Advisory Board

YACHTSTOCK IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THE ESTABLISHMENT OF AN ADVISORY BOARD MADE UP OF COMMUNITY LEADERS WITH EXTENSIVE EXPERTISE IN BUSINESS AND THE NON-PROFIT SECTOR.

The Yachtstock Advisory Board will provide non-binding strategic advice to the Director and Executive Board of Yachtstock. The Advisory Board will review Yachtstock’s endeavors and planned initiatives, financials, charitable work, and giving, for the purpose of offering expertise and guidance to assist Yachtstock in sustaining and growing their charitable work.

Established in the spring of 2017, the Advisory Board currently includes the following members;

Heidi Hamels - Yachtstock Advisory BoardSTEVE KURTZ (CHAIRMAN) – Steve is an entertainment and radio DJ (WLVT Cruisin’ 92.1) and Philadelphia Radio Hall of Fame inductee. Steve has previously served as a member of Yachtstock’s Executive Board and Music Director and has faithfully “MC’d” Yachtstock events.

HEIDI HAMELS – Heidi and Cole Hamels, are co-founders of THE HAMELS FOUNDATION, recognized by Forbes as one of the leading charities founded by a member of the sports community. The Hamels Foundation has donated over $1,000,000 to Philadelphia Public Schools, over $700,000 to other low socio-economic schools in the U.S., and over $3 million to their Malawi School Project.

VINCE PAPALE – a graduate and former teacher at Interboro High School, Vince captured Philadelphia’s heart as a 30-year-old walk-on with the Philadelphia Eagles. His inspirational story was the subject of the Disney movie Invincible. MR. INVINCIBLE is also a motivational speaker and author (“Be Invincible!”) and a longtime supporter of Yachtstock.

JOHNNY ROBERTSON – Johnny is a 30-year veteran Transactional, Compliance, Multimedia, IP, Entertainment/Sports Industry Attorney. As CEO of FULL ARMOR SPORTS, INC. and POWERHOUSE ENTERTAINMENT GROUP Johnny brings not only legal expertise but vast experience in production, publishing, artist management, film production/distribution, label services, and merchandising.

JOE KRAUSE – Joe is managing partner with JAKIB Media Partners & JAKIB Media Sports, LLC and former VP of Sales for the Philadelphia Soul. Joe has extensive experience in media programming and sports management and is a longtime Yachtstock supporter.

BILL MACKIE – Bill has 30 years experience in education and non-profits and marketing and technology experience in both the business and non-profit sector. He is also a producer, and writer, founding Mackie Productions, LLC with his spouse, Kathryn Mackie to develop films and TV programming. Bill has served for 9 years as Yachtstock’s Director of Marketing.

KEVIN MCKEON – Kevin is VP of Sales at iHeart Media and a graduate of Villanova University. As a VP with iHeart and formerly as  an Account Executive with local country radio 92.5 XTU, Kevin has helped Yachtstock forge invaluable partnerships and been a strong and active supporter of our work.

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