Board of Directors
Bobby Blair brings a rich history in professional tennis, sports management and directing digital media platforms. His vision and passion coupled with an impressive portfolio of business success will lead our company in an exciting new direction for revenue and growth in the Digital Media Marketplace. Bobby’s skill in developing and delivering cutting edge marketing techniques and his passion for serving the community in this highly desired marketspace will drive LGBTQ Loyalty Holdings Inc., in meeting Bobby’s goal of becoming the global leader in the LGBT Digital Media Marketplace.
Board Member, Executive Director, Loyalty Preference Index, Inc.
Larry Roan has spent the past two years as a Director and Board Member of LGBTQ Loyalty Holdings Inc. His responsibilities have included assisting and coordinating the communication on company reporting for quarterly and year-end requirements. He has managed process flow with accountants, auditors, legal team, and company service providers. In addition, he has consulted on prospective opportunities and company strategy. Larry has over 15 years of National Account Management in the consumer packaging industry.
Barney Frank is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School. He was the Executive Assistant to the mayor of Boston from 1968-1970; he was the Administrative Assistant to former Congressman Michael Harrington from 1971-1972 and a Massachusetts State Representative from 1973-1980. Mr. Frank was a US Congressman, representing the 4th District of Massachusetts from 1981-2013. As Chair of the House Financial Services Committee, from 2007-2010, he was the co-author of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, the regulatory overhaul signed into law in July 2010. In 1987 he became the first Member of Congress voluntarily to acknowledge that he is gay, and in 2012 became the first sitting Member of Congress to marry a same-sex partner, James Ready. He has written two books: Speaking Frankly, in 1992, a critique of some aspects of the Democrats approach to public policy; and a political memoir published in 2015 titled “Frank: From the Great Society to Same Sex Marriage.” The book was nominated for a Triangle Award and co-won the Randy Shilts Award for Gay Nonfiction. He has also written chapters in two other books, one on LGBT rights and more recently on the response to the financial crisis. He has taught at Harvard, Boston University, the University of Massachusetts Boston and the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Before joining government, he was a political activist, including his participation as a volunteer in the Mississippi Freedom Summer in 1964.
Billy Bean is a former professional baseball player and is currently a major league baseball (MLB) front office executive serving as Vice President and Special Assistant to the Commissioner. As a senior advisor to Commissioner Rob Manfred, his role focuses on baseball’s social responsibility initiatives and LGBT inclusion. Among his responsibilities, Mr. Bean works with MLB’s 30 clubs to bring awareness to all players, coaches, managers, umpires, employees, and stakeholders throughout baseball to ensure an equitable, inclusive, and supportive workplace for everyone. On July 14, 2014, Mr. Bean was announced as MLB’s first-ever Ambassador for Inclusion. He played major league baseball from 1987-1995. He broke into the big leagues with the Detroit Tigers, and tied a major-league record with four hits in his first game. He went on to play for the Los Angeles Dodgers and the San Diego Padres. Mr. Bean was a two-time “All-America” outfielder at Loyola Marymount University before graduating with a degree in Business Administration. During the 1986 season, Bean led the Loyola Marymount Lions to a midseason #1 national ranking and a berth into the College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska. Mr. Bean is a member of the MLB Owner’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee and was instrumental in the development of MLB’s ‘Shred Hate’ bullying prevention program, a ground breaking educational youth campaign and partnership with ESPN. He is also the author of the book, “Going the Other Way: Lessons from a Life in and out of Major League Baseball.” We believe Mr. Bean is qualified to serve on our Board of Directors based upon his industry and management experience.
Martina Navratilova is a former professional tennis player deemed by many to be the most successful female tennis player of the open era. Over a career spanning four decades, Ms. Navratilova won 59 Grand Slam titles, including a record 9 Wimbledon singles championships, 167 singles and 177 doubles championships. Over the course of her tennis career, Ms. Navratilova was distinguished as the Women’s Tennis Association’s (“WTA”) “Tour Player of the Year” seven times, named the Associated Press’s “Female Athlete of the Year” and declared one of the “Top Forty Athletes of All-Time” by Sports Illustrated. After being inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame, she continued to take part in WTA events as well as the 2004 Olympics Games. As she approached her 50th birthday in 2006, she decided to leave the tour circuit behind after her final Grand Slam, a mixed-doubles championship with Bob Bryan at the U.S. Open making her the oldest player to ever win a Grand Slam title. Ms. Navratilova provides commentary to the Tennis Channel’s audience during its coverage of the Grand Slams. She is an ambassador for the WTA and is a regular commentator for the British Broadcasting Corporation and Tennis Channel at Wimbledon. Ms. Navratilova also works for BT Sport and appears regularly on their tennis commentary. She spends as much time as she can with her family in Miami, and often finds herself traveling the world, speaking at events, playing in numerous exhibition matches, and tirelessly promoting all of the issues that are close to her heart. As one of the first openly gay sports figures, she has spent much of her career overcoming prejudices and stereotypes, giving up millions of dollars in endorsements and sponsorships as a result of her insistence on living a life of integrity and honesty. Since coming out in 1981, she has been an inspiring and vocal advocate for equal rights and a strong supporter of many charities benefiting the LGBT community. She has received numerous awards from many of the most influential organizations within the LGBT community. We believe Ms. Navratilova is qualified to serve on our Board of Directors based upon her industry and professional background.
Well-known sales and marketing executive Orlando Reece is a Board Member of LGBTQ Loyalty Holdings, Inc. Previously, Reece was CEO of Pride Media, the world’s largest media company dedicated to serving the LGBTQ+ community. He was responsible for expanding iconic brands like the Advocate and Out beyond the print titles into digital platforms, social media and events, while maximizing revenue and site growth. His strategic vision focused on creating content, innovative use of technology and expanding the brand to a larger audience with a “queer” lens.
“We live in challenging times, and it is essential to surround ourselves with the best talent and the most creative concepts,” Reece said. “It is only through true inclusion and equality, advanced every day at LGBTQ Loyalty, that we open ourselves up to discover the richest minds and most unexpected solutions.” In his long list of credits, Reece served as Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of Swoup, a fast-growing shopping and savings mobile app. Throughout his career, Orlando has developed a reputation for transforming and disrupting business models at media companies. He was VP Of Sales and Marketing at the Game Show Network; VP Head for Broadcast and Digital Video for Everyday Health; SVP of Television/Radio for Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia; and Executive Director of Entertainment at Yahoo! He started his career at Viacom and moved to the Disney Company holding various positions and creating the company’s cross divisional sales and marketing team. He currently serves on the board of the Hudson Valley LGBTQ Center.
Reese, who graduated from the College of William and Mary, is married to Cedrick Moreau, an eyewear executive who studied at Lycée des Métiers de L’Optique in Paris, and lives on the East Coast.
Robert (“Bob”) Tull is a seasoned investment banker with 40 years of experience in trading, banking infrastructure, systems development and financial product design. Bob’s career in banking began in 1979 at Phibro trading silver. In 1982 Bob joined Morgan Stanley as the operations manager of the commodity trading division. Bob joined Deutsche Bank in 1996 to expand their U.S. business infrastructure until he was appointed as the COO of Bankers Trust in 1999. Bob continued to advance the development of exchange traded funds and equity indexes at the American Stock Exchange from 2000 to 2005. Throughout his career, Bob’s focus has been dedicated to serving the needs of institutional and retail investors in the U.S. and global markets. Bob is a named inventor on multiple U.S. financial product patents related to the exchange traded products. From 2005 to 2017, Bob has served as the President of Robert Tull and Company which provides consulting services to commercial and investment banks, investment companies, stock exchanges and government regulators. Bob is named in multiple books discussing the origin and expansion of ETFs in the global marketplace. Bob is currently the president of Procure Holdings and its subsidiaries, including ProcureAM, LLC.