The deadline for submitting an application for the board to the nominating committee to review has passed and the Nominating Committee is recommending the following individuals to be elected to the Pennsylvania State USBC Board of Directors. Brief biographies will be posted on this site as soon as possible. Names are listed in alphabetical order.
PA State USBC Slate of Candidates for the Board - Youth
JAY DARYMAN - York-Adams USBC
Jay Daryman has been involved with bowling administratively since 1980 when he became the local AJBC Youth Association Secretary. He served in various capacities until 2000 when he then retired from that board. He currently serves as association manager for Pennsylvania State Youth, where he was a director from 1986-1997, becoming the manager in 1997. He has served on the local level as well serving as the Association Manager from 1987-1997 and again from 1999-2005. After the local Association Merged to form the York-Adams USBC, he served as a Director from 2006-2009, then served as the President from 2009-2013. He has since retired from the local board and serves as advisor to the organization. Jay Daryman was exposed to the National scene in 1993 when asked to serve on a Tiered Membership Committee for ABC. The following year he was asked to serve on the ABC Awards Sub-Committee. In 2015 Jay Daryman was elected to the USBC Board of Directors, where he has served on the Association Outreach Committee, Legal & Legislative Committee, National Policy Committee and Chaired the Nominating Committee in 2017. He is currently slated as a candidate for the USBC Board to serve a second term. Jay Daryman has an Associate's Degree in Electrical Engineering from Penn State. He has been employed by Exelon Nuclear since 1980, now in the role as Maintenance Support Specialist overseeing the Material and Test Equipment Program. As a hobby, he maintains several websites, including the state youth and women’s sites.
A Bradford native, Gregg began bowling at eight years of age. Today, he enjoys two evenings on the lanes, a doubles league and a sport shot. After attending Tri-Angle Tech in Erie, he was employed by Bell of Pennsylvania. Twenty-eight years later, he is a Construction Engineer for Verizon Wireless. From 2001-2011, he served as a Director, Association Manager, and Tournament Director for the Bradford USBC Men’s Bowling Association receiving awards for Director of the Year in 2003, and Secretary of the Year 2008. In 2010, he accepted the position of Association Manager/Tournament Director of the Bradford USBC Youth. In 2015, he joined the Pennsylvania State USBC Youth Board. He has been actively pursuing USBC Gold Certification having achieved Bronze in July 2014, and Silver in August 2015. To further his knowledge, he attended the Innovative Advanced Pro Shop and Ball Motion Training in November 2016 and BowlU training by Brad Aneglo in August 2017. Mid 2017, Hoover’s Pro Shop was opened, focusing on equipment and bowler education. As of January 2018, he accepted the position of Assistant Coach for the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford Ladies Bowling Team. His wife, Sue, and children, Kelsey and Tripp reside outside Bradford. His daughter is currently enrolled at Capital University in Columbus. Tripp is active in the youth program and enjoys learning about lane patterns and drilling. His family’s summer vacation will be to the Junior Gold Tournament. In addition to bowling, they enjoy golf, soccer, fishing, and kayaking.
BONNIE C. KEENEY - Towanda USBC
Bonnie has been a member of various bowling teams since the early 1970’s. She has served her league as secretary many times. She was an association secretary and president. She was a youth coach after attending coaching school, moving up to league secretary for youth leagues and the association secretary for the youth. Bonnie was the youth representative on the transition committee when the association merged. She continued to serve as youth supervisor until association disband due to the center closing. She has been on the PA State Youth USBC Board for 13 years, serving on the audit, nominating, budget, tournament, ways and means, and Star of Tomorrow Scholarship committees. Bonnie has helped at youth tournaments every year. Bonnie has bowled in the state Women’s Open, Senior and Mixed tournament many times.
WANDA MURRAY – Butler USBC WBA
Wanda is a retired Accounts Payable Coordinator for Freedom Area School District with 30 years’ experience. Currently she works part-time for the district as a Ticket Seller for Varsity Football games, clock operator for Junior Varsity, Middle School Football and Middle/High School Volleyball. She is also the statistician for both the Boys and Girls High School Teams. She currently serves on the Pennsylvania State Youth Board. She is the District 2 director for the Pepsi and Handicap qualifiers. She also serves as the Tournament Official for the Pennsylvania State Youth Open at the team house. Other committees she serves on are the tournament, nomination and the Star of Tomorrow Committees. Wanda is the current chairperson for the Pennsylvania State Youth Board Ways and Means committee. Her duties include ordering, sorting, packing, transporting to events and inventory after all events of the items for sale. All profit recognized by these sales goes back to the youth via increased scholarship amounts. She has served on the Beaver Valley YABA/USBC youth board, Beaver Valley Women’s Bowling Association, and Beaver Valley Women’s 600 Club. She has been league official for Baden Bombers Youth League and Imperial Strike Force Youth League. She was the Adult official for the Beaver Valley Youth Leaders and their travel league.
BEVERLY WILLIAMS - Anthracite Valley USBC
Beverly Williams has served as a board member on the Pennsylvania State Youth Board since 2013. In addition to being on the Board, she is also on the Pennsylvania Youth Star of Tomorrow Committee. She is the Anthracite Valley USBC Assistant Association Manager and Youth Processor, a position held since 2016. Beverly serves as the Pepsi District 8 Tournament Director, a position she has held since 2014. She is also a Level 1 and 2 Certified Coach. She has volunteered with the USBC Pennsylvania State Youth Open since 2014. She has been a Delegate for the Pennsylvania State USBC Women’s Bowling Association since 2014 and is presently serving on its Dinner Committee. Beverly has recently volunteered with the Pennsylvania Senior Women’s Championship Tournament. She began as a volunteer with the Keystone State Games before transitioning to the Assistant Sport Director, and then ultimately becoming the Sport Director for the Keystone State Games as well as the Pennsylvania State Senior Games in 2013. She has been an active member in youth bowling at South Side Bowl in Scranton, PA since 1999, first as a certified coach and volunteer for the youth bowlers, and then taking over operation of the youth leagues as the Youth League Coordinator in 2006. Beverly has also volunteered at numerous coaching clinics and bowling tournaments held by the Anthracite Valley USBC Association.
PA State USBC Slate of Candidates for the Board
CHARLES J. ARTMAN, SR. - Lycoming County BA
Charles has been a director of the Lycoming County Bowling Association Board for 35 years. He became director of the Williamsport Moose Lanes from March, 1983 until he became President of his association in 1993. During his years on the board, Charles has been on the following committees. He served on the Hall of Fame Selection and Election Committee, the By-Laws Committee, the Audit Committee, the Senior’s Tournament Committee and the Nominating Committee. Charles was instrumental in securing the very first State Mixed Tournament which was held in Williamsport. Charles was also instrumental in securing the annual Senior’s Tournament in 2014 and the upcoming Tournament to be held in 2019. Charles has been a member of the Pennsylvania Bowling Association Board for 25 years. Selected to the board as a member of the Sergeant-at-Arms in 1993 he served on this committee from 1993 until he became 4th Vice-President in 2015. During his time he became Chairman of the committee in 2012. In 2015 he was selected to the Budget and Finance Committee and in 2016 he was chairman of this committee. Charles also was a member of the Personnel and Compensation committee also in 2015, with him also being chairman in 2016. Charles also helped run the State Mixed Tournament with then Director, Mary Chaya. Also Charles assisted the Treasurer, Stan Chaya, while he was sidelined with an illness. Charles has been married to his wife Wendy for 19 years. They are the parents to three sons and one daughter. They have five grandchildren and one great grandchild. Charles and his wife reside in Williamsport, PA.
CARMEN BAECKEL - Lancaster, USBC
Carmen Baeckel has served as a Director on the Board of the Pennsylvania State USBC Women’s Bowling Association since 2015 and has been Chairperson of their Annual Awards Dinner for 2017 and 2018. She was Chairperson of the Workshop Committee for the 2016 Convention and was a delegate to the PSWBA Conventions for 10 years. She also presented the Convention Workshop in 2008. Carmen has served as Director on the Board of the Lancaster USBC Association since 2006, has been Chairperson of their Fundraising Committee since 2010 and was Chairperson of their Education and Training Committee for 2006 and 2007. She was a Director on the Board of the Lancaster Women’s Association from 2003-2006. She has served as Secretary/Treasurer for the Bird Mixed League since 2011. She was President from 1996-2010 and Secretary from 1987-1996 for the Monday Nite Pinbusters League. She has served on Auditing, Nominating, Rules and Party Committees for various leagues since 1980. Carmen has bowled in most of the Lancaster Women’s Championship Tournaments and Pennsylvania State Women’s Bowling Championship Tournaments since 1981 and assisted with running local and state tournaments since 2004. She has bowled in six of the Pennsylvania State Senior Women’s Tournaments, one Pennsylvania State Open Tournament and one Pennsylvania State Bowling Association Seniors Tournament. She has bowled in 17 USBC Women’s National Bowling Tournaments. Carmen retired from the DuPont Company with 36 years of service and worked in Human Resources for 30 of those years.
PAUL CLAYTON, SR. - Mercer County USBC BA
Paul has been active with his local association and the PA State BA for many years. He has been a delegate to the PA State BA Convention for the past 15 years and has been a Western Area Director for the past 3 years. He has served on the Sargent of Arms Committee for 4 years. He has also served on PA State BA Hall of Fame Committee (4 Years), Budget & Finance Committee (1 year) and Legislative Committee (2 years). Paul is a member of the Mercer County BA since 1964 and has held the positions of Director, 2nd Vice President and is currently the association’s 3rd Vice President. After high school graduation, Paul attended Trade School in Nashville, Tennessee and graduated from their Mechanic and Welding Courses. During his career he was employed at Cooper Besemer, was a foreman and head mechanic at Wolf’s Head Refinery and retired from Moose Trucking 2010. Paul was married to his first wife for 39 years when she passed and is the father to 4 children, (2 boys and 2 girls), has 4 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. In 2008 he married his wife, Valerie, and became the step-father of her 2 children and step-grandfather to 7 children. Paul has enjoyed the experience he has gained as a Western Area Director and would like to continue to serve the bowlers not only in his local area and the Western part of the State but all of the bowlers in the State of Pennsylvania.
ROBERT DURR - Butler Area USBC
Bob Durr is currently a Western Area Director for the Pennsylvania State Bowling Association and has served in that capacity for the past three years. He is also serving on the Butler Area United States Bowling Congress (USBC) Board as First Vice-President. Previously, Bob has served on numerous committees within the Pennsylvania State Bowling Association (PSBA) such as Site and Tournament Rules/Procedure Committees. Before the merger, he served on the local Butler County USBC Board as a director. In the past, Bob had attended the National USBC Convention as a delegate. His bowling career began in 1985 where he participated in various sanctioned bowling leagues. Over the years, he has participated in many tournaments such as the PSBA Senior Tournament, PSBA State Championship, PSBA Mixed Tournament, Cedar Lanes Summer Classic and Moose International Tournaments. In 2009, he bowled his first 300 game and maintained a season average of 199. His bowling career has had numerous other achievements that included many sanctioned 700 series. With the bowling expertise he obtained throughout the years, Bob served as Manager of the Freeway Bowling Lanes before deciding to become the owner/operator of Peg Leg’s Pro Shop located within the Family Bowlaway at 540 Fairground Hill Road, Butler, PA. where he provides professional services to all the area bowlers. Bob currently resides in Ellwood City, PA with his wife, Carin and two children, Bella and Frank.
DONNA GRIBBLE - Lancaster USBC
Donna Gribble became a part of the bowling world when her sister asked her to join a league in 1974 at the age of 22. When her son was 7 years old he wanted to bowl. When he joined the youth league at Garden Spot Bowl in Strasburg, they asked Donna to be their representative to the Junior Board of Lancaster County. Once a part of this aspect of bowling, she never left. Over the years, Donna has served as an officer of many leagues at Garden Spot Bowl. This included the junior coordinator for the center. When Edie Miller retired as the youth secretary/treasurer of the youth board, Donna was asked to take her place. She held this position from 1996 until the merger in Lancaster County in 2006. She still does all the youth processing for the youth bowlers of Lancaster and is the chairman of the youth committee in Lancaster. Whenever someone with children wants to serve on the youth committee, she always wants to encourage them to stay on the committee after their children have moved on. She feels that the programs can only survive if there is a continuity of those serving.
Since the merger in Lancaster County, she has served on the Board of Directors representing the youth committee. She also serves as the youth tournament director. In 2016, Donna was elected to the Pa State Youth Board. Donna has served Lancaster County bowlers for 36 years. She is always available to help at tournaments and serve on committees when asked. She feels that the programs for the youth as well as the adults must be perfected as much as possible to maintain the sport.
BRIAN C. HESS – Lancaster USBC
Brian Hess has been actively involved with the Lancaster USBC since 1989, and Pennsylvania State USBC since 2000. Brian’s passion for the sport goes well beyond the lanes. Having served in many capacities on both the local and state levels, this has provided him with a strong foundation that would be integral to the growth and success of the newly merged association. Brian looks forward to the challenge of being part of this inaugural “Team” that will proudly serve the bowlers in Pennsylvania. On the local level Brian is currently a Director, having also served as Vice President, and was President of the association for seven years. He also has served on multiple committees and is the certified lane inspector for the association. In 2017 Brian was elected into the Lancaster USBC Hall of Fame for Bowling Achievement and Meritorious Service. For the PSBA, Brian is currently Chairman of the Eastern Area Directors, and Chairman of the Information Technology Committee, responsible for maintaining the association website. Brian had served as an alternate delegate and as delegate to the PSBA Convention from 2000 to 2011, and has served on numerous committees since 2011. Brian, married to Terri since 2016, has two children from a previous marriage, and a three-year-old granddaughter. He has been the Sales & Marketing Director for Astro Machine Works since 1999, responsible for new customer development and retention and management of their ongoing website SEO campaign and social media content releases.
CLOYD N. HOLLENBAUGH, JR. - Gr. Harrisburg USBC
Cloyd N. Hollenbaugh, Jr. is applying for a Director position on the
Board of the Pennsylvania State Association.
He has been a sanctioned member of USBC/ABC since 1965.
As a Board member of the Pennsylvania State Bowling Association
since 1994, Cloyd has been President (2015-2016), Vice-President for
four years and has chaired most committees.
While being a part of the PSBA, he has been a Director on the
Greater Harrisburg USBC Association since the merger in 2007.
Prior, he was Vice-President and Director of the Harrisburg
District BA for several years as well as President, Vice-President and
Director of the Carlisle BA for over thirty years.
His bowling achievements include two 300 games with a high series
of 794. In 1998 Cloyd had a
high average of 224, but his best year was when he received the ABC
Award of Merit for having the high average in the Carlisle BA in 1996.
Cloyd also holds several local association tournament titles as
well as several league championships.
This year will be his 45th PA State Championship and will be the
26th year to bowl in the USBC Tournament.
But his best achievement was being inducted into the Greater
Harrisburg Hall of Fame in 2007.
Cloyd and his wife have been married for 42 years. They have
three daughters and seven grandchildren.
He is a retired civil service employee with over 37 years which
includes four years of active duty in the Army.
It would be an honor for him to serve you as a Director on the
new Pennsylvania State Association.
WILLIAM H. KEENEY, SR. – Towanda USBC
Bill has served on the PA State USBC Youth board for the past 14 years. Bill has served as the Youth Open Tournament Director for the past 9 years. He has served on the Audit, Tournament and Nomination committees at the state level . At the local level Bill was Association manager for ten years for the Wyalusing Valley Bowling Association. He was the Association Secretary before he was elected to be the manager. He served on the Transition committee for the local when it merged and is serving on the transition committee at the state level representing the youth. He was a league secretary in his former association that was forced to dissolve because the center that it was a member of closed. Bill is currently league secretary in the new association that he now bowls in. Bill is a member of the Registered Volunteer Program. Bill has bowled in the state Adult Open tournament for 45 years. He has also bowled in State Mixed tournament as well as the Senior Open Tournament. He has attended coaching schools for the youth. Bill started bowling in 1965 when the Wyalusing Valley Bowling Association was formed, and is now a member of the Towanda USBC.
SUSAN KRESGE - Slate Belt USBC
Susan Kresge is the Association Manager for the Pennsylvania State Women’s Bowling Association a position she has held for 20 years, a member of the Pleasant Valley School District Board of Education for 20 years and the co-owner of Mt. Effort Service Station. She currently serves on the Pennsylvania State USBC Transition committee and the Pennsylvania State USBC WBA Finance, Championship Tournament and Workshop committees. She was a director for the Women’s International Bowling Congress and the Young American Bowling Alliance from 1994-2000. She was a director of the Pennsylvania State WBA from 1988-1995 and First Vice-President from 1995-1997. She has served the Monroe County Women’s and now merged Associations for over 30 years. She has been a member of numerous committees at the national, state and local levels. She is a WIBC Member Emerita and Monroe County Hall of Fame member. She will be inducted into the PA State USBC WBA Hall of Fame in April of this year. She is a certified lane inspector, YABA Junior Olympic Level II and Bronze Level Certified Coach. She is excited for the new opportunities our organization has to explore; while preserving history and tradition. Sue’s love for the game of bowling and enjoyment of building relationships with our members is her motivation to be involved. Her ability to listen and be open-minded will be great assets to a new organization. Passionate, knowledgeable and dedicated, she will work diligently until the task at hand has been completed with fidelity.
GARY MELLRING – Bradford USBC
Gary Mellring grew up in Bradford, Pennsylvania and graduated from Bradford High School. He served in the Army and was stationed to Ft. Dix, NJ, Fort Ben Harrison, IN. and Stuttgart Germany from 1965 thru 1967. Gary worked at Dresser Manufacturing in Bradford. He worked in inventory control and accounting departments. Gary then was hired by Oilwell Supply, Chicago IL, and Mt Pleasant, MI. He then worked for Bovaird Co. and His present employment is Midway Industrial Supply as Branch Manager. Gary has been a ABC/USBC bowler for over 40 years. He has bowled in 14 PSBA Championships and 12 PSBA Senior Tournaments. He was a PSBA Area Director for 12 years and 5 of those was Chairman. He Served on the following committees, P & C and Chairman, Tournament Procedures & Chairman, Hall of Fame Selection and Hall of Fame Election , Budget & Finance & Chairman, Legislative, Nominating, Scholarship, YABA (ABC). During his time on YABA committee for the PSBA, he attended meetings and committees, helped at tournaments then reported back to the PSBA and Delegates at annual convention. In his local Bradford Association he has been Director, Vice-president, President, Delegate (PSBA) YABA coach, Lane certification/inspection team. YABA Delegate, Director, and President. He is looking forward to the new Pennsylvania State USBC and running for a position on this board. He feels the Future is “Bright” for the 40,000 PA bowlers and hopes to improve communications to encourage them, that Bowling is ready for the next step ahead with them.
RICHARD MITCHELL - York-Adams USBC
Rick resides in East Berlin with his wife, two dogs and five rescued parrots. Rick has been involved with bowling from a young age of four. His father Hayden Mitchell was a long time local, state and national delegate and officer of the different associations affiliated with bowling; YCBA, YAUSBC, PSBA, ABC, and USBC. Rick has been bowling in sanctioned leagues for 42 years and continues to bowl in leagues and tournaments across the country. Rick is currently a bronze level USBC coach, with certification to teach at the high school and university levels. Rick is a very important part the Roto Grip staff and fills in as the regional ball rep during local PBA events. He is currently a YAUSBC officer and a formal PSBA central area director, and a state delegate for several years. Rick loves giving back to the sport by donating time for free learn to bowl classes in York, Greensburg, Hanover, Harrisburg, Mechanicsburg, and Carlisle. Rick also donated several thousands of dollars of bowling products to local and state tournaments for prize fund raffles, fund raisers, and scholarship raffles. Rick also donates balls with the help of Roto Grip bowling balls to local high school teams, and sponsors two PJBT tournaments each year. Rick currently holds 2 center records, has a high series of 877, and high average of 240. Rick is looking forward to the new adventures the new state board will have to offer and looking to help grow the sport of bowling.
DENISE OLECHNOWICZ - Gr. Schuylkill USBC
Denise Olechnowicz was born in Schenectady, New
York but lived most of her younger years in Connecticut. She now resides
in Pottsville, Pennsylvania. She is Sixty-Five years old. She is a widow
with two children, eight grand-children, two great grand-children, and
a dog. She is currently a retired mental healthcare aide, where she was
employed for 26 1/2 years. Denise is a very active person. She
especially loves the outdoors. She enjoys
Denise started bowling in Connecticut over 35
years ago, bowling duck pins, red head pin bowling and bowling for S&H
Green Stamps. She took some time off to raise her family before starting
back up. Denise bowls in three leagues during the week. She has
been president of the Harrisburg Women's 500 Club for the past 13 years.
She is also Sergeant at Arms of the Pennsylvania Women's State 500 Club
for the past 6+ years and a director for 7 years before that. She
currently serves on the Board of Directors of two USBC Associations for
the past 14 years. Denise has been a delegate to the WIBC and USBC
National Conventions for the past 10+ years and a delegate to the PSWBA
and PSBA conventions for 13+ years. She has chaired and served on
several committees, and
SUSAN SCHICKEL - Lancaster USBC
Susan Schickel currently resides in Mount Joy with her husband, Terry and sons Tyler and Tanner. Susan is currently the Manager of Revenue Integrity for Penn State Health. Susan has been involved in multiple levels of service within the bowling community. Susan has been on the local board of directors in Lancaster Pa since 2002, where she holds the office of 1st Vice President. Susan has also served and chaired multiple committees such as tournament, scholarship, awards, events, and nominating. Involved in the junior program at Leisure Lanes for 21 seasons, she has held the coordinator position for the last nine. Susan is USBC Certified Coach and Registered Volunteer. In 2011 Susan joined the Pennsylvania State Bowling Association, hired as the Mixed Team Tournament Director, a position still held today. On the PSBA’s board, she has been active on committees such as legislative, personnel and compensation, tournament site, tournament procedures, awards and necrology. Susan bowls two nights a week in leagues. She has been the secretary-treasurer for 25 years in one of those leagues. She has built up a list of achievements in her bowling career: two 299 games, one 300 and 38 700 series. Susan holds a national youth title as a part of the division B championship team at the 1982 Jerry C Murphy Invitational tournament. Susan has several state titles with both the women’s and the men’s associations. She has won bronze and silver medals in the Keystone State Games. Susan has multiple local level tournament championships in team, doubles and all events, and was the 1988 Quad City Champion.
Susan would like to help promote the growth of the sport of bowling and assist in the servicing of the bowlers of our Commonwealth.
JOHN E. STARZYK – Danville-Bloomsburg-Berwick USBC
John has been a member of his
Local Association for 44 years and has been an officer since 1978.
He has held every office on his Local Board and is currently the
1st VP. John was
Tournament Director for many of the local tournaments for several years.
He started and ran the Local Mixed Tournament along with his
wife, Mary Jane. John was
elected to the Local Hall of Fame in 2003.
He has bowled in 36 Local Tournaments.
John has also bowled in 21 PSBA Tournaments, 11 Mixed
Tournaments, and 10 Seniors Tournaments as well as 5 ABC/USBC
Tournaments. He has attended
6 National Conventions; 2 as a Delegate, 1 as a State Delegate and one
as a Local Delegate. John
has attended 2 LAOTC Programs 1990 and 1996 and has completed the
Registration Volunteer Program.
John served on the PSBA Board as an Area Director for 8 years, 5
of which as Chairman of the East.
He served as Vice President for 4 years, and then became
President in 2008-2009.
Currently he is the Assistant Association Manager/Secretary. He also
served on the State Junior’s Board for a couple of years.
He has attended 36 PSBA Conventions.
PSBA Committees John has served on and Chaired include
Legislation, Budget and Finance, Personnel & Compensation, Hall of Fame
Selection and Hall of Fame Election, Tournament Procedures, Tournament
Awards, Tournament Site, Nominating, State Council, Scholarship,
Corporate Sponsor, Necrology, Directors Training, Purchase &
Procurement, Scratch Masters, and a member of the Scholarship Trustees.
He also Co-Chaired the PSBA Mixed Tournament when it was held in
DON W. SWARTZ – Danville-Bloomsburg-Berwick USBC
Don has served on his local board since 1973 and has held every office there is in a league. Don was Secretary-Treasurer for the local association from 1973-2008. He has served as assistant Tournament Manager for ten years and Director for twenty-four years. Don was elected to the local Hall of Fame in 1992. He attended the LAOTC Program (ABC) in Wisconsin in 1992 and was a Certified Lane Inspector #6655, an association director and now V.P. He has also completed the Registered Volunteer Program (2017). Don has bowled in 34 PSBA Tournaments, two Mixed, two Seniors and 10 ABC Tournaments. Attended 25 National Conventions (Delegate) and has been going to the PSBA Convention since 1974 to present. Served the State as an Area Director 15 years, 9 of which was chairman of the Central. He went thru the chairs to reach the presidency 1996-1997. Advisory Board member (1997-2000), State Secretary (2000 until 2005 when they changed the position to Manager) a position he still holds. He was elected into the PSBA Hall of Fame 2004. Committees he has served on or chaired - Legislative, Budget & Compensation, Finance, Personnel & Compensation, Hall of Fame Election Board and Selection, Hall of Fame Election, Tournament Procedures, Tournament Awards, Tournament Site, Nominating, Pennsylvania State Council, Scholarship, Corporate Sponsor, Mixed Tournament, Directors Training, Necrology, State Merger, President’s Dinner Party, Purchasing & Procurement, Scratch Masters Tournament and Human Resource.
RENEE TALKINGTON - Reading-Pottstown USBC
Reneé Talkington has served as a director on the PSWBA Board since 2015. During that time, she served on committees for Hall of Fame, social media, and the state merger. She previously served as a director with the Reading-Pottstown USBC from 2008 - 2017. She served on the lane certification committee from 2009 – 2015, youth committee from 2008 – 2016 and youth processor from 2010 - 2017 for Reading-Pottstown USBC. She attended the PSWBA and the PSBA annual convention as a delegate from 2008 to present. She also attended the USBC national convention in 2015 and 2016. She was inducted into the Reading-Pottstown USBC Hall of Fame for Meritorious Service in 2016. She has held the secretary/treasurer position in at least one league since 1997. She obtained her bronze coaching certificate in 2015. She hosts youth coaching seminars with a Kegel gold coach from 2013 to present. In 2012, she purchased Jay Lanes, the bowling center she grew up in and avidly still bowls there. She attended the BPAA events: Bowl Expo from 2014 - 2017, the winter summit in 2017 and 2018, and east coast convention from 2013 – 2017. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in accounting from Villanova and has served as the senior accountant for Kravco Company LLC, a property management company in King of Prussia, from 1999 – to present. She managed four staff accountants and two bookkeepers until 2011. At that time, she became self-employed and was retained by Kravco Company as the senior accounting consultant.
COREY WERT - Sunbury Area USBC BA
Corey Wert has been a sanctioned bowler for over forty years, starting at the age of 5. He has been active on both the state and local levels since the age of 23 upon return home from college. During the past 25 years, he has served on the local association level as both Vice President and President. Also assisting his locals with various PSBA tournaments – 3 Mixed Championships and 2 Senior Championships. For PSBA Corey began as a voting delegate and progressed to Audit Committee Chairman before joining the Board as an Area Director for eight years. He ran successfully for the position of fourth Vice President and succeeded up the chairs to serve as PSBA State President during the 2011-12 season, thus overseeing PSBA’s 75th Diamond Anniversary. Corey has served on all the PSBA committees except for the Hall of Fame Election during his tenure with the PSBA. He is one of the original Scholarship Trustees and currently serves as the Trust Treasurer. Corey is also actively involved with youth bowling having been a junior league coach as well as a high school coach for the past 23 seasons. With his profession as a high school mathematics teacher for the past nineteen years, Corey is very well connected with today’s youth and youth bowlers in his area. He also has experience with youth tournaments as he is a past District Pepsi Tournament Director and currently assists local centers in running Adult/Junior tournaments. Corey currently is a member of both the Sunbury Area and the Central PA Bowling Associations.
MICHAEL WOLFROM - York-Adams USBC
Mike is a member of the York-Adams County USBC Association. He has been involved in organized bowling for 50 years and has served as a league officer and held many local board positions during the ABC years including President. Mike is an ABC LAOTC graduate, is a Certified Lane Inspector and a Registered Volunteer. Mike was inducted into the York County Bowling Hall of Fame in 2003. On the state level Mike has served on many of the PSBA committees, including as a Scholarship Committee Trustee and the Sponsorship Committee. He helped secure Sponsorships with Brunswick, DV8, On The Ball Bowling and Ebonite to name a few. Mike served as the PSBA President during the 2009-2010 season and has served on the Advisory Board since. In 2016, Mike was inducted into the PSBA Hall of Fame. On the lanes, Mike has bowled Thirteen 300 games, Seven 800 Series, and well over five hundred 700 series. His high average is 230. Two of the 300 games were bowled during PSBA events, one during the 2014 Senior Tournament and the other during the Dan Holter Mini Tournament. Mike has bowled in 30 PSBA Open Tournaments, PSBA Masters and 35 ABC/USBC National Tournaments.
Anyone else who may still be interested must be nominated from the floor. The individual must complete the application for the board and notify the nominating committee chair, listed on the form. All applicants must meet the criteria found on the Apply for the Board page. The person nominating will be allowed to read the nominees bio, consisting of 250 words or less to the delegates. The Bio should also be presented to the nominating committee for review.