Officers & Board

OFFICERS


Keith Hamilton

President - Keith Hamilton (2019)
Ridge Park, Ill.
keithh@lubypublishing.com

Keith Hamilton has been a member of the IBMA for more than 20 years and currently serves as its president. Hamilton has been a “bowling lifer” after joining Bowlers Journal International as a summer intern back in 1981. He became a full-time employee after receiving his Masters of Business Association (MBA) from the University of Notre Dame. It was at that point that he began working with his mentor, USBC and PBA Hall of Famer Mort Luby, Jr.

Hamilton is currently president of Luby Publishing, Inc. and has served in many other roles throughout the industry, most notably as a former president and chairman of the International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame. During his tenure in the industry, Hamilton has more than doubled the size of his company and is credited as being a key component in the building of the new museum in Arlington, TX as well the museums first satellite location in Reno, NV.

Hamilton has received the “Friends of IBPSIA Award” in two consecutive years. He has also earned the Start-Up of the Year Award from the Niche Magazine Conference in 2007 for Pro Shop Operator and the prestigious BPAA Special Projects Award in 2005 for the creation of Bowling Center Management, the official publication of BPAA. Hamilton has also won a USBC and IBMA writing award for his monthly editorial featured in Bowlers Journal International and was just recently awarded the BPAA Media Award. Hamilton is married to Kathleen and has a son, Ryan, and resides in Park Ridge, IL.


Mark Miller

1st Vice President - Mark Miller (2020)
Flower Mound, Texas
markmywordstexas@gmail.com

Mark Miller is an award-winning freelance writer, editor and public/media relations specialist living in Flower Mound, Texas. He contributes articles to International Bowling Industry, International Bowlers Journal and Pro Shop Operator magazines, and writes for The Cross Timbers Gazette monthly newspaper in Denton County, Texas. He spends much of his time preparing resumes as a contractor for Talent, Inc. He is the author of the 2012 bowling history book Bowling: America’s Greatest Indoor Pastime for which he personally sold all 3,200 available copies. He spent four years as writer/copy editor for Murray Media/Allen Publications in Denton County after nearly 25 years in public relations and publications for the United States Bowling Congress and its predecessor organizations. He was instrumental in the communications and public relations planning for the merger that created USBC in 2005. He also helped with the creation and later promotion of the International Bowling Hall of Fame and Museum after its move to Texas.


David Garber

2nd Vice President - David Garber (2020)
Las Vegas, Nevada
garber@bowlingindustry.com

David Garber has been an IBMA member for five years and has served on the board the past three years. He is currently chairman of the Membership Committee. His employer is B2B Media, and he is the Associate Publisher of International Bowling Industry Magazine. In addition to serving on the IBMA board, David has also served on the USBC Board of Directors the International Pro Shops and Instructors Association (IPSIA) Board of Directors and was Chairperson of the World Tenpin Bowling Association (WTBA) Tournament Creation Committee. David's bowling honors include 2-time National Champs at Wichita State, Collegiate Rookie of the Year, and 4 time Team USA Member, winning a gold medal in the American Zone Team Event.


Johnny Campos

Sergeant at Arms - Juan (Johnny) Campos (2019)
Peoria, Ill.
tracktype@comcast.net

Johnny is a native of Austin, Texas, and graduated from the University of Texas with a journalism degree in 1975. He now lives in Peoria, Illinois, and has been a sports writer at the Peoria Journal Star since 1997. He has a weekly bowling column at the PJS, and wrote bowling columns at three Texas newspapers prior to that. He also has written for Bowlers Journal International and Bowling Digest. Johnny worked on the PBA road staff for 14 years, the final 7 as National Tournament Director. He has been a member of the bowling writers association since 1979 and is on the Greater Peoria Bowling Association board of directors. He is a member of the GPBA Hall of Fame. Johnny has won a Texas state team title, city titles in three different cities, and has bowled seven sanctioned 300s.


Operations Manager


Jackie Wyckoff

Jackie Wyckoff
Campbell, Calif.
408-502-6950 (voicemail)
jwyckoff@bowlingmedia.org

Jackie Wyckoff began bowling in 1965 at age eight, after a nearly fatal fall from a three story building. While learning to walk again, she was able to participate in a youth league using a no-step approach and while on crutches. She began working in the bowling business at age sixteen and progressed through the ranks to Vice President of Bowling Operations for a multi-unit company in the San Francisco Bay Area, from which she retired in 2006. She began writing in 1993 while general manager of Bel Mateo Bowl to garner interest in the sport and the center. Wyckoff was a member of the National Women Bowling Writers (NWBW) for more than a decade and served as Vice President at the time NWBW merged with BWAA. She has been a member of IBMA (BWAA) since 2000 and is a past president, 2009-2011. Wyckoff holds two USBC National titles and is a USBC Bronze Coach and IBPSIA Master Technician. She also serves on the IBPSIA board. She is a certified instructor and first responder for CERT, trained in search and rescue, light fire suppression and medical triage. She is married to husband John, one son, Joshua, and three grandchildren. An avid SF Giants fan and 50-year season ticketholder, gourmet chef, and lousy golfer are among her favorite hobbies.


BOARD OF DIRECTORS


Ann Block

Ann Block(2020)
Taylor, Mich.
detroitbowler@yahoo.com

Ann Block started bowling as a kid. Her mother bowled in a morning ladies league. She was also her Brownie leader. So she took the troop on a field trip to the local bowling alley. She fell in love with the sport and started bowling in a league shortly after that outing. Words have always fascinated Ann. She started writing sentences right after she could write words. Writing short stories, poems, and plots for future books is something that she does in her “spare” time. When the chance came to put both her bowling and writing together she jumped on it. She is very proud of the fact she was awarded the Herta Kessel Writing Award on her first submission to the NWBW contest in 2006. That year she also won the Brunswick Award for 1st Place Feature in the Non-Professional Class. In 2008 Ann won the BWAA 1st Place Event Coverage Story – Non-Professional Class and in 2014 2nd Place IBMA News/Editorial. Ann has been a member of NWBW/BWAA/IBMA for 19 years and has been IBMA USBC Fundraising Committee Co-Chair for 5 years. She is also active on her local and state USBC association boards.


Phil Brylow

Phil Brylow (2020)
Waukesha, Wisc.
pkbrylow@wi.rr.com

Phil Brylow has been an IBMA member since 2011 when he was a recipient of the Chuck Pezzano Scholarship. For the past two years he has served as a judge for the competition. Phil has been involved with bowling at many levels throughout the last 30 years, from working in a bowling center to coaching collegiately, to starting his own production house to create bowling shows for cable TV in Wisconsin. He has brought many features to Xtra Frame in the four years he has been contracted by the PBA to work with them, and will continuing to help Xtra Frame as the transition to FloBowling begins in mid-2018.


Randy Gulley

Randy Gulley (2020)

gulley.ra@msn.com

Randy Gulley is a photographer in his spare time. He can be seen taking photos for the IBMA, as well as numerous other bowling publications, for over 30 years. He was the photographer for the Colorado Bowler publication as well as the Head Staff Writer since 2004. In addition, he was the photographer for Stars and Strikes and numerous articles and photos of his have been published in many bowling publications and local newspapers. A bowler for 60 years, Randy is a Bronze Level Bowling Coach and is approved for RVP. His honors include induction into the Colorado State BA Hall of Fame for Superior Performance (SP), the Pikes Peak USBC Hall of Fame for SP, and Torch Bearer for the 32nd Rocky Mountain Senior Games in Greeley, CO. Randy was a Pikes Peak All-Star for 13 Consecutive years and Chairperson of the Team USA, Pikes Peak All-Stars Pro-Am Make-A-Wish Foundation of Colorado for 9 years which raised over $100,000. He is the past Bowling Commissioner of the Rocky Mountain State Games and the State Games of America. In 2018 Randy bowled his 44th Open Championships. Randy served as a director for the Citrus Belt (CA) Bowling Association (BA) from 1981-1989 and served on the Colorado Springs BA as a director, 3rd Vice President (VP), 2nd VP, 1st VP, and Executive VP from 1990-2005. Randy was the Colorado State BA President in 2007-2008 and the Colorado High School Bowling Federation President from 2008-2010.


Brian Hirsch

Brian Hirsch (2019)
South Kenosha, Wisc.
onefrombills@hotmail.com

Hirsch grew up in New York before moving to Phoenix, AZ in 1991. He has been involved in writing for his own bowling publication called “Striking Spotlight.” He has been published in the Desert Bowler Newspaper, Windy City News Newspaper and the Bowlers Journal. Hirsch is a Youth Director in the Kenosha USBC and a former Director for the Metro Phoenix USBC. As a Level 1 and RVP USBC coach, he can be found coaching his wife Amber and their son Masen each Saturday morning. Hirsch currently has (6) 300's and (4) 800's and is a member of the International Gay Bowling Organization where he is a five-time IGBO Champion and a six-time Arizona State Grand Canyon State Games Medalist. The Hirsch’s moved to Wisconsin to be closer to family and assist the Freedom Farm for Vets. Hirsch’s home bowling center is Sheridan Lanes, located in Kenosha, Wisc.


Kevin Hong

Kevin Hong (2019)
Normandy Park, Wash.
kevinhong@me.com

Kevin Hong is a lifelong bowler from Seattle, Washington with an active interest in bowling history and promoting youth bowling. An award-winning former newspaper photojournalist, he has been working on a photographic project, Vintage Alleys (www.vintagebowling.net), documenting historic bowling centers since 2012. This project won the BPAA Media Award in 2017. Kevin also writes about bowling's past on his blog, www.bowlinghistorybook.com. He is a USBC Silver-certified coach and a member of the Greater Seattle USBC board, where he serves as chair of the youth committee. He is a two-time Greater Seattle Bowler of the Year, 16-year participant in the USBC Open Championships, and the holder of five West Coast Tournament (WCT) titles, two Central Washington Open titles, and one Oregon Bowling Association title. Among his honor scores are 2 Sport-certified 300 games and a high series of 845.


Mark London

Mark London (2020)
Elizabeth, Ill.
mrjpa2013@yahoo.com

Mark London's first bowling story was for his college television station, UTVS, on South St. Paul's Charlie Tapp after he rolled in his first PBA Firestone Tournament of Champions, May 1984. With the prior professional media experience at six radio stations in the 1980's, he was color analyst for six locally produced cable television PBA Midwest Regional finals in the 1990’s. He was a columnist for the monthly ‘Will County Sportsman’, authoring “Just Paying Attention” from 1998 until it stopped publication in 2009. The third JPA column, “Top 25 TV Bowling Moments”, originally offered to editor, Bill Vint, for a critique, was featured in a 1998 ABC Bowl Magazine issue, as well as numerous other media outlets. Damon Sarrocco later told him that article was used as background for the new PBA employees after the Chris Peters purchase in 2000. His updated version of the 'Top 25 TBM' was included in Bowlers Journal International's Centennial Anniversary issue, February 2014. He authored five stories and a photo for 2017 ‘Bowlers Journal International’, the February 2018 cover story, plus two additional BJI stories in 2018. In 2012, the column was picked up by the Texas-based bowling weekly, Tony and Genie Franklin's The Bowling News. It is distributed in print around the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, by email to several hundred subscribers throughout the United States weekly, and also monthly in print to six Southwestern states. JPA won a sixth-place award in the 2002 USBC Writing Competition, and a third place nod in the 2014 IBMA Writing Contest, both in the feature category. Mark was a frequent guest commentator on “The Bowlers Show” with David Waswo, a weekly internet radio show on jpeg247.com from October 2012 to the program’s end in October 2017. He also commentated on all four major bowling live streaming outlets, PBA XtraFrame, USBC YouTube bowl.tv, BowlStreamTV, and insidebowling.com.


Gianmarc Manzione

Gianmarc Manzione (2019)
Wesley Chapel, Fla.
traklwright@aol.com

Gianmarc Manzione is the Editor of Bowlers Journal International. His first story for BJI, “Mark Roth’s Ghosts,” won a national writing award in 2004. He holds an MFA in creative writing from The New School, and a BA in English and Philosophy from Manhattan College. He has taught English and creative writing at several colleges and universities, including the University of South Florida, the University of Tampa, and the College of Central Florida. He worked as Managing Editor and features writer for Bowl.com from 2009-2012, and his bowling writing also has appeared in The New York Times. In 2014, his new book, Pin Action: Small-Time Gangsters, High-Stakes Gambling, and the Teenage Hustler Who Became a Bowling Champion, was released by Pegasus Books.


Vicki Prevost

Vicki Prevost (2020)
New Bedford. Mass.
jefgor24@comcast.net

Vicki Provost has been a member of National Women’s Bowling Writers (NWBW), now International Bowling Media Association (IBMA) for 25 years. She served on the NWBW Board of Directors for three years where she worked on the Publicity Committee as chairman and the Convention Booth Committee. She was elected to the IBMA Board two years ago and has been promoting the Chuck Pezzano Scholarship and is on the Convention Booth Committee. She also worked on the Nominating Committee during her first year as director. Vicki has won about 15 writing awards, including NWBW Writer of the Year in 2001, from both associations during the 25 years that she has been a member submitting the stories that she has written in her capacity as bowling writer for The Standard-Times Newspaper in her hometown of New Bedford, Massachusetts where she has written the Pin Tales column for 33 years. Vicki is also currently president of her home association, the Southeastern Massachusetts USBC, a position she has held for eight years. She is also a Hall of Fame member in that association, as well as, the Massachusetts Women’s USBC, both for Meritorious Service.


Robert Sax

Robert Sax(2020)
Studio City, Calif.
robert@saxpr.net

Robert Sax learned how to tell and sell stories in Hollywood, where story is everything. He founded SAX PR/Marketing after a career as a feature film producer, story editor and screenwriter. He has provided marketing copy, public relations counsel and editorial services to proprietors, manufacturers and services providers in the bowling and amusement industries. Robert is a regular contributor to International Bowling Industry magazine and covers business topics and bowling industry personalities. He has also contributed to BCM, RePlay, PlayMeter. Tourist Attractions and Parks and Vending Times. Robert was born in Toronto, Canada, the home of five-pin bowling. You can learn more about Robert at www.saxpr.net and www.linkedin.com/in/robertsaxpr.


Sam Vasta

Sam Vasta (2019)
Milwaukee, Wisc.
jan.buchen@yahoo.com

Sam Vasta has been a BWAA-IBMA member for 55 years. He is currently Chairman of the IBMA Ethics Committee and has been serving as such for several years. He is a Dale Carnegie graduate and double award winner in Human Relations/Communications. He has served as Vice-President of the Nebraska State Bowling Association, Chairman of the BVL Committee, Parliamentary Law, Public Relations Committee and Director of the Nebraska State Bowling Tournament. During his tenure at ABC/USBC he was a Field Representative, conducting numerous Jamborees, Manager Tournament Entries - Registration for the National ABC Tournament, and later was appointed as ABC Director-at-Large. He has been President of the Mid-America Bowling Writers Association, Publisher/Editor of the Omaha Bowling Journal, and Sports Columnist for the Omaha World Herald. Sam is the author of a published book on Human Behavior.

Bill Zuben

Bill Zuben (2019)
Largo, Fla.
wjzuben@aol.com

Bill Zuben has been an IBMA member since 1995 and has served as Vice President and Sergeant-at-arms. He co-hosts Let's Go Bowling!, a live one-hour terrestrial radio show, which streams live over the Internet. He was the head writer for the Pin Buster bowling newspaper. Zuben is a USBC Gold Level Coach and an IBPSIA Certified Technician. He was the Executive Director of the Gulf Coast (formerly St Petersburg) USBC BA. In 1998, he was inducted into the St. Petersburg, Florida Hall of Fame for both Service and Achievement. In 1999, he was recognized by USA Bowling and the US Olympic Committee as the Developmental Bowling Coach of the Year. In 2007, he was inducted into the Florida State USBC Hall of Fame for Achievement. He has recorded twenty-one 300 games and ten 800 series (high 847). He won one PBA Regional title and a USBC Open Championship Classic Doubles title.

Parentheses (2020) indicate current term of service through July 31 of that year