January 4, 2012
ARLINGTON, Texas - United States Bowling Congress President Jim Sturm has stepped down as president of the organization and from the USBC Board of Directors to assume a new position as Executive Director of Bowling Operations for the Tri Properties Hotel and Casino group in Reno, Nev.
"I am excited to have the opportunity to join a team dedicated to renovating the National Bowling Stadium in Reno for future generations," Sturm said. "I felt stepping aside was necessary to avoid any appearance of a potential conflict and for the protection of USBC."
Sturm's role will be to bring corporate groups and conventions to Reno and the Tri Properties that have an affinity towards bowling such as Bowl for the Cure, Bowlers to Veterans Link and International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame related events. Sturm, a nationally known instructor, also will run a training academy in Reno using USBC coaching and development programs.
The USBC Board of Directors will meet on January 28 for a scheduled board meeting. At that time, they will take action to select a president for the remainder of the term that ends July 31, 2012.