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The election of board members will take place Thursday, April 26, during the Annual Meeting at the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno, Nevada. The following three nominees were selected by the USBC Nominating Committee as candidates for three open positions on the board. Additional candidates may run from the floor if they provide notice of their candidacy to the committee by March 27, 2018 (see below).

The slated candidates:

York, Pennsylvania
Jay Daryman seeks his second term on the USBC board, having been elected by delegates in 2015. He served as chair of the Nominating Committee and on the Legal and Legislative and National Policy committees. 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.
Why are you qualified to continue to serve on the USBC Board of Directors?
From the days of being a youth bowler in the 1970s and being introduced to the administrative side of the sport, I have had the passion to serve. My father's devotion to SERTOMA gave me such a notable example to follow. In my first term, I have served on several committees and had the honor of chairing one. I have learned from these experiences and will utilize those learnings to further the mission and vision of USBC.

Longtown, Missouri
Dennis Hacker seeks his first term on the USBC board. He currently 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. A USBC Silver coach, 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.

Why are you qualified to serve on the USBC Board of Directors?
First, I’m a bowler, and have been since the sport grabbed hold of my heart in my senior year of high school. The sport of bowling excites me. I feel compelled to get involved, and to use the talents God gave me to advance the sport to the highest levels that I can. It’s truly a calling, and the National USBC Board is the next logical step. I’m eager to serve at the national level.

Tumwater, Washington
Karen Jost seeks her third term on the USBC board. Elected by delegates in 2012, she has served on the Nominating, Strategic Planning, Executive Director and Board Evaluation, Association Outreach, and Awards and Recognition committees. She recently chaired a Succession Planning Task Force for the board. Currently, she also serves on the Bowlers to Veterans Link (BVL) board. She joined her local WBA board in 1995, and has continued to serve as a volunteer leader at local, state and national levels, and was inducted into the South Sound USBC Hall of Fame in 2012. She earned a bachelor’s degree in biology (minor in physical education) at the University of Puget Sound and earned her master’s in physical therapy from Duke University. She is a licensed physical therapist. She currently works as Health Services Analysis Program Manager at the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries.

Why are you qualified to continue to serve on the USBC Board of Directors?
My association volunteer experience, and my management experience in Washington State’s workers’ compensation program, has strengthened my strategic decision-making skills and heightened my awareness of the importance of effective change management. I will use these skills to continue improving USBC support for association leaders. This support will ensure that you have resources that enable you to effectively represent the USBC brand to our members. I support leaders as brand advocates.


In accordance with Article IV, Section B of the USBC Bylaws, nominations from the floor for a USBC Board position must have been received by the Nominating Committee Chairman 30 days prior to the start of the Annual Meeting. Nominations must have been submitted by Tuesday, March 27, 2018.

The official form for Nomination from the Floor must have been completed and provided by the deadline. The form must have included a consent signature from the person being nominated.
Nominations From The Floor have closed
MEET THE CANDIDATES: If a candidate running from the floor wishes to take part in the Meet the Candidates session, they must notify the Nominating Committee Chairman in writing by March 27, 2018. The Meet the Candidates session will be held Wednesday, April 25, 2018, from 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.