Jill Willson founded Double L Consulting in 2007. Jill has benefited just about every segment of NCAA Division II in her more than two decades of service. She spent 15 years with the Texas A&M-Kingsville athletics department, five as athletics director and two before that as associate athletics director. Jill was the head women's basketball coach for eight seasons prior. Jill has been a force in Division II governance as chair of the Division II Management Council and Division II Championships Committee, and she collaborates with the Division II Membership Committee to help institutions successfully transition from NAIA or Division III to Division II. Jill’s passion for Division II is unmatched, and she and her team demonstrate that passion in every element of service Double L Consulting provides!
Ann Martin is the former director of athletics at Regis University in Colorado. Ann brings 18 years of experience in athletics administration and coaching. She has served at every level of intercollegiate athletics administration: coach, conference office administrator,
campus administrator, and at the NCAA national office. During her time in the membership she served as the chair of the Division II Management Council as well as other committees within the governance
Debbie brings over 40 years of athletics administration and coaching experience to the Double L team. As the associate vice president and director of athletics and recreation at the University of New Haven, Debbie was the primary architect in building New Haven's 16-sport program. She also served on over 30 governance committees and chaired the prestigious Division II Management Council.
Gary Brown has been affiliated with NCAA governance operations since he joined the NCAA as a staff member in 1992. First in his role as managing editor of The NCAA News and then as the founding managing editor of the NCAA’s Champion magazine, Brown regularly kept the NCAA membership apprised of issues under consideration and actions ultimately taken by the committee structure in all three NCAA divisions.
In 2013, Brown became an NCAA governance contractor, focusing specifically on communicating and promoting Division II, particularly through the division’s strategic planning process. Brown has in fact helped several Division II (and Division I) conferences and institutions promote themselves via their strategic plans with public-facing documents and materials that celebrate each organization’s unique characteristics and attributes.
Sydney Brown has worked as a graphic designer since graduating from Ball State University in 2013, focusing in particular on promotional publications and other materials, including more than a dozen strategic planning documents for NCAA institutions and conferences. Sydney's designs make it clear that strategic plans are more than something to simply check off the list; but rather, an opportunity for organizations to celebrate who they are and what they represent.
Molly Simons is a former NCAA staffer and brings 8 years of experience from her role as a championship administrator and liaison to the Division II Championships Committee. Molly provides expertise in preparing candidates for interviews by reviewing resumes and conducting mock interviews.
Jim Hall joined the Double L Consulting staff in September 2019. He brings 23 years
of collegiate athletics experience as a coach, administrator and consultant. Hall has
extensive experience at the NCAA Divisions II and III levels as well as the NAIA.
Hall spent a combined 12 years as a director of athletics at Carroll University, Spring Hill College and the University of Providence. While at Spring Hill College, Jim successfully led the college’s membership transition from the NAIA to NCAA Division II.
Prior to becoming an administrator, Hall spent 10 years in the coaching ranks, primarily
as a women’s basketball coach. He held head coaching positions at Simpson University, University of Minnesota-Morris, and Fresno Pacific University.
Hall has been an independent consultant since January 2016. His consulting experience includes assisting conferences and institutions with compliance, tournament
management, athletics enrollment and financial strategy, scheduling, leadership and
Jeanette McKillop, M.Ed, brings her two decades of diverse intercollegiate athletic experience and education to focus on the holistic values of the student athlete in higher education. Her research on Student-Athlete Return on Investment demonstrates that the benefits of the student-athlete range far beyond the individual to encompass the institution and the community.
Her complementary career roles as student-athlete, coach, administrator, professor and graduate student have honed her abilities – and her sensibilities - to construct beneficial partnerships between academia and athletics that foster a shared vision of the positive ROI that athletics brings to higher education.
Jen serves as Associate Athletic Director/Senior Women Administrator at Franklin Pierce College where she focuses on NCAA compliance, sport supervision, evaluation, policy creation, budget preparation, and fundraising. She created the school’s first Transgender Policy, Title IX Judiciary Committee, and plays a key role in student-athlete support programming.
Previously, she was the school’s head women’s basketball coach. That followed coaching roles across various institutional levels including; William & Mary, Lafayette College, Sacred Heart University, William Woods College and the University of California at San Diego.
Jen is a doctoral candidate in (Higher Education Administration- expected graduation May 2022) at New England College. She earned her Bachelor of Arts at the University of San Diego and her Master of Education at East Stroudsburg University.