Chairman of the Board – Randy Jones
Randy is an All-Time favorite San Diego Padres pitcher and is a Charter member of the San Diego Padres Hall of Fame. In his career, the brilliant sinker ball specialist –with superb control — set numerous baseball pitching records while earning countless awards for his performances. Randy was a fan favorite known for his quick work and once won a game in 1 hour and 31 minutes.
Randy put this team of professionals together in 2015 to form the Randy Jones Foundation. The Mission to Randy was clear from the beginning; He wanted to provide the opportunity and resources for kids from military families to get involved in sporting and outdoor activities.
President – Curtis Gandy
After serving in the military and 30 years of contract management, retirement has afforded him the opportunity to pursue one of his passions, volunteering and supporting Non-Profit organizations. He met Randy Jones at a charity golf tournament & after spending some time together, they discussed doing more for the San Diego community, together with Matt Schwartz, Chuck Hansen, Chris Johnson and Jim Allen they formed the Randy Jones Foundation.
Director – Matt Schwarts
Matt leads DLA’s Venture Lending practice, is the Chair of DLA’s West Coast Finance Practice Group and represents banks, funds, family offices, companies and high net worth individuals in structuring and negotiating a wide range of debt and equity investments.
Matt represents lenders and companies in connection with technology, life science, asset based, private equity and venture capital finance and has extensive experience in counseling lenders and companies on corporate structure issues, mergers and acquisitions, commercial contacts, negotiation tactics and corporate strategy.
Matt sits on the Board of Directors of the John Brockington Foundation (a local San Diego charity founded by former NFL player John Brockington that encourages organ donation, provides financial and resource support for those donating, awaiting and/or receiving organs and promotes health education to minority communities) and is a founding board member of the Randy Jones Foundation (a local San Diego charity founded by MLB legend Randy Jones that provides kids from local military families the opportunity to get involved in sports and outdoor activities). Matt also is host committee member and fundraising leader for the Best Buddies Hearst Castle Challenge (an organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities).
Director – Chris Johnson
Chris Johnson is currently the CEO for the Woodcraft Rangers; Chris has previously worked with the National Kidney Foundation of Southern California and the American Red Cross of Ventura County. After having an opportunity to meet with Randy Jones he welcomed the opportunity to be one of the founding directors of the Randy Jones Foundation.
Director – Jim Allen
Listed among Top Lawyers, San Diego magazine (2013) and Named Outstanding Trial Lawyer, Consumer Attorneys of San Diego (2001, 2008, 2015).
After meeting Randy Jones for the first time on the Golf Course for a charity event, Jim and Randy shared their passion about making a difference in the San Diego community. Jim then joined Randy’s team as one of the Foundations Founding Members.
Advisory Board Member – George Kaelin
Advisory Board Member – Retired Major General Melvin Spiese