Monday, September 16, 2019

Board of Directors

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The Winter 2020 USPA Board of Directors Meeting

January 31-February 2
Embassy Suites Phoenix Airport
2333 E. Thomas Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85016

(602) 957-1910

FFI: uspa@uspa.org
Schedule & Agendas (TBD)

National Directors

Sherry Butcher
Vice President

National Director
USPA Member # 95549, D-16988
sherryaerohio.com

8894 Akron Road
Marshallville, OH 44645
(330) 714-2003
(330) 669-2994 (fax)


Albert Berchtold
Treasurer

National Director
Chair, Finance & Budget
USPA Member # 155261, D-27832
skydivinalyahoo.com

503 Shopes Pl.
Deland, FL 32724
(386) 490-0044 (c) 
(386) 734-8297 (fax)


Larry Hill

National Director
USPA Member # 4362, D-3132
larryskydiveaz.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
funair5709gmail.com

4854 North Taylor St.
Eloy, AZ 85131
(520) 213-7912


Jan Meyer

National Director
USPA Member # 23931, D-7833
aerosoftwaremakeithappen.com

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


Mike Mullins

National Director
Chair, Group Membership

USPA Member # 336, D-1643
mikeskydivekingair.com

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


Shanon Searls

National Director
USPA Member # 245610, D-33131
shanon.searlsgmail.com

P.O. Box 1784
Pacifica, CA 94044
(303) 887-7346


Kirk Verner
IPC Delegate
National Director

Chair, Competition
USPA Member # 43183, D-11059
kirkparacletexp.com

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

 

Regional Directors

 

Chuck Akers
President

Gulf (GU) Regional Director
USPA Member # 49855, D-10855
chuckakerscomcast.net

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


Ray Lallo
Secretary

Mountain (MT) Regional Director
USPA Member # 56554, D-11400
uspa.mountain.directorgmail.com

P.O. Box 428
Laporte, CO 80535
(330) 205-4788


Luke Aikins
Member at Large

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

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


Randy Allison
Chairman of the Board

Mideastern (ME) Regional Director
USPA Member # 41521, D-11112
uspamidwestfreefall.com

18780 29 Mile Rd
Ray, MI 48096
(586) 698-8110 (c)
(248) 494-7248 (f)


Shauna Finley

Eastern (EA) Regional Director
USPA Member # 272080, D-34907
fin16sdsgmail.com

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


Paul Gholson

Southern (SO) Regional Director
USPA Member # 98407, D-17101
paul.gholson1gmail.com

985 Laverne Davis Rd
Whiteville, TN 38075
(901) 233-4144


Joshua Hall

Western (WE) Regional Director
USPA Member # 151534, D-24093
josh4waygmail.com

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


Alixandra Hubbard

Southeast (SE) Regional Director
USPA Member # 267933, C-42586
alixbehavioralvelocity.com

701 Westchester Dr.
Deland, FL 32724
(386) 283-3705


Brett Martin

Pacific (PA) Regional Director
USPA Member # 55679, D-12823
brettpobastadhotmail.com

67-427 Kukea Cr.
Waialua, HI 96791
(360) 269-6710


Gary Peek

Central (CE) Regional Director
USPA Member # 27243, D-8884

 

 


Jack Pyland

Southwest (SW) Regional Director
Chair, Regional Directors

USPA Member # 72690, D-17377
swdirjackpyland.com

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


Jim Rees

Northeast (NE) Regional Director
USPA Member # 56394, D-13359
jimreesmagmail.com

P.O. Box 1087
Raymond, NH 03077
(781) 330-9296


Michael Wadkins

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

USPA Member # 95639, D-18691
michael.wadkinsxcelskydiving.com

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


Chris Wagner

Mid-Atlantic (MA) Regional Director
Chair, Membership Services

USPA Member # 7090, D-5479
uspa7090gmail.com

(757) 323-6984


Committees

Email all members of the USPA Board of Directors

Chuck Akers, President
Sherry Butcher, Vice President
Ray Lallo, Secretary
Albert Berchtold, Treasurer
Luke Aikins, Member-At-Large
Randy Allison, Chairman of the Board

Chair, Kirk Verner
Albert Berchtold
Josh Hall
Larry Hill
Alixandra Hubbard
Jim Rees
Chris Wagner

Chair, Albert Berchtold
Sherry Butcher
Shauna Finley
Jack Pyland
Shanon Searls

Chair, Ray Lallo
Paul Gholson
Alixandra Hubbard
Mike Mullins

Chair, Mike Mullins
Paul Gholson
Brett Martin
Gary Peek
Jack Pyland
Shanon Searls

Chair, Chris Wagner
Sherry Butcher
Shauna Finley
Josh Hall
Mike McGowan
Jan Meyer

Chair, Michael Wadkins
Luke Aikins
Sherry Butcher
Shauna Finley
Ray Lallo
Mike Mullins
Jack Pyland

USPA Meeting Minutes

BOD 2019 Winter Meeting PDF   (Feb 2019) USPA Meeting Minutes Board of Director Meeting
BOD 2018 Summer Meeting PDF   (Jul 2018) USPA Meeting Minutes Board of Director Meeting
BOD 2018 Winter Meeting PDF   (Mar 2018) USPA Meeting Minutes Board of Director Meeting
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   (Jul 2016) USPA Meeting Minutes Board of Director Meeting
2016 General Membership Meeting PDF   (Jul 2016) USPA Meeting Minutes Gen. Membership Meeting
BOD 2016 Winter Meeting PDF   (Feb 2016) USPA Meeting Minutes Board of Director 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   (Aug 2012) USPA Meeting Minutes Board of Director Meeting
BOD 2012 Winter Meeting PDF   (Feb 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   (Jul 2011) USPA Meeting Minutes Board of Director Meeting
BOD 2011 Winter Meeting PDF   (Feb 2011) USPA Meeting Minutes Board of Director Meeting
2010 General Membership Meeting PDF   (Aug 2010) USPA Meeting Minutes Gen. Membership Meeting
BOD 2010 Summer Meeting PDF   (Jul 2010) USPA Meeting Minutes Board of Director Meeting
BOD 2010 Winter Meeting PDF   (Feb 2010) USPA Meeting Minutes Board of Director Meeting
2009 General Membership Meeting PDF   (Sep 2009) USPA Meeting Minutes Gen. Membership Meeting
BOD 2009 Summer Meeting PDF   (Jul 2009) USPA Meeting Minutes Board of Director Meeting
BOD 2009 Winter Meeting PDF   (Feb 2009) USPA Meeting Minutes Board of Director Meeting
BOD 2008 Summer Meeting PDF   (Jul 2008) USPA Meeting Minutes Board of Director Meeting
2008 General Membership Meeting PDF   (Apr 2008) USPA Meeting Minutes Gen. Membership Meeting
BOD 2008 Winter Meeting PDF   (Feb 2008) USPA Meeting Minutes Board of Director Meeting
BOD 2007 Summer Meeting PDF   (Jul 2007) USPA Meeting Minutes Board of Director Meeting
2007 General Membership Meeting PDF   (May 2007) USPA Meeting Minutes Gen. Membership Meeting
BOD 2007 Winter Meeting PDF   (Feb 2007) USPA Meeting Minutes Board of Director Meeting
2006 General Membership Meeting PDF   (Nov 2006) USPA Meeting Minutes Gen. Membership Meeting
BOD 2006 Summer Meeting PDF   (Jul 2006) USPA Meeting Minutes Board of Director Meeting
BOD 2006 Winter Meeting PDF   (Feb 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   (Jul 2005) USPA Meeting Minutes Board of Director Meeting
BOD 2005 Winter Meeting PDF   (Jan 2005) USPA Meeting Minutes Board of Director Meeting
2004 General Membership Meeting PDF   (Sep 2004) USPA Meeting Minutes Gen. Membership Meeting
BOD 2004 Summer Meeting PDF   (Jul 2004) USPA Meeting Minutes Board of Director Meeting
BOD 2004 Winter Meeting PDF   (Feb 2004) USPA Meeting Minutes Board of Director Meeting
2003 General Membership Meeting PDF   (Aug 2003) USPA Meeting Minutes Gen. Membership Meeting
BOD 2003 Summer Meeting PDF   (Jul 2003) USPA Meeting Minutes Board of Director Meeting
BOD 2003 Winter Meeting PDF   (Jan 2003) USPA Meeting Minutes Board of Director Meeting
BOD 2002 Summer Meeting PDF   (Jul 2002) USPA Meeting Minutes Board of Director Meeting
BOD 2002 Winter Meeting PDF   (Feb 2002) USPA Meeting Minutes Board of Director Meeting
BOD 2001 Summer Meeting PDF   (Jul 2001) USPA Meeting Minutes Board of Director Meeting
BOD 2001 Winter Meeting PDF   (Feb 2001) USPA Meeting Minutes Board of Director Meeting 2000-2005
BOD 2000 Summer Meeting PDF   (Jul 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.