Rich FetchietCBUA Supervisor of Umpires
Collegiate Baseball Umpire Alliance coordinator; supervises seven NCAA Division I conferences (Big Ten, Big 12, Missouri Valley, Mid-American, Conference USA, Horizon, Summit); co-supervises the Big East and supervises several Division II and III conferences; 33 years of college football, working multiple bowl games; 35 years as a college baseball umpire, working two College World Series (1995, ’99) and one Division III College World Series; worked the 2000 Olympic Games; Director of Alumni Relations and Development in the School of Dentistry University of Michigan; newly elected NASO Board member.
Mike PereiraFox Sports NFL Rules Analyst, PAC-12 Consultant
Fox Sports rules analyst for network’s NFL coverage and officiating consultant for the Pac-12 Conference; Chief Zebra Productions, Inc. president; former NFL vice president of officiating (2001-2010) where he appeared on NFL Network show, NFL Total Access during the “Official Review” segment; former NFL supervisor and Western Athletic Conference supervisor of officials; retired NFL and NCAA Division I football official; worked eight college bowl games; Officiating Development Alliance member.
Mark UylMHSAA Assistant Director, NCAA Baseball Umpire
Assistant Director for Michigan High School Athletic Association, where he supervises the officiating program; current Division I college baseball umpire; worked super regionals the past two seasons in addition to five consecutive regionals; umpired the 2007 Pan American Games in Brazil; works collegiate football at the division III level along with being the Associate Supervisor of Football Officials.
Curtis ShawMen's Basketball Officiating Consortium Coordinator
Coordinator of men’s officials for Conference USA, Big 12, Southland and Ohio Valley conferences, and coordinator of women’s basketball officials for the Ohio Valley and Atlantic Sun conferences; retired from officiating men’s Division I after working his fifth-straight Final Four in 2010 and seventh such assignment over his 21-year career; worked at least one NCAA tournament game from 1993 to 2010.
Julie VoeckPAVO Board of Directors: President
Bill CarolloCollegiate Officiating Consortium Coordinator
Coordinator of college football officials for the Midwest Football Officials Alliance which includes the Big Ten, Mid-American and Missouri Valley Football conferences; spent 20 seasons (1989-2008) in NFL as an official including 12 as a referee; worked six conference championships and Super Bowls XXX and XXXVII; former National Football League Referees Association president; former NCAA Division I basketball official and football official; former semi-pro baseball umpire; NASO treasurer and board member emeritus.
Steve ShawSEC Coordinator of Football Officials
Southeastern Conference coordinator of football officials; football official from 1981-2011 and a member of the Southeastern Conference staff since 1995; worked 2011 Rose Bowl; since the formation of the BCS in 1998 to determine a national champion, he is the only referee to work two title games (2000 and 2005); numerous other postseason bowl appearances and SEC championship games; formerly referee in the Gulf South Conference; assistant vice president for Bell South; NASO board member.
Joan PowellNCAA Volleyball National Coordinator of Officials
NCAA national coordinator of volleyball officials; former president of Professional Association of Volleyball Officials; team leader for the U.S. women’s national team competing at World Grand Prix and the Olympics in 2008; more than 20 years of experience as a USA Volleyball national official and more than 30 years of experience as a collegiate national official; has worked numerous NCAA semifinal and final matches; former head volleyball coach at Coronado (Colo.) High School; NASO Board member.
Bob GardnerNFHS Executive Director
NFHS executive director; served as NFHS chief operating officer since 2000; has 40 years of experience in education, as a teacher, coach, principal and commissioner of the Indiana High School Athletic Association; former voting member of the NFHS Football Rules Committee and served on the NFHS Football Officials Manual Committee; chaired the Fiscal/Funding Subcommittee of the NFHS Strategic Planning Committee; has chaired the NFHS Rules Review Committee, an internal committee composed of all NFHS rules editors; has been responsible for NFHS insurance programs and the NFHS committee nomination process.
Rick WulkowIowa High School Athletic Association Executive Director
Iowa High School Athletic Association executive director; former football, baseball and basketball official; five-time official in the NCAA tournament; former chair of the NFHS Basketball Rules Committee; Big 12 basketball observer; NFL officiating scout; former NASO board member and vice-chair 2007-10.
Drew SmithSenior VP & CMO: American Specialty Insurance
Senior vice president and chief marketing officer, American Specialty Insurance & Risk Services, Inc., Roanoke, Ind., the insurance provider for NASO; responsible for managing corporate marketing initiatives, recruiting and training of the marketing staff, and is charged with achieving corporate growth objectives; joined American Specialty in May of 1997 as an account executive.
Alan GoldbergerForemost Legal Expert
Sports law attorney and recognized legal authority for game officials; partner in Brown Moskowitz & Kallen, P.C.; author of Sports Officiating: A Legal Guide; Member Information and Consultation Program (MICP) representative; professional speaker; Referee and NASO writer and contributor; former baseball and football official; former NCAA Division I basketball official.
Barry ManoNASO Founder & President
Jeff TripletteNFL Referee, CEO/President Arbiter Sports
NFL official since 1996 and referee since 1999; has worked multiple NFL playoff games; retired colonel with the Army Reserve and North Carolina National Guard; CEO/President of ArbiterSports; former president and chief operating officer for FNC, Inc., provider of collateral management technology to the nation’s largest mortgage lenders; NASO board member.
Don CollinsExecutive Director CIF- San Francisco
Larry YoungMLB Umpire Supervisor
MLB umpire supervisor since 2009 and chief of classroom instruction; former MLB umpire (1985-2008); worked the World Series in 1996 and 2003; umpired three AL championship series, six AL divisional playoff series and two All-Star games (1991, 2003); worked in the minor leagues from 1978-82; 2002 Gold Whistle Award® recipient.
Dana PappasNew Mexico Activities Association Commissioner of Officials
Commissioner of officials for the New Mexico Activities Association (NMAA), served at the NMAA from July 1997 to July 2004 as an administrative assistant in the areas of officials, football, golf, wrestling, track and field and soccer; promoted to commissioner of officials in July 2004 and oversees the officiating programs for nine interscholastic sports.
Dick RuncheyInternational Baseball Federation Director of Umpires
Director of Umpires International Baseball FederationRegional Advisor NCAA Umpire ProgramChairman Amateur Baseball Umpires Association (ABUA)After retiring from the field in 1998 after a 30 year career as an umpire, Dick currently selects, assigns, evaluates, observes, trains and supervises umpires for the International Baseball Federation, is a Regional Advisor for the NCAA Umpire Program and Chairman of the Amateur Baseball Umpires Association.Dick attended Al Somers Umpire School in 1972, spent three years in the Minor Leagues and then spent 23 years as an umpire in College and International Baseball. Dick worked 5 College World Series, 19 Div I Regionals, 1992 Olympics, 1988 World Championships, 1987 Pan American Games. Dick is in constant demand as a clinician and has taught at umpire camps throughout the United States and in many foreign countries.
Bob ColgateNFHS Director of Sports and Sports Medicine
John AdamsNCAA Men's Basketball National Coordinator of Officials
Joe BorgiaNBA VP: Referee Operations
NBA vice president, referee operations; former director of referee development and director of officiating programs and development; NBA referee from 1988-98; CBA referee from 1980-88; began his professional officiating career in 1978 at age 22, when he joined the staff of the New York Pro-Am league; Officiating Development Alliance member.
Terry GregsonNHL Senior VP & Director of Officiating
NHL senior vice president and director of officials since 2009; former NHL referee from 1981 until 2004; refereed eight Stanley Cup Finals and one All-Star game; worked 1982 World Championships, Helsinki, Finland; served on the NHLOA executive board for 20 years; Officiating Development Alliance member; 2012 NASO Gold Whistle Award Winner.
Ralph SwearnginGeorgia High School Association Executive Director
Georgia High School Association executive director; former NFHS Softball Rules Committee chair; NFHS Football Rules Committee member; National Christian College Athletic Association Hall of Fame member; former high school football official in Georgia and California for 22 years; former college basketball and baseball coach.