Meet Our Board

Scott Smalstig

Vice President/Fund Development
Meridian Services

Scott is the Vice President of Development for Meridian Health Services. He began his career at Eli Lilly as part of the Lilly Select Products division. Smalstig left Lilly for entrepreneurial ventures, leading a media sales firm for 14 years before becoming a partner in Joseph David Advertising, where he served as President and Director of New Business Development. His C-level consultation centers on developing relevant Vision, Mission and Values statements for corporations and translating those core ideologies to ongoing marketing messaging. Scott’s passion is youth sports, and understands the role coaches and teams have in developing character. In addition to serving on the L.A.C.E.S. Board since its inception, he has served on the board for College Mentors for Kids, and is a 24 year Rotarian.

Dann Thomasson

Principal Owner
GT Partners

At GT Partners, Dann is responsible for acquisitions, investor relations and asset management. Prior to forming GT Partners, he was Managing Director at LaSalle Investment Management. At LaSalle he was responsible for the overall investment performance for the North American Development/Joint Venture industrial real estate portfolio of CalEast. Recently he was a member of the board of the Clapham Institute where also he also served as Chairman.

Seren Fryatt

Founder and Executive Director

Seren Fryatt is the founder and executive director of L.A.C.E.S. which stands for Life And Change Experienced thru Sports. In 2006 Seren played soccer professionally in Liberia, West Africa just a few years after a brutal 14- year civil war had ended. Through the relationships she built with fellow teammates Seren realized the impact sports can have in providing social rehabilitation and an avenue for moving forward. In partnership with local Liberian staff together they have built a successful model that empowers communities, parents, and churches to rise up positive role models through the avenue of sports and provides them with the tools to make lasting change. Seren was named one of fifty “Most Inspirational People in Sport” by Beyond Sport. She shares this honor with First Lady Michelle Obama, Muhammad Ali, Nelson Mandela, and 46 others who are pushing the boundaries to change lives through sports.