ABOUT WPL GOVERNANCE
The WPL is a player run league utilizing a Board of Directors with 4 appointed members, 1-2 team representatives from each WPL team, as well as 1-2 representatives from USA Rugby. All major decisions are made through a process of research, discussion, and voting conducted by the WPL board together.
The WPL has an annual general meeting each year at the conclusion of the WPL Championships where a large portion of decisions for the upcoming year of competition are made, with other issues as they arise being discussed on monthly or quarterly calls.
Kittery Wagner Ruiz
Kitt is the new commissioner as of the 2019 WPL AGM, bringing a solid reputation as a player, coach and administrator to the position. Kitt was the head coach of the Atlanta Harlequins and an Assistant Coach at Life University. She is a lead coach for Atavus and a College Advisor for The Rugger’s Edge. Kitt was previously Assistant Coach for the USA U-20 Women’s National Team and Head Coach of the Glendale Raptors and West Select Side 7s. She spent eight years on the US Women’s National 15s Team and played in the 2010 and 2014 World Cup. She also played for two seasons on the USA Women’s National 7s Team and was selected to the 2009 World Cup training squad. Kitt played for Beantown RFC (2001-11) and Glendale (2011-14). She is a graduate of SUNY Potsdam (BA) and Boston University (MA). Kitt is a new mom and enjoying the time as a full-time mom and part-time personal trainer.
Marketing & Sponsorship Director: Ali Gillberg
Ali has served as the Marketing & Sponsorship Director since 2016. Ali is a current player for the Twin Cities Amazons and is an assistant coach for the University of Minnesota Women’s rugby team.
Competitions Director: Sam Luther
Membership Director: Naima Reddick