Fort Wayne-based Turnstone Center has created a Paralympic Training Site Advisory Board. The goal of the new board is to implement initiatives to maximize resources following the facility’s designation as an official U.S. Paralympic training site.
Last year Turnstone received the official designation as one of 14 U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Training Sites.
The mission of the advisory board is to create marketing and revenue campaigns to support the growth of Turnstone’s Paralympic Training Site in Fort Wayne.
“The advisory board members’ counsel, advice, and engagement with our new training site will be key in building a firm support base to promote elite athlete training opportunities, Paralympic pipeline competitions, and further develop our relationship with the United States Olympic Committee,” said Mike Mushett, Turnstone chief executive officer in a news release.
The board members include:
- Amanda Dennis, U.S. Goalball Paralympian, of Peach Tree City, GA
- Bob Gailey, University of Miami, of Miami, FL
- David Leininger, Wells Fargo VP, of Fort Wayne, IN
- Davyd Jones, Edward Jones, of Fort Wayne, IN
- Debbie Parrott, Highmark TechSystems President, of Fort Wayne, IN
- Jane DeHaven, Summit City Chevrolet Owner/President, of Fort Wayne, IN
- Jeff Butler, U.S. Rugby Paralympian, of Austin, TX
- John Register, Motivational Speaker, of Colorado Springs, CO
- Kevin Dwire, Ottenweller Company, of Fort Wayne, IN
- Mike Mushett, Turnstone CEO, of Fort Wayne, IN
- Mike Nutter, Tin Caps President, of Fort Wayne, IN
- Mike Tatoian, Dover Speedway President, of Dover, DE
- Ron Plassman, Philanthropist, of Fort Wayne, IN
- Shawn Brown, Prosthetist and U.S. Track Paralympian, of Fort Wayne, IN
- Tim Bawmann, Mad Ants President, of Fort Wayne, IN
- Tim Haffner, Faegre Baker Daniels Attorney, of Fort Wayne, IN
- Tom Trent, Rothberg, Logan & Warsco Attorney, of Fort Wayne, IN
- Tommy Schoegler, Parkview Sports Medicine Director, of Fort Wayne, IN
- Troy Engle, Singapore Ministry of Sport, of Singapore
The Paralympic Training Site Advisory Board will meet three times a year in March, June and October.