Athletes Advisory Council (AAC)

Purpose: Serves as a source of opinion and advice to the board regarding both current and contemplated policies of USBC.

Council members: Shannon Pluhowsky (AAC Representative), Wes Malott, Bill O’Neill, Josie Barnes. Staff liaison: Mike Spridco.

Audit Committee

Purpose: To ensure all financial matters of the organization are conducted legally, ethically, and in accordance with proper accounting rules. This committee is independent of the Finance Committee and will give the Board assurance that audited financial statements are accurate and comprehensive and reduce any possible conflicts of interest between outside auditors and paid staff of USBC.

Committee members: Marci Williams (chair), Andrew Anderson, Jay Daryman, Dennis Hacker, Lowell Lovgren. Staff liaison: Eric Kammlah.

Awards and Recognition Committee
Purpose: The purpose of the Awards and Recognition Committee is to provide oversight and direction for the USBC Membership Achievement Awards program and to select and recognize outstanding service in awarding the following USBC National Recognition Awards:  Proprietor of the Year, Joyce Deitch Unity Award; Helen Baker Outstanding Association Service.

Committee members: Jo Dimond (chair), Dennis Hacker, Cornell Jackson, Kelly Kulick, Randy Thompson. Staff liaison: Mike Larsen

Diversity and Inclusion Committee
Purpose: USBC leadership and staff is committed to improving existing and forging new relationships to remove any perceived barriers to the sport, and to bring diversity to all phases of the organization.

Committee members: Adam Mitchell (chair), Cornell Jackson, Josie Barnes. Staff Liaison: Roger Noordhoek.

Equipment Specifications Committee
Purpose: In concert with the USBC Strategic Planning Committee, this committee shall proactively maintain and protect the integrity of the sport. The committee shall make final decisions regarding all equipment on which USBC approval is requested, and shall set policies and procedures regarding equipment, specifications and all activities associated with regulating bowling center certificates.

Committee members: Andrew Cain (chair), Andrew Anderson, Josie Barnes, Dennis Hacker, Bo Goergen, Karl Kielich, Scott Sterbenz. Staff liaison: Danny Speranza

Executive Advisory Committee
Purpose: To serve as an advisory resource to executive leadership and the president. An advisory committee, it has no authority to act or make decisions on behalf of the board.

Committee members: Scott Beightol, Tom Bluth, Cathy DeSocio, Karl Kielich, Kelly Kulick, Karen Jost, Frank Wilkinson.

Executive Director and Board Evaluation Committee
Purpose: To carry out the Board of Directors’ overall responsibility relating to executive compensation.

Committee members: Karen Jost (chair), Mike Cannington, Cathy DeSocio, Bo Goergen, Melissa McDaniel

Finance Committee
Purpose: To ensure the appropriate financial structure is in place to support the overall organization needs and strategic direction of the USBC and its subsidiaries.

Committee members: Tom Bluth (chair), Josie Barnes, Cathy DeSocio, Melissa McDaniel, Nick Pate, Joe Spain. Staff liaison: Eric Kammlah

Hall of Fame Committee
Purpose: Dedicated to recognizing the outstanding bowlers and bowling contributors. Individuals will be recognized in the following categories: Superior Performance, Outstanding USBC Performance, Meritorious Service, and Pioneer.

Committee members: Tamoria Adams, (chair), Johnny Campos, Fran Deken, Jo Dimond, Dave Husted, Tony Manna, Mark Martin, Melissa McDaniel, Dana Miller-Mackie, Bill Spigner, Marci Williams, Lyle Zikes. Staff liaison: Terry Bigham.

Legal Committee
Purpose: Responsible for ensuring due process for members and athletes and to maintaining the integrity of the sport of bowling.

Committee members: Jay Daryman (chair), Josie Barnes, Anthony Colangelo, Jo Dimond, Kelly Kulick, Lowell Lovgren, Adam Mitchell. Staff liaison: Mike Spridco

Legislative Committee
Purpose: Reviews proposed legislation, discusses items submitted by staff, other committees and, if needed, may propose legislation or work with another committee to propose necessary legislation.

Committee members: Jay Daryman (chair), Josie Barnes, Anthony Colangelo, Jo Dimond, Kelly Kulick, Lowell Lovgren, Adam Mitchell, Tina Williams. Staff liaison: Mike Spridco

Nominating Committee
Purpose: Prepares the slate for Board of Directors elections and selects the slate of Youth Committee members for Board approval.

Committee members: Frank Wilkinson (chair), Mike Cannington, Kelly Kulick, Lowell Lovgren, Melissa McDaniel. Staff liaison: Danielle Hughes

Strategic Planning Committee
Purpose: To create the strategic plan (vision, mission, values, etc.) for Board review and adoption; manage plan implementation and regularly report progress to Board. To monitor, evaluate and refine the USBC Strategic Plan and ensure its continuation by creating additional plan(s) using input, tools and resources. Further concerns are to measure USBC’s current standings, further identify USBC’s needs for a productive future and develop a timeline to meet those needs.

Committee members: Cathy DeSocio (chair), Mike Cannington, Karen Jost, Adam Mitchell, Nick Pate, Chad Murphy, Frank Wilkinson, Tina Williams. Staff liaison: Jeff Breidenbach


IBC Youth Committee

Purpose: Monitors and promotes youth programs. It makes recommendations regarding youth-specific benefits and events, youth leader programs, and elects the two Youth representatives to the USBC Board. This committee also presents recommended youth-related rule and bylaw changes to the USBC Board.

Committee members: Melissa McDaniel (chair), Blair Blumenscheid, Mike Cannington, Chad Estes, Christopher Floyd, Chrissie Kent, Taffany Shipp, Nadine Swee, Irene Wilson, Aaron Yurtovich. Staff liaison: Gary Brown

BPAA Board of Directors: Karl Kielich, Adam Mitchell

BVL Board of Directors:
Libbi Fletcher, Dennis Hacker, Karen Jost

International Bowling Campus, Inc. Board of Directors:
Tom Bluth, Chad Murphy

International Bowling Campus Youth, LLC Board of Directors:
Karl Kielich, Chad Murphy

PWBA Hall of Fame Committee (USBC representatives): Dennis Hacker, Karen Jost, Karl Kielich

World Bowling Delegates: Karl Kielich. Alternates: Chad Murphy, Jason Overstreet, Frank Wilkinson.