Former NFL quarterback for the Houston Oilers and Oakland Raiders. Dan is a respected philanthropist and businessman, and currently sits on the Advisory Council for both After the Impact Fund and the Gridiron Greats Assistance Fund.
Former NFL quarterback for the Packers, Broncos, Browns and Chargers. Don is a passionate advocate for former players and their families. He currently sits on the Advisory Council for both After the Impact Fund and the Gridiron Greats Assistance Fund.
Neal Wilkinson is the V.P., Head of Institutional Sales, at ULLICO Investment Advisors. He has spent the last 25 years in the institutional investment industry. Prior to joining ULLICO, Neal was Founder and CEO at Sparta Asset Management, LLC. Neal has also demonstrated a passionate commitment to charitable works. He serves on the National Advisory Boards of After the Impact Fund, Inc., Gridiron Greats Assistance Fund, Good Sports, Inc., The Loveall Foundation for Children and the Western States Leukemia/Lymphoma Society.
Neal is a graduate of James Madison University and a 1988 NFL Draft pick as a Tight End for the Green Bay Packers. He resides in Elmhurst, IL with his wife Caroline, son Wyatt and daughter Mackenzie.
As the Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Rudolph Foods Company, the world’s largest manufacturer of pork rinds, Mark Singleton has accumulated diverse experience in sales, marketing and business development. Joining the company in 2003, Mark has helped to grow the Rudolph Foods brands, including Southern Recipe, Pepe’s and Lee’s pork rinds, as well as Gaslamp Popcorn. Preceding his position at Rudolph Foods, Mark served as the President of Cantrell International, adding 12 years to his total 25 years in the food industry. Through brand expansions, the introduction of new brands and the sometimes-volatile food industry, Singleton has helped the company to continue to grow – all while serving the consumer.
Most notably, he helped to pioneer National Pork Rind Appreciation Day by lobbying for the government to recognize the first Sunday in February as such. As a result of his work, Rudolph Foods partners with the Gridiron Greats Assistance Fund annually to advocate for retired National Football League (NFL) players in dire need as well as for National Pork Rind Appreciation Day. This day speaks to both consumers and football fans on Super Bowl Sunday, bringing America’s love for “pigs skins” and pork rinds together for one day.
Most recently, Mark served as the Chairman of the Snack Food Association, drawing on his experience to create a larger platform for pork rind snacks as the food industry evolves. Reigning as Chairman allowed Singleton to be a voice for the snack food industry before the government and provide support to the association’s members through research, education and promotion.
Mark’s distinguished career began after graduating from Southern Methodist University in 1981, and he now resides in Trophy Club, Texas with his wife, Cheri, as a father of three and a grandfather of two. He is an avid football fan and a lover of all things involving hunting, fishing and outdoor life.
Katie Millar is a Financial Advisor as well as a Certified Financial Planner professional. Prior to this, Katie was a limited partner at Edward Jones. In 2012, Katie joined the independent channel of Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network (WFAFN). WFAFN is an affiliate of one of the largest financial institutions in the country.
From a philanthropic standpoint, Katie has worked with the Bernie Mac Foundation, Aids Foundation of Chicago, Walter Payton Foundation, Israel Idonje Foundation. Rotary International, and she serves on the advisory board for the Gridiron Greats Assistance Fund that serves to help all veteran NFL players with their medical needs. She is also a part of Business Networking International.
Dr. Kristine Clark
Dr. Kristine Setting Clark is an author and was a long-time feature writer for the San Francisco 49ers’ and Dallas Cowboys’ Gameday Magazine. She is a University of San Francisco graduate and a gifted athlete in her own right. She’s also known for being a physical education teacher, wife, mother, and later, a high school administrator and college professor. Kristine has never let anything stand in the way of her goals; not even a life threatening bout with Hodgkin’s Disease, blindness in both eyes for ten months, and the resulting partial blindness, at age 26. Her passion for life, her incredible optimism, and her drive to live life to the fullest has endeared her to her former students, friends and to those on whom she’s written, including her childhood football idol and close friend, Bob St. Clair of the San Francisco 49ers.
Besides Undefeated, Untied, and Uninvited: A Documentary of the 1951 University of San Francisco Dons’ Football Team, she has authored nine other books: Legends of the Hall: 1950s, St Clair: I’ll Take It Raw: The life of former San Francisco 49er and Hall of Fame member, Bob St. Clair (foreword by Gino Marchetti), Lilly: A Cowboy’s Story – The life of former Dallas Cowboys and Hall of Fame member, Bob Lilly (foreword by Roger Staubach), Title: Nothing Comes Easy – The life of former football great and Hall of Fame.
Mark Pinheiro has recently retired as Northern California District Manager with Miller Chemical and Fertilizer, LLC after serving 40 years with the company. Now retired, Mark is directing his energies towards his new position as an Advisory Board Representative of the Gridiron Greats Assistance Fund in order to help those gridiron players who helped make the game what it is today.