2016-2017 USBC COMMITTEES


Association Outreach Committee
Purpose: The Association Outreach Committee’s purpose is to identify and implement opportunities for USBC to provide the network of volunteer leaders serving the USBC membership the necessary support, training and mentoring to promote success at all levels of the organization.

Committee members: TBD. Staff liaisons: Mike Larsen and Mike Spridco


Audit Committee
Purpose: To ensure all financial matters of the organization are conducted legally, ethically, and in accordance with proper accounting rules. This committee is independent of the Finance Committee and will give the Board assurance that audited financial statements are accurate and comprehensive and reduce any possible conflicts of interest between outside auditors and paid staff of USBC.

Committee members: Marci Williams (chair), Mike Cannington, Tom Martino, Joe Spain, Robby Spigner. Staff liaison: Eric Kammlah.


Awards and Recognition Committee
Purpose: The purpose of the Awards and Recognition Committee is to provide oversight and direction for the USBC Membership Achievement Awards program and to select and recognize outstanding service in awarding the following USBC National Recognition Awards:  Proprietor of the Year, Joyce Deitch Unity Award; Helen Baker Outstanding Association Service.

Committee members: Jo Dimond (chair), Cornell Jackson, Kelly Kulick (A), Steve O’Brien, Nancy Schenk. Staff liaison: Jason Overstreet


Diversity and Inclusion Committee

Purpose: USBC leadership and staff is committed to improving existing and forging new relationships to remove any perceived barriers to the sport, and to bring diversity to all phases of the organization.

Committee members: Cornell Jackson (chair), Karl Kielich, Melissa McDaniel. Staff Liaison: Tramon Thomas


Equipment Specifications Committee
Purpose: In concert with the USBC Strategic Planning Committee, this committee shall proactively maintain and protect the integrity of the sport. The committee shall make final decisions regarding all equipment on which USBC approval is requested, and shall set policies and procedures regarding equipment, specifications and all activities associated with regulating bowling center certificates.

Committee members: Andrew Cain (chair), Karl Kielich, Rhino Page (A), Scott Sterbenz, Jeff Ussery. Staff liaison: Danny Speranza


Executive Director and Board Evaluation Committee
Purpose: To carry out the Board of Directors’ overall responsibility relating to executive compensation.

Committee members: Tom Bluth (chair), Cathy DeSocio, Karl Kielich, Karen Jost


Finance Committee
Purpose: To ensure the appropriate financial structure is in place to support the overall organization needs and strategic direction of the USBC and its subsidiaries.

Committee members: Tom Bluth (chair), Barb Chrisman, Cathy DeSocio, Dan Patterson (A), Jeff Ussery. Staff liaison: Eric Kammlah


Hall of Fame Committee
Purpose: Dedicated to recognizing the outstanding bowlers and bowling contributors. Individuals will be recognized in the following categories: Superior Performance, Outstanding USBC Performance, Meritorious Service, and Pioneer.

Committee members: Lyle Zikes (chair, BW), Tamoria Adams (HOF), Mike Aulby (HOF), Lynda Barnes (HOF/A), Fran Deken (BW), Bob Johnson (BW), Wendy Macpherson (USBC), Tony Manna (USBC), Gianmarc Manzione
(USBC), Mark Martin (USBC), Virginia Norton (HOF), Jan Schmidt (USBC), Bill Spigner (BW). Staff liaison: Stacy Slawnikowski.


Legal and Legislative Committee
Purpose: Reviews proposed legislation, discusses items submitted by staff, other committees and, if needed, may propose legislation or work with another committee to propose necessary legislation. Responsible for ensuring due process for members and athletes and to maintaining the integrity of the sport of bowling.

Committee members: Mark Martin (chair), Jay Daryman, Jo Dimond, Kelly Kulick (A), Steve O’Brien, Rhino Page (A), Marci Williams. Staff liaison: Mike Spridco


National Policy Committee
Purpose: To maintain approved policies and when needed to make recommendations to the Board.

Committee members: Mark Martin (chair), Jay Daryman, Jo Dimond, Kelly Kulick (A), Steve O’Brien, Rhino Page (A), Marci Williams. Staff liaison: Mike Spridco


Nominating Committee
Purpose: Prepares the slate for Board of Directors elections and selects the slate of Youth Committee members for Board approval.

Committee members: Jay Daryman (chair), Karen Jost, Mark Martin (2016-2018), Melissa McDaniel (YC), Dan Patterson, Marci Williams. Athlete
vacancy to be filled (2016-2018). Staff liaisons: Chad Murphy, Judy Santarius


Strategic Planning Committee
Purpose: To create the strategic plan (vision, mission, values, etc.) for Board review and adoption; manage plan implementation and regularly report progress to Board. To monitor, evaluate and refine the USBC Strategic Plan and ensure its continuation by creating additional plan(s) using input, tools and resources. Further concerns are to measure USBC’s current standings, further identify USBC’s needs for a productive future and develop a timeline to meet those needs.

Committee members: Cathy DeSocio (chair), Chad Murphy, Robby Spigner, Rhino Page (A). Staff liaison: Jeff Breidenbach


OTHER APPOINTMENTS

IBC Youth Committee

Purpose: Monitors and promotes youth programs. It makes recommendations regarding youth-specific benefits and events, youth leader programs, and elects the three Youth representatives to the USBC Board. This committee also presents recommended youth-related rule and bylaw changes to the USBC Board.

Committee members: Melissa McDaniel (chair), Blair Blumensheid, Brent Bowers, Mike Cannington, Debra Haggerty, Mike Hillman, Chrissy Kent, Kelly Marlin, Lindsey Siegel, Kim Stanek Sims, Irene Wilson. Staff liaisons: Gary Brown, Roger Noordhoek


BPAA Board of Directors:
Marci Williams, Frank Wilkinson

BVL Board of Directors:
Libbi Fletcher, Karl Kielich, Marci Williams

International Bowling Campus, Inc. Board of Directors:
Tom Bluth, Chad Murphy

International Bowling Campus Youth, LLC Board of Directors:
Chad Murphy, Frank Wilkinson

Strike Ten Entertainment Board of Directors:
Chad Murphy, Robby Spigner, Frank Wilkinson

Athlete Advisory Council (AAC; elected by Team USA athletes):
To be determined. Staff liaison: Chad Murphy

World Bowling Delegates: Frank Wilkinson, Cathy DeSocio, Alternate, Chad Murphy, Alternate, Jason Overstreet, Alternate

United States Olympic Committee (USOC) Representative: To Be Determined

 

(Key: A-Athlete; BW-Bowling writer; HOF-Hall of Fame member; USBC-USBC appointee)