After 25 years as Founder, President and CEO of COA Cheer & Dance, Steven G. Wedge is announcing his retirement. Steve will retire on May 31, 2011 in conjunction with the 25th Anniversary of the founding of the company.
“My years at COA Cheer & Dance have been a fantastic period in my life and this is by no means a light-hearted decision, but at some point, it’s time to move on. The timing is good with respect to my future personal goals,” says Wedge. “The hardest part of this decision is disengaging professionally from my talented and trusted current and former employees. Without their initiative, imagination and dedication, COA Cheer & Dance would not be the respected spirit industry company it is.”
“Steve Wedge has been a pioneer in this industry helping cheer and dance become what it is today. Steve has brought amazing passion, commitment, knowledge, experience, professionalism and a contagious spirit to our group. We congratulate Steve on his retirement and wish him nothing but the best,” says Dan Kessler, co-owner of The JAM Brands.
The JAM Brands is excited to continue the COA excellence in both cheer & dance competitions and great instructional camps across the country. Wedge will remain as the Chairman of the Shirley A. Wedge National Cheer & Dance Scholarship Fund, an organization he founded 25 years ago that has provided over $400,000 in educational scholarships to deserving cheer and dance athletes.