FRANK WILKINSON
President through July 31, 2017
Director through July 31, 2019
Elected by delegates
frank.wilkinson@bowl.com

Frank Wilkinson of Staten Island, New York, was re-elected by the board in 2016 to a second term as 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, 2017
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, 2017
Appointed as Director-at-large
tom.bluth@bowl.com

Tom Bluth of Davie, Florida, has served on the board since 2008. He is president of SFO Management, LLC where he overseas investments and planning for a single-family office. A member of the American Bar Association and the Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants, he has spent most of the past two decades serving as Chief Financial Officer and General Counsel for various real estate investment 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.

 

MIKE CANNINGTON
Director through July 31, 2019
Elected by IBC Youth Committee
mike.cannington@bowl.com

Mike Cannington of Fort Myers, Florida, is the sales and marketing director for Bowling Management Associates, operators of seven bowling centers in southwest Florida. He has been a member of the International Bowling Campus Youth Committee since 2014. A lifelong bowler, Cannington was captain of the University of South Florida bowling team (1978-1980) while pursuing his bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications (1980). He has taken on leadership roles with both business and civic organizations throughout his four decades in business. He served as President of the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce in 2004-2005 and currently is on the board of directors, and also has been a board member for the local YMCA, March of Dimes, Muscular Dystrophy and the Alliance for the Arts. Cannington served eight years as a member of the Southwest Florida USBC association and currently is working on the member events committee for the Bowling Centers Association of Florida (BCAF). Prior to joining Bowling Management in 2009, his career was quite varied – sports broadcaster, anchor, reporter for 12 years, marketing director for a national restaurant chain franchise group for 15 years and two years as marketing director for a Harley-Davidson dealership group.

 

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 48 high schools in central Ohio and OHSAA Central District tournament manager. Dimond served as a director for the Women’s International Bowling Congress from 2002-2005 and as executive director of the Greater Columbus Bowling Association from 2001-2005. She was association secretary for the Columbus WBA from 1988-2005. She served on the USBC Restructuring Task Force in 2008-2009, has been on the Nominating Committees for WIBC and USBC, and was an original member of the Membership Development team and Local Delivery System team for Bowling Headquarters in the early 1990s. She has served on the Legal and Legislative, and National Policy Manual committees, Hall of Fame, and chair of the Awards and Recognition committee. Dimond also served on the Performance Standards task force and 2015 Membership task force. She is a member of the Central Ohio and state of Ohio halls of fame and in 1997 received the Helen Baker Award.

 

CORNELL M. JACKSON
Director through July 31, 2017
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 Washington State Department of Labor and Industries. Her bowling career began in the late 1980s as a league bowler. She joined her local WBA board in 1995, and has continued to serve as a volunteer leader at local, state and national levels in Washington State and in Northern Virginia. She currently is a director on the Thurston County USBC Association (Washington State) board. She was inducted into the South Sound USBC Hall of Fame in 2012. Jost graduated from the University of Puget Sound with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology (Minor-Physical Education), and subsequently received a Master’s in Physical Therapy from Duke University. She is a licensed physical therapist and now is managing healthcare purchasing for workers injured on the job in Washington State.

 

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. An 11-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, 2019
Elected by delegates
mark.martin@bowl.com

Mark Martin of Waterford, Michigan, is the association manager of the Metro Detroit USBC, the largest USBC local association in the nation. He has served on the USBC Board since 2010, currently serving as chairman of the Legal and Legislative and National Policy Manual committees, in addition to being a member of the Equipment Specifications and Hall of Fame committees and a past member of the Finance committee. A bowler for more than 50 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 USBC 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. He was inducted into the Detroit Bowling Hall of Fame in 2003 and the Michigan State USBC Hall of Fame in 2016. Currently, he is host and producer of Bowling Showcase, a weekly 30-minute television show on bowling in Detroit, previously having been two-year host of Michigan Kingpins and executive producer of Greater Detroit Bowling Bonanza.

 

MELISSA MCDANIEL
Director through July 31, 2018
Elected by IBC Youth Committee
melissa.mcdaniel@bowl.com

Melissa McDaniel 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. McDaniel also is a USBC Silver coach. She is in her second year as chair of the International Bowling Campus Youth Committee and has served on the committee for the last three 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.

 

BILL O’NEILL
Director through July 31, 2019
Elected by Team USA athletes
bill.oneill@bowl.com

Bill O’Neill of Langhorne, Pennsylvania, began his term as an athlete director on the board with the 2016-2017 season. A seven-time member of Team USA, he has won 24 medals in international competition including 15 golds. He was a four-time first-team All-American at Saginaw Valley State University and earned National Collegiate Bowling Coaches Association (NCBCA) Most Valuable Player honors in 2003 and 2004. He earned Rookie of the Year honors on the Professional Bowling Association Tour for the 2005-2006 season and won his first two titles during the 2009-2010 season, including the U.S. Open title.

 

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 Milwaukee 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.

 

NANCY SCHENK
Director through July 31, 2019
Elected by BPAA
nancy.schenk@bowl.com

Nancy Schenk of Fayetteville, North Carolina, is president of the Bowling Proprietors’ Association of America after serving a year as vice president, two years as treasurer and two years as secretary. She is the general manager and vice president of B&B Bowling Lanes and has been around the bowling business her entire life, following in the footsteps of her well-known father, Howard Baum, a 2008 BPAA Hall of Famer. She has served as an at-large director and on a number of committees including Tournaments, Youth, Regional Task Force, Bowling Organization for Women in Leadership, Young Guns, Member Benefits, Membership Oversight, Skills Center Advisory Board, and the Strategic Task Force. Schenk served as president of The Bowling Foundation and secretary of Strike Ten Entertainment. She also serves on the Budget and Finance, Executive and International Bowl Expo committees. She has many accomplishments as a bowler, including a 300-game, three-year letter winner for her high school bowling team, all-conference selection for three years, most valuable player for two years and was on the North Carolina State bowling team from 1995-1997. She holds a Chemical Engineering degree from North Carolina State University and has worked as a management consultant for PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP and IBM before starting a family with her husband, Gary.

 

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.

 

JEFF USSERY
Director through July 31, 2019
Elected by delegates
jeff.ussery@bowl.com

Jeff Ussery of Tonganoxie, Kansas, is the vice president of operations for BowlersMart, the largest bowling retail chain in the world with 33 retail stores plus a retail website and various online shopping channels. He joined BowlersMart in 2014 and oversees the development of creative marketing solutions, creates an annual revenue plan and expense budget, and manages the logistics chain for the retail stores and warehouse. He also directs store managers on daily efforts and company strategy, and manages all human resources needs including payroll and tax reporting. Before joining BowlersMart, Ussery was brand manager at Hammer Bowling, where he was responsible for the consumer marketing operation and strategic planning. During his seven years with Hammer, he developed marketing strategies for consumers and businesses, and successfully launched more than 100 new products in both domestic and international markets. He is a graduate of the University of Kansas, earning an accounting degree in 2000.

 

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 is 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.