Other members of the committee are Shane Lyons of the ACC, Don Oberhelman of Southern Mississippi, James Klein of Toledo, Renee Mack Baumgartner of Oregon, Ray Shackelford of Bethune-Cookman, Thomas Hickman of Winthrop and Janet Lucas of Cal State Northridge. The committee chair is Texas State's Tracy Shoemake.
Bertani worked four years as an NCAA membership services representative before being named associate athletics director for compliance at Marshall in 2002. Before his NCAA tenure, he spent time on the athletics department staffs at Detroit and Ohio State.
A 1991 Denison University political science graduate, Bertani completed a master's in sports administration at Ohio University and his law degree at Capital University in 1994. He is married to the former Gretchen Harris of Columbus, Ohio. They have three children: Lydia, 9, Joey, 5, and Lindsey, 3.