Kathy Radatz – Chairman

Kathy Radatz brings over thirty-five years of Human Resources (HR) experience in financial services and defense technology industries.

As HR Managing Director at Citigroup, she led global HR Transformation efforts to drive efficiency and effectiveness opportunities across key levers such as operating model, location strategy, shared services, process standardization, technology enablement and change management. Kathy successfully led the global Workday implementation across 200,000 employees and 98 countries.

In previous roles, Kathy managed the HR organization in support of Global Operations and Technology representing over 110,000 employees.  She was responsible for talent, staffing, compensation and benefits, employee relations, culture/work environment, leadership development and training. Prior to joining Citi, Kathy spent 14 years with Harris Corporation, a high technology defense contractor, in a variety of staff and line HR positions. Kathy retired in 2020.

Kathy holds MBA and BBA degrees from the University of Michigan with a concentration in Organizational Behavior and Industrial Relations. She played on the first Michigan softball team.

Robert D. Finnell – Corporate Secretary

Robert D. Finnell brings over twenty-five years of experience as inside legal counsel to rapidly growing private and publicly-held technology companies. Mr. Finnell was formerly Vice President and General Counsel of PeopleSoft, Inc., which was consistently one of the world’s most highly respected software companies. As PeopleSoft’s first chief legal officer, over a six year period he created and managed the complete legal support infrastructure as total revenue doubled every year from $40M to $1.5B and total company personnel increased from 250 to over 7,000. Since 2005, Mr. Finnell has served as SVP, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for Calypso Technology, Inc., a leading global application software provider for the capital markets industry, financial institutions and other companies participating in the world’s financial markets. Mr. Finnell holds a J.D. from Santa Clara University School of Law and a double B.A. in Economics and Political Science from the University of Michigan.

Dick Radatz, Jr. – Treasurer

Dick Radatz, Jr. is a co-founder of the Northwoods League and has an educational background and work experience in sports administration. Upon completion of a Master’s degree in Sports Administration, from Ohio University, Dick worked as an Administrative Assistant for the Los Angeles Dodgers at their Spring Training site in Vero Beach, FL. He then spent a year as General Manager of the Boston Red Sox entry in the New York-Penn League, setting a single-season attendance record, before serving six years managing the business operations of the Boston Red Sox Spring Training site in Winter Haven, FL, and as General Manager of the Red Sox wholly-owned subsidiary in the Florida State League, where he set another single-season attendance record. He was named Florida State League Executive of the Year in 1986.

Following his pro baseball tenure, Dick was Assistant Director of Operations for Michigan Special Olympics. Dick is a graduate of Albion College (MI) with a B.A. in Economics and Management. He was also Captain of the baseball team at Albion and a four-year letter winner. In 2016, Radatz was inducted into the Florida State League Hall of Fame.

Larry Rose

Larry Rose has been a consultant to the Northwoods League regarding umpiring since 2008. He is consistently speaking, giving clinics and training the contracted NWL umpires prior to and during the season on the importance of officiating at a high level for the betterment of the players, coaches and umpires and to create an effective working relationship. Every year at the All-Star Game break and throughout the season he continues to give feedback to the umpires as he watches numerous games daily on-line to provide this feedback.

Larry’s expertise in officiating comes from 44 years in baseball and football at the collegiate and professional levels. Larry officiated in the Southeastern Conference for 8 years before becoming a Side Judge in the National Football League in 1997 for 17 years. He retired from the field in 2015. In his 17 years on the field he had the privilege of officiating 16 playoffs games which included 3 Championship games and Super Bowl XLII between the New York Giants and New England Patriots in 2008. He consistently rated as one of the best officials in the NFL in his 17 year tenure. After retirement from the NFL he has gone back to the SEC where he currently evaluates and trains game officials on a weekly basis. He also sits in the replay booth every Saturday to assist in the replays of the game he is attending.

His son Chandler played and coached in the Northwoods League and is now the Head Baseball coach at The University of Montevallo in Alabama. Larry is a graduate of the University of Florida where he played his college baseball for the Gators. He resides in Fort Myers, FL. He has 2 children, the previously mentioned Chandler Rose, and a Daughter Brooke Rose Whatley, as well as 5 Grandchildren.

Jolene Henderson

Jolene brings 15+ years of softball experience, including playing collegiate, professional, international, and team USA. She holds a degree from UC Berkeley and helped coach the Gators while earning a Master’s degree from the University of Florida. Jolene’s purpose in the financial services industry is to educate and empower the Professional athletes, NIL athletes, individuals and communities she serves, contributing towards a positive future.

Jolene lives in Sacramento with her German Shepherd, Charles. On the weekends she can be found hiking, snowboarding or cycling the California coast. Jolene aspires to one day complete the MS Bike Waves to Wine 200.

Ted Young

Ted Young is currently the lead partner at Financial Strategies of California, and a prominent speaker with over 30 years in the field of financial planning and investment strategies. After successfully completing undergraduate studies at the University of Arizona and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Ted pursued a professional life in the financial services and insurance related fields. Ted graduated in 1998 with a Masters of Science in Financial Services (MSFS) from American College, the only academically accredited graduate level program for this designation. As a co-editor of the “Wealth Management Advisor” newsletter, Ted is able to help educate his clients on current financial issues on an ongoing basis.

Not all financial professionals understand the ins and outs of the sports world. A former collegiate and semi-pro athlete, Ted is passionate in helping athletes enjoy the peace of mind that comes from taking charge of their financial future. Ted currently holds the distinction of being a Registered Financial Advisor with the NFL Players’ Association and is a member of the Sports Financial Advisors Association. Additionally, Ted was a speaker on the NCAA speaker registry.

He has been passionate about helping people in his community for many years, and through his interactions with colleagues and clients has been able to get involved in various ways. Ted and his cycling group have raised awareness and funds for leukemia and also Multiple Sclerosis through their participation in regional century rides and the annual MS Bike Waves to Wine 200 mile ride.

Ted lives in Granite Bay with his African Grey Parrot, Zazu. Although Ted devotes much of his time to the firm and his clients, he enjoys cycling and attending local athletic events, and will occasionally hit the ski slopes at Lake Tahoe. He is a connoisseur of fine wine and an avid collector of antique furniture.