Rod Dixon - President
A passion for running and healthy lifestyle led Dixon to create the Rod Dixon’s KiDSMARATHON Foundation, an 8-10 week in-school running and nutrition education program that enables students to complete a full (26.2 mile) marathon by running approximately 3 miles per week. Students learn the value of good exercise and nutrition habits for healthy living and, best of all, they have fun. The program has grown to include 25,000 children annually in greater Los Angeles, 5,000 in Connecticut and 10,000 in New Zealand.
Dixon served as a special event consultant and coordinator for a variety of events around the world, including: LA Marathon, NY City Marathon, Boston Freedom Trail Road Race, Auckland Around the Bays race, Manufacturers Hanover Corporate Challenge and SF Bay to Breakers.
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William Burgess - Chairman
Bill is a seasoned executive, experience-proven as a marketer, business manager and management consultant. Included among the 50 most influential people (2011) "non-profit organizer" of Litchfield County by Morris Media Group & Litchfield Magazine. LHFS awarded for Civic Improvement (The Garden Club of America 2008) and Conservation (The White Memorial Foundation 2010).
Bill has over 40 years of business management and management consulting experience. His areas of expertise include business strategy, consumer marketing and new business development. He has facilitated organization-change programs for executive teams of Fortune 100 corporations. Bill is a qualified expert witness in the U.S. Federal Court System for his expertise in consumer goods marketing and new business development.
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Jim is the senior vice president for strategy, sales and marketing for the Meggitt PLC’s Equipment Group division.
Meggitt is traded on the London exchange (MGGT) and member of the FTSE100. It is a global, $2Billion, 10,000 employees, corporation that serves the aerospace, defense, energy and industrial markets. The Equipment Group division is a portfolio of international business that provides products and services.
In this role Duncan is also responsible for commercial matters and program management. Prior to this assignment he has served as the president and general manager of Meggitt businesses; Safety Systems and the Thermal Systems group. Jim has also served in other senior positions at Meggitt where he has been responsible for providing growth through acquisitions, technology and strategic business development.
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Scott Davis is the executive director of Davis Sports Enterprises (DES). DES is a business group who’s focus is endurance sports. Businesses of the group include triathlon race management, sports training center, coaching and triathlon/cycling club.
As an athlete Davis is a top age group triathlete. In 2015 he has again qualified to race at the Kona, Hawaii 2016 Ironman World Championship. He is also a Mizuno run coach and brand ambassador.
His passions are in directing programs that have a strong community base and the development of children’s exercise and nutrition programs. Davis, along with his wife Kari, have managed Tri-Kid123 since 2000; a triathlon program for children ages 5 to 12 in Southern California and Park City / Salt Lake City, Utah.
Previously, Davis was a technical and business consultant to Racesox, a division of Twin City Knitting. He business acumen was developed from key executive positions at Stassi Cosmetics, Fleet Bank Boston and Morgan Stanley. At Stassi he was the CEO, the vice president banking and credit markets at Fleet Bank Boston, and vice president at Morgan Stanley. While working on Wall Street Davis’ was responsible for private client services, bond trading, and investment banking.
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Lee Neckameyer - Chief Financial Officer
Lee is responsible for the preparation of all financial terms and compliance with tax filings of all 501(c)(3) non-profit foundation requirements.