With more than 50 years of experience volunteering with Little League Baseball and Softball, including time as president of Little League Canada and three decades of service on the Little League International Board of Directors, Mr. Shea has played a key role in the development of baseball and softball across Canada.

A Toronto-native, Mr. Shea attended college at Penn State University where he began his Little League career as a coach for a local team in State College, Pa., in 1955. After graduating with a degree in petroleum engineering in 1958, he moved to Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, in 1959 where he continued his commitment to Little League as a coach and local volunteer with the Hardisty Little League.

In 1964, Mr. Shea moved to Calgary where he was later elected as a District Administrator in 1971. Just one year later, he officially joined the Little League organization as the founding director of Little League Canada.