Julie Roe Lach has been involved with college athletics for 20 years and continues that involvement as President of JRL Consulting, LLC. She worked at the NCAA for over 15 years, most recently serving as the vice president of enforcement from October 2010 to February 2013. She currently serves as the Deputy Commissioner for the Horizon League.
As President of JRL Consulting, Julie serves a variety of clients. Her focus is on providing career advancement advising for athletics administrators looking to enhance their professional profile. JRL Consulting Career Advancement offers clients an introspective and comprehensive toolkit for evaluating their current professional outlook, and to further prepare for future opportunities. Julie is passionate about this avenue for personal and professional development, and is committed to engaging with clients at all levels of their careers.
Additionally, Julie is an experienced and polished speaker, who can provide presentations or keynote speeches to groups large and small.
Julie is a former women’s basketball player at Millikin University, where she is a trustee emeritus after serving on the Board from 2001 – 2010. She obtained her Juris Doctor from the Indiana University McKinney School of Law and an honorary doctorate from Millikin University in 2012.
Julie’s other ventures include serving as Managing Principal of Spectrum Collegiate Sports Consulting, LLC, which provides a full range of proactive compliance services as well as representation for clients engaged in the NCAA enforcement process. Visit www.spectrumcollegiate.com for more information on Spectrum.
Julie is a member of the Board of Directors for the Alliance of Women Coaches, a national non-profit aimed at recruiting and retaining women in the coaching profession. She is also on the Board of Visitors for the Indiana University McKinney School of Law. She teaches Sunday School at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton where her family attends.
Julie and her husband, David, a partner with Crip Architects and Engineers, have two young daughters, Halle and Harper. Julie loves spending time with her family outdoors, and when she gets a chance, she joins her dad in Southern Illinois going large-mouth bass fishing.
Pat Meiser’s career in college athletics has spanned 46 years with coaching and administrative tenures at the three levels of Division I athletics (Penn State, Connecticut and the University of Hartford). Her career culminated in a 21 year tenure as director of athletics and special assistant to the President at the University of Hartford. Her work has been a labor of love through the four decades, a career filled with exciting transitions, many challenges and learning opportunities and much joy at seeing education through sport occur for so many student athletes.
Advising and counseling intercollegiate professionals has long been a passion of Pat’s and upon retirement in July 2014, she looked to contribute at the next level through her career/life experiences. In late 2014 Pat was named a senior advisor for JRL Career Advancement, and in addition also formed Meiser Sports Consulting, LLC. The focus of this work centers on advising clients on how to best maximize their individual backgrounds and skill sets, showcasing them in each employment opportunity. Strategic career planning is done in an atmosphere of positive, competitive professionalism.
Pat’s career began as a student athlete at West Chester. She entered the coaching world and advanced to become the women’s basketball coach at Penn State. She then moved to the senior women’s administrator position at UConn in the 1980s through the early ‘90s. During this 11 year period the Huskies experienced unprecedented growth, particularly in both basketball programs. UConn was followed by a 21 year career as the director of athletics at the University of Hartford until retirement in 2014.
Meiser’s awards and recognitions are extensive both in her profession and in her community. They are highlighted by being named a two time NACDA Northeast Region I-AAA Under Armour Athletic Director of the Year (2010, 2006), NACWAA Administrator of the Year 2014, and the prestigious 2014 NACDA “Gary Cunningham Award” given to the top administrator of the Year in Division I. Meiser remains the first and only woman to be given this award. Meiser holds a BS degree from West Chester University, an MS in Sport Psychology and an MBA, both from Penn State.
Pat has remained active in Connecticut and presently serves as the Chair of the statewide CTCSB, the Connecticut Convention and Sports Bureau. In addition she serves on several other statewide boards focusing on women’s issues as well as community welfare.
Pat has 4 children – Katherine, Christopher, Julie and Daniel – and 5 grandchildren, ages 1 to 10. When not visiting with grandchildren, Pat can be found on a golf course, traveling or relaxing with friends.
With eight years of experience working on campus and at the NCAA national office, Jenna is invested in athletics administration and loves the process of helping clients solve problems with unique solutions. From her days as an intern, to stops in two DI compliance offices, her inside knowledge of the day-to-day running of an athletic department makes her a valuable resource for the JRL Consulting team.
Jenna got her start by interning: first with Indiana University athletics, then with the NCAA in Membership Services, and later at IUPUI athletics. While in law school, she worked part time for the NCAA national office, handling public interpretations and serving as a member of the Student-Athlete Reinstatement team. Following her graduation from the Indiana University McKinney School of Law in May 2008, Jenna joined the Indiana University athletics staff in Bloomington, IN as the Director of Compliance. After four years at IU, specializing in rules education, recruiting and NCAA waivers, she moved to Austin, TX to join the University of Texas. As a staff member in the Athletics Risk Management and Compliance Services office, Jenna worked with sport programs on recruiting monitoring, student-athlete benefits, self-reports and waivers, and served as a liaison to several departmental and on-campus units.
Following her time at UT, Jenna returned to the Indianapolis area and started working with JRL Consulting, where she served a variety of clients through rules education, research and strategic advising roles. Jenna currently works with JRL clients on image assessments as they prepare for the next step in their careers.
Jenna serves as a member of the McKinney School of Law Alumni Association Board of Directors. Jenna spends her free time with her husband, Steven, and two sons Brooks and Beau. She also enjoys being outdoors, travelling, and a good IPA.