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CHRISTINE BOLGER BRIGHT ’07

National Trainer, Consultant
We Coach, Bright Contributions

After graduating from Middlebury, Christine spent 7 years in Boston working for two sports based youth development non-profit organizations, America SCORES Boston and Metrolacrosse. She also got her MBA from the Heller School of Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University.

A move to Maine had her working for a feminist/activist organization called Hardy Girls Healthy Women and assistant coaching for the Colby College Womens Soccer team and trying her hand as head coach of the Waterville Girls High School soccer team.

Since her time in Maine, Christine has been working for We Coach as a National Trainer- helping new and experienced coaches incorporate youth development practices into their coaching style and showing them the importance of brain development and impact of trauma on the young people they work with. In addition, she has founded Bright Contributions, a consulting practice that helps non-profits untangle the world of measurement and evaluation. She met her husband on the Midd Track and Field team and they live in Rochester, Minnesota with their two little boys and dog.


ERICK DALTON ’04
Professional Scout
Philadelphia Phillies

Currently a professional scout with the Philadelphia Phillies, Erick is responsible for scouting numerous professional teams at various levels. He also helps with scouting assignments at spring training, trade deadline and playoff advance.

Before joining the Phillies in the fall of 2017, Erick had been with the Washington Nationals since 2007. He has worked in baseball operations with his main focus being advance scouting.


KYLE DUDLEY '09
History Teacher/Head Varsity Basketball Coach
Salisbury School

Kyle grew up in Scarsdale, NY and attended Scarsdale High School where he captained the basketball team. After graduating, Kyle attended Middlebury College where he earned his bachelor of arts degree with a joint major in history and film and media culture. Kyle wrote his senior thesis on African-American film history. Kyle was a four-year member of the basketball team, starting all 28 games when it won its first Conference title, in school history in 2009. Kyle's senior year, he received the John M. McCardell Public Service Leadership Award for his inspirational involvement in coaching the Addison County Special Olympics basketball team.

Kyle joined the Salisbury faculty in 2018, after five years as an assistant basketball coach at his alma mater, Middlebury College where he also served on the Middlebury College Athletics Diversity and Inclusion committee. Prior to coaching at Middlebury, Kyle coached high school basketball for two years as an assistant varsity basketball coach at the Dwight School in New York City. Prior to his coaching, Kyle worked for the New Jersey Nets in their sales department.

At Salisbury, Kyle teaches history and is also the head varsity tennis coach.


EMILY DUH '14
Senior Manager, Events and Marketing Services
Premier Partnerships

Emily Duh is the Senior Manager of Events & Marketing Services at Premier Partnerships, a boutique sports sponsorship sales and consulting firm. Her primary role is on the company's FIFA World Cup advisory services team, providing strategic advice to cities looking to host the event in North America in 2026.

Emily previously worked for the United Bid Committee of Canada, Mexico, and the United States, leading the administration of the primary bid team as Project Manager. Along with managing communication between key stakeholders, Emily was responsible for organizing contracts from over 25 cities, 24 stadiums, 22 airports, and 150 training sites across North America, which she delivered and presented to FIFA in Zürich as part of the United Bid’s final submission.

Prior to joining Premier, Emily worked in the Properties and Events group at Major League Soccer, where she focused on the League’s tentpole events and platform strategy. Emily's first role at MLS was in the Commissioner’s Office supporting special projects, including League Expansion.

Emily earned her master’s degree in sports management from Columbia University, during which time she also held internships at Lagadere Sports, Roc Nation, and the United States Tennis Association, working primarily in partnership marketing and sponsorships. Before entering the sports industry, Emily worked in political consulting and campaign fundraising in her hometown of San Francisco. She holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Middlebury College in Vermont, where she also played club rugby.


JAMES HACKETT '89
General Manager/Baseball and Softball
Wilson Sporting Goods

Jim has led the Global Baseball and Softball Business for Wilson since 1997. In that time, Wilson has grown into the world leader in equipment with #1 overall market share in bats and ball gloves. Jim led the purchase of Louisville Slugger, DeMarini, Evoshield and ATEC -all leading brands that are now incorporated into Wilson.

Jim began his Wilson career as an intern while he was earning his MBA at Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management (MM '95).

Jim worked for Nike from 1990 to 1993 -managing and opening stores in various locations around the U.S., and ultimately training managers and employees in Nike's factory outlets and Niketown stores.

During Jim's Middlebury career he played Football and Baseball -captaining each team in his senior year. Jim lives with his wife and 3 children in Glenview, Illinois.


SCOTT LANGERMAN '87
CEO
ACE Media

Scott Langerman is Chief Executive Officer of Athlete Content & Entertainment, LLC (ACE Media), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the NFL Players Association (NFLPA). ACE Media was launched in September, 2015 as a groundbreaking new vehicle through which to identify and develop a range of content opportunities for professional athletes. Since its launch ACE has placed over 1000 athletes in close to 1500 different content initiatives, and its successes to date include Catching Kelce on E!, Most Valuable Performer on CBS, Ritual on Amazon Prime Video, NFL Life: Kirk Cousins on NFL Network and Behind Baker on Fox. In addition to the above, ACE has developed and produced a wide a range of digital and branded content features for a number of the world’s leading distribution platforms.

As CEO of ACE, Scott is responsible for the strategic direction of the company, and oversees its relationships with production entities, distribution platforms, brands and athletes. A 20-year veteran of the sports and entertainment industries, Scott previously held senior executive positions with Vox Media, Comcast and Turner Broadcasting, among others.

Throughout his career Scott has been involved in a range of civic and charitable activities, serving on the boards of the Washington Nationals Youth Baseball Academy, the Military Bowl and the Chesapeake Bayhawks, co-founding an annual gala to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation currently in its 15th year, and chairing several local events and organizations in his community.

Scott holds a B.A. from Middlebury College and a J.D. from Yale Law School, and lives in Bethesda, MD with his wife Vicki and their three children.