Minor Football League (MFL) Board Members/Front Office
CEO/Chairman & Founder Richard Myles Sr.
Entrepreneur and businessman, Richard Myles, Sr. founded the Minor Football League (MFL) in 1993 to serve youth in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. The MFL was established to provide a platform for athletic participation, training and skills development outside of the college or professional sports arena. Recognizing the importance of community and partnership, the organization requires each MFL member team to be involved in the community where it is based.
An NFL veteran and Sociology Major who graduated from Arizona State University, Mr. Myles has used his professional and academic experience to develop and implement drug prevention, violence reduction, and conflict resolution programs. An advocate for youth, he volunteers with a number of children's programs and has sponsored and coached teams in the Special Olympics. He has also supported programs for the Maryland-National Parks and Planning Commission, supporting a variety of programs in various recreational youth centers.
President Bobby Wilson
Robert Wilson is a former American football defensive tackle who played in the National Football League. He was drafted in the first round (seventeenth overall) of the 1991 NFL Draft by the Washington Redskins. Wilson played college football at Michigan State University and played with the Redskins from 1991-94. He was a member of the 1991 Redskins team that won Super Bowl XXVI.
Chief Strategy Officer Mel Forbes
Melvin Forbes, CEO of Forbes Consulting, Chairman of the US Army Advisory Board, and Interim CEO of Legacy Communications, has made significant contributions in executive consultation, strategic development, marketing and process improvements for public, private, domestic and international communities.
Forbes’ political influence has acquired him White House appointed positions serving the President Clinton Administration, the President Bush Administration and The White House Weed and Seed Commission. He has also upheld MD State appointed positions on the Correctional Enterprise Council via Governor Martin O’ Malley; the State Technology Board via Governor Glendening; the Correctional Services Enterprise Management Council via Governor Ehrlich, and others.
Forbes also serves as Chairman of The US Army Advisory Board, where he leverages his experience and influence to advance missions to improve military processes and programs through collaboration with corporate and government leaders across the country.
Senior Vice President of Business Development David Garnett
David Garnett is the Founder and President of iAM Solutions, LLC. iAM focuses on Business Development and Capacity- Building for Small Businesses & Institutions of Higher Education.
David has facilitated numerous workshops on the importance of cognitive vs. ethnic diversity. Last year, he developed a workshop for young adults entitled “Camp David Virginia”. The workshop focuses on critical thinking and life planning.
David was born in Buffalo, NY. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 1971. He and his wife Sheila of 44 years, reside in Clifton, VA and are the proud parents of two sons and three grandchildren.
Vice President of Football Operations Fred Smoot
Fred Smoot is a former American professional football player who was a cornerback in the National Football League for nine seasons. He played college football for Mississippi State University, and was recognized as an All-American.
Smoot played in Washington until 2004 before he signed as a free agent. Smoot returned to the Redskins from 2007 until 2009. He 450 tackles, 21 interceptions, and five forced fumbles through 129 career matches. He began 104 of them.
Smoot has been involved in several business opportunities to include SMACK Energy bar as well as a Waffle House franchise. He is an advocate of physical education in schools.
Vice President Joyce Harris
Ms. Harris is an accomplished senior level professional with over 38 years of experience in program and project management.
Ms. Harris serves as the Vice President of the Minor Football League (MFL) where she liaisons between the Board of Directors and the operating organization. She has direct responsibility for timely communications with the Board regarding progress in meeting goals and direction, potential problems, strategies, programs and policies.
She implements Board decisions and also delegates and manages employee responsibilities for strategic planning and business development.
Ms. Harris earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Management with studies in Political Science and Sociology from the University of Maryland University College. She is also a graduate of the Ellen Gabriel Fellows Program – Columbia University, Graduate School of Business.
Ms. Harris has been recognized by The Women of Prince George’s for Outstanding Leadership in Small Business Programs and as Small Business Champion (Large Business Contractor of the Year) by the Department of Treasury – 2012.