Hales Corners, Wis.
Jan Schmidt, who served on the USBC board from 2013-2016, has served in executive roles throughout her career. She was an assistant general manager and account director at EPIC Creative, a full-service advertising/marketing agency, were she was responsible for many of the day-to-day business management issues. She also was the account executive for a nonprofit client and a sporting goods client. She was the director of marketing and sales for USBC from 2005-2007, developing and implementing all sales and marketing-related strategic plans and managing a staff of 19. She planned and managed the start of the marketing, sponsorship acquisition, merchandising and proprietor relations departments for USBC. She was the director of tournaments and marketing for the Women’s International Bowling Congress (WIBC) from 2003-2005, negotiating all sponsorships and promotional partnerships. Prior to her work at WIBC and USBC, she was the marketing director for the Professional Women’s Bowling Association (PWBA) for eight years and did commentary for the PWBA telecasts for a decade. Schmidt is a former professional bowler who competed on the PWBA Tour for 10 seasons.