Managing Director, Information Technology
Jon-Paul Estes was named USBC Managing Director of Information Technology in March 2010. Prior to being elevated to this role, Estes spent nearly two years as USBC Director of IT Infrastructure. Prior to his arrival at USBC, Estes spent more than 10 years as technology director for real estate investment trusts, overseeing IT infrastructure at numerous hotel and resort properties. His leadership helped create a spinoff technology company that provided online delivery of hotel accounting, payroll and reporting services. Originally from Tennessee, Estes holds a degree in computer science and mathematics from Vanderbilt University.
Managing Director, Operations and Administration
Eric Kearney was named USBC Managing Director of Operations and Administration in January 2012. Kearney continues to serve as USBC's Diversity and Education Officer, where he is responsible for overseeing both internal and external diversity practices, managing the affinity partner relationships, internal employee education, and staffing for the International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame. Kearney manages USBC operations and complex projects to ensure organizational effectiveness and efficiency. He received an undergraduate degree in Marketing from North Carolina A&T State University and an MBA from the University of Texas at Arlington. Prior to joining USBC, Kearney worked for the Safeway Corporation, specializing in Direct Store Delivery Operations.
Managing Director, Tournaments
Brian Lewis was named USBC Managing Director, Tournaments, in March 2010. Prior to being elevated to his new role, Lewis spent nearly 10 years working with the USBC Tournaments team. He originally joined the organization as the associate tournament director at the Open Championships and spent a year learning the event from retiring tournament director Hal Kaminski before taking the top spot in 2001. In 2008, Lewis’ role expanded to include the USBC Women’s Championships. A degreed engineer, Lewis has 16 years of experience in the manufacturing field.
Managing Director, IBC Youth Development
Chad Murphy was named International Bowling Campus Managing Director of Youth Development in January 2012. Prior to being elevated to his new role, Murphy spent nearly two years as Director of Youth for the Bowling Proprietors' Association of America and then IBC Director of Youth. Prior to joining the IBC, Murphy worked for Columbia Industries from 1998 to 2007, and moved to Ebonite International as brand manager for Columbia 300 in 2007. Murphy started in the bowling industry as a Technical Tour Representative on the Professional Bowlers Association and Professional Women's Bowling Association tours for Columbia 300 before moving to roles in sales, marketing and lead product manager for Columbia's research and development team. In 1998, Murphy earned a place on Team USA and won a silver medal at the 1998 World Tenpin Team Cup in Amsterdam. Murphy also was part of the Ebonite Nitro/r's team that won two Grand Championships at the Brunswick World Team Challenge Series in 1994 and 1996.
Managing Director, Marketing and Communications
Jason Overstreet was named to USBC's executive team in January 2012 and oversees the Marketing, Interactive, Video Production, Public Relations, and Creative Services areas. Overstreet joined USBC in 2008 as Director of Public Relations and Publications. Prior to arriving at USBC, Overstreet worked for more than a decade as an on-air television news reporter in markets including Dallas-Fort Worth, Oklahoma City, and Champaign-Decatur-Springfield, Ill. He won multiple Associated Press awards and his body of work included coverage focused on national politics, sports business, natural disasters and economics. Overstreet also previously worked at Fleishman-Hillard Public Relations in Washington, D.C. Overstreet is a graduate of Northwestern University and has an executive business management certification from the University of Texas at Austin.
Chief Financial Officer
Jennifer Salazar was named USBC Chief Financial Officer in October 2013. Prior to joining USBC, she spent four years as Director of Accounting for American Consolidated Media, a company with approximately 100 local newspapers. Salazar also has worked with Gannett, Inc., serving as Director of Administration for five years, and worked for three years as Director of Finance for Al Dia, a publication of Dallas-based Belo Corporation. She received a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of New Mexico, and an MBA in Strategic Management from DePaul University in Chicago.
Managing Director, Rules and Association Services
Mike Spridco was named USBC Managing Director of Rules and Association Services in January 2012. Prior to being elevated to his new role, Spridco spent more than three years as USBC Director of Rules. Spridco started working for USBC's predecessor organizations as a tournament scheduler for the 1994 Women's International Bowling Congress Championships tournament in Salt Lake City, and also worked the 1995 event in Tucson, Ariz., and the 1996 tournament in Buffalo, N.Y. He became a rules counselor in October 1996 as the three organizations merged support staff to create Bowling Inc. Spridco was promoted to Team Leader of Rules in July 2008. A USBC Bronze coach, Spridco received his college education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Managing Director, National Governing Body
Neil Stremmel was named to USBC's executive team in March 2008 and oversees operations in equipment specifications, Team USA and USBC Coaching. The Stillman Valley, Ill., native previously served as USBC Technical Director and Bowling Inc. Director of Research for eight years. Stremmel led the technical design and currently oversees operation of Team USA's state-of-the-art training home, the International Training and Research Center (ITRC). He previously also led the USBC Equipment Specifications and Certifications team which tests all bowling equipment to verify compliance with USBC specifications. Stremmel is an International Bowling Pro Shop and Instructors Association certified technician, a Bronze certified coach, and serves as chair of the World Tenpin Bowling Association Technical and Coaching Committee. He previously worked in various engineering positions in the nuclear power and aerospace industries. Stremmel holds a degree in mechanical engineering from Bradley University.