Dr. Bryson is a retired Michigan State Agency Administrator. She uses her spare time writing books and recently edited and authored a book, The Day Snow Turned Black, which documents the development and continuation of the NBS. It includes stories told by the individuals that helped to make the NBS what it is today.
Naomi Bryson became the first female president of the National Brotherhood of Skiers (NBS) in 1994. Her leadership would bring several “firsts” for the organization including the spiritual service, the NBS Gospel Fest, women’s only ski clinic and lesson program, taking the annual ski convention to another country, Innsbruck, Austria, piloting a major sponsorship (General Motors Corporation) which later became the title sponsor providing hundreds of thousands of dollars for the NBS Olympic Scholarship Fund, and implementing the NBS website.
She is a member of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and is an avid participant in its public service programs. She is also a charter member of Sisters Across America which is a national women’s golf group organized to support African American female golfers.


Phill is a Co-Founder and Managing Director of Adage Capital Management, a Boston-based Money Management firm focused on managing S&P 500 assets, predominantly for Endowments and Foundations such as Harvard University, Northwestern University, Dartmouth College, the American Red Cross and the Getty Foundation.
Prior to founding Adage, Phill was a Healthcare and Retail analyst, equity research director and partner at the Harvard Management Company for 18 years after graduating from the University of Wisconsin with an MS in finance in 1983 and a BS in finance and economics in 1982. Phill is actively involved in the organizations below.
UW Foundation / UW Foundation Investment Committee
Steve Hawk Center for Applied Securities Analysis Advisory Board Shelter, Inc. Strategic Advisory Council, Chair
Shelter, Inc. Board of Directors 1998-2006
Strategic Grant Partners, Founder and Treasurer


David is a native of Fitchburg, Massachusetts and a graduate of the University of New Hampshire. He has been President of SnowSports Industries America since 1981 and retired from that position in 2016.
David joined SIA in 1976 as Marketing Director, where he developed and implemented many successful marketing projects. Those projects included: the Subaru Deduct-A-Ski program which offered incentives for existing skiers to trade in used equipment to charitable groups for a tax deduction; the Cross Country USA program to encourage urban development of cross-country ski centers; promotional movies; a high school assembly program; public service announcements; and advertising and promotional planners. David was also influential in creating The SIA Ski Educational Foundation during this time.
Currently, David serves on the Board of Directors for the Rails-To-Trails Conservancy in Washington, DC, the National Center for Bicycling and Walking, the U.S. National Ski Hall of Fame and Museum, the United Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA), New England Ski Museum, International Skiing History Association, the Burton Chill Foundation, and the National Coalition for Promoting Physical Activity.
David is an avid skier and snowboarder, and also enjoys upland bird hunting, bicycling, golfing and hiking. He lives in Vienna, Virginia with his wife Nancy. They have two children, Amy and Matthew.


John L. Williams is an attorney in private practice in Kansas City, MO with over thirty three (33) years of legal experience. His primary areas of practice include, real estate, commercial and corporate law with an emphasis on providing legal assistance to non-profit corporations engaged in the development of housing for low and moderate income families and entities which provide assistance to the developmentally disables.
John received his Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Tippie School of Business at the University of Iowa, majoring in Marketing with minors in Economics and Accounting.


Richard "Dick" Coe is a native of East Orange, New Jersey. Upon graduation from Wakefield High School in Arlington, Virginia, he entered the United States Air Force Academy. He was captain of the soccer team and selected All-Conference in 1967. He graduated in 1968 with a Bachelor of Science degree in International Affairs and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force. He was a Distinguished Graduate of the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California, receiving a Master of Arts Degree in National Security Affairs. He is also a graduate of the National War College.
After leaving the Air Force Academy, 2nd Lt. Coe entered undergraduate pilot training at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas and was awarded his pilots wings in August 1969. He flew two years in Southeast Asia. Interspersed with various flying assignments, he was the Assistant Air Attaché at the American Embassy in Rome, Italy. He concluded his 20 year Air Force career in the Pentagon managing all fighter aircraft for the USAF.
He joined Delta Air Lines in 1988 and flew various aircraft during his 16 year career. He retired from Delta in September 2004 as a Captain on the B-767. He was a member of the Board of Directors of the Air Line Pilots Association, International and the Delta pilots' Master Executive Council. He was also the Contract Administration Committee Chairman for the Delta Pilots Master Executive Council.
After teaching college for two years in Florida, he joined the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) in 2006 as the Executive Vice President and COO. He held that position until December 2010 when the USSA reorganized its management structure. He currently serves as the Executive Director of the National Winter Sports Education Foundation, and, Secretary and Board Member of the National Winter Activity Center.
He is married to the former Mary Susan Tipton of Apple Valley, California.


Schone Malliet, as Vice President and Private Banker at Wells Fargo, leads a team of professionals to address the financial needs and dreams of his clients. He is the former Executive Vice President of the National Brotherhood of Skiers. Throughout his career Schone has helped to start, build and lead several companies in the technology, publishing and software industries. As a former CEO, General Manager and Chief Sales/Marketing
Executive he has provided the strategic vision and tactical leadership that allowed individuals and organizations to achieve personal and company objectives.
Raised in the South Bronx, Schone was educated in New York City parochial schools. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Holy Cross College, and an MBA from Pepperdine University. He has a broad set of accomplishments to draw upon from family, military, athletic and corporate environments, having held these positions: Marine pilot, alpine ski racing coach, Chief Executive Officer of ViaNovus, alyXsys Inc, and senior sales and marketing executive. Schone is on the board of managers of the Harlem YMCA, New Jersey Ski Racing Association and a recent NY Urban League “Building Brick” award recipient.