Throughout our 18 year history, CENTERS has represented leadership on the national, regional, and campus levels.

Our people are driven by a passion for collegiate recreation and a commitment to innovation that extend beyond the facility's walls. With each new campus where we partner, we invest in the continued development of our professionals so we are certain to become more impactful as the firm matures. The result is an incomparable list of achievements that showcases our respected presence within the industry and our engagement within the campus environment.

Below is a comprehensive list of our employees’ leadership positions and recognitions since 2006:

NATIONAL LEADERSHIP 

Bill Canning

Athletic Business Conference, Presenting Faculty 1988-Present
Nick Froelich

National Intramural/Recreational Sports Association — William N. Wasson Award Committee, 2010
Nicole Garton

NIRSA Assembly, 2013-2015
Sarah Hardin

Chair, Host Committee, NIRSA Facilities Institute 2008 Chair, NIRSA Student Professional Development Committee, 2007-08
Lisa Hanson Lamey

NIRSA National Campus Championship Series (Vice-Chair 2008-2009, Chair 2009-2010, Past Chair 2010-2011) NIRSA Small Schools and Community Colleges Task Force, 2014-Present
Maureen McGonagle

NIRSA Executive Education Task Force, 2014-Present Presented 19 educational sessions in 2014 and 2015, including presentations at NIRSA, Athletic Business, the Green Sports Alliance Summit, and the Collegiate Sports Sustainability Summit   NIRSA Sustainability Commission, 2012-Present Authored Budgeting Chapter of Campus Recreational Sports, Human Kinetics, published 2013   NIRSA Annual Conference Program Committee, 2013 Elected NIRSA Past Presidents’ Representative, 2010-2012 Elected NIRSA Board Member (President-Elect 2005-2006, President 2006-2007, Past President 2007-2008) Governance Commission, Member, 2007-2009 NIRSA Services Corporation, 2007-2008 NIRSA Foundation Board, Member, 2006-2007  
Greg Ross

Member, NIRSA Region III Award of Merit Selection Committee, 2007-2008 Member, NIRSA Nominations and Elections Committee, 2006-2007
Mike Schneider

NIRSA Assembly Member, 2014-Present NIRSA Small Schools and Community Colleges Task Force, 2014-Present
Gale Stewart

NIRSA marketing committee, 2012-Present
Scott Vandermoon

NIRSA Student Professional Development Committee, 2011-2012
John Washo

Served on NIRSA Sports Officials Development Committee 2007-2009; Chair of the Committee 2009

REGIONAL LEADERSHIP 

Alex Boyer

Region One local Site Director for US youth Soccer tournament 2009/2010 WVSC Executive Board Member, August 2009-January 2011
Nick Froelich

Georgia Recreational Sports Association - State Secretary, 2010 Ohio Recreational Sports Association - Scholarship Committee Chair, 2012
Nicole Garton

IIRSA and Region III Scholarship Committee, 2012-Present
Lisa Hanson Lamey

North Carolina Recreational Sports Association; Secretary/Treasurer 2003-2007 NIRSA Region III Director 2015 - Present
Maureen McGonagle

Chair, IIRSA Finance Committee, 2009-Present
Bill Pierce

AWANA Commander SMIC, 2004-2012 Discovery Clubs Board of Directors, 2003-2009
Sean Ries

Hosted the 2008 Ohio Recreational Sports Association Conference
Katie Robinson

ORSA Region III Lead On Planning Committee, 2012
Greg Ross

Hosted the 2014 Ohio Recreational Sports Association Workshop Hosted the 2016 NIRSA Region III Lead On Conference
Mike Schneider

Chair of the 2007 Games Management Team for the Special Olympics State Summer Games, Columbia, MO, May 2007 Volunteer & Site Coordinator for the Special Olympic State Summer Games, Columbia, MO, 2002-2006
Scott Vandermoon

National Campus Championship Series Assessment Committee, 2010-2012 IIRSA State Director, 2011-2013 IIRSA Assistant State Director, 2009-2011
John Washo

NIRSA Service Award, 2015 Will Holsberry Scholarship, 2014 Served on NIRSA Championship Series Basketball Committee 2010-Present; Chair of the Committee, 2011-2013 Served on NIRSA Sports Officials Development Committee 2007-2009; Chair of the Committee, 2009. Served on IIRSA Extramural Committee, 2006-Present State Director of UIRSA (Utah NIRSA Chapter) 2005-2006 Workshop Host (2013 Region III Student Lead On)

CAMPUS LEADERSHIP 

Nicole Garton

Student Organization Advisory Committee, 2012-Present Blue Demon Week Committee, 2013-Present
Maureen McGonagle

Sexual & Intimate Partner Violence Judicial Case Advisor, 2013-Present Student Health Advisory Council co-chair, 2012-2014 Sustainability Initiatives Engagement Work Group, 2010-2012 DIAMOND Freshman Admissions rater, 2009-Present DePaul Engage: Developing Socially Responsible Leaders, 2009-2012 American Heart Association HeartWalk, DePaul team captain, 2008-2013 Student Affairs Review and Planning Advisory Board, 2009-2010 Discover Chicago Instructor (freshman three-hour course); Fall Quarters, 2009-2010, 2002-2004 Student Leadership Institute Seminar Instructor: Time Management, February 2001-2013; Leadership Ethics, November 2008-2014
Jennifer Probert

Student Athlete Advisory Committee, California State University Northridge, Northridge, CA, 2005-2009
Greg Ross

Member, Cleveland State University Office of Institutional Equity Advisory Committee, 2014-Present Member, Cleveland State University Sexual Violence Prevention Advisory Council to the Provost, 2014-Present Received the Kent State University Recreational Services Alumni Award, 2014 Member of the Kent State University Kent 100 club, 1999-2006 Member of the Kent State University Leadership Coalition, 1996-2006
Scott Vandermoon

DePaul University, Chicago Quarter Program Staff Professional, 2010-2012 DePaul University, Winter Leadership Conference Facilitator, 2009-2011 DePaul University, University Ministry Service Immersion Facilitator, 2010

AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS 

Dan Belcher

Recipient, Horace Moody Award, 2015
Sarah Hardin

NIRSA Horace Moody Award, 2014
Bob Holub

Recipient, ORSA Conference Scholarship, 2008, 2009
Lisa Hanson Lamey

DePaul Vice Presidents Award 2012 Student Affairs Division’s Vice President Award, 2012 NIRSA Service Award, 2011 University of West Florida Campus Recreation Distinguished Alumni Award, 2011
Maureen McGonagle

Recipient, NIRSA Honor Award, 2015 DePaul “Women of Spirit and Action” Honoree, 2012 DePaul Facility Operations “Person of the Year,” 2011   IIRSA Service Award, 2009 Horace Moody Award, 2008 NIRSA Service Award, 2010 DePaul Student Affairs Valuable Partner Recognition, 2010
Katie Robinson

NIRSA Foundation Scholarship Winner, 2012 ORSA Region III Student Lead On — J. Michael Dunn Student Scholarship Winner, 2012 Will M. Holsberry ORSA State Workshop Student Scholarship Winner, 2011 ORSA Region III Student Lead On — J. Michael Dunn Student Scholarship Winner, 2010
Greg Ross

Received the Distinguished Service Award for Excellence for Resource Management from the Division of Enrollment Management and Student Affairs, Kent State University, 2006
Jeff Ryder

William N. Wasson Student Leadership & Academic Award, 2008
Jeff Sessine

Recipient, NIRSA Regional Award of Merit, 2013
Scott Vandermoon

First-Year Program and New Student and Family Engagement Recognitions, 2013 IIRSA Service Award Winner, 2013