ARLINGTON, Texas - The United States Bowling Congress Board of Directors has re-elected Andrew Cain of Phoenix as USBC president. Tom Bluth of Davie, Fla. was re-elected vice president following his reappointment as a director-at-large.
“I am excited and honored to have the opportunity to continue as president of USBC,” Cain said. “USBC needs to bring forward a clear, illustrated plan for growth and my goal is to inspire our delegates and associations to support the organization once we fully develop the elements of that plan.”
Cain has served on the USBC Board of Directors since 2007 and has worked on many key committees including Legal and Legislative, Finance, and Equipment Specifications. Cain, who owns a small wholesale business, graduated from Arizona State with a degree in justice studies.
A bowler since age 6, Cain rolled his first 300 game at age 12, was a member of Team USA in 2002, 2003 and 2005 and was a member of Junior Team USA in 2001. He has won nearly a dozen medals in international competition, and most recently was a member of the Team All-Events champions at the 2011 USBC Open Championships.
“I heard a clear message at convention that our member delegates want to be engaged and informed about USBC’s plans and specific needs,” Cain said. “USBC needs to grow and needs to be bold while reengaging with the grassroots of our membership. I value our history and am eager to work toward helping bridge the generation gap so we can more effectively bring new bowlers into our sport.”
Bluth is an attorney and certified public accountant. He earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration as well as advanced degrees in law (J.D. and LL.M.) from Washington University in St. Louis.
The board also reappointed Perry Daniels of Carrollton, Texas, as a director-at-large. Daniels is a member of The National Bowling Association and has held TNBA leadership positions such as local senate president, member of the Constitution Committee, Southern regional tournament director, national president, national king, national life member and marketing director.
Dan Patterson of Phoenix will join the board Aug. 1 as a new athlete representative. Patterson was elected to fill the position currently held by Vernon Peterson. Patterson is a three-time member of Team USA. He won the 2006 U.S. Amateur Championship and was part of the gold-medal winning team at the 2006 Men’s World Championships.
Brenda Green of Clarksville, Tenn., also will join the board Aug. 1 as a USBC Youth Committee representative. Green, the marketing services manager for Ebonite International, has been on the youth committee since 2010. She fills the seat vacated by Tommy Gann.