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NIAAA Volunteer Committees
The NIAAA organization structure includes numerous committees that manage many of the tasks of the organization. NIAAA members may serve the organization as a member of one of these committees. At each summer board of directors meeting, persons are selected from a pool and invited to serve on a committee. The committee pool includes those who have forwarded a completed committee application to the NIAAA Secretary or to the NIAAA office. All committee applications remain in the committee pool for three years.
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This committee is responsible for maintaining the NIAAA accreditation status, fulfilling annual document submission requests from the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement and preparing for subsequent accreditation reviews by NCA CASI.
Steve Amaro, CMAA; Barbara Diechl, CAA; Scott Garvis, CMAA; Jeff Morris, CMAA; Kris Welch, CMAA; Steve Young, CMAA
This committee administers the procedural process of soliciting, collecting and screening all NIAAA award nominations. The committee makes recommendations to the board of directors concerning all NIAAA recognition programs. The committee meets annually during the NIAAA/NFHS National Conference for athletic administrators.
Peggy Seegers-Braun, CMAA; Xavier Antheaume, CAA; Lamarr Glenn, CAA; John Gregory, CMAA; Murphee Hayes, CAA; Jamie Tallman, CAA; Mike Krueger, CMAA; Lauren Otero, CMAA; Todd Palmer, CAA; Alfred Bunky Dow, CAA; Scott Morris, CMAA; Wendy Malich, CAA; Greg Scott, CMAA; Dean Scott, CAA; Nickie McCarty, CAA
This committee administers the three levels of the NIAAA Certification program, including reviewing and refining the CAA exam, training CAA test administrators, promoting professional development and recommending program policies and procedures to the board of directors. Membership is limited to persons who have attained the CAA designation. The committee meets annually at the NIAAA/NFHS National Conference for athletic directors. Committee members are responsible for committee work throughout the year.
Mike Garvey, CMAA; Sandra Howell, CMAA; Ron Lanham, CMAA; David Lezenski, CMAA; James McClowry, CMAA; Brad O'Donnell, CMAA; Joseph Paddock, CMAA; Jon Payne, CMAA; Margaret Seng, CMAA; Joey Struwe, CMAA; Tony Butler, CMAA; Timothy Jackson, CMAA; Tim Graham, CMAA; Stephanie Blackwell, CMAA
This committee is responsible for promoting the NFHS Coaches Education Program within the sections and states working with the state athletic director associations. Committee members share innovative strategies used in other sections and states with the leadership of the states in their section. The committee meets throughout the year via conference call and at the national conference.
Jeannie Prevosto, CMAA; Dr. Curt Miller, CMAA; Stacey Segal, CMAA; Charlie Walsh, CAA; Tina Woolard, CMAA; Daniel Mitchleson, CAA; Gerry Nutt; Doug Smith, CMAA
This committee in a joint NIAAA/NFHS Committee with each organization appointing half of the members. The committee is responsible for working with NFHS and NIAAA staff to plan the annual conference. The committee meets once in early February in Indianapolis and meets at the national conference. The committee assists the two organizations at the conference with the “First Time Attendee Orientation”.
This committee solicits and certifies the state athletic director association voting delegates to the NIAAA Delegate Assembly. The committee administers the annual at-large election for a board of director position including operating the election voting booth. These committee functions occur at the NIAAA/NFHS National Conference for athletic directors. The committee also makes recommendations to the board of directors concerning the legislative procedures of the organization.
Brad Criss, CMAA; Sean Dowling, CMAA; Bob Hill, CMAA; Mike Hunter, CAA; Jasper Jewell, CAA; Brent Jones, CAA; Robert Polk, CAA; Zac Stevenson, CMAA; Steve Throne, CAA; Michael Wagner, CAA; Andre Walker, CAA; Mike Schmidt, CAA
This committee is charged with the responsibility of building the value of the endowment fund. The committee seeks to provide a variety of giving opportunities for NIAAA members and friends, to identify individuals, friends and institutions as potential endowment participants and to promote the value of the endowment to the membership, friends and institutions. The committee administers the annual NIAAA Endowment golf tournament held in conjunction with the NIAAA/NFHS National Conference for athletic directors.
Chair: Todd Gilkey, CAA
Jeffrey Benson, CMAA; Julian Domenech, RAA; Micah Hauben, CMAA; Matt Heckel, CAA; Brian Knab, CAA; Derek Maki, CMAA, Mike Mossbrucker; Carlos Reed, CAA; Michael Roy, CMAA; Jason Wiberg, CMAA; Antony Fisher, CMAA; Brandon Clark, CAA; Sheila Henderson
Hall of Fame
This committee is responsible for selecting qualified candidates for nomination to the NFHS Hall of Fame. Upon approval of a candidate by the board of directors, the committee gathers and prepares the necessary nomination form with supporting materials for submission to the NFHS screening committee. The committee meets annually at the NIAAA/NFHS National Conference for athletic directors.
Chair: Scott Drabczyk, CAA
Steve Berseth, CMAA; Deon Birkes; Dwayne Johnson, CMAA; Elizabeth Penkala, CAA; Ron Dolphin, CAA; David Huff, CMAA
The purpose is to promote NIAAA membership with individuals, state associations and sections by emphasizing the benefits, professional development opportunities and programs available through the association. Further, to identify, create and solicit growth initiatives for recommendation to the Board of Directors. Finally, to implement and evaluate ongoing programs that has been established by the Board of Directors.
Chair: Scott Dorsett, CMAA
Dustin Smith; Jason Corley, CAA; Lorell Jungling, CMAA, Vice Chair; David Preheim, CAA; Dave Tikker, CAA; Paul Powers, CAA; Carolyn Sideco, CAA; Andrew Crisafulli, CAA
National Initiative and Assistance Network
This committee coordinates the National Initiative and Assistance Network of the NIAAA. The purpose of the NIAN is for use by members in cases of medical or vehicular emergencies when traveling or to assist the office in the case of a natural disaster. The committee secures two emergency contact persons in each state and coordinates the publicity of this list of emergency contacts. The committee has one member from each of the eight NIAAA geographical sections and meets each year in conjunction with the NIAAA/NFHS National Conference for athletic directors.
Chair: Joni Pabst, CAA
Marc Hunter, CMAA; Ed Lockwood, CMAA; Brenda Marshall, CMAA; Michael Purdy, CAA; Ted Reynolds, CAA; Kurt Weigt, CMAA; Brian Geyer, CAA; Lacey London, CAA; Tammy Richards, CAA; Harley Schieffer; Roy Turner, CMAA; Russell Wambles, CMAA; Fran Whitten, CMAA; Ryan Grunig, CAA
This committee’s primary function is to maintain the professional status of the NIAAA’s official publication, Interscholastic Athletic Administration. The committee solicits and screens topics of concern to athletic administrators and the authors who can make a significant contribution to the IAA magazine as well as other publications. In addition, the committee conducts the Blue Ribbon Panel held annually at the NIAAA/NFHS National Conference for athletic directors. Committee membership requires a significant time commitment. The committee meets twice yearly during the NIAAA/NFHS National Conference for athletic directors and during the NIAAA summer board meeting.
Chair: John DiColo, CMAA
Lisa Corprew, CAA; Tony Diaz, CMAA; Michael Hughes, CAA; Pam Lea, CAA; Karen Leinaar, CAA; Mark Rerick, CMAA; Sandi Wagner, CAA; Ryan Walker, CAA; Myles Wilson, CMAA; Jason Parker, JD, CMAA; Brett Proctor, CAA
To identify and research contemporary issues that impact education based athletics and athletic administration; to present topics to the Board of Directors for authorization to write white papers or position statements; develop member surveys that will provide a statistical basis for white paper or position resolution; to write white papers and/or position resolution that reflect the view of the NIAAA and athletic administrators for presentation to the Board of Directors.
Chair: Robert Swaim, CMAA
Bill Clements, CAA; Deran Coe, CMAA; Thom Holdgate, CMAA; Jim Langkamp; Marianne Shultz, CMAA; Craig Denney, CAA
The retired leadership is selected during the retired members meeting held each year in conjunction with the NFHS National Conference for athletic directors. The retired organization serves to support the NIAAA and to utilize the expertise of the group to assist the NIAAA. The functions of the group are conducted at the annual NIAAA meetings held in conjunction with the NFHS Conference. Some of the functions of the group include administering the 50/50 raffle, the exhibit hall basketball shoot and conducting the annual meeting state door prize drawing.
Chair: Les Wright, CAA
David Bell, CMAA; David Boyack, CAA; Jay Rader, CAA; Jeff Whitney, CAA; Dennis Fries, CMAA; Larry Waters, CMAA
This committee advises the NIAAA board of directors regarding matters of sports turf. In addition, the committee provides education and instruction to athletic administrators and field managers concerning maintenance of sport fields and improving the safety of sport fields. Committee membership is a mixture of athletic administrators and corporate persons from the sport turf industry. The committee meets twice each year, with one of the meetings being held in conjunction with the NIAAA/NFHS National Conference for athletic directors.
Chair: Hugh McReynolds, CMAA
Bill Hoglund, CAA; Jonathan Vincent, CAA; Mike Desilets, CAA; Mel Dow, CAA; Mike Ellson, CMAA; Herman House, CAA; Jeff Taggart, CAA; Scott Passmore, CAA