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PCA-SF Bay Area Welcomes New Board Member Ari Warmerdam


PCA-SF Bay Area welcomes Ari Warmerdam, Vice President, Client Advisor at Whittier Trust’s San Francisco office, to the Chapter Board. Ari has competed in and/or won the PCA-SF Bay Area 3x3 Silicon Valley Shootout the past several years, starting in 2016.

Warmerdam is a graduate of University of California, Davis with a double major in Political Science and Communication.  He also earned his Master of Science in Sports Management from Columbia University and an MBA from University of San Francisco.

Ari understands the importance of sports, and especially basketball and tennis. He was a four-year student-athlete at UC Davis, team co-captain his senior campaign, and currently holds the all-time highest single season free-throw percentage in school history. He has continued to compete in local and national leagues, including for the Olympic Club’s national team, SF Pro-Am, and FIBA 3x3 tour events.

PCA-SF Bay Area’s Chapter Board Co-Chair Ken Lombardi and other Board Members and key supporters comprise a “who's who” of sports, business, and philanthropy, and are excited to welcome Ari to the Board. Lombardi recently welcomed Ari, stating, "Ari is a Triple-Impact Competitor® both on and off the field. He is a welcome addition to our Bay Area Board."

Fellow Chapter Board Member and Warriors Assistant GM was also excited to welcome Warmerdam with open arms, stating, "I’m so excited for Ari to join the PCA Bay Area Chapter board. As a friend who has known him for years, he is the epitome of a Triple-Impact Competitor. He not only believes in the message of PCA, he lives it every day. He combines an obsessive love of sports with a deep passion for providing a better future for youth. He was built for PCA."

Ari joins PCA-SF Bay Area Board Members including: Tony Avila (Encore Housing Opportunity Fund), Bobby Evans (Former SF Giants GM), Brad Fox (Safeway), Jon Gustafson (San Jose Sharks), Mark Kahn (Attorney), Kirk Lacob (Golden State Warriors), Albert Lee (Entrepreneur), Ken Lombardi (Bay Area Land Company), Jed Mettee (San Jose Earthquakes), Jared Muela (SF 49ers), Michael Namba (SF FCU), Ross Revenaugh (Alliance Bernstein), Taj Tashome (Oakland Athletics), and Larry Wong (DXC Technology).

About Whittier Trust

Whittier Trust is the oldest and largest independent multifamily office headquartered on the West Coast. The firm provides unrivaled investment and wealth management, including fiduciary, real estate and philanthropic services, all within the highly personalized structure of a family office.

About Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA)

Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) develops BETTER ATHLETES, BETTER PEOPLE through workshops and resources for youth and high school sports coaches, parents, administrators and student-athletes. When sports are done right, sports teach. PCA ensures sports are ‘done right’ with programming that is research-based and designed to have impact at three levels in a youth sports organization or school:

  • YOUTH experience improved life skills and character development.
  • COACHES become more positive and increase their focus on using sports to teach life lessons.
  • YOUTH SPORTS ORGANIZATIONS AND SCHOOLS see their cultures become more positive and everyone involved has more fun.

Since 1998, PCA has reached thousands of organizations around the country, and affected millions of youth athletes. As a nationwide non-profit with 18 chapters, PCA has partnered with roughly 3,500 schools and youth sports organizations nationwide to deliver more than 20,000 live group workshops, reaching 19.2 million youth in 20 years of work. In addition to PCA’s live workshops, PCA also offers online courses and has over 2,000 multimedia tips and tools for coaches, parents, athletes, and leaders available free of charge on 

Through the years, PCA’s work has been recognized on a national stage. For 2 years, PCA was the nonprofit partner for FOX Sports Supports, earning free airtime during coverage of Super Bowl XLI. 

Each year, PCA selects only 50 coaches out of thousands of nominations from across the US with the National Double-Goal Coach® Award, presented by TeamSnap. These coaches are recognized at PCA’s annual benefit, the National Youth Sports Awards & Benefit. In 2019, the first-ever Coach Grand-Prize Winner was also honored on ABC’s Good Morning America as a ‘Hometown Hero.’

Finally, PCA gains support from a National Advisory Board, including National Spokesperson and 11-time NBA Champion Coach Phil Jackson, and many other top coaches, athletes, organization leaders and academics who share PCA’s mission. PCA is proud to partner with the Boys & Girls Club, National Basketball Association, Major League Baseball and over 35 professional teams across the United States.

For more information, contact:

Mike Mowery
Executive Director, PCA-SF Bay Area

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