Jessica Baggetta, M.Ed.
Jessica Baggetta joins Most Valuable Kids as the Executive Director of the
Washington, D.C. chapter. Jessica brings more than 12 years of professional experience to MVK with a particular focus on sports administration.
Prior to joining MVK, Jessica worked for professional sports teams in New Orleans, Miami and Austin, as well as athletics administration for both collegiate athletics and secondary schools. She has also worked for various non-profits including The First Tee of Greater Austin and Marathon Kids. Most recently, Jessica was the Director of Special Events and Operations for the Washington Tennis & Education Foundation where she oversaw the Tennis Ball fundraising gala, Citi Open professional tennis tournament and Congressional Charity Tennis Tournament, as well as Northwest Campus operations and relations with the National Park Service.
Jessica graduated from the University of Texas with a Master's in Sports Management and received her undergraduate degree from the University of Florida. She is also an active member of the Junior League of Washington and enjoys spending her free time with her dog, Rhett, playing outside. Jessica is excited to continue working with children and sports, creating unforgettable memories for underserved Washington, D.C. youth.
Maggie Klee joins Most Valuable Kids as the Program Director of the Washington, D.C. chapter. Maggie has more than six years of experience in the nonprofit world focusing on marketing, communications, development and events. Maggie graduated from American University with a BA in Communication Studies.
As a former intern and volunteer for Most Valuable Kids, Maggie is thrilled to be back to combine her passions for youth services, education and sports to improve the lives of children in Washington, D.C.
Marie Rudolph joins MVK as a development and relationship management consultant. Marie brings over a decade of professional experience in Washington DC in both the public and private sectors in political, business, education and non-profit positions.
Prior to joining us, she served as Executive Director of Athletes United for Social Justice/The Grassroot Project and as a development and strategic planning consultant for a health and wellness start up. Marie co-founded the EagleBank Bowl (renamed the Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman), a college football game benefiting military families which has generated well over $40 million in economic development. In winning the inaugural 2008 license, Marie negotiated terms of engagement and other contracts with ESPN, the United States Naval Academy, the United States Military Academy and the Atlantic Coast Conference, among others. In 2010, she was presented with the Outstanding Service to Amateur Football award by the National Capital Region Chapter of the National Football Foundation.
Alongside her entrepreneurial projects, Marie continues to volunteer her time and expertise in education, athletics, entrepreneurship, sport for social development, and serving veterans and active duty military. She holds a B.A. from Regis University and an MPA from The George Washington University. She hails from Colorado and currently resides in Washington, D.C.