 to 1988, he served as a law clerk on the Court of Federal Claims and on the Federal Circuit to Judge H. Robert Mayer. He earned a B.A. from Dickinson College and a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law. On a volunteer basis, Mike serves on the Legal Affairs and Audit Committee for the Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C.

 

Jenn Skolochenko-Platt

Jennifer Skolochenko-Platt is the Executive Director of UMPS CARE Charities, the official charity of Major League Baseball Umpires.  In her role she oversees all aspects of the organization and its development.  Her career focus has been centered around sports and community work.  Prior to her current position, Jenn served for five years as the Executive Director for the DC Chapter of Most Valuable Kids.  She spent a combined six years working in MLB for the Florida Marlins and Washington Nationals where she joined the team in its infant stages playing an integral part in the development of the teams community initiatives.  She worked for Six Flags as a Corporate Sales Executive and Event Planner. During her tenure, she was recognized nationally for two consecutive years for her outstanding sales performance and achievements.  Jenn has taught as an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University in the Sports Industry Management Masters Program and is a member of the Junior League of Annapolis.  Jenn graduated from Towson University with a BS in Mass Communications and a BS in Sports Studies and received her MS in Sports Administration from St. Thomas University in Miami, FL.  She currently resides in Edgewater, Maryland with her husband, Jimmy, and their four children. 


Joe Zamoiski III
Joe Zamoiski III, is a native Washingtonian and a graduate of Boston University. Over the last 20+ years, he has excelled at "turning clients into friends every day", first while working as an account executive for Washington Sports & Entertainment (the parent company of the Washington Wizards and the Washington Capitals) and now with First Heritage Mortgage. Joe joined the mortgage industry in 1998 and found the business appealing as it was an opportunity to help people realize their dreams of home ownership. His mission to his clients is to treat them the same way he would want to be treated and to spend as much time as needed to ensure their comfort with the entire process. Joe has been part of the "Presidents Club" every year he has been with First Heritage Mortgage. He is consistently among the top of his peers in the industry and has thousands of happy clients. Joe also has teamed up with his twin brother (Jason Zamoiski) to create "Team Z Mortgage".  Joe spends most of his free time either on the golf course, at Deep Creek Lake, or with friends and family. Joe is active with many local charities, loves to travel, enjoys working out, yoga and fishing. Joe is also a passionate fan of the Steelers and the Wizards. Joe lives in Bethesda with his wife Barbie and his dog, Lola.