2018-2019 USBC BOARD OF DIRECTORS

KARL KIELICH
President through July 31, 2019
Director through July 31, 2020
Elected by delegates
karl.kielich@bowl.com

Karl Kielich of El Paso, Texas, is his final term on the board and was elected by the board to serve as president for the 2018-2019 season. He began his service on the board with a two-year term during the 2011-2012 season. He has served on the Audit, Awards and Recognition (chair), Executive Director Review, Nominating Committee (chair), Legal and Legislative, and National Policy committees, and the Bowlers to Veterans Link (BVL) board. 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, where he was involved with the local promotion of the 2010 USBC Women’s and 2015 USBC Open Championships, and is an El Paso USBC Hall of Fame member. He is a Lead Financial Systems Analyst AT&T since 2005.

KAREN JOST
Vice president through July 31, 2019
Director through July 31, 2021
Elected by delegates
karen.jost@bowl.com

Karen Jost of Tumwater, Washington, is starting her third term on the board and first as vice president with the 2018-2019 season. She is a 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. 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), received a Master’s in Physical Therapy from Duke University and is a licensed physical therapist.

JOSIE BARNES
Director through July 31, 2021
Elected by Team USA athletes
josie.barnes@bowl.com

Josie Barnes of Nashville, Tennessee, starts her first term on the board with the 2018-2019 season after election by Team USA athletes. An assistant coach for the Vanderbilt University women’s bowling team, she was a two-time NCAA Player of the Year and was a first-team All-American and first-team Academic All-American at Vanderbilt. She led Vanderbilt to the NCAA title in 2007, earning Most Valuable Player honors. In 2013, she became the first bowler inducted into the Vanderbilt Athletic Hall of Fame. She is a six-time member of Team USA, including the current team, and was a five-time member of Junior Team USA. She has won more than a dozen medals in international competition. As a youth bowler, she had four top-12 finishes at the Junior Gold Championships. She was the 2006 Alberta E. Crowe Star of Tomorrow Award recipient and also was selected the Illinois Star of Tomorrow that year. She competes on the Professional Women’s Bowling Association Tour and has won two titles.

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, 2021
Elected by delegates
jay.daryman@bowl.com

Jay Daryman of York, Pennsylvania, starts his second term on the board with the 2018-2019 season. He is chair of the National Policy Committee, vice chair of the Legal and Legislative Committee, serves on the Audit Committee and has served as chair of the Nominating Committee. He currently serves as association manager for Pennsylvania State Youth, where he was a director from 1986-1997. He has served as a director or officer over the years in his local youth BA and merged boards since 1980. He was 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. He currently is serving as chairman of the State Transition Committee. 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.

CATHY DESOCIO
Director through July 31, 2020
Elected by BPAA
cathy.desocio@bowl.com

Catherine “Cathy” DeSocio of Wichita, Kansas, who served as USBC vice president from 2015 through 2018, was the first female president of the Bowling Proprietors’ Association of America and 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. She has served on the Education, Marketing, Youth and Tournament committees for BPAA and serves on the International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame board. 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.

JO DIMOND
Director through July 31, 2020
Elected by delegates
jo.dimond@bowl.com

Jo Dimond of Columbus, Ohio, is in her final term, having served on the board since the 2011-2012 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.

DENNIS HACKER
Director through July 31, 2021
Elected by delegates
dennis.hacker@bowl.com

Dennis Hacker of Longtown, Missouri, starts his first term on the USBC Board with the 2018-2019 season. He is second vice president of the Missouri State USBC and has been a director on the board since 2007. He also is a director on the Cape Girardeau USBC board. He is a member of the Missouri State and Cape Girardeau USBC halls of fame. Hacker is a USBC Silver coach, and he has coached the Jackson High School bowling team since 2016. On the lanes, he won the Bowlers Journal singles title in 1986, the New York State Amateur in 2000, and was first alternate for Team USA in 1988. He attended Southeast Missouri State University and served in the U.S. Navy from 1981-1993, where he worked as a nuclear electrician on submarines. He has worked as director of research for Pinnacle Research Group, an independent full-service market research firm, for 19 years.

CORNELL M. JACKSON
Director through July 31, 2019
Appointed as Director-at-large (TNBA representative)
cornell.jackson@bowl.com

Cornell M. Jackson of Kilmarnock, Virginia, is serving on the board for the fifth season. She 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.

KELLY KULICK
Director through July 31, 2020
Elected by Team USA athletes
kelly.kulick@bowl.com

Kelly Kulick of Union, New Jersey, is serving her final term as an athlete director on the board. A 14-time Team USA and two-time Junior Team USA member, she has won more than 40 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. She would capture her third U.S. Women’s Open title in 2012.

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, and serves on the Legal and Legislative (chair) and National Policy Manual committees, which he has previously chaired. 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.

MELISSA MCDANIEL
Director through July 31, 2019
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, a USBC Silver coach, is in her third year as chair of the International Bowling Campus Youth Committee and has served on the committee for the last four years. She also serves on the USBC Equipment and Specifications Committee. She is a director on the Bowling Proprietors’ Association of the Carolinas and Georgia (BPAC/GA) board.

ADAM MITCHELL
Director through July 31, 2020
Elected by delegates
adam.mitchell@bowl.com

Adam Mitchell of Centreville, Virginia, is serving his first term on the board. He has been a board member for Nation’s Capital Area USBC since 2014, as well as a current Virginia State Youth Director. He started bowling at age 10, and was a local Youth Leader for the Young American Bowling Alliance (YABA). He continues to work with association leaders to manage tournaments and support operations of the association. Off the lanes, he is President and Chief Executive Officer of Global Solutions Inc., a company he started in 2013 to provide security consulting services to federal contractor clients, to include human resources, recruiting and sourcing services, to provide innovative strategies to reduce costs and promote growth. He manages a team of three and together supports more than 30 companies throughout the United States. In addition to his company, he is a corporate security officer for Schafer Government Services, LLC, managing a team of four security personnel and oversees the security program for 400-plus employees and consultants nationwide.

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, 2020
Elected by Team USA athletes
rhino.page@bowl.com

Rhino Page of Orlando, Florida, was re-elected to a second board term as an athlete director starting with the 2017-2018 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 captured his first major title, and sixth career PBA title, when he won the U.S. Open in 2017. He was a member of the University of Kansas team that captured the 2004 Intercollegiate Team Championships and he was named MVP of the tournament.

JOE SPAIN JR.
Director through July 31, 2019
Elected as at-large director
joe.spain@bowl.com

Joe Spain Jr. of Alpharetta, Georgia, has been the association manager for Greater Atlanta USBC for more than 20 years and for Georgia State USBC for more than a decade. He promotes and has served as the tournament director for local and state tournaments for more than a decade and encourages support and participation in Bowlers To Veterans Link (BVL) and Bowl for the Cure events. Spain, the 2015 recipient of the USBC Helen Baker Award for Outstanding Association Service, currently serves as the Georgia State USBC Youth Association Audit Chair. He is a member of the Greater Atlanta USBC, Georgia State USBC, Georgia State Youth USBC, and Southeast Bowling Association Halls of Fame. He served as the managing partner in a certified public accounting firm for more than a decade before combining with a large Atlanta-based firm.

RANDY THOMPSON
Director through July 31, 2021
Elected by BPAA
randy.thompson@bowl.com

Randy Thompson of Des Moines, Iowa, is president of the Bowling Proprietors’ Association of America after serving as president-elect, vice president and secretary. He is a second-generation proprietor and has been in bowling management for nearly 40 years. Thompson, who owns two centers in the Des Moines metro area, has served as local and state association treasurer, secretary and president. In 2006, he was the driving force behind bowling becoming a certified/letter sport for high school boys and girls in the state of Iowa. He also was responsible for landing high school bowling in the Iowa Hall of Pride Museum as a featured high school sport. He was named national Bowling Proprietor of the Year in 2008 by International Bowling Industry magazine and named BPAA Iowa Proprietor of the Year in 2010. He was elected to the Greater Des Moines Bowling Hall of Fame in 2011 and has served on the BPAA High School, Marketing, Membership and Youth committees. Randy and his wife, Sheri, have two sons who are the third generation of proprietors.

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

Jeff Ussery of Tonganoxie, Kansas, is in his first term on the board and serves on the Finance and Equipment and Specifications committees. He 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.

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

Frank Wilkinson of Staten Island, New York, served as president of the board from 2015-2018. The owner of Rab’s Country Lanes, he 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 International Bowling Campus (IBC) Youth Committee chair and on the Bowling Proprietors’ Association of America board. He 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.