CHICAGO, Dec. 2, 2016 – Paul Parilla of Lake Forest, Calif., was elected as chairman of USA Gymnastics Board of Directors, which was determined during the Board’s meeting today. Dr. Jay Binder of Mandeville, La., was elected vice president, and Bitsy Kelley of Longmont, Colo., Outrigger Activities, who is a public sector member, is the new treasurer. The USA Gymnastics Board of Directors has 20 members: two representatives from both the men’s and women’s programs; one each from rhythmic gymnastics, acrobatic gymnastics and trampoline/tumbling; three representatives from the Advisory Council; five athletes (one per discipline); four public sector members; and the chairman of the board.
The complete Board is listed below.
USA Gymnastics Board of Directors (as 12/2016)
Chairman: Paul Parilla, Lake Forest, Calif.
Vice chairman/Secretary: Jay Binder, Mandeville, La. (non-voting position)
Treasurer: Bitsy Kelley, Outrigger Activities, Longmont, Colo.
National Membership Directors
Kelli Hill, Gaithersburg, Md., women
Tom Koll, Omaha, Neb., women
Mike Burns, Minneapolis, Minn., men
Yoichi Tomita, Tucson, Ariz., men
Natalia Kozitskaya, Fountainville, Pa., rhythmic gymnastics
Patti Conner, Lubbock, Texas, trampoline and tumbling
Carisa Laughon, Fishers, Ind., acrobatic gymnastics
David Durante, New York, N.Y., men
Ava Gehringer, Chicago, rhythmic gymnastics
Dylan Maurer, Colton, Calif., acrobatic gymnastics
Austin White, Newport Coast, Calif., trampoline and tumbling
To be determined, women
Public Sector Directors
David Benck, Birmingham, Ala.
Bitsy Kelley, Longmont, Colo.
Kevin Martinez, Bristol, Conn.
The fourth will be determined in the near future.
Advisory Council Directors
Casey Koenig, Toledo, Ohio
Kathy Krebs, Crete, Ill.
Rome Milan, Ft. Worth, Texas
Chaired by Bobbie Cesarek of the National Association of Collegiate Coaches for Women, the Advisory Council represents constituent membership groups from the gymnastics community and has three representatives on the Board: Casey Koenig of Toledo, Ohio; Kathy Krebs of Crete, Ill.; and Rome Milan if Ft. Worth, Texas. The organizations on the Advisory Council are: Amateur Athletic Union; American Sokol Organization; American Turners; College Gymnastics Association – Men; Jewish Community Centers; National Association of Collegiate Coaches – Women; National Association of Girls and Women in Sport; National Association of Women’s Gymnastics Judges; National Collegiate Athletic Association – men; National Collegiate Athletic Association – women; National Association of Intercollegiate Gymnastics Clubs; National Federation of State High School Associations; National Gymnastics Judges Association – Men; National High School Gymnastics Association; Special Olympics; U.S. Association of Independent Gymnastics Clubs; U.S. Competitive Aerobics Federation; U.S. Elite Coaches Association – Men; U.S. Elite Coaches Association – Women; U.S. Men’s Gymnastics Coaches Association; U.S. Rhythmic Gymnastics Coaches Association; and YMCA.