SUPPER TO RETIRE FROM IBPSIA; APPLICATIONS SOUGHT FOR NEW E.D.

The Board of Directors of the International Bowling Pro Shop and Instructors Association has announced the retirement of Executive Director Bill Supper, who has served the organization for 14 years.

He will step down at the end of the year, or when a suitable replacement has been hired.

“I had both the honor and privilege of being part of the bowling industry for over 40 years,” said Supper. “I have always been a staunch supporter and promoter of IBPSIA in their mission to become the education leader in the industry worldwide. Having been the executive director for 14 of the past 16 years, I am immensely proud to report IBPSIA has made significant strides in education as well as pro shop and coaches’ benefits for all our members.”

IBPSIA President Dwyane Da Moude noted, “Bill brought a lot to the table as our executive director. His shoes will be tough to fill. We are lucky that he will remain our staunchest supporter and invaluable consultant.”

The IBPSIA Board of Directors is now conducting a national search for a new executive director. Supper, along with BPAA Executive Director Frank DeSocio and IBPSIA Board member Jason Guest, are leading the search.

The new hire will be expected to work full time from the IBPSIA office at the International Bowling Campus in Arlington, Texas.

“I am happy to be able to offer the BPAA resources and to assist IBPSIA in their search for a new E.D.,” DeSocio said.

The special committee will review all the applications and make recommendations to the full IBPSIA Board, which will make the final decision on whom to hire.

“I feel my retirement from IBPSIA at this time is the right time, and I am enormously proud of the current and past Board of Directors and would like to thank them for their support,” Supper added. “I have been asked to remain as a consultant, which is my honor and I look forward to doing so.

“I would like to thank the pro shop operators, coaches, manufacturers and associate members for their support, and ask for everyone’s continued support of IBPSIA and me personally moving forward.”

The executive director is the key management leader of IBPSIA, responsible for overseeing the administration, programs and strategic plan of the organization. Other key duties include marketing and industry outreach. The position reports directly to the Board of Directors, and salary is commensurate with experience.

For more information or to submit a resume for the position, email lori@ibpsia.com.

That’s also the email address to use for IBPSIA members interested in applying for the organization’s board of directors, which has three positions to fill for the period running from Jan. 1, 2021, through Dec. 31, 2023. The deadline to apply is Nov. 29.

A special feature on Supper will appear in the Winter edition of Pro Shop Operator (PSO) magazine.

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