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FRANK WILKINSON
President through July 31, 2016
Director through July 31, 2016
Elected by IBC Youth Committee
frank.wilkinson@bowl.com

Frank Wilkinson of Staten Island, New York, was elected president by the board in 2015 after serving the last two seasons as vice president. He is the owner of Rab’s Country Lanes and has been involved in the sport most of his life. He joined the USBC board as a youth committee representative in 2010 and would later serve as the IBC Youth Committee chair. He was elected to the Bowling Proprietors’ Association of America board in 2014 as a USBC representative and has been a director on the National Council of Youth Sports since 2012. He is a Youth Education Services Committee member for the New York State USBC and also serves on the Staten Island USBC board. He has received many honors, including the Staten Island Chapter of the American Cancer Society Distinguished Community Service Award in 2012, and in 2013 received the NYS USBC Youth Leaders Bridging the Gap Award and the Staten Island Small Business of the Year presented by the City of New York. He also was recognized as one of Staten Island’s Top 20 under 40 leaders in business by the Staten Island Economic Development Corporation. He began volunteering with the Young American Bowling Alliance (YABA) Youth Leaders Chapter at age 11, was elected chapter president at 14 and was elected president of the USBC New York State Youth Leaders chapter when he was 18.

 

CATHY DESOCIO
Vice president through July 31, 2016
Director through July 31, 2017
Elected by BPAA
cathy.desocio@bowl.com

Catherine “Cathy” DeSocio of Wichita, Kansas, who served as the first female president of the Bowling Proprietors’ Association of America, 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 eight centers, from 24 lanes up to 48 lanes, in Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. She always has been very involved on the local, state and national levels of the bowling industry. She received the BPAA President's Medal in 2015, the Great Plains USBC Hall of Fame Pioneer Award for Exceptional Leadership, Continued Support and Distinguished Service to the Sport of Bowling in 2014, the Wichita Business Journal Women in Business Award in 2013 and was the Bowlers Journal Proprietor of the Year in 2012. 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. Nationally, she is on the BPAA Education Committee, and also has served on the BPAA Marketing, Youth and Tournament committees. She is vice chair of the International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame. 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.

 

TOM BLUTH
Director through July 31, 2016
Appointed as Director-at-large
tom.bluth@bowl.com

Tom Bluth of Davie, Florida, has served on the board since 2008. 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 2000-2003 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.

 

ANDREW CAIN
Director through July 31, 2016
Elected by Team USA Athletes
andrew.cain@bowl.com

Andrew Cain of Phoenix served three terms as USBC president, starting January 2012 when he was elected to fill a vacated term, through the 2014-2015 season. He is a three-time member of Team USA (2002, 2003, 2005) and was a Junior Team USA member 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 2007-2008 PBA Western Region Player and Rookie of the Year awards, and subsequently earned an exemption on the Lumber Liquidators PBA Tour for 2008-2009. 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 earned a silver medal at 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.

 

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

Anthony Colangelo of Twin Falls, Idaho, 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.

 

JAY DARYMAN
Director through July 31, 2018
Elected by delegates
jay.daryman@bowl.com

Jay Daryman of York, Pennsylvania, is the association manager for Pennsylvania State Youth, where he was a director from 1986-1997. He was president of the York Area Young American Bowling Alliance (YABA) from 1995-2000, after serving as their Secretary for several years. He also served as York County BA Executive Director from 1987-1997 and again from 1999-2005. After the local association merger, he served as a director from 2006-2009, then served as president from 2009-2013. He served on the American Bowling Congress (ABC) Tiered Membership Committee (1993) and Awards Sub-Committee (1994) and is an ABC Lifetime member. He was inducted into the York-Adams Bowling Hall of Fame in 1999. As a hobby, he maintains several websites, including the state youth and state women’s sites. Daryman is a Maintenance Support Specialist for Exelon Nuclear, where he has worked since 1980.

 

JO DIMOND
Director through July 31, 2017
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.

 

MIKE FAGAN
Director through July 31, 2016
Elected by Team USA athletes
mike.fagan@bowl.com

Mike Fagan of Vallejo, California, 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.

 

 

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

Michael Italia of Royersford, Pennsylvania, 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.

 

CORNELL M. JACKSON
Director through July 31, 2016
Appointed as Director-at-large (TNBA representative)
cornell.jackson@bowl.com

Cornell M. Jackson of Kilmarnock, Virginia, was a computer systems analyst with the University of District Columbia before retiring and now is a substitute teacher with the Lancaster County Public Schools. She is a Life Member and Hall of Fame member of The National Bowling Association. She served as TNBA president from 2000-2004, and also is a past vice president and field representative director for TNBA. She is a Life and Hall of Fame member of the Greater Washington Bowling Senate, having served as president and TNBA delegate. She served on the Nominating, Credential Chairman, Teller, and Awards Review committees of the Women’s International Bowling Congress. She is a Hall of Fame member in the Virginia State and Washington D. C. Area Women’s Bowling Associations.

 

KAREN JOST
Director through July 31, 2018
Elected by delegates
karen.jost@bowl.com

Karen Jost of Tumwater, Washington, is Health Services Analysis Program Manager at the Department of Labor and Industries and currently is a director on the Thurston County USBC Association Board. She has served on the Association Outreach, Awards and Recognition, and Executive Director Review committees for USBC. 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. She was appointed to the Nation’s Capital Area Association board in December 2010, and also served as second and first vice president. She also has served as a director on the Tacoma (Wash.) Women’s Bowling Association (1995-2005), and the Washington State WBA and USBC boards (2004-2008). She chaired the Transition Board for South Sound USBC and subsequently served as first vice president and president. She was inducted into the South Sound USBC Hall of Fame in 2012. 

 

KARL KIELICH
Director through July 31, 2017
Elected by delegates
karl.kielich@bowl.com

Karl Kielich of El Paso, Texas, served a two-year term on the board starting with the 2011-2012 season. He was served on the Audit, Awards and Recognition (chair), Executive Director Review, Legal and Legislative, and National Policy committees. He has been on the Women’s Championships task force, Performance Standards task force, and IBC Joint Strategic Planning task force. Kielich served as president for El Paso USBC for five years and was involved with the local promotion of the 2010 USBC Women's and 2015 USBC Open Championships. He currently is the association manager for El Paso USBC. An El Paso USBC Hall of Fame member, he also is a USBC Bronze coach. A lead financial analyst for AT&T since 2005, Kielich previously worked as an assistant manager at a bowling center.

 

KELLY KULICK
Director through July 31, 2017
Elected by Team USA athletes
kelly.kulick@bowl.com

Kelly Kulick, of Union, New Jersey, was elected to her second term as an athlete director on the board with the 2014-2015 season. A 10-time Team USA and two-time Junior Team USA member, she has won 30 medals in international competition including the first gold medal for Team USA in the World Games when she teamed with Mike Fagan to win mixed doubles in 2013. A two-time Collegiate Bowler of the Year, she graduated from Morehead State University in 2000 with a bachelor’s degree in Physical and Health Education K-12. 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. 

 

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

Mark Martin, of Waterford, Michigan, 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 in 2006, 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, New Jersey, is president of the Bowling Proprietors’ Association of America. He has served 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 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 bachelor’s degree 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.

 

MELISSA McDANIEL MORROW
Director through July 31, 2018
Elected by IBC Youth Committee
melissa.mcdaniel-morrow@bowl.com

Melissa McDaniel Morrow of Raleigh, North Carolina, is the youth director and head coach for Buffaloe Lanes Family Bowling Centers, which consists of five centers in North Carolina and has the largest youth program in the country. Morrow also is a USBC Silver coach. She is the International Bowling Campus Youth Committee chair and has served on the committee for the last two years. She is a director on the Bowling Proprietors’ Association of the Carolinas and Georgia (BPAC/GA) board.

 

 

STEVE O'BRIEN
Director through July 31, 2018
Elected by delegates
steven.obrien@bowl.com

Steve O’Brien of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, currently is president of the South Carolina USBC and a volunteer for the Greater Charleston USBC. He started with the Greater Charleston USBC as an associate director in 1990, served as a director, vice president and president (1998-2000). He was elected to the Greater Charleston USBC Hall of Fame in September 2007. He served Greater Charleston USBC Youth as a director (1996-2006) and president (2006-2008). He was elected to the Greater Charleston USBC Youth Hall of Fame in December 2007. When the three Charleston associations merged in 2006, he was elected first vice president and was elected as the recording secretary of the Charleston Youth Committee and served as both until 2012. He was elected president of the South Carolina USBC in 2006, and was elected to the South Carolina USBC Hall of Fame in 2009. He currently works for RPWB Law Firm as Courier/Logistics Support.

 

RHINO PAGE
Director through July 31, 2017
Elected by Team USA athletes
rhino.page@bowl.com

Rhino Page of Orlando, Florida, was elected to his first board term for the 2014-2015 season. He is a seven-time Team USA and two-time Junior Team USA member. He has won more than 20 medals in international competition, including gold in team and doubles at the 2008 World Tenpin Bowling Association Men’s World Championships. A member of the Professional Bowlers Association Tour since 2007, he was named the PBA Rookie of the Year after making the championship round in five events. He was a member of the Kansas team that captured the 2004 Intercollegiate Team Championships and he was named MVP of the tournament. 

 

DAN PATTERSON
Director through July 31, 2018
Elected by Team USA athletes
dan.patterson@bowl.com

Dan Patterson of Buffalo, New York, is the general manager of AMF Airport Lanes. 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 Strategic Planning, Nominating, Finance, Equipment Specifications and Diversity committees, 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, Wisconsin, 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, 2017
Elected by delegates
robert.spigner@bowl.com

Robert Spigner, of San Francisco, first joined the board in October 2012 when he was appointed to fill a vacated term. He is a Managing Partner at Canum Capital Partners where he leads investment opportunities in lower middle-market companies across the consumer sector. 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, 2017
Elected by delegates
marci.williams@bowl.com

Marci Williams, of Wichita, Kansas, is serving her third term on the USBC board. She is the USBC representative to the BPAA board and also in on the Bowlers To Veterans Link (BVL) board. She served as the Great Plains USBC Association president from 2005-2010. 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, she was inducted into the Wichita Sports Hall of Fame in 2015, the Great Plains USBC Hall of Fame for Superior Performance in 2014 and also received the Award of Excellence from the Wichita Sports Hall of Fame for contributions to the sport of bowling. Williams worked for Learjet, Inc. for 34 years, including 20 as a corporate tax analyst.

 

 

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