MYRIAM GLEZ - SYNCHRONIZED SWIMMING
Myriam Glez was a competitive synchronized swimmer for over 25 years. She finished 4th at the 2000 Olympic Games, won a silver medal at the 1999 European Championships and a bronze medal at the 2002 European Championships with the French National Team. She also competed with the Australian National Team finishing 7th at the 2008 Olympic Games. Myriam has a Masters’ degree from the European School of Management. She worked in sponsorships for the 2004 Track & Field World Championship, the 2003 and 2004 French Open of Golf and Paris Candidacy to the 2012 Olympic Games. Myriam also worked as a Marketing Brand Manager for Accor Hotels in Sydney, Bangkok and French Polynesia. She worked as a consultant administrator and coach for the 2012 Team GB Synchro team and as the CEO of USA Synchronized Swimming from 2013 to 2018. Myriam is the founder and chair of Athletes Soul. She is an executive consultant for start-up GameKeepr and a Pilates instructor. She currently lives in Venice, CA with her husband and 9-year old daughter.
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SARA LILLY - SYNCHRONIZED SWIMMING
Sara Lowe Lilly was a competitive gymnast and then synchronized swimmer for many years. She won a bronze medal at the 2004 Olympic Games, a gold medal at the 2003 Pan-American Games and competed collegiately for Stanford for 4 years. She was Team Captain and a Collegiate All-American from 2005 to 2008. Sara Lilly was the Head Coach of Stanford Synchronized Swimming from 2012 to 2018 and a USA Synchronized Swimming National Team Coach from 2011 to 2018. She received her B.A Communication from Stanford University in 2008 and her Executive MBA from Saint Mary’s College of California in 2017. She has received many awards throughout her career for her athletic and coaching accomplishments: Stanford University Hall of Fame Inductee (2018), USOC Athlete of the Year Nominee (2008), USA Synchro Coach (2013, 2016) and Athlete of the Year (2004, 2007), Stanford Outstanding Female Athlete of the Year (2008). Sara is the founder of Sara Lilly Advising, an consultancy firm helping high school student-athletes with their college application. Sara is currently living in Dallas, TX with her husband Matt.
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VALERIE WILLIAMS - SYNCHRONIZED SWIMMING
Valerie was a competitive synchronized swimmer for Los Angeles Synchro and coached for the team from 2002-2004. She was an Assistant Coach with the Meraquas of Irvine from 2005 to 2012, and founded Westside Aquatics Synchro in 2014. She is the Head Coach and also Director of Swim Lessons for the club. She coached the USA Synchronized Swimming National Team in 2012 and 2016 and multiple talent identification camps. She received her B.A. in Education from California State University, Northridge, and previously worked as a freelance production assistant and executive assistant in the film industry. She is the owner and director of Aquabatix USA, a synchronized swimming entertainment company, and the head coach of the Masters team, LA Sea Stars. She currently lives in Venice, CA.
DR MÓNICA LEBRÓN - SOFTBALL
Dr. Mónica Lebrón was named Deputy Athletics Director and Chief Operating Officer for Tulane University Athletics in August of 2016. As Deputy AD, Lebrón serves as second in command within the Tulane Athletics Department, overseeing all internal and external day-to-day operations. In addition, she serves as the sport supervisor for football, women’s basketball, beach volleyball, and sailing where she facilitates all scheduling and budget management, among other tasks. She also oversees the entire external side of the department which includes all revenue generating operations.
Lebrón joined the Green Wave after spending the 2015-16 year as associate athletics director for development at the University of Georgia. While there, Lebrón oversaw all aspects of athletic fundraising, raising a record $56.96 million for the 2016 fiscal year. Prior to Georgia, Lebrón was assistant athletics director for Development from 2012-14 before being elevated to associate athletics director at Ole Miss. In addition to her time at Georgia and Ole Miss, Lebrón served as Senior Major Gifts Officer (2008-11) and senior associate director (2011-12) at the University of California, Berkeley, where she oversaw a portfolio of 500+ donors. Lebrón also worked in various capacities at Gator Boosters, Inc., from 2004-08, where she worked heavily with the athletics alumni base.
Lebrón graduated from Yale University in May 2001, where she was a four-year letterwinner and starter for the school’s softball team. She earned her master of sports administration and MBA from Ohio University in June 2003. Most recently, she earned her Ph.D. in interdisciplinary studies from Tulane University in the spring of 2019.
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