PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL -- Leonard Coleman, who served as President of Major League Baseball's National League from 1994-1999, has been added to the Board of Directors of Children's Healthcare Charity, the host organization of the PGA TOUR's Honda Classic.
Coleman was awarded a three-year term to the Board, which also renewed members Cressman Bronson (Regional President, PNC Bank), John Couris (President & CEO, Jupiter Medical Center), Tom DeRita (CEO, ReSource Group N.A.), Michele Jacobs (Corporate Director of Marketing / Operations, The Forbes Company), Erik Olsen (President & CEO, TBC Corporation), Pat Rooney Jr. (President, Palm Beach Kennel Club), Joe Russo (CPA), Jeff Stoops (President and CEO, SBA Communications Corporation) and Seth Waugh (Non-Executive Chairman, Alex Brown). Nancy Drevins (CouToure Club) and Steve Politziner (Vice President, ESPN West Palm and Good Karma Brands) were renewed for one-year terms.
"We're pleased to welcome our returning members of the board of Children's Healthcare Charities and new member Len Coleman who brings vast experience in the sports industry and philanthropy," said Joe Steranka, President of the Board of Directors of Children's Healthcare Charity.
Coleman, who has golf memberships at The Loxahatchee Club in Jupiter and Baltusrol and Somerset Hills in New Jersey and is the first overseas member of Ladybank Golf Club in Scotland, was the last President of the National League before baseball changed its management structure.
Before and after that tenure, he has enjoyed a storied career that included several chairmanships and Board positions. In addition to Children's Healthcare Charity, Coleman is currently on the Board of Directors of the Omnicom Group, Hess, Avis-Budget and Electronic Arts. He also serves as a director of a number of other organizations, including the Metropolitan Opera and the Schumann Fund.
"I'm obviously very happy to be part of the Honda family," Coleman said. "The Honda Classic has been an event that attracted my eye because of the quality of the people involved and as a Board member I hope to do my part to make a difference for the children in the local community."
Children's Healthcare Charity awarded a record $3.212 million to South Florida Children's charities in 2016, obliterating the previous mark of $2.55 million that was distributed in 2015.
The week of June 12, 2017 has been designated Honda Classic Cares Week and the Board is expected to once again execute a record distribution.