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KT Athletic Director Chosen for National Leadership Program

Brett Banker, Ken-Ton School District Director of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Athletics, has been selected for a national leadership program.

Banker, completing his 29th year at Ken-Ton, was previously honored by the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA) for earning his Master Athletic Administrator certification. He is one of only 30 directors in the country chosen to spend this year with the NIAAA Cohort Leadership Program. NIAAA membership numbers nearly 12,500 athletic directors.

"We are excited that Brett joined our NIAAA Leadership Cohort," said Phil Rison, Associate Executive Director of NIAAA in Indianapolis. "This year-long process works to reinforce, recharge and test each athletic administrator’s leadership thinking. Brett’s involvement is a direct correlation with the leadership he has provided the New York State Athletic Administrators Association (NYSAAA) while serving as State President. As our largest state in membership, Brett has shown the way through the growth of membership and professional development. We look forward to his contributions as a team member on this leadership cohort journey."

The Cohort program is in its third year and was developed to give athletic administrators a focused study into leadership. Less than 100 ADs from across the country have been invited to participate over the existence of the program. The Cohort is a 12-month commitment and requires monthly discussions and assignments. Using an online learning platform, participants share work, concepts and ideas to better each other while refining their own skills.

Banker is currently in his third term as President of Section VI and serves in the same capacity with the New York State Athletic Administrators Association (NYSAAA). Click here to learn more.