DAN BEEBE, FOUNDER AND PRINCIPAL
Among the many accomplishments in his 30-year career in athletics, Dan Beebe has served as Commissioner of the Big 12 and Ohio Valley Conferences and as an NCAA Director of Enforcement. As commissioner of two Division I conferences, he oversaw all aspects of conference governance and operations including marketing, championships, television, media relations and all officiating programs. Dan’s expertise distinguishes the Dan Beebe Group with his understanding of athletics operations and the interrelation among those connected to sports organizations—administrators, coaches, players, media, governing boards and other stakeholders. Dan’s experience and credibility in athletics fosters an environment of trust and open communication when conducting onsite risk management assessment interviews and training various constituency groups within sports organizations. His knowledge of matters related to negotiations, governance and leadership, and extensive contacts in the world of elite athletics, make him a valuable resource. Dan has a bachelor’s degree from California State Polytechnic University, Pamona, where he was captain of the football team. He earned his law degree from the University of California Hastings College of the Law.
MIKE MCCALL, PRINCIPAL
For more than 17 years, Mike McCall has provided employment practices, sexual abuse and conduct risk assessments and training to a variety of complex for-profit and nonprofit organizations across the country, including universities, colleges, pro sports franchises, secondary schools, healthcare agencies, emergency services organizations, religious institutions and municipalities. Mike is a recognized industry expert with employment practices liability and sexual abuse insurance providers. He often is engaged as an authority for employers that have experienced a severe loss or high number of claims in order to assess policies and practices and make risk management and underwriting recommendations. Mike is the author of the “Employment Practices Resource Manual”, and has developed and facilitated training programs on conducting investigations of work-related conduct. A member of Phi Beta Kappa, he studied law at Oxford University in Great Britain and received his law degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Law.
MARK THOMPSON, PRINCIPAL
Mark Thompson was a high school and college football coach for 25 years and trained numerous players who eventually played in the National Football League including Neil Lomax, Clint Didier, Drew Bledsoe and Peter Sirmon. For more than two decades, he also owned and operated a successful insurance and risk management agency. For the last 17 years, he has specialized in providing employment practices liability training and consultation to a variety of organizations, including universities, colleges, pro sports franchises, secondary schools, educational services districts, transportation companies and financial institutions. Mark also brings extensive experience training and developing risk management solutions to address teacher-to-student and student-to-student harassment, discrimination, bullying, violence and sexual misconduct. Mark has a bachelor’s degree from Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington, where he played football.