Mark Mills is senior marketing consultant for Cumulus Media, Inc., in Columbia/Jefferson City, MO. Cumulus Media is the owner of eight radio stations in the Columbia/Jefferson City market and more than 500 stations nationwide. For more than 30 years, Mills has been a public address announcer for the Missouri State High School Activities Association State Basketball Championships and State Wrestling Championships. He also has announced for the Missouri State Football Championships (the Show-Me Bowl) and the Missouri State Track and Field Championships. Mills is a MSHSAA Distinguished Service Award recipient. His resume includes soccer announcing on the local high school level and stints as the P.A. announcer for the University of Missouri men's and women's basketball and the 2000 Big 12 Track and Field Championships.
Tom Busch is a Kansas City attorney who specializes in sports law and licensing and endorsements. Besides serving as legal counsel to the NASPAA, his clients include the National Soccer Coaches Association of America, Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, Kansas City Sports Commission and the National Association of Basketball Coaches' College Basketball Experience/National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame.
Jeff Kurtz has 13 years experience as an athletic administrator in Ohio. He holds a bachelor's degree in radio and TV broadcasting and journalism and a master of arts degree in Athletics Administration from Kent State University. Kurtz has been a professional sports public address announcer for 31 years, and is the voice of the Kent State University Golden Flashes. He has served as the P.A. announcer for more than 50 Mid-American Conference collegiate championship tournaments and NCAA D-I playoff contests and events. His high school announcing resume includes numerous Ohio State High School Athletic Association State Championships and playoffs. At the professional level, he recently completed his 11th season as the press-box announcer for the Cleveland Browns, and has also served as the P.A. announcer for the Cleveland Indians. He is an active member of the NIAAA's Leadership Training Institute faculty and serves as the national course chair of LTI 625 - "Management of Game/Event Announcing"
Gary Williams is the stadium announcer of the Oakland Raiders. Gary will be entering his eighth season with the Raiders. Prior to joining the Raiders, he spent 10 years as the football P.A. announcer for Stanford University. He has also done work for the Oakland Athletics and perhaps most importantly, has been the voice of the Niles Centerville Little League where his four boys have played for the past 20 years. In his real life, Gary makes his living voicing TV/radio commercials and corporate narrations. He was the announcer at the CBS affiliate in San Francisco for eight years. Now, most of his work is recorded at his home studio. He is also a popular master of ceremonies at events throughout the San Francisco Bay area. He has been the clinician for three NASPAA Football P.A. Announcers Clinics.
Brad Rumble, NASPAA founder, has more than 40 years of association experience at the national level. During his 22-year tenure with the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) he served as assistant director. Since 1977, he has had a working relationship with the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA). For 21-years, he was the show manager of the National High School Athletic Directors' Show and spearheaded the association's sponsorship effort. For the past 25 year he has been the liasion to the NIAAA Sports Turf Committee he started to oversee the NIAAA's athletic athletic field management education initiatives. For nearly 20 years, served on the USA Baseball Board of Directors representing the NFHS and high school baseball. He has worked with with Major League Baseball, PGA of America, USGA, Nike, Adidas, Reebok, Gatorade, Wilson, Rawlings and The Toro Company, just to mention a few. He is a recipient of an NFHS Citation and is an Amateur Baseball Umpires Association Hall of Fame inductee.