USA Gymnastics Board of Directors
  • Chairman: Kathryn Carson, Independent Director (2019-2021)
  • Vice chairman/Secretary: David C. Rudd, Independent Director (2018-2020)
  • Treasurer: Stefanie Korepin, National Membership – Combined (2018-2019)
Lois Bingham, Independent Director (2018-2021)
Kittia Carpenter, National Membership – Women (2019-2022)
Ivana Hong, Athlete Director – Women (2018-2020)
Brent Lang, Independent Director (2018-2020)
Paul Ruggeri, Athlete Director – Men (2018-2019)
Rebecca Sereda - Athlete Director – Combined (2018-2021)
Staci Slaughter, Independent Director (2018-2021)
Justin Spring, National Membership – Men (2018-2020)
Julie Springwater, Independent Director (2018-2019)
Kimberly Till, Independent Director (2018-2019)
Justin Toman, Independent Director (2019-2022)
Kevin White, Advisory Council (2018-2021)
Board of Directors Bios
Kathryn Carson - Chair
Carson, who is based in Chappaqua, N.Y., most recently served as the chief legal officer for the United States Golf Association. She was previously the senior vice president and general counsel for North American beverages and food service division at PepsiCo, where she held several roles over two decades. Carson currently is a board member for the George Washington University Business and Finance Law. She previously was a board member for We Are Golf, the Executive Women’s Golf Association, and USA Field Hockey. Carson graduated from Mount Holyoke College with a Bachelor of Arts in political science and received her JD from George Washington University Law School.
ATHLETE DIRECTORS
Ivana Hong
A 2016 Stanford graduate with a degree in human biology and sociology, Hong works as a curator for Laserlike, an engineering tech startup in Mountain View, Calif., and as a Barre3 instructor part time. As an elite gymnast, Hong claimed the 2009 U.S. balance beam title, 2009 World balance beam bronze medal, 2007 World team gold medal, and served as an alternate for the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team. During her time as the team captain for Stanford University’s women’s gymnastics team, Hong was a five-time All-American, three-time Regional balance beam champion, 2015 NCAA balance beam runner-up, and 2016 AAI Award semifinalist. Hong, who resides in Menlo Park, Calif., is a member of the USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame.
Paul Ruggeri
A native of Syracuse, N.Y., Ruggeri currently operates the Paul Ruggeri Gymnastics, a recreational gymnastics club in New York City, and stages an annual competition in Paramus, N.J. In addition, he is a motivational speaker for young professionals and young athletes. He earned his Bachelor of Science in molecular and cellular biology at the University of Illinois. Ruggeri also received his Master of Business Administration in finance from the Keller Graduate School of Management. Ruggeri previously was the chief operating officer for U.S. Gymnastics Development Center II. Ruggeri won five NCAA titles while at Illinois, was on the 2015 World Championships Team, and won 13 individual U.S. medals. Ruggeri’s term concludes at the end of 2019.
Rebecca Sereda
Sereda, a Staten Island native and graduate of Boston University with a Molecular Biology degree, currently resides in Boston. She currently is employed at Harvard University doing Stem Cell Cardiology Research. In addition, she is a FIG Brevet Judge, Athlete Representative and serves on the Rhythmic Program Committee and Athlete Selection Committee. Sereda was six-time National Champion and was a member of the US Rhythmic National Team for seven years (2008-2014). She was a 2013 World Championships finalist and Pan American champion. She has won numerous international medals throughout her Junior and Senior competitive years.
NATIONAL MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORS
Kittia Carpenter
Carpenter is the team director and head coach at Buckeye Gymnastics in Westerville, Ohio, where she has guided numerous U.S. National Team members including gold medal winners at the World Championships, American Cup and Olympic Games. In her thirty years of coaching, Carpenter’s gymnasts have won over 1,000 state, regional, and national titles. As a FIG Brevet Level judge, she has judged at the top elite events in the country including the U.S. Championships and World Team Trials. Carpenter is currently the Region 5 Junior Olympic Chair for USA Gymnastics. She was an elite gymnast herself and attended Arizona State University on a full athletic scholarship.
Stefanie Korepin – Treasurer
Based in North Carolina, Korepin works for Hydrogen Energy California as its senior project developer. A FIG Brevet Judge, she is the National Judges Representative for the Rhythmic program. Korepin, who previously served as the Rhythmic Program Committee Chair, was also member of the Junior Olympic Technical Committee and National Judges Selection Committee. The former elite rhythmic gymnast represented Team USA at numerous international events including the 1998 World Championships and 1999 Pan American Games. She graduated from Tufts University with a Bachelor of Science in Quantitative Economics and with a Master of Business Administration from Georgetown University.
Justin Spring
Spring, a three-time Big 10 Coach of the Year and the 2012 NCAA Coach of the Year, is currently in his eighth season as head coach at the University of Illinois. Under his direction, the Illini claimed three conference championships and the 2012 NCAA team title. He was a member of the U.S. Men’s National Team and a four-time NCAA champion. Spring’s athletic accomplishments also include: 2008 Olympic team bronze medalist; 2008 national parallel bars champion; two-time U.S. high bar champion (2005, 2007); 2005 World team member; 2006 Nissen-Emery Award winner; 13-time All-American (2003-06); and Big 10 Gymnast of the Year. He graduated from the University of Illinois in 2006 with a bachelor’s degree in speech communication and earned his master’s in sports management in 2014.
INDEPENDENT DIRECTORS
Lois Elizabeth Bingham
Based in the Detroit area, Bingham is a business lawyer who most recently served as vice president, general counsel, compliance officer and secretary for Yazaki North America. She is a board member for Just the Beginning Foundation and president of the Detroit Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. She has served on the American Bar Association’s Commission on Women Bias Interrupters Working Group, and as chair of the Board of Directors for the Minerva Education and Development Foundation and Legal Aid and Defender Association in Michigan. Bingham graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Arts in political science and from Temple University’s James E. Beasley School of Law.
Brent Lang
Based in the San Francisco area, Lang is president and CEO of Vocera Communications (NYSE: VCRA), where he has worked since 2001. Prior to joining Vocera, he was senior director of marketing for 3Com and a strategy consultant for Monitor Company. Lang serves on the Leadership Council for Positive Coaching Alliance. Lang won an Olympic gold medal for swimming in the 4x100 freestyle relay, as part of the U.S. team at the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul, Korea. He graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Science in engineering and a Master of Business Administration from Stanford University Graduate School of Business.
David Rudd – Vice Chair/Secretary
Rudd is of counsel to Rudd Resources, a communications, messaging and public relations firm in Chicago. His previous experience includes communications leadership roles at the University of Chicago Medicine, Weber Shandwick, Motorola, the State of Illinois and Chicago Public Schools. He began his career in journalism at the Chicago Tribune. Rudd serves as a board member for Prevent Child Abuse America and is the treasurer for the Black Public Relations Society. He earned his journalism degree from Northwestern University.
Staci Slaughter
Slaughter is the executive vice president of communications and senior advisor to the CEO for the San Francisco Giants, where she has worked for 22 years. Her previous experience includes press secretary for San Francisco Mayor Frank Jordan and communications advisor to Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan. Slaughter currently serves as a Board member for the Baseball Assistance Team and as vice chair of the Board for Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy. Based in the San Francisco area, she graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a Bachelor of Science in social sciences.
Julie Springwater
Springwater, a resident of Andover, Mass., is an adjunct professor at Boston University’s School of Social Work and interim chair of Macro Practice (non-clinical social work). She specializes in child welfare, positive youth development and human service management. Springwater also serves as the director for the New England Association of Child Welfare Commissioners and Directors, located at Boston’s Judge Baker Children’s Center. She is currently serving as the chair of governance for the Child Welfare League of America. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in sociology at the University of Massachusetts and her Master of Social Work at Boston University.
Kimberly Till
Till has held senior roles at Disney, Sony, AOL Time Warner, and Microsoft. She was CEO of two consumer insights and data analytics businesses, one of which was a public company traded on NASDAQ. Till currently is launching two new business ventures in the commercial real estate and food and beverage industries. She has served on two public company and two privately held boards. In addition to her corporate roles, Till was selected for the prestigious White House Fellowship, where she served as a special assistant to the former U.S. Trade Representative and Secretary of Agriculture and the director of the FBI. Her academic career includes an MBA from Harvard Business School and a J.D. from Duke University Law School. Till also serves on the boards of the New York Pops and Getting Out and Staying Out (GOSO).
Justin Toman
Toman, who is based in White Plains, N.Y., is the head of sports marketing and partnerships for PepsiCo North America Beverages, where he has worked since 2007. He received a Sports Business Journal’s 2018 Power Player/Brand Builder Award and in 2017 was named one of the “40 Under 40” in sports business. Toman competed on the men’s gymnastics team for the University of Michigan, where he earned his Bachelor of Science in exercise physiology, Master of Arts in sports management and communications, and Master of Business Administration in marketing and strategy. He also worked for Michigan as a National Collegiate Athletic Association rules compliance associate and an assistant sports information director while earning his graduate degrees. Toman was a three-time NCAA national champion and a five-time NCAA All-American, as well as won the 2002 Big 10 Medal of Honor and the 2002 Nissen-Emery Award. Toman was a member of the U.S. National Team from 1998-2002.
ADVISORY COUNCIL
Kevin White
White has owned the Courthouse Gymnastics for 26 years. He is currently serving as the Mississippi Men’s state chairman and the Region 8 chairman (35 years). In his position as chairman, he has helped develop and institute the Regional Elite Team Program and State Elite Team Programs. He is the current president of the U.S. Men’s Gymnastics Coaches Association and a member of the USA Gymnastics Advisory Council. He served as a floor manager for 10 years at USA Gymnastics premier events, including World Championships and several Olympic Trials, American Cup and U.S. National Championships. White has served on several USA Gymnastics eligibility committees. He serves on many Junior Olympic Program Committee sub committees, such as the 2016-2020 Junior Olympic Format Coordinating Committee, and 20-plus years as an NGJA nationally rated judge. In May 2018, White was awarded the Frank Cumiskey Award for outstanding contributions to U.S. junior men’s gymnastics.