Corporate

MVP Sports Clubs is a sports-facility development and management company headquartered in Orlando, Florida with operations in Florida and Michigan. Our corporate services team provides centralized management services and staffing to all MVP facilities including information technology, finance, human resources, marketing and other functions.

MVP Sports Clubs actively pursues other fitness and recreational projects throughout Michigan and Florida and currently employs approximately 800 team members.

LEADERSHIP TEAM

President

Karl DroppersTitle

President

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Education                  

  • B.A.in Education, Hope College
  • M.A.in Education, Michigan State University

Started with Company                  

  • May 1996

Responsibilities

  • Oversees day-to-day leadership of Corporate Services and Building Directors. Works as the liaison between ownership and Management Company.  Directs all business development and growth strategies for MVP Sports Clubs.

Work History

  • RDV Sportsplex – Vice President
  • Lakeshore Athletic Club – Owner / President
  • East Hills Athletic Club – Manager

Community

  • Northland Community Church
  • Orlando Children’s Church
  • Winter Park High School

Personal

  • Currently resides in Maitland, FL with wife Lori and four children Neil, Jack, Nina & Mara

Corporate Leadership

Alisha Merritt

Director, Marketing & Communications
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Director, Marketing & Communications

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Education                   

  • B.A. in Communication & Information Sciences, University of Alabama

Started with Company

  • January 2004

Responsibilities

  • Oversees day-to-day planning and implementation of all marketing functions and tools for all MVP Sports Clubs facilities. Manages all internal and external communications including websites, media relations, community relations, social media, etc.

Work History 

  • MVP Sports Clubs – Communications Manager
  • RDV Sportsplex – Communications Coordinator
  • RDV Sportsplex – Athletic Club Marketing Coordinator 

Community

  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida                     

Personal

  • Currently resides in Maitland, FL with husband Tyrone and son Levi

Chuck Osterink

Vice President, Human Resources & Leadership
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Vice President, Human Resources & Leadership

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Education

  • B.S. in Retail Management, Michigan State University

Started with Company       

  • March 1999

Responsibilities

  • Oversees recruiting, compensation and benefits, employee relations and training and development

Work History

  • RDV Sportsplex Ice Den – Director
  • Lakeshore Athletic Club – Owner/Operator
  • Lakeshore Athletic Club – Sales and Business Manager

Community

  • Longwood Babe Ruth – Baseball Coach
  • Lake Mary Youth – Football Coach
  • Northland Church, Longwood FL

Personal

  • Currently resides in Longwood, FL with wife, Beverly and two sons Parker and Bennett

Joe Casalese

Director, Fitness
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Director, Fitness

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Education:                  

  • B.S. in Sport Management, Flagler College
  • M.S. in Sports Management, United States Sports Academy

Started with Company:

  • November 1999

Responsibilities:

  • Works with each member-based building’s Fitness Manager and Operating Director to create consistent programming and products for our members.  Develop standardized procedures and guidelines that shape how we interact with our members in our Fitness Departments and ensure consistency throughout the MVP Sports Clubs brand.

Work History:

  • RDV Sportsplex Athletic Club – Service Desk/MOD
  • Orlando Magic – Arena Manager
  • RDV Sportsplex – Sports & Recreation Manager
  • RDV Sportsplex Ice Den – Manager
  • RDV Sportsplex Athletic Club – Member Services Manager
  • Marriott Vacation Club – Sr. Manager, Customer Advocacy

Community:

  • First Baptist Church of Orlando                   

Personal:

  • Currently resides in Apopka, FL with wife Jamie, daughter Caroline Grace and son John Logan

Ken Runge

Director, Property
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Director, Property

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Education                  

  • Valencia Community College
  • University of Central Florida

Started with Company

  • June 2009

Responsibilities        

  • Responsible for day-to-day and long term maintenance of MVP Sports Clubs facilities. Oversees capital and construction projects, site selection for new clubs, and lease negotiations.

Work History

  • NAI Realvest – V.P. of Property Management
  • Kuhn Management - President
  • Watkins Retail Group – Asset Manager

Community       

  • Edgewood Children’s Ranch – Board Member
  • Jobs Partnership of Florida – Mentor
  • Kingdom Building Partnership – Board Member

Personal             

  • Currently resides in Altamonte Springs, FL with wife Deanna and daughters Isabelle and Abby.

 

Mike Lodes

Director, Information Systems
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Mike LodesTitle

Director, Information Systems

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Education                  

  • Attended North East Missouri State University    

Started with Company        

  • June 2000

Responsibilities         

  • Manages Network Infrastructure and design, Help Desk, Software Application maintenance and design, and maintenance and implementation on Telecom Systems. Responsible for the availability of all Information Systems.

Work History

  • RDV Sportsplex – Information Systems Manager
  • Orlando Magic – Network Administrator / DBA
  • ESS Consulting – Network Specialist
  • Handling & Storage Concepts – Network Administrator

Community

  • Active with Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, 4H and various children’s ministries
  • Four Towns Community Church – Member

Personal

  • Currently resides in Orange City, FL with wife, Jennifer and two sons Jacob and Joshua

Pete Opresko

Director, Finance
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Director, Finance

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Education

  • B.S.B.A. in Accounting, University of Central Florida

Started with Company

  • January 1997

Responsibilities

  • Prepares annual operating, capital and cash flow budgets based on input from MVP Sports Clubs operators. Administers all MVP Sports Clubs contracts and manages MVP Sports Clubs financial services departments including accounts payable and payroll. 

Work History       

  • RDV Sportsplex – Business Manager
  • Coopers & Lybrand – Senior Auditor
  • Restaurant Administration Services – Staff Accountant

Community

  • Maitland Little League – Coach and Board Member (Treasurer)
  • Orangewood Presbyterian Church – Member

Personal

  • Currently resides in Maitland, FL with wife, Sylvia and three sons Andrew, Matthew and Josef

Scott Hendrickson

Director, Operations
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Director, Operations

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Education                   

  • B.A. in Sports Management, University of Michigan

Started with Company

  • August 2005

Responsibilities

  • Works with each member-based building’s Member Services Manager, Program departments and Operating Director to develop standardized procedures and guidelines that shape how we interact with our members and to ensure consistency throughout the MVP Sports Clubs brand. Assist Operating Directors with youth and sports programming to ensure consistency of program offerings.

Work Histor:

  • MVP Metro Club, Grand Rapids – Member Services Manager
  • MVP Sportsplex, Grand Rapids – Member Sales
  • MVP Sportsplex, Grand Rapids – MOD                

Personal

  • Currently resides in Orlando, FL with wife Leah and daughter Sydney

 

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Director, Sales

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Education:         

  • B.S. in Hospitality Management from UCF

Started with Company:

  • October 2002

Responsibilities:

  • Works with each member-based building’s Sales Manager and Operating Director to develop standardized procedures and guidelines that shape how we interact with our members in our Sales Departments and ensure consistency throughout the MVP Sports Clubs brand.  Oversee the Corporate Membership sales and sponsorship functions to ensure achievement of company goals and objectives.

Work History:

  • RDV Sportsplex – Sales Manager
  • RDV Sportsplex – Membership Sales Advisor
  • RDV Sportsplex Athletic Club – Service Desk/MOD

Community:

  • SPCA- Volunteer

Personal:

  • Currently resides in Maitland Fl, with significant other Trey King
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