2018-2019 USBC COMMITTEES


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), Jay Daryman, Dennis Hacker, Joe Spain. 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), Dennis Hacker, Cornell Jackson, Kelly Kulick, Randy Thompson. 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: Adam Mitchell (chair), Cornell Jackson, Bill O'Neill. Staff Liaison: Roger Noordhoek.


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, Melissa McDaniel, Rhino Page, 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: Karen Jost (chair), Mike Cannington, Cathy DeSocio, Bill O'Neill, Frank Wilkinson


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), Josie Barnes, Cathy DeSocio, 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: 2018-2019 committee TBD; 2017-2018 members: Lyle Zikes (chair), Tamoria Adams, Lynda Barnes, Fran Deken, Bob Johnson, Wendy Macpherson, Tony Manna, Gianmarc Manzione, Mark Martin, Virginia Norton, Jan Schmidt, Bill Spigner, Marci Williams. Staff liaison: Terry Bigham.


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 (vice chair), Jo Dimond, Kelly Kulick, Adam Mitchell. Staff liaison: Mike Spridco


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

Committee members: Jay Daryman (chair), Jo Dimond, Kelly KulickMark Martin, Adam Mitchell. 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: Kelly Kulick (chair), Mike Cannington, Jay Daryman, Cathy DeSocio, Jo Dimond, Adam Mitchell Staff liaisons: Jeff Breidenbach, Chad Murphy


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), Josie Barnes, Mike Cannington, Karen Jost, Adam Mitchell, Chad Murphy, Rhino Page, Frank Wilkinson. 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 two 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, Chad Estes, Chrissy Kent, Kelly Marlin, John McCarthy, Taffany Shipp, Nadine Swee, Irene Wilson. Staff liaisons: Gary Brown, Roger Noordhoek

BPAA Board of Directors: Karl Kielich, Rhino Page

BVL Board of Directors:
Libbi Fletcher, Dennis Hacker, Karen Jost

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

International Bowling Campus Youth, LLC Board of Directors:
Karl Kielich, Chad Murphy

Strike Ten Entertainment Board of Directors:
Karl Kielich, Chad Murphy, Frank Wilkinson

World Bowling Delegates: Karl Kielich. Alternates: Chad Murphy, Jason Overstreet, Frank Wilkinson.