Local Organizing Committee

The Big Hoopla is an Ohio non-profit corporation formed to organize all activities for the Dayton region in and around the NCAA First Four and the Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament. The mission of its volunteer committee is to enlist community support for the NCAA First Four from small and large business, academic institutions, government, civic and community organizations as well as individuals across the fourteen-county Dayton region.

These dedicated individuals meet bi-weekly for much of the year to develop policies and plans that assure the growth and success of the NCAA First Four in Dayton, year after year. Guiding the activities of The Big Hoopla and the many volunteers are the committee leads.

Big Hoopla Leadership

Terrence G. Slaybaugh

JobsOhio
Volunteer Chair

JP Nauseef, JobsOhio – Founder – View Bio

Scott Sullivan

Brian Faust, JobsOhio

Jeff Hoagland, Dayton Development Coalition

Sarah Spees, Dayton Development Coalition

2021-22 Local Organizing Committee

Adam Tschuor
University of Dayton

Anne Marie Singleton
McGohan Brabender

April Pollock
C-3 Group

Bear Monita
LWC

Bev Rose
Dayton Montgomery Country CVB

Bob Grant
Wright State University

Brady Kress
Dayton History

Brandon Hayes
Wright State University

Brandon Meyer
Chaminade Julienne Catholic High School

Brett Chmiel
Chaminade Julienne Catholic High School

Bryan Greene
Champlin Architecture

Candice Eldridge
C-3 Group

Carolyn Rice
Montgomery County Commissioner

Cassie Stewart
Krush Media

Cathy Petersen
Sinclair Community College

Christina Combs
Dayton Convention Center

Cody Scarberry
SpeedPro Imaging

Cory Earl
Dayton Business Journal

Courtney Deutsch

Downtown Dayton Partnership

Dan Biedenharn
Robert K. Jones Insurance 

Dan Meixner
Chaminade Julienne Catholic High School

Dan Wolking
Shook Construction

Debbie Lieberman
Montgomery County Commissioner

Eric Collins
Montgomery County

Eric Spina
University of Dayton

Gil Turner
Dayton International Airport

Holly Wiggins
AES Ohio­­

Jacquie Powell
Dayton Montgomery Country CVB

Jay Nigro
Liftoff Entertainment

Jeffrey Brown
City of Dayton

Jesse Grigsby
Enygma Technologies, LLC

Judy Dodge
Montgomery County Commissioner

Kelli Donahoe
Dayton Convention Center 

Kevin Franklin
Wright Bros. Aero, Inc. 

Kevin Keeley
Wright Bros. Aero, Inc. 

Kristen Burchfield
Cox Media Group

Lindsey Wolanczyk
Woolpert

Mark Schwieterman
City of Kettering

Mary Ann Kabel
AES Ohio

Matt McAlpine
McGohan Brabender

Micah Newburg
Dayton Development Coalition

Neil Sullivan
University of Dayton

Rachel Sherwood
City of Kettering

Rob Anderson
City of Fairborn

Rob Lupidi
Danis Construction

Robby Poteat
University of Dayton

Sally Blommel
C-3 Group

Sandy Gudorf
Downtown Dayton Partnership

Sarah Hackenbracht
GDAHA

Scott DeBolt
University of Dayton & UD Arena

Sean Hohenstein
SpeedPro Imaging

Shannon Joyce-Neal
Dayton Development Coalition

Sharon Howard
Premier Health

Wright-Patterson Air Force Base

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