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ANDREW CAIN
President through July 31, 2014
Director through July 31, 2016
Elected by Athletes Advisory Council
andrew.cain@bowl.com

Andrew Cain of Phoenix, originally named USBC president in January 2012, was re-elected for a second full term by the board in April 2013. He is is a three-time member of Team USA (2002, 2003, 2005) and was a member of Junior Team USA in 2001. He finished fourth in the 2007 Dick Weber Classic, his first event after joining the Professional Bowlers Association. He went on to win 2007-08 PBA Western Region Player and Rookie of the Year awards, and subsequently earned an exemption on the Lumber Liquidators PBA Tour for 2008-09. Cain started bowling at age 6 and had his first 300 game at age 12. He finished 10th in the first Junior Gold Championships in 1998, credentials that helped him earn the 1999 Chuck Hall Star of Tomorrow Award. He was a two-time first-team All-American at Arizona State University. In 2001, Cain was named Bowling Writers Association of America Amateur Bowler of the Year, an award he would win again in 2005, and was runner-up for BWAA Collegiate Bowler of the Year. As a member of Team USA, he won three gold medals at the 2005 FIQ/WTBA American Zone Championships, a bronze medal in singles at the 2005 World Games, and he won five gold medals and one silver at the Tournament of the Americas. He also brought home a silver medal from the 2003 WTBA World Championships and was a semifinalist in the 2002 AMF World Cup. Cain, a USBC Silver coach, was a member of the Team All-Events champion at the 2011 USBC Open Championships. He has rolled numerous 300 games and has an 868 high series.

 

FRANK WILKINSON
Vice president through July 31, 2014
Director through July 31, 2016
Elected by Youth Committee
frank.wilkinson@bowl.com

Frank Wilkinson of Staten Island, N.Y., who was elected vice president by the board in April 2013, is the owner of Rab’s Country Lanes and has been involved in the sport most of his life. He was elected chair of the USBC Youth Committee in 2010, having served on the committee since 2007, and is a youth committee representative on the USBC Board of Directors. He began serving as director on the National Council of Youth Sports in 2012, has been a board member of The Bowling Foundation since 2013 and currently is a Youth Education Services Committee member for the New York State USBC. He has been president of Staten Island USBC since 2007. With the Bowling Proprietors’ Association of America, he is on the committees of Promotion Action, International Bowl Expo Host, and he chairs the International Bowl Expo Visionary committee. He began volunteering with the Young American Bowling Alliance (YABA) Youth Leaders Chapter at age 11, serving on various project committees, and was elected president of the chapter at 14. He was elected president of the USBC New York State Youth Leaders chapter when he was 18. He has received many honors for his work with youth bowling, including NYS YABA Youth Leader of the Year and Youth Leader Alumni Bridging the Gap Award in 2004, the 2004-2005 YABA National Male Youth Leader of the Year, and the Local Youth Sports Administrator of the Year by The National Council of Youth Sports in 2008. He received the Staten Island Chapter of the American Cancer Society Distinguished Community Service Award in 2012, and in 2013 was honored with the NYS USBC Youth Leaders Bridging the Gap Award, presented to an adult member, and the Staten Island Small Business of the Year presented by the City of New York.

 

TAMORIA ADAMS
Director through July 31, 2015
Elected by delegates
tamoria.adams@bowl.com

  

Over the past 30 years, Tamoria Adams, of Charlotte, N.C., has been an avid bowler and a dedicated leader at the national, state and local levels.Adams served as a director, fifth vice president and third vice president of the Women’s International Bowling Congress during her 10 years on the WIBC Board of Directors. She also was a member of the USA Bowling Board of Trustees.Her past bowling positions include Team USA state coordinator; Charlotte Women’s Bowling Association director and president; North Carolina WBA director, first vice president and president; North Carolina Bowling Council secretary; and WIBC and North Carolina WBA delegate.Adams served on numerous committees including the WIBC Joint Diversity and Legislative committees, where she was chair, and also on the Association Governance and Collegiate committees. She also was a member of the Structure Committee that formed USBC.She was inducted into the Charlotte WBA Hall of Fame in 1995 for meritorious service and is a Charlotte WBA Life Member. She was included into the former North Carolina WBA Hall of Fame for meritorious service.Adams is a former president of the Greater Charlotte USBC Association and the North Carolina State USBC Association. She is chair of the board of trustees of the Greater Charlotte Bowling Scholarship Fund.Away from bowling, Adams enjoys listening to classical music, operas, theater, gaming and cheering for the Duke University Blue Devils. She and husband Jerry have two daughters.

 

DARLENE BAKER
Director through July 31, 2014
Elected by delegates
darlene.baker@bowl.com

Darlene Baker, Mahomet, Ill., served as USBC president during the 2010-11 season. She has been associated with the sport of bowling for more than 40 years and has established herself as a leader at the national, state and local levels.At the national level, Baker has served on the USBC Board of Directors since the organization’s inception and has spent time as chair of the Strategic Planning Committee. She previously served as a director on the Young American Bowling Alliance, Women’s International Bowling Congress and USA Bowling boards of directors. Baker, the Chief Financial Officer for the Piatt County Mental Health Center, has been on the Illinois USBC Women’s Bowling Association Board of Directors since 1993 and served as third vice president for nearly six years. She served as a director on the Clinton (Ill.) USBC for four years, and has served on the Champaign Area USBC as a director for five years with one year as third vice president. She has been on the Illinois State USBC Youth Board since 1994, where she was second vice president for 10 years and now is the only vice president for that board. She was Illinois Bowling Council secretary-treasurer for eight years and spent 20 years on the Clinton WBA Board, including three years as president. She is a member of the Clinton WBA Hall of Fame and Illinois WBA Hall of Fame, both for meritorious service. On the lanes, she won eight titles in the 1989 Clinton WBA championships. She also is a certified lane inspector. Baker bowled a high series of 675 to finish fourth in Classified Singles at the 2006 USBC Open Championships. She and her husband, Randy, have four children and five grandchildren. She enjoys spending time with her family, reading, crocheting, crafts, flower arranging and working with the University of Illinois Women’s Volleyball support group, the Networkers, serving on the board from 1998 to 2009, serving six years as president.

 

RAY BATY
Director through July 31, 2015 (fills vacated term)
Elected by Youth Committee
ray.baty@bowl.com

Ray Baty of Wichita, Kan., was named to the Youth Committee starting with the 2012-2013 season. He is the general manager of JOMA Bowling Centers, and has more than 25 years of experience in the bowling industry. He is second vice president of the Great Plains USBC, and is chairman of the youth task force and serves on the youth education council committee for the Kansas State BPAA.

 

TOM BLUTH
Director through July 31, 2014
Appointed as Director-at-large
tom.bluth@bowl.com

Tom Bluth of Davie, Fla., was re-elected vice president following his reappointment as a director-at-large in June 2012. He is chief financial officer and general counsel for Reliance Housing Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that concentrates on developing sustainable high-quality affordable housing, revitalizing neighborhoods and responding to community needs. A member of the American Bar Association and the Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants, he has spent most of the past two decades in similar positions for several companies. He previously served as a member of the board of directors of ABCO, a for-profit subsidiary of the American Bowling Congress. Bluth, the son of USBC Hall of Famer Ray Bluth, earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Washington University in St. Louis in 1979. He added advanced degrees in law (J.D. and LL.M.) from the school in 1982 and 1987. He started his work career in 1980 as a supervisor for Touche Ross & Co. in St. Louis. After five years, he became an assistant tax director for Southwestern Bell Corporation before moving to Florida in 1989. He worked in Maryland from 2000-03 before returning to Florida, where he was executive vice president, chief financial officer and general counsel for Ellis Diversified, Inc. in Fort Lauderdale. Bluth is married with four children.

 

ANTHONY COLANGELO
Director through July 31, 2016
Elected by delegates
anthony.colangelo@bowl.com

Anthony Colangelo of Helmetta, N.J., has been a member of the USBC Information Technology Task Force since 2010. He is the association manager of the Central Jersey Middlesex County USBC, a director for the New Jersey State USBC BA and a member of the New Jersey State Bowling Council representing the New Jersey State USBC BA. A bowler since 1985, Colangelo has served as director on his local adult, state adult and state youth association boards. He is a USBC Bronze coach and an experienced pro shop operator. He was elected to the Middlesex County BA Hall of Fame for superior performance in 2006. Colangelo served in the United States Army before starting his career in the private sector. He has been the Information Technology Manager at Coilhose Pneumatics since 2001. He has experience in project management and network supervision.

 

PERRY DANIELS
Director through July 31, 2014
Appointed as TNBA Director
perry.daniels@bowl.com

Perry Daniels, of Carrollton, Texas, has been involved with the sport for more than 30 years. He is a member of The National Bowling Association and has held TNBA leadership positions such as local senate president, member of the Constitution Committee, Southern regional tournament director, national president, national king, national life member and marketing director. In 2008, he was inducted into the TNBA Southern Region Hall of Fame for meritorious service and in 2010 received the annual TNBA Joe Blue Award for Outstanding Service. On the local level, Daniels served as American Bowling Congress director for the Greater St. Louis Bowling Association. Perry retired after 30 years with IBM Corporation and owned his own service industry business for five years. He is Past President and Rules Interpreter of the Dallas Basketball Officials Association. Daniels and his wife, Linda, have four children and nine grandchildren. He bowls in a USBC league and is an avid golfer.

 

CATHY DESOCIO
Director through July 31, 2014
Elected by BPAA
cathy.desocio@bowl.com

Catherine “Cathy” DeSocio of Wichita, Kan., became the first female president of the Bowling Proprietors’ Association of America on July 1, 2012. She has been involved in the bowling business her entire life. Following in the footsteps of her father, BPAA Hall of Famer John Crum, she is president of JOMA Company, which operates seven centers, from 24 lanes up to 48 lanes, in Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. She has always been very involved on the local, state and national levels of the bowling industry. Locally, she has served as secretary/treasurer of the SCBPA, Committee chair for In-School Bowling (partnering with local USBC to fund the program), organized the local Big Brothers/Big Sisters Charity Bowling Classic, and received the Newman University Partnership Award for helping start the university’s collegiate bowling program. In 2006, she was the recipient of the Walt DeLozier Outstanding Service Award for Outstanding Service and Dedication to the Sport of Bowling, sponsored by the Wichita Convention and Tourism Bureau and presented by the Great Plains USBC. On the state level, she has served on the Convention and Youth and Finance Committees and in 2005 was Kansas' “Young Guns” nominee for Kansas’ Proprietor of the Year. Nationally, she is chair of The Bowling Foundation Board of Directors and is on the BPAA Tournament Committee, and has also served previously on the BPAA Marketing and Youth Committees. Outside of bowling, she runs an investment partnership of oil and gas exploration, is a member of the Power of the Purse, a Kansas political action committee dedicated to electing women to statewide office. Bowling collegiately for Wichita State University, Cathy has a passion for the sport of bowling and the future of the industry. She holds advanced degrees in accounting and finance.

 

MIKE FAGAN
Director through July 31, 2016
Elected by Athletes Advisory Council
mike.fagan@bowl.com

Mike Fagan of Fort Worth, Texas, has been a Professional Bowlers Association Tour member since 2002. He has won four PBA Tour titles, including the 2012 USBC Masters. His first title was in the PBA Exempt Doubles Classic with Danny Wiseman in 2008, while his first individual title came at the Dick Weber Open in 2010. He has five titles on the European Tour, including the 2012 Brunswick Euro Challenge. A three-time Team USA member, he won gold in team and trios, and bronze in singles at the 2011 PABCON Championships.

 

JO DIMOND
Director through July 31, 2014
Elected by delegates
jo.dimond@bowl.com

Jo Dimond, of Columbus, Ohio, began her first term on the board with the 2011-12 season. She currently is the Central Ohio USBC Association manager, a position she has held since 2005, and serves as conference coordinator for 46 high schools in central Ohio. Dimond served as a director for the Women’s International Bowling Congress from 2002-05 and as executive director of the Greater Columbus Bowling Association from 2001-05. She was association secretary for the Columbus WBA from 1988-2005. She served on the USBC Restructuring Task Force in 2008-09, has been on the Nominating Committees for WIBC and USBC, and was an original member of the Membership Development team for Bowling Headquarters in the early 1990s.

 

MARGARET (LIBBI) FLETCHER
Director through July 31, 2015
Elected by delegates
libbi.fletcher@bowl.com

Margaret (Libbi) Fletcher is a former president and current board member of the Metro Detroit USBC Bowling Association. She has extensive experience as a leader and administrator at the local, state and national levels. She was a director for the Women’s International Bowling Congress for four years serving on the Strategic Planning, Certification Review, Collegiate, Transition and Bowling Technology Task Force committees, among others. Fletcher, who is a sales support specialist for Logicalis, an international provider of high-performance IT integration solutions, was instrumental in the merger of Detroit area local associations, serving as chairperson for the transition committee for the merger of the Detroit Women’s Bowling Association, Greater Detroit B.A., Greater Detroit Young American Bowling Alliance Association and Pontiac (Mich.) WBA. Fletcher was the 2004-05 Detroit WBA Woman of the Year. She was a 2001 Pontiac WBA doubles champion, has a high average of 189, high game of 279 and high series of 689. She was elected to the Detroit Hall of Fame in 2008 and the Michigan State USBC WBA Hall of Fame in 2011, both for meritorious service. She was awarded the Cheryl McGowan Sportsmanship Award in 2009-10 and the John P Gavie Award, for promotion of the sport, in 2008. She is a member of the Bowling Writers’ Association of America and writes a column for Bowler’s Digest.

 

ERIK GALGANSKI
Director through July 31, 2014
Elected by Youth Committee
erik.galganski@bowl.com

Erik Galganski of Orlando, Fla., was named to the board in October 2012 as a youth committee representative. He is a bowling industry marketing and sales specialist who owns Pin Action Promotions, a marketing company specializing in bowling tournaments and event activation. He was named the 2007 USBC Youth Ambassador of the Year and joined the USBC Youth Committee in 2009. He is a USBC certified coach who has served in an association leadership role at the state and local level.

 

MICHAEL ITALIA
Director through July 31, 2016
Elected by delegates
michael.italia@bowl.com

Michael Italia of Warrington, Pa., has served on the USBC board since 2007. He is president of the Reading-Pottstown USBC Association and a public safety professional in Montgomery County, Pa. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business management and administration from the University of Phoenix, and holds many certificates in fire and rescue services as well as emergency preparedness. A third-generation bowler and a member of USBC, the former American Bowling Congress and Young American Bowling Alliance for more than three decades, he has one 300 game and 796 high series. He also enjoys coaching youth bowlers and helping form new leagues and getting new members. He currently is on the Legal and Legislative Committee and was chair of the Nominating Committee for two seasons. Michael is married with two bowling children, Johanna and Luke.

 

KAREN JOST
Director through July 31, 2015
Elected by delegates
karen.jost@bowl.com

Karen Jost of Alexandria, Va., served as a director on the Tacoma (Wash.) Women’s Bowling Association (1995-2005), and the Washington State WBA and USBC boards (2004-08). She chaired the Transition Board for South Sound USBC and subsequently served as first vice president and president. After relocating to the east coast, she was appointed to the Nation’s Capital Area Association board in December 2010. Karen was elected to serve NCAUSBCA as second vice president for the 2012-13 season, and was inducted into the South Sound USBC Hall of Fame in 2012. She was appointed to the USBC Nominating Committee in 2007, serving three seasons including committee chair her final year. In 2001, she was on the National Structure Ad hoc Committee that worked to develop the framework of USBC. Jost currently works as Senior Payment Specialist for the American Physical Therapy Association.

 

KELLY KULICK
Director through July 31, 2014
Elected by Athletes Advisory Council
kelly.kulick@bowl.com

Kelly Kulick, of Union, N.J., started her first term as an athlete director on the board with the 2011-12 season. A seven-time Team USA and two-time Junior Team USA member, Kulick graduated in 2000 from Morehead State University, where she was a two-time Collegiate Bowler of the Year. She won Rookie of the Year honors for the 2001 Professional Women’s Bowling Association season and in 2006 became the first female to earn a Professional Bowlers Association Tour exemption. In 2010, Kulick became the first woman to win a PBA Tour title when she won the 2010 PBA Tournament of Champions. Her 2010 season also included her second Queens title and her second U.S. Women’s Open title.

 

TONY MANNA JR.
Director through July 31, 2014
Elected by Athletes Advisory Council
tony.manna@bowl.com

Tony Manna Jr., of Omaha, Neb., is a six-time member of Team USA (1998-2002, 2004). He earned three gold and two silver medals in the 2002 Tournament of the Americas, three gold medals and one bronze in the 2001 Federation Internationale des Quilleurs American Zone Championships, a gold medal in the 1999 Pan American Games, a silver medal in the 1999 FIQ World Championships and a silver medal in the 1998 FIQ World Tenpin Team Cup. He is a graduate of the University of Nebraska where he also was a member of the bowling club and served as president from 1992-94. He was Collegiate Bowler of the Year runner-up and was selected Most Valuable Player at the Intercollegiate Bowling Championships in 1994. Manna, who is a Senior Administrator at West Corporation in Omaha, is a member of the Nebraska State and Omaha Bowling Halls of Fame.

 

MARK MARTIN
Director through July 31, 2016
Elected by delegates
mark.martin@bowl.com

Mark Martin, of Waterford, Mich., is the manager of the Metro Detroit USBC Association, the largest USBC local association in the nation. A bowler for more than 40 years, Martin has been an active volunteer at the local, state and national level for most of his life. He was on the ABC Board of Directors from 2002-2004 and served on the Greater Detroit Bowling Association Board for 20 years. Martin has recent experience at the national level, serving on the USBC Strategic Planning Committee from 2004-2007. Before taking over as association manager for Metro Detroit four years ago, Martin spent 10 years as Executive Director of the Greater Detroit Bowling Association and three years as the Secretary-Treasurer of the Detroit Women’s Bowling Association.

 

TOM MARTINO
Director through July 31, 2016
Elected by BPAA
tom.martino@bowl.com

Tom Martino of Hopelawn, N.J., is the current vice president and president-elect of the Bowling Proprietors’ Association of America. He is on BPAA’s Executive Committee, Budget and Finance Committee, and Member Benefits Committee. In 2010, Tom was recipient of the BPAA President’s Award. He currently serves as treasurer for Strike Ten Entertainment and The Bowling Foundation. He served six one-year terms as BPAA’s treasurer, and was director for the Eastern Region on BPAA’s board of directors from 2002-2006. In 1973, he became a co-proprietor, operating Hill Lanes in Old Bridge, N.J., until 2000. He was president and co-proprietor of Stelton Lanes in Piscataway, N.J., from 1984 to 1987, when the business was sold. In 1991, he became co-proprietor and president of Majestic Lanes in Hopelawn, N.J., where he remains today. He has served as New Jersey BPA president, North Jersey Bowling Proprietors president, State Bowling Council president, and State Bowling Council vice president. Tom holds a BA in Accounting from St. Peter’s College. Prior to his bowling business career, he worked as a cost accountant for Beecham Pharmaceuticals and as public accountant for the accounting firm of Laventhal, Krekstein, Horwath & Horwath in East Brunswick, N.J.

 

STEVE O'BRIEN
Director through July 31, 2015
Elected by delegates
steven.obrien@bowl.com

Steve O’Brien of Mount Pleasant, S.C., currently is president of the South Carolina USBC and first vice president for the Greater Charleston USBC. He started with the Greater Charleston USBC as an associate director in 1990 and became a director the following year. He has served the Greater Charleston USBC Youth Association as a director (1996-2006) and president (2006-2008). He was elected to the Greater Charleston USBC Bowling Association Hall of Fame in September 2007. He joined the Greater Charleston Junior Bowling Association board in 1996 and served on the board for 12 years. He served on all committees, including 12 years on the Legislative committee. He put together the GCJBA Operating Procedures Manual, as well as starting programs such as The Youth Leader of the Year, The Youth City All Star Team, and the GCJBA Hall of Fame. He served as the chairperson of the hall of fame committee. O’Brien was elected to the Greater Charleston USBC Youth Association Hall of Fame in December 2007. He currently works for RPWB Law Firm as Courier/Logistics Support.

 

DAN PATTERSON
Director through July 31, 2015
Elected by Athletes Advisory Council
dan.patterson@bowl.com

Dan Patterson of Buffalo, N.Y., currently works as a tax accountant for H&R Block, where he annually prepares tax forms for 250 clients and advises clients on financial planning. Prior to working for H&R Block, he was a bowling center manager for Brunswick for three years. He was the 2006 U.S. Amateur champion and is a three-time member of Team USA (2005-2007). He won three gold medals (singles, doubles, national all-events) and a silver (team) at the 2005 Tournament of the Americas. Patterson, who served on the USBC Nominating Committee from 2008-2010, graduated from Arizona State University in 1999 with a bachelor’s degree in business management. He earned a post baccalaureate certificate in accounting from Arizona State in 2002.

 

JAN SCHMIDT
Director through July 31, 2016
Elected by delegates
jan.schmidt@bowl.com

Jan Schmidt of Hales Corners, Wis., is assistant general manager and director of bowling business for EPIC Creative, a full-service advertising/marketing agency. She is responsible for many of the day-to-day business management issues, as well as being the account executive for a nonprofit client and a sporting goods client. She was director of marketing and sales for USBC from 2005-2007, developing and implementing all sales and marketing-related strategic plans and managing a staff of 19. She planned and managed the start of the marketing, sponsorship acquisition, merchandising and proprietor relations departments for USBC. She was the director of tournaments and marketing for the Women’s International Bowling Congress from 2003-2005, negotiating all sponsorships and promotional partnerships. Prior to that, she was the marketing director for the Professional Women’s Bowling Association for eight years and did commentary for the PWBA telecasts for a decade. Schmidt is a former professional bowler who competed on the PWBA Tour for 10 seasons.

 

ROBERT SPIGNER
Director through July 31, 2014
Appointed by USBC President
robert.spigner@bowl.com

Robert Spigner of Chicago was appointed to the board in October 2012. He is a vice president at AlixPartners LLP where he specializes in guiding corporate financial and operational turnarounds. He has served in non-profit leadership roles for Chicago-based Ladder Up and the Lake County USBC association. Spigner graduated from Indiana University with a triple major in finance, computer information systems and business process management. He is a former Team USA member who competed regularly in PBA national and regional events. Spigner is the son of USBC Hall of Famer Bill Spigner.

 

MARCI WILLIAMS
Director through July 31, 2014
Elected by delegates
marci.williams@bowl.com

Marci Williams, of Wichita, Kan., was re-elected for a second three-year term starting with the 2011-12 season. She served as the Great Plains USBC Association president from 2005-10. The association was named 2005 Bowling Proprietors’ Association of America Association of the Year and was the first governing body of a sport inducted into the Wichita Sports Hall of Fame (2010). A bowler for more than 35 years, Williams had a record qualifying round at the 2007 USBC Senior Queens. She was part of a team that won several Brunswick World Team Challenge women’s events in the 1990s. She was named 2006-07 Great Plains USBC Senior Bowler of the Year. Williams worked for Learjet, Inc. for 34 years, including 20 as a corporate tax analyst.

 

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