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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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Responsible for maintaining the NIAAA accreditation status, fulfilling annual document submission requests from Cognia, and preparing documents for subsequent accreditation visits.
Steve Amaro, CMAA; Barbara Diechl, CAA; Scott Garvis, CMAA; Jeff Morris, CMAA; Kris Welch, CMAA; Steve Young, CMAA
Accountable for the procedural process of encouraging nominations and screening a number of NIAAA awards. Rates nominations for the Whitehead Distinguished Service Award (DSA) and the Kovaleski award that serve as recommendations to
the board of directors. Communicates to State Award Chairs the responsibilities in submitting appropriate award nominees to the NIAAA office. Assists with photos and award presentations at the conference luncheon and banquet.
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
Responsible for continuous improvement of the six levels of the NIAAA Certification Program. This includes continuous review and refinement of the CAA exam, promoting professional development, overseeing the CMAA project delivery options,
and recommending policy and procedures to the board of directors. Membership is limited to individuals who have earned the CMAA designation and are committed to service 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
Responsible for promoting NFHS Coaches Education within the sections and states. Shares innovative strategies used in other sections and states with the leadership of the states in their section. Meet throughout the year via 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 joint NIAAA and NFHS committee evaluates all facets of the national conference. Works alongside the NIAAA and NFHS staff in the planning process – including making recommendations and organizing the outline of the conference. Assists with the “First Time Attendee Orientation” at the conference.
Solicits and certifies official voting delegates to the Delegate Assembly from the organizational members (state athletic administrator associations). Issues credentials and meeting check-in; monitors voting procedures at the Delegate
Assembly, Section meetings, and at-large elections.
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
Responsible for encouraging donations to the Endowment Fund, and conducting the Endowment Golf Tournament, 5K Fun Run/Walk, and Silent Auction held during the conference. Makes recommendations to the board of directors on ways to build
the endowment fund and is kept well-informed of Endowment investment status.
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
Responsible for developing policies and procedures for the NIAAA Hall of Fame to recommend to the board of directors. Screen all nominations for the Hall of Fame and determine those forwarded for rating. Promotes the role of athletic
administration and preserves the heritage of the profession.
Chair: Scott Drabczyk, CAA
Steve Berseth, CMAA; Deon Birkes; Dwayne Johnson, CMAA; Elizabeth Penkala, CAA; Ron Dolphin, CAA; David Huff, CMAA
Promote NIAAA membership to individuals, state associations, and sections through emphasizing the benefits, professional opportunities, and programs available through the association. Identifies, creates, and solicits growth initiatives
to recommend to the board of directors. Implements and evaluates ongoing programs for membership growth.
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
Assists in providing tools for the experienced and novice athletic administrator alike, and can serve as an important agent of sustainability for the honorable position of an athletic administrator.
Chair:Mike Ellson, CMAA
Trevor Wilson, CMAA; Geri Witalec-Krupa, CMAA; Tim Leach, CAA; Tim Sam, CMAA; Peter Cofran, CAA; K. Paige Hershey, CMAA; Jen Brooks, CMAA; Jacquelyn Randall, CAA
National Initiative and Assistance Network
Responsible for gathering or renewing the state contacts on an annual basis and activating the network if a need arises in a member assigned section. Makes the NIAAA office aware of any member who may need disaster relief. Determines
and organizes a national service project to be conducted at the national conference, with approval of the NIAAA board of 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
Responsible for developing content for Interscholastic Athletic Administration (IAA) magazine. Generates topics of interest to athletic administrators and seeks authors who can make significant contributions to meeting the needs of
those in the profession. Conducts the Blue Ribbon Panel at the national conference.
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
Identifies and researches contemporary issues that impact education-based athletics and athletic administration. Presents position statements on topics to the board of directors for consideration and approval. Develops member surveys
that will provide a statistical basis for resolutions.
Chair: Robert Swaim, CMAA
Bill Clements, CAA; Deran Coe, CMAA; Thom Holdgate, CMAA; Jim Langkamp; Marianne Shultz, CMAA; Craig Denney, CAA
Works with NIAAA board of directors to provide support and be a resource for the association.
Chair: Les Wright, CAA
David Bell, CMAA; David Boyack, CAA; Jay Rader, CAA; Jeff Whitney, CAA; Dennis Fries, CMAA; Larry Waters, CMAA
This committee educates and encourages athletic administrators to enhance the quality of athletic facilities by providing knowledge with an emphasis on minimizing risk and assuring student-athlete safety.
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