The TJ Carrie Foundation Team is composed of a variety of talented visionaries who have helped lead the way in creating the platforms and programs that allow for the TJ Carrie foundation to help youth in achieving their dreams and Goals.
TyIsha Carrie, a native of Lorain, Ohio. She graduated with a Bachelor's in Communication Studies with a minor in Human Resource Development from Ohio University. During her tenure at Ohio University, she remained active in many organizations which helped her see that she would love to continue to work with college students. Therefore, she continued her Education with a Master of Student Affairs in Higher Education with a concentration in Diversity Equity and Inclusion from Miami (OH) University. Ty’Isha has a passion for meeting students where they are and advocating for the whole student which are the philosophies she brings to the TJ Carrie Foundation.
Executive Director, Board Member
Brenda Sniezek, a community relations specialist, helps individuals and organizations fulfill their social responsibility through community relations efforts and relationships. Sniezek has over 30 years of experience directing community outreach efforts for an NFL franchise and is currently working with individual NFL and NBA players in a similar role. Since 2016, she has served as the Executive Director for the TJ Carrie Foundation. While with the Kansas City Chiefs, Sniezek utilized the organization's assets and resources to establish its community presence and promoted the company's local and national reputation as a great corporate citizen. She forged partnerships and strategically invested in the community's well-being by leveraging financial and in-kind resources to address local problems. From 1998 to 2008, the Kansas City Chiefs raised $20 million for local charities through individual players' foundations, team events, and foundation activities. During her career at the Chiefs, Derrick Thomas (1993), Will Shields (2003), and Brian Waters (2009) were named "NFL Walter Payton Man of the Year". The Chiefs received this award more than any other NFL team during that span. The Chiefs also had an NFL record
five players receiving the "NFL Teacher of the Year" honor. From 1990 to 2009, the Chiefs received more than three dozen national and local awards recognizing the organization and its players' commitment to the community. Sniezek has served on the Executive Committee for CCSAKC and volunteers for numerous organizations in the Kansas City community. Education: BS Business, University of Kansas; participated in the NFL Executive Education, Stanford Graduate School of Business. Family: Sniezek and her husband, Bob, have five children and reside in Prairie Village, KS.
Keith Harris, the Managing Partner of Athletes Business Consultants, LLC. In this role, Keith is responsible for leading the execution of brand and marketing strategies for professional athletes, as well as,
business development initiatives for clients poised to make the transition from professional sports to entrepreneurship. A seasoned entrepreneur in the sports business arena, Keith has over 25 years of experience in Sports Business Development and Sports Marketing as a Managing Partner of his own boutique sport business development agency. Keith’s experience includes executive positions with Leigh Steinberg Sports and
Entertainment as head of Business Development and Marketing, representing professional sports' most iconic athletes, coaches and executives. He has also held a similar executive position with BDA Sports
Management leveraging the business brands for the NBA's top stars.
During his tenure at Leigh Steinberg Sports and Entertainment, Keith led the business development and marketing for LSSE. He oversaw the Leigh Steinberg Superbowl party, which is a Leigh Steinberg pillar event
for business networking at the firm. Event guests have included NFL team
owners, Corporate CEO’s, current draft class, Hall of Fame clients, Tech moguls and movie stars. In addition, Keith oversaw the development of Steinberg Sports Analytics, an analytics company utilized by professional sports teams, The Obama Presidential Campaign Sports Group, and managed LSSE clients development in their entrepreneurial endeavors. Keith held a similar position with BDA Sports Management, developing the NBA’s top stars such as, Steve Nash, Yao Ming and Rajon Rondo to name a few. Keith received his degree in Business Economics from California State University Northridge, and was a member of the National Championship Baseball Team. He resides in Long Beach, CA. with his wife and 3 children.
Director of Business Development
Dr. Franceska Jones
Vice President Fundraising and Community Outreach
Dr. Franceska Jones is deeply committed to the growth and sustainability of
cities across the nation. Her expertise lies in her extensive knowledge of higher
education, fundraising, and career and workforce development. Franceska is well
connected to the Greater Cleveland Community along with ties on the state,
regional and national levels. Franceska is a board trustee for the Fair Housing
Center for Rights and Research where she serves as the chair of the Fund
Development Committee, she is also a member of the Leadership Council for
the Cleveland Leadership Center and an advisory board member for John
Hay Early College High School in Cleveland Ohio. Franceska is a proud
member of Alpha Kappa Alpha, Sorority Incorporated, Alpha Omega Chapter.
Franceska Jones holds a bachelor’s degree in Business and Economics from
The Ohio State University, she also earned a master’s degree in Nonprofit
Administration from John Carroll University. Franceska graduated from
Morgan State University with a Doctor of Education degree in Higher Education
Leadership specializing in Community College Leadership. Franceska is 2019
recipient of the Cleveland 20/30 Professional Club Movers and Shakers award.
Franceska is a published author in student success and higher education
fundraising. Franceska is a loving wife to Rudolph Jones III and mother to
Phoenix Jones. She enjoys running, urban farming, and yoga.