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 the current chairman of the IBPSIA Advisory Board; he is also the recent past 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 the key component in the building of the new museum in Arlington, TX and the museum’s first satellite location in Reno, NV.
Hamilton has received the “Friends of IBPSIA Award” for the past two years, 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. Hamilton is married to Kathleen and has a son, Ryan, and resides in Park Ridge, IL.