ARLINGTON, Texas – The United States Bowling Congress Nominating Committee has slated five candidates for election to the USBC Board of Directors, and delegates also will vote on one legislative proposal at the 2022 USBC Convention and Annual Meeting.
The 2022 USBC Convention will take place April 25-28 at The Orleans in Las Vegas, with the Annual Meeting legislative sessions to take place on the final day.
Delegates will vote to fill three open positions on the USBC Board of Directors. Current USBC President Melissa McDaniel is one of the five candidates slated, along with incumbents Anthony Colangelo and Bo Goergen. McDaniel was elected president by the board in 2020 and will soon term out as a member of the youth committee. She is seeking election by the delegates.
The USBC Nominating Committee, which may slate up to two candidates for each opening, set a slate of five candidates:
* Brandon Bowman, Mukilteo, Washington
* Anthony Colangelo, Meridian, Idaho
* Bo Goergen, Sanford, Michigan
* Melissa McDaniel, Raleigh, North Carolina
* Cheryl Younger, Leavenworth, Kansas
Bowman is a 30-year USBC member who currently serves as a director on the boards of Washington State USBC and Snohomish County USBC. Professionally, he works as a senior program manager and business consultant focusing on financial data analysis and operations management.
Colangelo, who serves as chair of the strategic planning committee, first joined the board from 2013-2016 and returned for a second term starting in the 2019-2020 season. He has been involved in the bowling industry for more than 35 years and recently was association manager for the Idaho State USBC. Professionally, Colangelo is the IT Manager for Boise Centre, Idaho’s largest convention center, supervising a team that provides technical services for more than 350 events each year.
Goergen is seeking his second term on the USBC Board of Directors. He has worked in the bowling industry for more than 30 years and has been the center manager of Northern Lanes since 1997. He also is the executive director for the Bowling Centers Association of Michigan. Goergen’s accomplishments on the lanes earned him election to the USBC Hall of Fame in 2022 for Outstanding USBC Performance.
McDaniel joined the board in 2015 and became USBC President to start the 2020-2021 season. Professionally, she is the youth director and head coach for Buffaloe Lanes Family Bowling Centers, which consists of five centers in North Carolina and has the largest youth program in the country. She is a USBC Silver coach and was chair of the IBC Youth Committee for five years. McDaniel serves as USBC’s representative on the board of the Bowling Proprietors’ Association of America and as a delegate to the International Bowling Federation.
Younger has more than 20 years of USBC membership and serves as vice president of Kansas State USBC and as a director on the board of Wy-Jon County USBC. Professionally, she worked 45 years in the corporate travel and financial services industry, most recently as senior manager of strategic relationship management for American Express Global Business Travel.
Additional candidates for the USBC Board of Directors may run from the floor, provided they give notice of their candidacy to the committee by March 28, 2022. Go to BOWL.com/Convention for the Nomination from the Floor information. Full biographies of all the candidates will be published in the coming weeks and included in the USBC Convention program.
There is one proposed amendment to be voted on by delegates at the USBC Annual Meeting. It is a bylaw proposal to allow remote electronic voting for future USBC Annual Meetings. Proposals to amend USBC bylaws require a two-thirds majority vote for adoption.