Our Board

Andrew Menges
President

Andrew works as a data analyst at AFS Intercultural Programs, an international NGO that sends youth on study-abroad and cultural exchange programs. Prior to that, Andrew worked abroad as a teacher throughout the Middle East and North Africa, an experience that culminated in two years with the Peace Corps in Morocco. 

Although Bobby was 7 years younger,  he inspired Andrew to learn to play the guitar.  Andrew misses jamming with him in the basement and thinks about him regularly while playing. 

 

Andrew graduated from Hamilton College in 2012 with a BA in History.

Emily Menges
Vice-President

Emily plays professional soccer for the Portland (OR) Thorns FC, and is a member of the team's leadership committee.  Emily played a pivotal role in the creation of the National Women's Soccer League's (NWSL) Players' Association, the first union for the players in the NWSL, and has served on the Executive Board as treasurer since its inauguration in 2017. 

Emily is active in her community through her work as a Chemo Pal for the Children's Cancer Association, and as a volunteer in the Portland Thorns & Timbers Stand Together community outreach program.   Emily's prior experience includes: Solutions Analyst for Revcaster by Rainmaker, a hotel rate-shopping intelligence company, and accountant and office manager for the Northwest Portland International Hostel.  She has recently launched an online literary magazine, the Bel Esprit Project.

 

Emily graduated from Georgetown University in 2014 with a BA in Psychology.

Jake Menges
Vice-President

Jake works as an Account Manager at Astronomer, Inc., a series A technology startup enabling companies to adopt Apache Airflow, a data pipeline and machine learning software. Jake has experience in customer relationship management, software adoption and expansion, and business development.

Prior to Astronomer, Jake served as the Director of Special Education at a charter school in New Orleans through Teach for America. 

 

Jake and Bobby hosted bi-annual blood drives at their home since 2012, and Jake has continued the tradition in the years since Bobby died.  The drives have collected almost 1000 pints of blood.

 

Jake graduated from Hamilton College in 2017 with a BA in Economics.

JJ Ahearn
Board Member

JJ Ahearn is a veteran of the licensing industry and currently serves as Managing Director of Licensing Street, a full-service licensing and consulting firm with offices in New York. Started in 2009, their clients have included Sega, the NFL, American Greetings, The Jim Henson Company, Paramount Pictures, The Fred Rogers Company, Universal, MTV Networks and more.

Before starting Licensing Street, JJ worked for Nickelodeon & Viacom Consumer Products, CBS Television, and Memcorp Asia.  While at Nickelodeon, JJ worked on such hit properties as: SpongeBob SquarePants, Dora the Explorer, South Park, and Chappelle’s Show.

At CBS Television JJ was responsible for new business licensing of over 50 CBS properties including Survivor, CSI, Beverly Hills 90210 and Star Trek. He turned around the CBS online store and was responsible for all retail development across specialty, mid-tier and mass channels.

JJ served as both Director of Marketing and General Manager for Memcorp Electronics in Hong Kong, makers of Memorex consumer electronics. As General Manager of Memcorp Asia, he oversaw marketing, promotion and finance, both in Hong Kong and China. JJ also established licensing agreements worldwide for Memorex brand consumer electronics including Canada, Mexico, Latin America, United Kingdom, Australia, Europe, and more.

JJ has an MBA from the University of Notre Dame and a BSBA from the University of Florida.

Peter Menges
Chairman
Peter is currently the Senior Vice President, Customer Acquisition & Alliances, for Bluegreen Vacations, a leading vacation ownership and hospitality company.  Peter is an experienced executive with expertise in organizational design, marketing, sales, business development and strategic partnerships, and has held numerous executive leadership positions in a range of media and hospitality organizations.  
Peter is also involved in a number of entrepreneurial enterprises including the development of a pediatric oncology fitness initiative, Back in the Game, designed to help young patients recover from the adverse effects of their treatment.  Peter enjoys playing hockey, snowboarding, music, along with helping other people succeed. 
 
Peter graduated from Hamilton College iwith a BA in Government.
Liz Menges
Secretary/Treasurer

Liz  is active volunteer throughout the community, involved in the Garden City PTA, including as PTA President, a member of numerous teacher and administrator hiring committees, and as chair of several PTA district committees.  She has been serving on the Board of Directors of the Garden City Scholarship Fund for the past seven years.

 

Liz has volunteered at NYU Winthrop Hospital for nearly 30 years. Currently, she serves as the Vice President of the NYU Winthrop Auxiliary, President of the Patient and Family Advisory Council, a member of the NYU Winthrop Board of Regents, and a member of the NYU Winthrop Medical School Admissions Executive Committee.  

 

She is an editorial assistant and researcher for a dermatologist, aiding in the publication of two of his medical textbooks, as well as a sustaining member of the Junior League of Long Island.

 

Liz graduated from Hamilton College with a BA in American Studies.

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