USA Gymnastics Board of Directors
  • Chairman: Kathryn Carson, Independent Director (2019-2021)
  • Vice chairman/Secretary: Justin Toman, Independent Director (2019-2022)
  • Treasurer: Brent Lang, Independent Director (2018-2020)
Lois Bingham, Independent Director (2018-2021)
Kittia Carpenter, National Membership – Women (2019-2022)
Ivana Hong, Athlete Director – Women (2018-2020)
Scott Lineberry, National Membership – Combined (2020-2024)
Brandon Wynn, Athlete Director – Men (2020-2024)
Rebecca Sereda, Athlete Director – Combined (2018-2021)
Staci Slaughter, Independent Director (2018-2021)
Justin Spring, National Membership – Men (2018-2020)
Julie Springwater, Independent Director (2020-2024)
Kimberly Till, Independent Director (2020-2024)
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.
Ivana Hong
A 2016 Stanford graduate with a degree in human biology and sociology, Hong works as an engineering product manager at Apple. 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 is a member of the USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame.
Brandon Wynn
Wynn is currently the CEO at Business Elevator, a fitness, nutrition and wellness company for professionals; as well as CEO with 10th Avenue Holdings, a real estate holding company. He is a veteran of three World Championships Teams (2010, 2013, 2015) and the 2013 World still rings bronze medalist. In 2015, he helped the U.S. men place fifth at the World Championships and finished fifth on still rings. Originally from Voorhees, N.J., he is a four-time U.S. still rings champion (2010-11, 2013-14). He competed for the Ohio State University men’s gymnastics team and clinched two NCAA still rings titles. Wynn has a master’s degree in business administration, accounting and finance from Keller Graduate School of Management, graduating in 2015.
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.
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.
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.
Lois Elizabeth Bingham
Lois Elizabeth Bingham serves as Independent Director with a term running from 2018 through 2021. Currently based in the metropolitan Washington DC area, Bingham is the National Executive Director for Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Prior to serving in her new role, she was a business lawyer in the Detroit area with experience in both law firm and corporate settings, having most recently served as vice president, general counsel, compliance officer and secretary for Yazaki North America. 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.
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 – Vice Chair/Secretary
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.
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.