||Director through July 31, 2012
Elected by delegates
Bob Klatt, of Prior Lake, Minn., is employed by NOREX, Inc. a nationwide membership organization for information technology professionals. In January 2011, he published his first book, Klattitude – An Inspirational Guide to Striking a Positive Frame of Mind. Bob offers motivational speaking and team-building services to groups and organizations as Bowler Bob the Kingpin of Personal Improvement. He holds a master’s degree in business, with a focus on leading and managing organizational change, from the University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis. He has accumulated business and management experience in privately and publicly held companies in various industries (construction, hospitality, information technology, manufacturing, real estate, recreation, sporting goods, and textiles). Klatt worked in corporate marketing at G&K Services headquarters and as director of marketing and sales for the Lind Shoe Company. For five years, Bob managed Cedarvale Lanes in Eagan, Minn., home to 2,000-plus league bowlers. He hosted profitable tournaments including PBA regionals, World Team Challenges, the Amateur Bowlers Tour and Minnesota Junior Bowlers Tour. He also organized Special Olympic fundraising events. Bob has conducted marketing seminars and provided consulting services to bowling centers of all sizes. Klatt is a former PBA member with multiple 300 games, including one on local cable television. He is a volunteer coach for the Prior Lake High School bowling team. Bob also umpired professional minor league baseball and trains youth baseball umpires. He is proud to have worked on the John Deere assembly line in his hometown of Horicon, Wis. Since being elected to the USBC Board in 2009, Bob has served on the following committees: Awards, Championships Steering, Diversity, Equipment Specifications, League Concept Development (BPAA) and Strategic Planning.