Board Of Directors
International Board of Directors
Richard B. Chelko-USA
President of The Chelko Consulting Group, President of EdisonHealth Network, LLC and Co-President of World- wide Employee Benefits Network. He is also a board member of the Christian Business Owners Fellowship and a member of the Investment Advisory Committee for the In His Steps Foundation. Rich formerly served as the board chair for the Cleveland Chapter of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the John Carroll Entrepreneurs Association.
Gary began his career at Hadrian in 1989 and has held various leadership positions since the early 1990s, including Plant Manager and VP Operations, a position he held for 20 years. Gary has been at the helm for many of the company’s milestones from plant expansions and acquisitions to product development, and numerous production enhancements. He was appointed president in January 2018. Gary received his MBA from Queen’s University.
Andy is a Trainer and Life-Coach. Andy is also a Board member of the Evangelical Fellowship of Singapore (EFOS), Church Resource Ministries Singapore (CRMS), Evangelism Equipping Singapore (EE Spore), YouthWorks & Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA).
Julie C.M. Matiba-Wahome – Kenya
Julie Wahome is a hospitality professional with a BS degree from Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y. She has also completed a post graduate certificate program from the Victoria University of Manchester, Institute of Development Policy and Management, in Manchester UK, and from Cornell University specializing in Hotel Real Estate Investments and Asset Management. She is currently a director at Kenedco; a company which has various interests in Real Estate, Education, Hospitality and Agriculture.
She also currently sits on the board of the Pan African Leadership Foundation – an organization that seeks to transform our society by nurturing young leaders; The Cluster Foundation – an organization which raises awareness about and advocates for respect for the rights and dignity of persons living with spinal cord injury.
Guilherme Thomé – Brazil
Guilherme is the Managing Director of WGT Incorp, a real estate and construction company headed in São Paulo, and founder of Brazil Sports Network, a sport company focused on exporting Brazilian football overseas. He also serves as leader at IBNU (Igreja Batista Nações Unidas) in São Paulo. He received his B.B.A. from USP – Universidade de São Paulo and M.Div. from Servo de Cristo (SP).
Suzanne Dannemiller – USA
Suzanne works for Executive Arrangements, a firm that collaborates with national and international corporations to help recruit, relocate and retain their executives moving to Cleveland. She has a Business Communications Degree from Vanderbilt University. Prior to being at home with her children, she was a Branch Manager and Mortgage Banker with Ohio Savings Bank and BB&T, and a volunteer Young Life leader. Currently, she is involved with several urban ministries in Cleveland (Building Hope in the City, Community Service Alliance, Nehemiah Collaborative, and Family Ministry Center) focused on the restoration of housing and advancement of the Kingdom in under served and impoverished areas. She is also a Mentor Mom with MOPS International . Suzanne and her husband Dave have two children in college.
Liz Geary – USA
Liz attended Valparaiso University in Indiana for her undergrad and received her J.D. from the University of Toledo. In 2005, she began her legal career working for a small firm based in Michigan. In 2009, she started her own practice and continues working in the Cleveland area focusing on estate planning and small business planning.
She has spent time serving on the Young Leader’s board of the Ronald McDonald House and is also currently on the board of the Cleveland Chapter of the American Outlaws.
John Hampson – England
NOTE: USA board members are serving on the International Board because the operations of Ambassadors Football are based in the USA at this time.