ABA Executive Staff




Joe Newman


Harold Whaley

Senior Advisor to CEO

Tom Chichester

Director of League Operations & Officials

Brian “Essince” Collins

Director ABA TV | Media & Ent.

Susan Packard

 VP/New Team Development

Tjuan Washington

CEO, ABA Media & Entertainment

Ross Kurland

VP/ABA Expansion

ABA Executive Committee

  • Tom Chichester, Director of League Operations and Officials
  • Ron Jenkins, Owner, West Michigan Lake Hawks
  • Ron Sholes, Owner, Jacksonville Giants
  • Marsha Blount, Owner, Jersey Express
  • Harold Whaley, ABA Executive
  • Brian “Essince” Collins, Owner, Akron Aviators
  • Ralph Presley, Owner, Southwest Warriors
  • Al Smith Owner, Orange, County Novastars
  • Charlie McCants, Owner, Mobile Jesters

regional directors

  • Northeast Region – Lamont Alston (Elmira Eagles)
  • Northeast Region – Marsha Blount (Jersey Express)
  • Mid-Atlantic Region – Greg Brown (Baltimore Hawks)
  • Southeast Region –Joscelyn Spivey (Sarasota Manatees)
  • Southeast Region – Charlie McCants (Mobile Jesters)
  • North Central Region – Ron Jenkins (West Michigan Lake Hawks)
  • North Central Region – Chris Coley (Naptown Pros)
  • North Central Region – Jill Steuber (Michigan Daredevils)
  • South Central Region – Sharon Blacknail (Tri-City Allstars)
  • Midwest Region – Damon Cannon (St. Louis Spirit)
  • Pacific Region – Al Smith (Orange County Novastars)

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