Region Coordinator
LETR Executive Council

REGION 1
CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT

Joe Carlone

Carlone, Joseph

Email:
joseph.carlone@po.state.ct.us
carlonejoseph1@sbcglobal.net

Joseph Carlone has been with the Department of Corrections for twenty-two years. He is currently a Captain assigned as the Executive Officer for the Tactical Units. In his spare time he enjoys camping with his family and spending time in the gym. Joe is an active volunteer who participates and supports several Special Olympics events such as penguin plunges, Summer Games and others. Joe is currently the Assistant Torch Run Director and the Region 1 Coordinator and has been involved with Torch Run for over twenty years. Joe is not just involved with Special Olympics, he lives it every day, his daughter and son are huge volunteers and passionate about the athletes they support.


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Region Coordinator
LETR Executive Council

REGION 2
DC, DE, MD, PA, NJ, NY, VA, WV

John Newnan

Newnan, John

Email:
john.newnan@letr-council.org
jnewnan@howardcountymd.gov

John has been involved in the Torch Run since the inaugural Torch Run in Maryland in 1986. He has served as his agency coordinator, county coordinator, and has been the MD LETR Director since 1999. He is a Final Leg veteran and serves on the Torch Run Executive Council as the Region II Coordinator. John was honored in 2005 to be inducted into the Richard LaMunyon International LETR Hall of Fame. He is especially proud that his Torch Run efforts involve his entire family, his wife Kathy, son Ryan, daughter Jessica, and daughter-in-law, Ashley who works for Special Olympics Maryland as their volunteer coordinator.


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Region Coordinator
LETR Executive Council

REGION 3
AL, FL, GA, MS, NC, SC, TN

Michael Anderson

Mike Anderson

Email:
michael.anderson@ccso.org



Mike has been with the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office for the past 24 years and is currently the Road Patrol Commander. He has been involved with the Torch Run for the past 20 years and has served as agency and county coordinator. he is also currently the Florida Region 8 Director for the Torch Run. he is also the marketing director of the local management team for Charlotte County Special Olympics and volunteers his time with several events including coaching golf. The Torch Run has meant a great deal to Mike over the past 20 years and has given him a greater appreciation for life.


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Region Coordinator
LETR Executive Council

REGION 4
IL, IN, KY, MI, OH

Jim Reno

Reno, James

Email:
renoj@letr-council.org
james.reno@indy.gov

Jim has been with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department for 36 years and currently holds the position of Captain, Homeland Security Bureau / Tactical Branch. He is married and has three daughters and two grandchildren. He has been involved with Torch Run for over 20 years and is the Past Indiana LETR State Director. He enjoys backpacking, hiking and reading military history.


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Region Coordinator
LETR Executive Council

REGION 5
IA, MN, NE, ND, SD, WI

Richard Sheldon

Rich Sheldon 2

Email:
richards@letr-council.org
richard.sheldon@minneapolismn.gov

Rich has been with the Minneapolis Police Department for 23 years and is currently assigned to the 1st Precinct, SWAT Crisis Negotiation Team, and MPD Honor Guard.  He has been involved with the Torch Run since 1995 and has been the department leg coordinator, Torch Run Director, MN LETR Executive Council – Central Area Coordinator.  He founded the MN LETR Jail and Bail with Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity at the University of Minnesota in 1995.  In 2007, he co-founded the Minneapolis Polar Bear Plunge at Lake Calhoun.  He also volunteers for Tip-a-Cop, SOMN Spring & Summer games, and State Final Leg.  This native from Central North Dakota enjoys boating on Minnesota’s 10,000 lakes, hunting, basketball and most importantly time with his family.




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