About

Board of Directors

Abigail Boustead

Communications Chair

Abby is the Marketing and Communications Chair for the WISE Greater Raleigh chapter. She has spent 20 years in the sports industry, primarily focused on brand and partnership management, marketing, NCAA administration, and event management.

Michelle Duff

Membership Chair

Michelle is the Membership Chair of the WISE Greater Raleigh chapter. She is a Senior Director at Wasserman, a leading culture-centric agency working with brands to help reach their business objectives by engaging with fans through sponsorship and authentic activations.

Katharine Eberhardt

WISE Within Chair

Katharine is the WISE Within Chair for the WISE Greater Raleigh chapter. She is the Business Development Director at NCFC Youth, where she oversees sponsorships, marketing, and events for one of the largest non-profit youth soccer clubs in the country.

Francie Gottsegen

Sponsorship Chair

Francie is the Sponsorship Chair of the WISE Greater Raleigh chapter. She has worked in the sports industry for many years and is currently CEO of Sports Systems, a technology company that provides ticket, guest management and accreditation solutions to corporate sponsors and rights holders.

Kyle Lubrano

Secretary

Kyle serves as the Board Secretary for the WISE Greater Raleigh chapter and currently works for Player's Health, a sports technology athlete safety firm, where she oversees project management and implementation. Prior to starting with Player's Health in late 2020, Kyle served as the Senior Director of Athlete Safety for USA Baseball and has held roles in sport development and coaching education for USA Field Hockey and US Lacrosse, respectively.

Lauren Rhyne

Technology Chair

Lauren is the Technology Chair for the WISE Greater Raleigh chapter and the Senior Director of Athlete Safety and Education at USA Baseball, where she is responsible for the organization's SafeSport compliance and educational resources for all coaches, parents, players and umpires in the game.

Marianne Schroer

President

Marianne is the President of the WISE Greater Raleigh chapter. She has over a decade of experience in the sports industry, including serving as the Director of External Affairs at the Atlantic Coast Conference and the Director of Marketing at Teamworks, a sports technology start-up.

Crystal Sears

Event Chair

Crystal is the Events Chair of the WISE Greater Raleigh chapter and an Area Sales Manager with Summit Hospitality Group specializing in the Amateur Sports Market.

Talya Small

Treasurer

Talya is the Treasurer for the WISE Greater Raleigh chapter and a Senior Accountant at Teamworks, where she is responsible for executing a variety of financial procedures.