USBC Board Candidates

The election of board members will take place Thursday, April 27, during the Annual Meeting at the The Orleans in Las Vegas.

The following four 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, 2017.

The slated candidates:

GlendaBeckett148x148GLENDA BECKETT
Palmetto Bay, Florida

Glenda Beckett has served as association manager of Greater Miami USBC since 2012 and has been involved with the association since 2001. She has served as a director on the board and was first vice president and tournament manager for Greater Miami USBC. She retired from AT&T/Lucent Technologies in 2001, having served as executive assistant to the president for the Caribbean and Latin America region. While working in Singapore and Bangkok, Thailand, over a seven-year period, she became actively involved in bowling and worked international tournaments. She received the 2017 Pilar Cohalla Award for outstanding service from the Florida State USBC WBA. She was inducted into the Greater Miami USBC Hall of Fame for meritorious service in 2014, received the Greater Miami WBA Outstanding Service Award in 2006 and was named Most Powerful Female Marketing Executive by the Dan Marino Charity Golf Tournament in 1999. On the lanes, she finished eighth in all-events at the 2005 Florida State Senior Tournament.

Why are you qualified to serve on the USBC Board of Directors?
I bring a strong, varied background to the national USBC Board. I am a league and tournament bowler, as well as a tournament director. I have served as an officer or director on local boards for many years. My service to bowling has been recognized at both the local and state level. I have international experience and I understand bowling center operations. I am a conscientious worker and committed to support the sport of bowling.

JoDimond148x148JO DIMOND
Columbus, Ohio
Jo Dimond has served on the USBC Board since 2011, is chair of the Awards and Recognition Committee, and serves on the Legal and Legislative, and National Policy committees. She is the Central Ohio USBC association manager, a position she has held since 2005, and serves as conference coordinator for high schools in central Ohio and as OHSAA Central District tournament manager. She was a director for the Women’s International Bowling Congress from 2002-2005 and executive director of the Greater Columbus Bowling Association from 2001-2005. She served as association secretary for the Columbus WBA from 1988-2005. She served on the USBC Restructuring Task Force in 2008-2009, has been on the Nominating Committees for WIBC and USBC, and was an original member of the Membership Development team and Local Delivery System team for Bowling Headquarters in the early 1990s. A member of the Central Ohio and state of Ohio halls of fame, she received the Helen Baker Award in 1997.

Why are you qualified to continue to serve on the USBC Board of Directors?
My experience at the local level has provided insight into the merger process that I believe will be helpful as we transition all associations together. I can honestly say that I am as excited about the future of the USBC today as I was in 2005 and I promise to do everything I can to continue to meet the opportunities and challenges that will face us.

KarlKielich148x148KARL KIELICH
El Paso, Texas
Karl Kielich has served on the USBC Board since 2011 and was appointed to the Bowlers to Veterans Link board in 2016. For USBC, he currently serves on the Diversity and Inclusion, Equipment Specifications, Executive Director and Board Evaluation committees. He previously has served as chair of the Association Outreach and the Awards committees. Kielich has been the association manager for El Paso USBC for the last two years, after serving as president of the association for five years, and he was involved with the local promotion of the 2010 USBC Women’s and 2015 USBC Open Championships. He was inducted into the El Paso USBC Hall of Fame in 2008. He has worked in management for AT&T since 2005, supervising both entry-level and management employees, and currently is a lead financial analyst. Kielich, who is a USBC Bronze coach, previously worked as an assistant manager and pro shop manager at a bowling center.

Why are you qualified to continue to serve on the USBC Board of Directors?
I have earned the respect of my colleagues both in the boardroom but also with the leaders directly serving our membership at the grassroots levels. I have been asked to serve on, and lead, several committees and task forces that have resulted in positive change. I will continue to be a valuable and relied upon resource to the USBC Board, our leaders, our members and to the future of our sport.

AdamMitchell148x148ADAM MITCHELL
Reston, Virginia
Adam Mitchell has been a board member for Nation’s Capital Area USBC since 2014, as well as a current Virginia State Youth Director. He started bowling at age 10, and was a local Youth Leader for the Young American Bowling Alliance (YABA). He continues to work with association leaders to manage tournaments and support operations of the association. Off he lanes, he is President and Chief Executive Officer of Global Solutions Inc., a company he started in 2013 to provide security consulting services to federal contractor clients, to include human resources, recruiting and sourcing services, to provide innovative strategies to reduce costs and promote growth. He manages a team of three and together supports more than 30 companies throughout the United States. In addition to his company, he is a corporate security officer for Schafer Government Services, LLC, managing a team of four security personnel and oversees the security program for 400-plus employees and consultants nationwide.
Why are you qualified to serve on the USBC Board of Directors?
I feel I am qualified to serve on the USBC Board of Directors because I will be able to help continue to promote the sport of bowling at multiple levels. I would utilize my business background to continue to push forward strategic initiatives, professional relationships to expand recognition of the sport, and interpersonal skills to work with different teams, where I can continue to bring value to the sport.


In accordance with Article IV, Section B of the USBC By laws,nominations from the floor for a USBC Board position must be received by the Nominating Committee Chairman 30 days prior to the start of the Annual Meeting. This date is March 27, 2017.

The official form for Nomination from the Floor must be completed and provided by the deadline. The form must include a consent signature from the person being nominated.
Nomination From The Floor Form
MEET THE CANDIDATES: If a candidate running from the floor wishes to take part in the Meet the Candidates Workshop, they must notify the Nominating Committee Chairman in writing also by March 27, 2017.
Meet the Candidates Workshop: The Meet the Candidates session will be held Wednesday, April 26, 2017 starting at 1 p.m.