MISSION VIEJO, Calif., June 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Godfather Media, Inc. (OTC: GFMD) is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael L. Leyva to the American West Baseball League as General Counsel. Mr. Leyva brings with him 20 years of experience in legal and business management.
Mr. Leyva is a principal owner of the Law Offices of Leyva & Night, a Professional Corporation with offices in the Los Angeles, Orange and Riverside Counties of California. He has been a partner with Leyva & Night, APC for the past 20 years, specializing in the representation of seriously injured persons throughout the State of California. He also serves on the Board of Directors of a variety of non-profit organizations including Latino Comp, LAMAAA, and Headstart Foundation for Early Childhood Education.
Michael has previously served as General Counsel for two professional baseball organizations and was also a minority owner of a minor league franchise. These past opportunities have provided him with invaluable experience and perspective in baseball organizations and day to day baseball operations. Michael is proud to boast that he grew up in the inner sanctum of the Dodger Stadium dugout and clubhouse where his father worked for many years. His father frequently brought him to work even before he was old enough to attend school, and he was allowed the freedom to roam the clubhouse area meeting larger than life players, umpires and even a few Hollywood stars.
Michael and his wife Lorraine make their home in San Marino, California where they spend many wonderful hours at the local Little League coaching and cheering on their two all-stars, Michael Luke (11) and Miles (8). Michael earned varsity letters in baseball and football in high school, but that is as far as his athletic talent would take him. He is a graduate of the California State University Los Angeles with a B.A. in English Literature and Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska where he received a Juris Doctor degree. Michael describes his entire family as lifelong Dodger fans and baseball junkies and they are known to plan their vacations around seeing baseball games at stadiums across the country.
Michael Cummings, Godfather Media, Inc. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer commented on the appointment of Mr. Leyva saying, "We are very pleased to welcome Michael Leyva to our Team and view his appointment as being very positive for our company as well as our shareholders. Mr. Leyva's desire to participate in enhancing AWBL value combined with his successful experience in legal, business and sports make him especially well-suited to add substance to our Team."
About Godfather Media, Inc.
Godfather Media, Inc is an American holding company headquartered in Mission Viejo, California, United States, that will take ownership with minor or 100% interest in a number of subsidiary companies. Godfather Media's ("GFMD") portfolio will be comprised primarily of long-term investments in small to medium market companies using cash, preferred/common stock and other equity interests. Our targeted investment will typically range between $500 thousand and $5 million, although this investment size may vary proportionately as the size of our capital base changes.
The Company's principal focus is to invest in growth opportunities in sports, entertainment, and mobile and social media industries. Godfather Media generally seeks to target companies that generate free cash flow, have experienced management teams and possess strong competitive positions within their respective industries.
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