Director through July 31, 2020
Elected by BPAA
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.