Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Board of Directors

The Summer 2018 USPA Board of Directors Meeting

July 13-15, 2018
Ambassador Hotel
2308 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53233
(888) 322-3326
FFI: uspa@uspa.org

Schedule & Agendas TBD

National Directors

Jay Stokes, President

National Director
USPA Member # 8493, D-6528
mostjumps@gmail.com

7689 Olive Ann Lane
Yuma, AZ 85365
(580) 595-2190 
(928) 317-8033 (fax)


Jan Meyer, Secretary

National Director
Chair, Governance

USPA Member # 23931, D-7833
aerosoftware@makeithappen.com

PO Box 2581
Hemet, CA 92546
(951) 658-3526


Mike Mullins, Member-At-Large

National Director
USPA Member # 336, D-1643
mike@skydivekingair.com

1664 Old Mill Road
Germantown, TN 38138
(901) 355-2629


Sherry Butcher

National Director
USPA Member # 95549, D-16988
sbutchermed@earthlink.net

8894 Akron Road
Marshallville, OH 44645
(330) 925-3483 
(330) 669-2994 (fax)


Larry Hill

National Director
USPA Member # 4362, D-3132
larry@skydiveaz.com

5100 N. Tumbleweed Road
Eloy, AZ 85131
(520) 251-0356; (520) 466-4334 (h) 
(520) 466-4720 (fax)


Michael McGowan

National Director
USPA Member # 16041, D-5709
funair5709@gmail.com

4854 North Taylor St.
Eloy, AZ 85131
(520) 840-3695


Tom Noonan

National Director
USPA Member # 164757, D-24313
skydiveearth@gmail.com

335 N Causeway D/24
New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169
(603) 714-4382 
(386) 734-8297 (fax)


Kirk Verner, IPC Delegate

National Director
Chair, Competition

USPA Member # 43183, D-11059
kirk@paracletexp.com

2220 E Indiana Ave.
Southern Pines, NC 28387
(910) 495-3334 (c); (910) 848-2600 (w) 
(910) 848-2601 (fax)

 

Regional Directors

 

Steve Helffrich, Vice President

Southern (SO) Regional Director
Chair, Membership Services

USPA Member # 195987, D-28994
stevehelffrich@gmail.com

1717 Hillshire East
Hernando, MS 38632
(901) 359-5132


Albert Berchtold, Treasurer

Southeast (SE) Regional Director
Chair, Finance & Budget

USPA Member # 155261, D-27832
skydivinal@yahoo.com

411 Brentwood Ave.
Deland, FL 32724
(386) 490-0044 (c) 
(386) 734-8297 (fax)


Al King, Chairman of the Board

Northeast (NE) Regional Director
USPA Member # 72478, D-4240
northeastal@gmail.com

P.O. Box 605
Monterey, MA 01245
(413) 528-9215; (413) 717-0542 
(413) 528-9215 (fax)


Luke Aikins

Northwest (NW) Regional Director
USPA Member # 74853, D-21189
lukexaos@mac.com

P.O. Box 728
Shelton, WA 98584
(253) 686-1247 
(253) 590-0264 (fax)


Chuck Akers

Gulf (GU) Regional Director
Chair, Group Membership

USPA Member # 49855, D-10855
chuckakers@comcast.net 

19514 Pitchstone Dr.
Tomball, TX 77377
(832) 630-1213


Ronald Bell

Pacific (PA) Regional Director
USPA Member #181068, D-26863
ronaldhbell@gmail.com

600 N. Lincoln Way #5312
Galt, CA 95632-5312
(612) 859-4300


Shawn Hill

Mountain (MT) Regional Director
USPA Member # 70820, D-13986
shawn@skydiveaz.com

5100 N. Tumbleweed
Eloy, AZ 85131
(520) 251-0357


Chris Nunn

Mideastern (ME) Regional Director
USPA Member # 184136, D-28066
uspa.mideast@gmail.com

6570 Windmill Dr.
Liberty Township, OH 45044
(513) 827-5867


Shauna Finley

Eastern (EA) Regional Director
USPA Member # 272080, D-34907
fin16sds@gmail.com

P.O. Box 10
Sussex, NJ 07461-0010
(203) 982-8514


Gary Peek

Central (CE) Regional Director
Chair, Constitution & By-Laws

USPA Member # 27243, D-8884
peek@pcprg.com

3201 Highgate Lane
St. Charles, MO 63301
(636) 946-5272; (800) 435-1975 
(636) 724-2288 (fax)


Joshua Hall

Western (WE) Regional Director
USPA Member # 151534, D-24093
josh4way@gmail.com

285 E. Montana St.
Pasadena, CA 91104
(714) 904-3504


Jack Pyland

Southwest (SW) Regional Director
Chair, Regional Directors

USPA Member # 72690, D-17377
swdir@jackpyland.com

P.O. Box 360279
Dallas, TX 75336
(972) 287-2225 
(888) 239-3115 (fax)


Tony Thacker

Mid-Atlantic (MA) Regional Director
USPA Member # 91809, D-7132
raeforddragon@gmail.com

668 Skydive Drive
Raeford, NC 28376
(910) 797-5650 
(910) 904-5858 (fax)


Michael Wadkins

North Central (NC) Regional Director
Chair, Safety & Training

USPA Member # 95639, D-18691
michael.wadkins@xcelskydiving.com

2986 Lake Forest Park Dr.
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
(615) 504-9791


Committees

Jay Stokes, President
Steve Helffrich, Vice President
Jan Meyer, Secretary
Albert Berchtold, Treasurer
Mike Mullins, Member-At-Large
Al King, Chairman of the Board

Kirk Verner, Chair
Albert Berchtold
Chuck Akers
Larry Hill
Joshua Hall

Gary Peek, Chair
Ronald Bell
Steve Helffrich
Jan Meyer

Albert Berchtold, Chair
Al King
Shauna Finley
Jack Pyland
Tony Thacker

Chuck Akers, Chair
Ronald Bell
Larry Hill
Al King
Jan Meyer
Chris Nunn
Jack Pyland

Steve Helffrich, Chair
Sherry Butcher
Shawn Hill
Shauna Finley
Joshua Hall

Jan Meyer, Chair
Steve Helffrich
Sherry Butcher
Michael McGowan
Michael Wadkins

Michael Wadkins, Chair
Mike Mullins
Al King
Luke Aikins
Chris Nunn
Jack Pyland

USPA Meeting Minutes

BOD 2017 Summer Meeting PDF   (Jul 2017) USPA Meeting Minutes Board of Director Meeting
BOD 2017 Winter Meeting PDF   (Feb 2017) USPA Meeting Minutes Board of Director Meeting
BOD 2016 Summer Meeting PDF   (Dec 2016) USPA Meeting Minutes Board of Director Meeting
BOD 2016 Winter Meeting PDF   (Aug 2016) USPA Meeting Minutes Board of Director Meeting
2016 General Membership Meeting PDF   (Jul 2016) USPA Meeting Minutes Gen. Membership Meeting
BOD 2015 Summer Meeting PDF   (Jul 2015) USPA Meeting Minutes Board of Director Meeting
BOD 2015 Winter Meeting PDF   (Mar 2015) USPA Meeting Minutes Board of Director Meeting
2015 General Membership Meeting PDF   (Mar 2015) USPA Meeting Minutes Gen. Membership Meeting
2014 General Membership Meeting PDF   (Jul 2014) USPA Meeting Minutes Gen. Membership Meeting
BOD 2014 Summer Meeting PDF   (Jul 2014) USPA Meeting Minutes Board of Director Meeting
BOD 2014 Winter Meeting PDF   (Feb 2014) USPA Meeting Minutes Board of Director Meeting
BOD 2013 Summer Meeting PDF   (Jul 2013) USPA Meeting Minutes Board of Director Meeting
2013 General Membership Meeting PDF   (Jul 2013) USPA Meeting Minutes Gen. Membership Meeting
BOD 2013 Winter Meeting PDF   (Mar 2013) USPA Meeting Minutes Board of Director Meeting
2012 General Membership Meeting PDF   (Mar 2013) USPA Meeting Minutes Gen. Membership Meeting
BOD 2012 Summer Meeting PDF   (Jan 2013) USPA Meeting Minutes Board of Director Meeting
BOD 2012 Winter Meeting PDF   (May 2012) USPA Meeting Minutes Board of Director Meeting
2011 General Membership Meeting PDF   (Aug 2011) USPA Meeting Minutes Gen. Membership Meeting
BOD 2011 Summer Meeting PDF   (Aug 2011) USPA Meeting Minutes Board of Director Meeting
BOD 2011 Winter Meeting PDF   (Mar 2011) USPA Meeting Minutes Board of Director Meeting
BOD 2010 Summer Meeting PDF   (Aug 2010) USPA Meeting Minutes Board of Director Meeting
2010 General Membership Meeting PDF   (Aug 2010) USPA Meeting Minutes Gen. Membership Meeting
BOD 2010 Winter Meeting PDF   (May 2010) USPA Meeting Minutes Board of Director Meeting
BOD 2009 Summer Meeting PDF   (Sep 2009) USPA Meeting Minutes Board of Director Meeting
2009 General Membership Meeting PDF   (Sep 2009) USPA Meeting Minutes Gen. Membership Meeting
BOD 2009 Winter Meeting PDF   (Apr 2009) USPA Meeting Minutes Board of Director Meeting
BOD 2008 Summer Meeting PDF   (Aug 2008) USPA Meeting Minutes Board of Director Meeting
BOD 2008 Winter Meeting PDF   (Aug 2008) USPA Meeting Minutes Board of Director Meeting
2008 General Membership Meeting PDF   (Apr 2008) USPA Meeting Minutes Gen. Membership Meeting
BOD 2007 Winter Meeting PDF   (Aug 2007) USPA Meeting Minutes Board of Director Meeting
BOD 2007 Summer Meeting PDF   (Aug 2007) USPA Meeting Minutes Board of Director Meeting
2007 General Membership Meeting PDF   (May 2007) USPA Meeting Minutes Gen. Membership Meeting
2006 General Membership Meeting PDF   (Nov 2006) USPA Meeting Minutes Gen. Membership Meeting
BOD 2006 Summer Meeting PDF   (Sep 2006) USPA Meeting Minutes Board of Director Meeting
BOD 2006 Winter Meeting PDF   (Apr 2006) USPA Meeting Minutes Board of Director Meeting
2005 General Membership Meeting PDF   (Aug 2005) USPA Meeting Minutes Gen. Membership Meeting
BOD 2005 Summer Meeting PDF   (Aug 2005) USPA Meeting Minutes Board of Director Meeting
BOD 2005 Winter Meeting PDF   (Feb 2005) USPA Meeting Minutes Board of Director Meeting
BOD 2004 Summer Meeting PDF   (Oct 2004) USPA Meeting Minutes Board of Director Meeting
2004 General Membership Meeting PDF   (Sep 2004) USPA Meeting Minutes Gen. Membership Meeting
BOD 2004 Winter Meeting PDF   (Apr 2004) USPA Meeting Minutes Board of Director Meeting
BOD 2003 Summer Meeting PDF   (Aug 2003) USPA Meeting Minutes Board of Director Meeting
2003 General Membership Meeting PDF   (Aug 2003) USPA Meeting Minutes Gen. Membership Meeting
BOD 2003 Winter Meeting PDF   (Mar 2003) USPA Meeting Minutes Board of Director Meeting
BOD 2002 Summer Meeting PDF   (Aug 2002) USPA Meeting Minutes Board of Director Meeting
BOD 2002 Winter Meeting PDF   (Apr 2002) USPA Meeting Minutes Board of Director Meeting
BOD 2001 Summer Meeting PDF   (Sep 2001) USPA Meeting Minutes Board of Director Meeting
BOD 2001 Winter Meeting PDF   (Apr 2001) USPA Meeting Minutes Board of Director Meeting 2000-2005
BOD 2000 Summer Meeting PDF   (Sep 2000) USPA Meeting Minutes Board of Director Meeting 2000-2005

About The Board of Directors

There are 14 USPA Regions and, therefore, 14 USPA Regional Directors, who are jumpers from a geographical region of the country, elected by members within that region to the USPA Board every three years. The USPA Board also includes eight National Directors, elected by the USPA membership at large. Nearly all drop zones have at least one USPA Safety & Training Advisor (S&TA) who is appointed by and serves as the direct link to their Regional Director. The S&TA is a local jumper who is available on your drop zone to provide administrative services and information. 

The members of the USPA Board elect officers, including a president, vice president, secretary, treasurer, and chair of the board. The officers, together with an additional member-at large, also elected from among the USPA Board members, make up the USPA Executive Committee. The Executive Committee is responsible for making decisions and taking care of important matters that arise between the USPA Board meetings.

The USPA Board of Directors establishes USPA policies and procedures during meetings held twice a year. The board operates through a committee system comprised of USPA Board members with special qualifications and interests. Each of the committees provide guidance and advice in major areas of activity within the sport. The actions of each working committee must be approved by the full USPA Board before becoming USPA policy. Each USPA Director has one vote at USPA Board meetings. Voting responsibility includes not only making business decisions and setting policy, but also the establishment and modification of the Basic Safety Requirements and official USPA Recommendations. USPA Board members cast their votes based on the input they receive from their constituency (the membership) and their own judgment.

Between the meetings of the USPA Board, held twice each year, USPA's administrative staff conducts the day-to-day business of the organization. The USPA Board hires the Executive Director, who assumes all the various responsibilities and duties assigned by the USPA Board. The Executive Director, in turn, hires the staff, which operates from USPA Headquarters, in Fredericksburg, Virginia. In summary, USPA Headquarters, led by the Executive Director, serves the USPA membership and carries out the instructions and policies set by the Board of Directors.