||Director through July 31, 2014
Elected by delegates
Darlene Baker, Mahomet, Ill., served as USBC president during the 2010-11 season. She has been associated with the sport of bowling for more than 40 years and has established herself as a leader at the national, state and local levels.At the national level, Baker has served on the USBC Board of Directors since the organization’s inception and has spent time as chair of the Strategic Planning Committee. She previously served as a director on the Young American Bowling Alliance, Women’s International Bowling Congress and USA Bowling boards of directors. Baker, the Chief Financial Officer for the Piatt County Mental Health Center, has been on the Illinois USBC Women’s Bowling Association Board of Directors since 1993 and served as third vice president for nearly six years. She served as a director on the Clinton (Ill.) USBC for four years, and has served on the Champaign Area USBC as a director for five years with one year as third vice president. She has been on the Illinois State USBC Youth Board since 1994, where she was second vice president for 10 years and now is the only vice president for that board. She was Illinois Bowling Council secretary-treasurer for eight years and spent 20 years on the Clinton WBA Board, including three years as president. She is a member of the Clinton WBA Hall of Fame and Illinois WBA Hall of Fame, both for meritorious service. On the lanes, she won eight titles in the 1989 Clinton WBA championships. She also is a certified lane inspector. Baker bowled a high series of 675 to finish fourth in Classified Singles at the 2006 USBC Open Championships. She and her husband, Randy, have four children and five grandchildren. She enjoys spending time with her family, reading, crocheting, crafts, flower arranging and working with the University of Illinois Women’s Volleyball support group, the Networkers, serving on the board from 1998 to 2009, serving six years as president.