MMDM Board

 

Scott C. Norton, Founder of MMDM is the founder and president of Norton Sports Management (NSM). For the last 17 years, he has been a player agent , and has been certified by the NHLPA since the inception of the process in 1994. Norton has been a partner in two other sports agencies, and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience enabling Norton Sports to be one of the most effective leaders in hockey career management.

Norton’s family is active in the ownership of both the Chicago Bulls and the Chicago White Sox. He has had the opportunity to partake in various aspects of the sports business since his early teens. Norton played hockey at a high level as a young man, and then went on to not only coach at the AAA level in Illinois, but was also the president of the Team Illinois AAA program for ten years. A Columbia graduate, Norton graduated with honors and had a double major in communications and business.

Norton assists with the careers of not only NHL All-Stars and Olympians, but with many players who do not get the headlines. He has represented two players drafted 1st overall in the Ontario Hockey League Draft, and more than a dozen NHL 1st Round Draft picks. In the past few years, Norton Sports Management has achieved prominence in finding untapped talent in U.S College Hockey (undrafted free agents). NSM has secured these players lucrative contracts out of college, and assists in the process of developing them into NHL players. Norton has negotiated more than fifty million dollars in contract for his clients, and has been one of the leaders in his field in procuring endorsement and appearance opportunities for his athletes.

Because of his own strong familiy background, Norton realizes that many times there is more to a client’s life than just the athlete himself. Parents, spouses and children many times need to be recognized for their part in a client’s career and future. Norton believes that the welfare of a player extends beyond his performance on the ice. The totality of the athlete’s life impacts on his career. Therefore, NSM tailors its services to each individual client’s needs. It is not about what is best for NSM; it is what is best for the client and his family!

 

Michelle Ryczek is a Financial Advisor with Merrill Lynch Private Wealth Management in Northbrook, IL. She was born and raised in the city of Chicago, and currently resides in the South Loop neighborhood. Michelle became part of the Make My Day Monday Board in October of 2010. After attending the first MMDM event, she was eager to join forces with Scott Norton and spread the MMDM message throughout Chicago, and soon the rest of the country. In addition to her dedication to MMDM, Michelle is also a Professional Board Member with PAWS Chicago and a volunteer with the Jewish United Foundation. “The MMDM message is simple, but powerful. Make your Monday matter by doing a good deed or raise awareness for others’ good deeds, and through social media, spread the positivity.”

 

Rebecca Thomson is a residential broker and team leader at Jameson Sotheby’s International Realty.  Her practice is grounded in knowledge and experience and her advice is something her clients can comfortably rely on.  Her dedication to her clients defines her and has resulted in a business based primarily on referrals.   She continues to sell properties and host events, and has established herself as one of the top agents in the downtown Chicago market.

Rebecca is actively involved with organizations such as the Women’s Council of REALTORS, Union League Club of Chicago, and the Young Professionals Network, to name a few.

As part of her philanthropic work, she is involved with Step Up Women’s Network, the Union League Boys & Girls Club, and now Make My Day Monday.  MMDM, as it’s called, allowed her to draw attention to the many local charities in need and the movement serves as a constant reminder to do good deeds.

 

Randy Saeks is a technology manager in the field of education with 10-years of experience making sure the tools and    resources for teachers and students function as expected.  Taking the model of helping others whenever possible, he has had the chance to present at various national technology conferences on technology topics.  Randy is an avid hockey fan and player,  participating in various leagues across the Chicagoland area.  He joined the #MMDM Board in late 2010.  MMDM is just another way Randy has been able to take a little bit of his time to help make lives a bit easier for other people.  You can follow Randy on twitter at: @rsaeks

 

Misty Brewer is an independent social media manager and consultant. She was born and raised in Berea, KY and now currently resides in the Gold Coast neighborhood of Chicago, IL. Misty became part of Make My Day Monday board in August 2010 after being inspired by Scott Nortons enthusiasm & initiative to help pay it forward with a movement beginning on social media. You can follow Misty on twitter at: @chi_mist

 

 

Cameron Croft‘s professional focus is connecting major donors with charities through his company, the C2 Group. In the process of developing these relationships, he has helped start a few non-profits in addition to several of his own personal ventures that all have a common theme of “connecting people”. A web-based fundraising tool to help schools with their ‘green’ programs is his newest successful venture. Mr. Croft studied engineering at the University of Illinois and has served for 2 yrs as President of the Chicago Illini Club. When he isn’t pursuing philanthropic interests, he stays very active with waterskiing, beach volleyball, soccer, golf, rock climbing and his newest interest, running. Cameron has finished two marathons, and is now training for his next challenge.


Brad Parks currently works at UBS Private Wealth in Chicago.  Previously, he worked at Merrill Lynch where he started after attending Indiana University in Bloomington, IN.  Brad currently lives in downtown Chicago and is newly married to his beautiful wife, Katelyn.  Away from work, Brad likes to focus on community engagement and serves as an Officer and Governing Council member of the Joffrey Ballet’s Auxiliary Board.  In addition to those duties, Brad also serves as the Co-Chair or the Auxiliary Board’s Mentoring program focusing on inter-city students.

Laura Lewandowski

Jarad Plummer