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Back Board Member – Nadya Shmavonian February 28, 2017

Philadelphia Youth Basketball’s Board is an eclectic and dynamic group of basketball enthusiasts grounded by the common passion to provide opportunities for young people to reach their fullest potential.  However, few people share such a deep-rooted passion for nonprofits and youth development as Nadya Shmavonian.  A mother of three and lifelong athlete, Nadya has dedicated her professional career to working with private foundations and nonprofits. Nadya has a B.A. from The University of Chicago and a M.B.A from the University…

Back Board Member – John McDonald October 31, 2016

During PYB’s April 5th Board Meeting, John McDonald was elected to join PYB’s dynamic Board of Directors as its 18th member.  Just under 7 months now, John, the Senior Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer and General Counsel of Toll Brothers, Inc., a publicly traded homebuilding company, quickly emerged as a valuable board leader.  A member on both of PYB’s Real Estate and Strategic Planning Committees, John has devoted much of his time and talent to assist in the formative stages…

Back Board Member Profile – John Langel June 30, 2016

For someone born outside the Philadelphia area, Ballard Spahr partner and Philadelphia Youth Basketball Board Chairman, John Langel, is about as intertwined with the city’s basketball community as one could possibly be since joining Ballard in 1975. He has spent time as the 76ers chief negotiator in contract talks with the likes of World B. Free, Bobby Jones, and the great Julius Erving. He represented St. Joseph’s icon Matt Goukas’ in the deal that made him the first ever head coach…

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