Pair of Administrators Named to MOAA Executive Committee

Pair of Administrators Named to MOAA Executive Committee

CLEVELAND – Two University of Miami administrators were named to the Executive Committee for the Minority Opportunities Athletic Association, the organization announced last week.

Renae Myles Payne, the department’s Senior Associate AD / Administration,  and Tim Wise, Miami Senior Associate AD / Facilities & Event Operations, were named 1st Vice President and 2nd Vice President, respectively, on the final day of the 2021 MOAA Virtual Symposium last week.

Morgan State University Vice President and Director of Athletics Ed Scott received the presidential gavel from outgoing President China Jude and began the first year of his two-year term as MOAA President. In addition to Scott, the MOAA Executive Committee was expanded to include a fifth person, instead of four individuals. Serving on the new Executive Committee are the following members:

1st Vice President – Renae Myles Payne, senior associate AD/administration and chief diversity officer at the University of Miami;
2nd Vice President – Tim Wise, senior associate AD/facilities and event operations at the University of Miami;
At-Large Member – Cheryl Wong, assistant commissioner, sports management & championships, Pac-12 Conference; and
At-Large Member – Jason Horn, director of athletics, Florida Memorial University

In April, the MOAA Board of Directors announced the appointments of Shonna Brown, associate commissioner/CFO, Conference USA; Jason Fein, director of athletics, Bates College; and Rob Knox, associate athletics director for strategic communications, University of North Carolina Greensboro to its leadership following the 2021 Symposium.

About the Minority Opportunities Athletic Association: Partnered with the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA), the Minority Opportunities Athletic Association promotes equitable employment opportunities for minorities in the athletics industry through the exchange of ideas, the creation of networking opportunities and the avocation of an increase in employment for minorities in athletics administration positions at all levels of the sports industry. The association also promotes cultivating a sports environment that supports the values necessary to accept aspiring professionals from all walks of life. For more information on the Minority Opportunities Athletic Association, please visit