Meet the Board of Directors
Dr. Severko Hrywnak, Chairman of the Board
Dr. Severko Hrywnak originally owned a team in the ABA before he believed a higher level of professionalism could be brought to minor league basketball and he decided to start the Premier Basketball League. He founded the league in 2007 and the inaugural season kicked off in 2008. Outside of the PBL Dr. Hrywnak is a successful businessman. He has developed multi-million dollar commercial, residential and medical complexes in the Chicago area. He is also currently the President and CEO of Advanced Ambulatory Surgical Center in Chicago as well as the Elmwood Park Immediate Health Care Centers.
Jerry Nelson, Co-Chairman of The Board
Jerry joins the PBL after many successful stints in rival leagues. Nelson has over 30 years experience in the entertainment field, having raised rodeo bulls and horses for the rodeo industry. Since 2008, Nelson has served as the Owner of the Mavericks, winning 4 consecutive championships and having one of the highest attendance figures in minor league basketball. Nelson is also the owner of Maverick International, Inc. a world leader in the valves and fittings for the
Chris Glisson, Board Member-Lake Michigan Admirals
Chris Glisson is the owner of the Lake Michigan Admirals and is a
life-long resident of southwestern Michigan. Chris graduated from Olivet
College in 1992 with a degree in health, physical education and
recreation. Since joining the PBL in 2012 Glisson and the Admirals have
raised over $178,000 for charities and has visited over 185 schools and 75
churches. He has also helped over 47 players sign major contracts at the next level of professional basketball in 26 different countries.
In 2014-15, Glisson signed the biggest athlete in the world, "Big" Bob Wegner who stands at 7'8".
Glisson and his Admirals have continued to improve their on-court presence when they made their first championship run in the 2014-15 season
Rex Voils, Board Member-Indianapolis Diesels
Beginning in 2011, the Indiana Diesels originally played two seasons in Columbus, Indiana before outgrowing their home facility and moved to Indianapolis. In 2013 the Diesels fell just short of the championship series when they lost in the semi-finals. However, Voils, would put together the team that would help get the Diesels there soon after.
In 2014 the Diesels became the Midwest division champions and were only one game away from winning their first ever PBL title, before dropping game three to the Rochester Razorsharks. Rex Voils would go on to receive the Executive Of The Year in 2014.