Tim Kenesey is the Chairman of Fort4Fitness, his role since he founded the organization in 2007. Since early 2001, Mr. Kenesey has been the President & CEO of MedPro Group. With a rich history spanning over a century, 1.3 billion in premium and $4.4 billion in “float”, a nationwide footprint, and industry-leading results, MedPro is the nation’s leading provider of healthcare professional liability coverage and risk solutions to healthcare providers. Since joining Berkshire, in addition to his role at MedPro, Mr. Kenesey is a director of certain other Berkshire Hathaway subsidiaries. Before joining Berkshire, Mr. Kenesey spent time as an officer at GE Insurance and as a Global Business Development Manager at GE Healthcare. Prior to that, Mr. Kenesey was a member of the Mergers, Acquisitions & Corporate Finance team at global law firm Sidley Austin. Mr. Kenesey began his professional career with KPMG, in both audit and tax positions. Mr. Kenesey holds a BBA from the University of Notre Dame and a JD from the University of Illinois. He and his wife, Amy, have three daughters.
Brad is a native of Fort Wayne. He is owner and President of Three Rivers Running Company, Inc., Fort Wayne’s original locally owned running specialty store. The company is committed to providing products and services that enhance its customers’ experience in the areas of running, walking, triathlon and fitness.
A lifelong runner, he continues to train and compete at a variety of distances. He loves helping and advising other runners and has a passion for coaching runners of all ages. He coaches high school cross country and track in Fort Wayne.
Brad received a Bachelor’s degree from IPFW, and a Master of Public Affairs (MPA) degree from IUPUI.
Jon has practiced law in Fort Wayne for over 30 years, having graduated from University of Notre Dame Law School. His practice focuses on commercial real estate, economic development and municipal finance. Jon is a runner and triathlete and is dedicated to improving the health and wellness of Northeast Indiana residents.
Jon serves on the boards of Fort Wayne Trails, Inc. and Kickstart Festival Fort Wayne, in addition to Fort4Fitness. Jon played a lead role in developing the Spring Cycle event and serves as Spring Cycle event chair for the board. He lives in Fort Wayne with his wife and their Golden Retriever, Scout.
Deana is the community affairs supervisor for Lutheran Health Network. She helps evaluate and negotiate partnerships and sponsorships with community organizations, businesses and not-for-profits. She also works with a team to help develop a variety of tools and programs from awareness and education campaigns to interactive outreach events. Prior to working at LHN, she was a senior communications specialist for Brotherhood Mutual where she ran lead on special marketing and communications projects with responsibilities including copywriting, design collaboration, relationship management and utility player. Deana attended Purdue University where she played softball. Her family is involved in outreach ministry, both domestic and abroad. She is especially interested in helping to serve the disadvantaged and in coming alongside those who are stuck in generational poverty--helping in very practical ways, one step at a time, toward empowerment.
Mark C. Dely is the Chief Administrative & Legal Officer, as well as the Corporate Secretary for Vera Bradley, Inc. He oversees the legal, compliance, human resource, information technology, and distribution functions for the Company.
Prior to joining Vera Bradley, Mark was the Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer, General Counsel & Secretary for Fred’s Pharmacy. Fred’s is the fourth largest standalone pharmacy chain in the United States with over 350 pharmacy locations and almost 700 general merchandise locations. Mark has served as the Vice President General Counsel and Secretary for ServiceMaster Clean, Furniture Medic, AmeriSpec and Merry Maids. Previously, Mr. Dely served as the first in-house counsel for Delta and Pine Land Company (“D&PL”) a NYSE listed multinational seed and agricultural biotechnology company where he oversaw the legal operations since 2004.
Mark is a graduate of the NYU School of Law and has a degree in Business Administration with high honor from the Michigan State University Honors College.
Mark is married with four children and in addition to the Fort4Fitness board, he previously served as the President and on the Board of Directors of the Germantown Baseball League, a youth sports organization that provided baseball and softball leagues for over 800 boys and girls, and the Mid-South Young People’s Orchestra, a non-profit providing music education and experience for children in the greater Memphis area.
Sarah is a Certified Public Accountant with over 10 years of accounting experience in private industry, specifically financial institutions and manufacturing, and in public accounting. In her current position, she manages the financial reporting process of various incubator companies related to the medical device sales and manufacturing industries, which includes cash management, dashboard report development, and forecasting/budgeting. She also has experience with the preparation of SEC and regulatory filings, vendor management, and the implementation and management of SOX 404.
Sarah currently serves as Treasurer of the board of Aging and In-Home Services, a member of Financial Executives International, a member of the Steering Committee of Women of YFC, and a member of the Finance Committee of Emmanuel Community Church. She enjoys traveling with her husband, Michael, and her two children, Alexander and Addison.
Sarah attended Huntington University from 2000-2003, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude with her Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting.
My name is Tabitha Ervin and I am currently the Executive Director at the Jackson R. Lehman Family YMCA. I have served in various roles with the YMCA of Greater Fort Wayne in my 11 year career thus far. I enjoy working with people and influencing the lives of others!
In addition to working for the YMCA, I have specific passion for people and youth in community which is why I volunteer my time with various organizations including Fort 4 Fitness as we look to serve those who have not been previously served by working on the Scholarship Committee.
I have a Bachelors degree in Public Administration/Community Development and a Masters degree in Public Administration/Public Policy and Non Profit Sector as well as a Masters in Human Services.
I am truly a servant-leader and I am here to serve others!
Brent is a native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin and a 2007 graduate of the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse where he was a Sport Management major. Brent moved to Fort Wayne in October of 2007 just in time for the groundbreaking of Parkview Field in November of that same year. He takes a lot of pride in that facility and enjoys living, working, and playing downtown. The first run he ever trained for was the F4F 4 mile in 2009 and he liked it so much he made it his goal to run the half marathon in 2010. He has been involved with volunteering for F4F since 2013 and can testify that side of things is even more rewarding than running the event itself! Brent is a loyal Wisconsin sports fans, enjoys following the Badgers, Packers, Brewers, and Bucks as well as training for runs in his spare time.
Carla is a Wife, Mother, Business Owner and Author. Carla and husband Al Jennings are Pastors of Summit Church here in Fort Wayne, which they started in 1984. Carla has five beautiful children and three grandchildren.
Carla has been in the fitness industry for over 13 years. In 2011, after six years, she stepped away from the YMCA to pursue her business, FIT4U! LLC, which was launched in January 2012. She is a Certified Personal Trainer with American Sport & Fitness Association (ASFA). She is also a Certified Yoga Instructor through Urban Body Yoga, which is affiliated with Baron Baptiste Yoga Institute. Carla speaks at womens events, youth functions, as well as health and fitness expos.
Carla enjoys working and helping in the community. She has spearheaded two fundraisers for two local non-profit organizations--Smith Academy for Boys and Rock Solid Foundation. Carla has a great heart for our city as well as our youth! She has also donated her time and resources to a local girls organization, Fort Wayne Girlz Rock.
Greg Johnson, DO, joined Parkview Health in 2008 and transitioned into his role as Chief Clinical Integration Officer in 2015. He works alongside the Clinical Integration team to further develop leadership skills in efforts of better serving patients and the health system. He also practices as a Nephrologist with Parkview Physician’s Group. Prior to his current role, he served as the Chief Medical Officer for Parkview Regional Medical Center and Affiliates. Johnson has a Bachelor's Degree from Rockford College, Rockford, Ill., and a Master's Degree from Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pa.
In 2008, Jade Kelsey walked the inaugural Fort4Fitness Fall Festival 4 miler. Since that time, she has participated and volunteered in numerous Fall Festival and Spring Cycle events. Jade is a Fort Wayne native and earned her Master’s Degree in Organizational Leadership and Supervision concentrating in Team Development from Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne. As a Business Analyst at Lincoln Financial Group, Jade acts as a liaison between business
operations and IT teams. She has over 10 years of experience in the financial services industry. Inside Lincoln, Jade serves on the Green Team and participates in many of the company’s community involvement and volunteer campaigns. She volunteers her time to several organizations, serving this community is very important to her. Jade is a passionate advocate for active transportation, and has attended state and national bicycle summits, lobbying congress in 2017 on behalf of bicyclists and pedestrians.
Brian Schackow has worked in Minor League Baseball for the past 17 seasons, beginning as an intern with the Rockford (IL) Reds in 1999. Prior to coming back to Fort Wayne in 2004, Brian worked for four seasons with the Beloit Snappers, the final three as General Manager. With Fort Wayne, Brian was the Assistant General Manager before becoming Vice President – Finance in 2009. In addition to his Fort Wayne duties, Brian is the CFO for Hardball Capital, helping to oversee the finances for Hardball’s other two teams, the Columbia Fireflies and the Chattanooga Lookouts.
Brian is a licensed CPA in the state of Indiana after passing the exam in 2014. He graduated from Ball State University in 1999 with a double major in Marketing and Sports Administration. He also received a PBA Certificate in Accounting from Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne in 2012.
Brian is married with three kids and in addition to serving on the Fort4Fitness board, he serves on the board of the Fort Wayne Trails and is a member of Financial Executives International.
Pat is a native of Fort Wayne. He is a partner and EVP with Hylant. He oversees the Employee Benefit operation for the Fort Wayne office and has a large clientele of locally owned businesses. Pat is also a co-owner of the Three Rivers Running Company, a locally owned specialty running and walking store helping to grow the sport in Northeast Indiana. Pat is committed to Northeast Indiana and currently serves on the Executive Board for Greater Fort Wayne and Northeast Indiana Regional Chamber. He is the President of Northeast Indiana Specialty Insurer group.
Rick Smith, Sr Business Banker for PNC Bank, has spent the past 12 years in the banking industry. As a Business Banker, Rick works to develop new clientele while retaining and growing existing relationships. He uses consultative selling skill to understand liquidity, payments and cash flow needs of business owners, and help guide them towards the appropriate solutions. Rick has a BS in Business Administration, Marketing from the University of Saint Francis. Rick, his wife Crystal and four children live in Fort Wayne.
Jenn, a native of Romulus, MI, moved to Fort Wayne in 2015 for a group sales internship with the Fort Wayne TinCaps. She was hired on full-time in her current position as a Ticket Account Manager at the completion of the season. Jenn graduated from Siena Heights University with a Bachelor of Arts in Sport Management where she also played softball collegiately. She is currently pursuing an MBA at Ball State University. This will be Jenn’s first year on the Board for Fort4Fitness but she has experience with the event with her involvement at Parkview Field the last few years. Jenn enjoys cheering on the Detroit Tigers and Michigan Wolverines and exploring new cities!