2017 Board of Directors | Announcement of New Leaders to Mathews-Dickey Board
Mathews-Dickey Boys’ & Girls’ Club Announces Elections of New Leaders to the Board of Directors
Nicole Tate, Jaylen Bledsoe & Molly Goldstein
The Mathews-Dickey Boys’ & Girls’ Club recently elected three new leaders to its Board of Directors: Nicole Tate, Jaylen Bledsoe & Molly Goldstein. The directors will play a vital role in shaping and molding the organization and implementing the strategic vision set forth by CEO Wendell Covington, Jr. Under the guidance of Board Chair Karl Grice, these directors play a crucial role in implementing the strategic plan set forth by President & CEO Wendell Covington, Jr. to ensure that the club continues it mission of producing well-educated, physically active scholar athletes who are hopeful about the future.
New Board Members 2017
“As a former member, I bring the perspective of a participant and that of a coach and program leader at the Club,” said Nicole Tate, senior business development manager, World Wide Technology (WWT). “I am passionate about helping youth realize their full potential.”
Mathews-Dickey alumna, Tate has been with WWT for the past 19 years working in various roles across Consulting, IT and Corporate Business Development. Currently, she is a Senior Business Development Manager focused on evaluating and executing new go-to-market strategies, implementing strategic organization process improvements and providing support to the sales organization for the development of technology solutions.
Tate holds a B.S in Economics from Washington University in St. Louis. Her husband, Corey Tate, is an Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach at St. Louis University. They have four children: Alexis, 18; Matthew, 15; Helen, 11; Sebastian, 9.
Jaylen Bledsoe, at 19, is the youngest board member in the history of the Mathews-Dickey Boys’ & Girls’ Club. Of course, he’s no stranger to blazing trails. The CEO of The Jaylen D. Bledsoe Global Group began his first business at 12 years old, and his clients have included Steve Harvey and Jordin Sparks. Bledsoe has gone on to speak at the White House, Google and many other esteemed institutions across the country.
Well-versed in a variety of disciplines, Bledsoe is a highly sought after serial entrepreneur, celebrity digital strategist, motivational speaker and business consultant. In the Young Entrepreneur’s University, Bledsoe teaches youth the most needed tools and mindset to start a business along with important financial tips for the young entrepreneurs to sustain their start-ups.
“I’ve been honored to partner with Mathews-Dickey for the past three years to bring the Young Entrepreneur’s University to teens,” said Bledsoe. “I’m firmly committed to helping further the organization’s youth development mission.”
Molly Goldstein joins the Mathews-Dickey Board of Directors from the Olin/United Way Board Fellows Program at Washington University in St. Louis. Goldstein began working with young scholar athletes 12 years ago at Aim High St. Louis, an academic and extracurricular summer program. She has also worked as a fundraiser and school program administrator in Houston and Chicago.
“I’m thrilled to be home in St. Louis and serving the important mission at Mathews-Dickey,” said Goldstein.
Currently, Goldstein is a full-time MBA student at Olin Business School, Washington University in St. Louis. Through the Business School, she has worked with entrepreneurs in Central and East Africa. When Goldstein graduates in May, she will join Accenture Management Consulting in the firm’s Health and Public Service group.
Mathews-Dickey Boys’ & Girls’ Club is a 501(c)(3) United Way members agency that produces physically active, well-educated and hopeful youth with families at the center of its efforts.