The addition of Alex and Kevin to our Board of Directors continues to bring new energy and ideas to the organization. It is through the continued development our organizational leadership that we can propel World T.E.A.M. Sports forward.
Holbrook, NY (PRWEB) June 16, 2015
Two respected northeastern professionals are joining the board of directors of national non-profit World T.E.A.M. Sports. At the organization’s June 9 corporate meeting, Alex Rohman, a Partner of TimeCapital Investor Advisory Services of Port Jefferson Station, New York, and Kevin S. Cochie, Director of Business Development for NAMMO Inc., in Arlington, Virginia, were unanimously elected.
Hosting inclusive sporting events for disabled and able-bodied participants worldwide, the Holbrook-based non-profit successfully directed the annual Face of America bicycle and hand cycle ride from the Pentagon in Arlington to the historic battlefields of Gettysburg this April 24-26. Nearly 600 riders participated in the 110-mile two-day journey, including more than 135 injured military veterans.
Mr. Rohman, an active participant in the Face of America ride since 2011, is also one of the organizers for World T.E.A.M. Sports’ Coastal Team Challenge along the southern coast of Long Island. Managing the August 2-4 sea kayak journey for developmentally-disabled athletes with George Taborsky from American Portfolios Financial Services, Mr. Rohman reports his participation as a director can help improve the lives of athletes with disabilities.
“World T.E.A.M. Sports has impacted both my personal and professional life in a very positive way,” said Mr. Rohman. “I am honored to play a bigger role in such an amazing organization; I can only hope to give back to WTS what it has given to me.”
A member of TimeCapital since 2002, Mr. Rohman earlier spent eight years as an associate with Morgan Stanley. He has a B.A. in Math/Economics from Ithaca College, and an M.B.A. in Information/Communication Systems and Finance/Business Economics from Fordham University. He makes his home on Long Island.
Mr. Cochie, a Face of America participant since 2013, has a military background following 20 years in the U.S. Army. Since the September 2011 attacks upon America, World T.E.A.M. Sports has increased the number of events specifically for disabled military members, such as the CanAm Veterans’ Challenge and the cross-country Sea to Shining Sea bicycle ride.
“I am honored to join an organization that does so much for so many,” said Mr. Cochie. “I am grateful for the skill sets and networks that I gained from a career in the Army and look forward to being value added in World T.E.A.M. Sports' future success.”
A Special Operations helicopter pilot for the U.S. Army, Mr. Cochie served the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne) in multiple capacities from Company Command to various roles in acquisition, logistics, and technology. With a B.S. in Design Engineering and M.S. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Central Florida, Mr. Cochie is a Washington, D.C. resident.
“The addition of Alex and Kevin to our Board of Directors continues to bring new energy and ideas to the organization. It is through the continued development our organizational leadership that we can propel World T.E.A.M. Sports forward,” said Van Brison, CEO and President. “I look forward to working with them both.”
Mr. Cochie and Mr. Rohman join a board that includes the organization’s founder and Chairman James M. Benson, Lon Dolber, Richard Fries, Mary Mazzio, Peter D. Noris, George R. Puskar, Michael Row, Paul Tyler, John Villar and Stephen Whisnant. L. Paul Bremer III, Lt. Gen. Mark Hertlng and Gen. Robert Magnus serve as Special Advisors to the board.
About World T.E.A.M. Sports
World T.E.A.M. Sports is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization chartered in North Carolina and headquartered in Holbrook, New York. Since 1993, World T.E.A.M. Sports has organized athletic events for disabled and able bodied citizens – mountain climbing, white water rafting, biking, and more. Four things always happen at our events: (1) Disabled participants build self-confidence and physical fitness; (2) The disabled provide a role model for other disabled citizens, encouraging them to take up physical activities; (3) The disabled become a moving inspiration to other participants and to spectators when they see that disabled individuals can meet challenges beyond anyone’s imagination; and (4) The disabled and able-bodied participants learn to work as a team to overcome those challenges. World T.E.A.M. Sports changes lives through sports.