2020-2021 USBC COMMITTEES
Athletes Advisory Council (AAC)
Purpose: Serves as a source of opinion and advice to the board regarding both current and contemplated policies of USBC.
Council members: Andrew Anderson, Josie Barnes, Liz Kuhlkin, Nick Pate. Staff liaison: Mike Spridco
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, Lowell Lovgren, Nick Pate. 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: Dennis Hacker (chair), Glenda Beckett, Jo Dimond, Cornell Jackson, Kevin Krauss, Liz Kuhlkin. Staff liaison: Mike Larsen
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, Josie Barnes, Tina Williams. 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), Andrew Anderson, Josie Barnes, Dennis Hacker, Bo Goergen, Karl Kielich. Staff liaison: Danny Speranza
Executive Advisory Committee
Purpose: To serve as an advisory resource to executive leadership and the president. An advisory committee, it has no authority to act or make decisions on behalf of the board.
Committee members: Cathy DeSocio, Karl Kielich, Liz Kuhlkin, Melissa McDaniel, Adam Mitchell, Frank Wilkinson.
Executive Director and Board Evaluation Committee
Purpose: To carry out the Board of Directors’ overall responsibility relating to executive compensation.
Committee members: Adam Mitchell (chair), Mike Cannington, Anthony Colangelo, Bo Goergen, Karen Jost, Tina Williams.
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: Cathy DeSocio (chair), Dennis Hacker, Liz Kuhlkin, Adam Mitchell, Tina Williams. 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: Tamoria Adams, (chair), Johnny Campos, Fran Deken, Jo Dimond, Dave Husted, Tony Manna, Mark Martin, Karl Kielich, Kelly Kulick, Dana Miller-Mackie, Bill Spigner, Marci Williams, Lyle Zikes. Staff liaison: Matt Cannizzaro
Purpose: Responsible for ensuring due process for members and athletes and to maintaining the integrity of the sport of bowling.
Committee members: Jay Daryman (chair), Josie Barnes, Glenda Beckett, Anthony Colangelo, Lowell Lovgren. Staff liaison: Mike Spridco
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.
Committee members: Jay Daryman (chair), Andrew Anderson, Josie Barnes, Glenda Beckett, Anthony Colangelo, Jo Dimond, Lowell Lovgren. Staff liaison: Mike Spridco
Purpose: Prepares the slate for Board of Directors elections and selects the slate of Youth Committee members for Board approval.
Committee members: Frank Wilkinson (chair), Andrew Anderson, Glenda Beckett, Mike Cannington, Jim Decker. Staff liaison: Laura Gillespie
Scholarship Management Account & Reporting for Tenpins (SMART) Committee
Purpose: Manages and implements a youth bowling scholarships program (the "SMART Program"), including by providing effective and convenient access, safekeeping and prudent management of all youth bowler scholarship funds collected and administered through the SMART Program (the "SMART Funds") until distributed to youth bowlers in compliance with all required regulations.
Committee members: Frank Wilkinson (chair), Andrew Anderson, Josie Barnes, Anthony Colangelo, Jay Daryman, Kevin Krauss. Staff liaison: Jason Overstreet
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: Frank Wilkinson (chair), Mike Cannington, Karen Jost, Liz Kuhlkin, Adam Mitchell, Chad Murphy, Nick Pate, Tina Williams. Staff liaison: Jeff Breidenbach
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: Chrissie Kent (Chair),Blair Blumenscheid, Denielle Bunch, Mike Cannington, Chad Estes, Christopher Floyd, Melissa McDaniel, Matt Orvis, Taffany Shipp, Allen Solomon, Nadine Swee. Staff liaison: Gary Brown
BPAA Board of Directors: Melissa McDaniel, Adam Mitchell
BVL Board of Directors: Anthony Colangelo, Dennis Hacker, Karen Jost
International Bowling Campus, Inc. Board of Directors: Cathy DeSocio, Chad Murphy
International Bowling Campus Youth, LLC Board of Directors: Melissa McDaniel, Chad Murphy
PWBA Hall of Fame Committee (USBC representatives): Dennis Hacker, Karl Kielich, Melissa McDaniel
World Bowling Delegates: Melissa McDaniel. Alternates: Chad Murphy, Jason Overstreet, Adam Mitchell