The Board of Directors is made up of strong industry leaders and Padres Pedal the Cause advocates who dedicate their time, talent and treasure to guide the organization's strategy, mission and vision.
Bill Koman, Founder
Chairman and CEO
Bill Koman has been a well-known and highly regarded name in construction, development, and brokerage for 35 years. Under his leadership, Koman has developed over $1 billion in new projects since 2000 throughout the Midwest region with a portfolio ranging from large office parks, retail, restaurant, condominium, and mixed-use projects. Development projects have exceeded 4 million sq. ft of various product types. In 2012, Bill expanded the firm’s presence to the west coast and established a southern California real estate platform, West of 5, based out of San Diego with two other industry-leading partners. He earned his B.A. in Economics from Stanford University.
Bill is involved in numerous philanthropic and community organizations in the Midwest and West Coast with a focused effort on cancer research.
Professional Affiliations (current or previous):
• Barnes-Jewish Hospital Foundation,
• UC San Diego Medical System
• Pedal the Cause St. Louis and San Diego
• Chairman of the UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center Board of Visitors.
• Friends of Kids with Cancer, Family Support Network and Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Director, Corporate Social Responsibility
Molly Cartmill is the Director of Corporate Social Responsibility for Sempra Energy, a company that supports more than 40 million consumers worldwide with a range of energy services. Molly directs and manages the corporate responsibility reporting function at Sempra Energy. She also oversees political contributions, political action committee activities and corporate political reporting and compliance across the Sempra Energy family of companies.
Molly received her B.A. from SDSU Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies and her M.S, Executive Leadership from University of San Diego.
Jimmy Herbst is the CEO of DSS, Direct Systems Support, a nationally-recognized leader in the design and implementation of infrastructure solutions for large-scale and complex business problems. Jimmy has been involved in Pedal since 2013.
Jay Indovino partnered with Bill Koman to start Pedal the Cause St. Louis in 2010 as the Executive Director of Pedal the Cause. He served as the interim Executive Director in San Diego in 2016 and has been on the board since.
Mr. Michael Militello serves as Chief Executive Officer and Director at Rocketail, LLC. Mr. Militello serves as Operating Executive Advisor of D2 Equity Capital LLC. Mr. Militello serves as President of Ultron Lift Corp. He serves as an Operating Executive Advisor at D2 Equity Capital LLC. His professional career spans a variety of roles leading the operational and financial turnarounds of small, privately held manufacturing companies in the United States., Canada and the United Kingdom. Mr. Militello retired as President of Waltco Lift Corp. During his tenure, he doubled sales and significantly increased profitability within two years by recruiting key members of the management team, streamlining manufacturing operations, developing new market-leading product lines, establishing industry-standard quality and service, and repositioning the company’s marketing strategy.
Mr. Militello was Owner, President and Chief Executive Officer at MHI, Inc. Mr. Militello’s prior professional career also includes serving as Vice President and General Manager for both public and privately held companies involved in the aerospace, machine tool, and printing and packaging sectors. He served as Regional Controller for Sheraton Corporation.
Mr. Militello holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and an B.A. in Economics from Stanford University.
Senior Vice President, Community & Military Affairs
Tom Seidler is a longtime baseball executive from a three-generation baseball family, and an active member of the San Diego community.
Prior to joining the Padres, Seidler was a team owner/operator in minor league baseball for 20 years, with professional baseball teams in Port St. Lucie, Kissimmee, Great Falls, Stockton, and Caracas, Venezuela. Seidler’s family has been involved in Major League Baseball for three generations, from Grandfather Walter O’Malley, a member of Baseball’s Hall of Fame; to Tom’s uncle Peter O’Malley and mother Terry O’Malley Seidler; to the current generation led by brother Peter Seidler.
Seidler serves on the Boards of Directors for several local organizations:
• Big Brothers, Big Sisters
• Downtown San Diego Partnership
• Padres Pedal the Cause
• San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation
• Athletics Committee of the Board of Trustees of the University of San Diego
Seidler earned a B.A. degree from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA from the Owen School at Vanderbilt University. He and his family reside in San Diego.
Tony Stiegler has tried 30+ cases to verdict, tried a comparable number of domestic and international arbitrations, led dozens of injunctive relief hearings, and has handled and settled almost 1,000 cases in a career dating to 1986. He represents emerging technology companies, Fortune 500 companies and individuals, with a focus on high-stakes and complex disputes. He is highly experienced in life sciences collaboration disputes, pharmaceutical drug discovery, medical devices, cybersecurity, wireless communications, computer software and chip design, consumer products, and in patent, trade secret, copyright, trademark, fiduciary duty, fraud and all types of contract matters.
Dr. Jean Wickersham, MD is a retired neurosurgery specialist in San Diego, CA and practiced for 31 years. She graduated from University of Southern California School of Medicine in 1981 and specialized in neurosurgery.