Our founder, Eddie Bath played basketball in high school. His team played wearing worn out uniforms and shoes, until one person donated all new uniforms, shoes and even warm-ups. Eddie always remembered how it lifted morale and made the team feel amazing.
He still remembers getting a jersey or pulling a rookie card of his favorite player. He remembers knowing he could run faster with new cleats or hit a home run with that new bat. He started Jerseys for Juniors to bring that same feeling to more underserved communities.
United States Air Force veteran, a father and grandfather, Eddie is dedicated to making communities a better place. During the day you would find Eddie working in the Cybersecurity space, but outside of that, he’s focused on growing this organization. Eddie holds two graduate degrees: Master of Science in Cybersecurity and Master of Business Administration. Eddie grew up playing and watching sports and loves collecting sports memorabilia.
Connie has over 21 years experience in Finance and Accounting. She has an established work ethic that is foundationally based in confidentiality with internal and external regulatory bodies. Connie is a Charleston, SC native and has a Bachelors in Business Administration from Charleston Southern University. She enjoys spending time with family, reading non-fiction, loves history and her church (Awaken) where she volunteers her time in the youth care program.
Board of Directors
Thomas J. “TJ” Rich is an Information Security professional with over 15 years experience working with both public and private sector companies. He currently serves as the Director of Audit, Assessment, and Compliance for the Division of Information Security at the South Carolina Department of Administration. Originally from Spartanburg, SC, Mr. Rich received his Bachelors of Science in Business Administration from the University of South Carolina and his Masters of Science in Management of Information Technology from the University of South Carolina. He holds several professional certifications in Information Security and Privacy.
Sherry is a novelist, personal development coach and business owner. In her prior life for 40 years, she worked as an environment, safety and health professional for a variety of industry, i.e., local, state and federal governments; light and heavy industry; retail; non-profit; medical; and, consulting. In 2011, Sherry was named by the American Society of Safety Professionals as one of the top 100 Women in Safety Engineering and in 1983 she was named by DoD Special Programs/Polaris Missile Facility Atlantic as Federal Employee of the Year. Sherry is a Distinguished Toastmaster, Toastmasters, International and Certified Safety Professional (Retired), Board of Certified Safety Professionals. Sherry has a BS is in Occupational Education and MA in Human Resources Development.
Sherry’s first book, Natural Destiny, was recognized by the International Reading Association in 2013 where the association sponsored a book tour on Guam. Sherry is currently working on her second book, Seeking Forgiveness.
Sherry lives in Charleston, South Carolina with her husband, Don. Together they have five children, eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Mrs. Claire Allen has been a part of the Charleston community since 1998 and currently enjoys living in the Summerville area with her husband and son. She holds a BBA in Marketing and an MBA in Entrepreneurship, as well as her Project Management Professional (PMP) certification. Mrs. Allen has over 20 years of experience in business development and contract execution. She consistently has an entrepreneurial approach to business needs and enjoys engaging in opportunities to use her background of business development, proposal development, contract management and knowledge of organizational needs. During her son’s youth, she and her husband volunteered as Scout Leaders, Sports Coaches, Sunday School Teachers, and Youth Group Leaders, and truly understand the value that a mentor and mentor organization can bring to the youth community. Mrs. Allen worked at Trident Technical College for 10 years and had an opportunity to support the community as a Continuing Education Adjunct Instructor and Kid’s College Instructor, teaching courses for communication, business management and financial success. She currently works in the Defense Contracting Industry and is engaged in community leadership as an active Charleston Defense Contractors Association (CDCA) Board of Director and is Chair of the Education Committee and co-Chair of the Public Relations Committee.