Cathy DeSocio

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Wichita, Kan.

Catherine “Cathy” DeSocio, 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 five centers, from 24 lanes up to 48 lanes, in Kansas. She always has been very involved on the local, state and national levels of the bowling industry. She received the  Victor Lerner Memorial Medal and Induction into BPAA Hall of Fame in 2019, 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. She also serves on the International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame board. Bowling collegiately for Wichita State University, Cathy has a passion for the sport and the future of the industry. She holds advanced degrees in accounting and finance.