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NASO Board of Directors 2015-16

NASO is guided by a board of directors comprised of sports officials and others in sports and athletic positions throughout the U.S. and Canada. The board is representive of a variety of sports and levels.

The current NASO board of directors includes:

Rich Fetcheit
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Collegiate Baseball Umpire Alliance coordinator; supervises eight NCAA Division I conferences (American Athletic, Big 12, Big Ten, Conference-USA, Horizon, Mid-American, Missouri Valley, Summit); as well as several Division II and III conferences; 35 years as an active college baseball umpire, working three College World Series; umpired five major international competitions culminating in an assignment to the 2000 Olympic Games; second umpire ever inducted into the College Baseball Hall of Fame; 30 years as a football official, finishing as a line judge in the Mid-American Conference, with multiple bowl and championship game assignments; executive director of alumni relations and development for the University of Michigan School of Dentistry.

Scott Green
Potomac Falls, Virginia

Recently retired NFL official whose career spanned 42 years and included 23 NFL seasons; officiated three Super Bowls -- XXXVI, XXXVIII and XLIV;  National Football League Referee Association (NFLRA) president from 2008-13; president of the Lafayette Group  providing consulting, training and technical assistance to public safety agencies.


Terry Gregson
Thorbury, Ontario

Officiating consultant for the NHL in the area of succession planning and International Events; former NHL senior vice president and director of officials; former NHL referee from 1979 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; 2012 Gold Whistle Award recipient; NASO board member.


Marty Hickman
Bloomington, Illinois

Illinois High School Association executive director since 2002; named assistant executive director in 1991; prior to joining the IHSA staff, he was a high school teacher, coach and principal in Illinois; has served as the chairperson of the NFHS’s Strategic Planning Team; has also served on the NFHS Citizenship Committee and the NFHS Basketball Rules Committee; currently a member of the NFHS Board of Directors.


Barry Mano
Racine, Wisconsin

Mano founded Referee magazine (1975) and the Natioanl Association of Sports Officials (1980). He is Chief Strategy Officer for Referee Enterprises Inc. and serves as President of NASO. He officiated basketball for 23 years, nine seasons at the NCAA men’s Division I level. Mano is a frequent public speaker and media guest on issues important to the officiating industry. He is a member of the Officiating Development Alliance (ODA) and the Officiating Commentators Alliance (OCA).


Mike Pereira
Sacramento, California

Fox Sports rules analyst for network’s NFL and NCAA coverage; Chief Zebra Productions, Inc. president; former NFL vice president of officiating (2001-10) 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; former Officiating Development Alliance member.

Sandra Serafini
Bahama, North Carolina

Professional Referee Organization (PRO) Women’s Referee Coach/ National Women’s Soccer League assignor; collegiate, professional and international soccer referee; worked extensively in US Soccer; officiated multiple NCAA Final Fours. FIFA International Panel of Women Referees 2006-09; Officiated FIFA events in Mexico, Europe, and Asia; USSF Women’s Professional Coordinator 2011-13. USSF, NISOA, CONCACAF Instructor and Assessor. NISOA Region VI rep. Off the field Adjunct Professor of Neurosurgery at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, N.C.


Julian Tackett
Lexington, Kentucky

Kentucky High School Athletic Association executive director; former NFHS Baseball Rules Committee member and NFHS Football Rules Committee chair; current NFHS Football Rules Committee member. Previously KHSAA Executive Assistant Commissioner, sports information director, sports administrator and business affairs director; also in charge of championship events. Former high school and college official for more than 20 years in football and basketball; involved in high school sports medicine and technology initiatives.


Julie Voeck
Wauwatosa, Wisconsin

USA volleyball national referee; Professional Association of Volleyball Officials (PAVO) president and director of officials training programs – camps; secretary of Badger Region Volleyball association; NASO board member.

Tom Washington
Atlanta, Georgia

NBA referee for 20-plus years; has officiated more than 1,200 regular season games with more than 100 playoff games including three NBA Finals. Worked the 1995 Schick Rookie Game, the 1996 Japan Games in Tokyo and the 2004 NBA All-Star game; spent two seasons in the CBA. Former president of the Board of the National Basketball Referees Association. Active volunteer, including the Amachi Big Brothers Program, Amachi Expansion for Military and Civilian Families (AEMCF) and the Mt. Zion Baptist Youth Organization.

Debbie Williamson
Livingston, Alabama

Coordinator of women’s basketball officials for the American Athletic and Big East conferences; former NCAA national coordinator of women’s basketball officiating and women’s basketball secretary-rules editor; former collegiate basketball coach, administrator, instructor, official and student-athlete; NASO board member. Received Doctorate of Education degree from the University of Houston in 2000.

Non-Director Officers and Special Advisers

Bill Carollo
Treasurer, Board Member Emeritus (Non-Voting)
Shorewood, Wisconsin

Carollo is currently the Coordinator of Football Officials for the Collegiate Officiating Consortium - Football (COC) that includes the Big Ten, Mid-American and Missouri Valley Football conferences. Prior to that he served in various management roles at IBM and Manpower for 35 years. Bill was an NFL official for 20 seasons before retiring in 2009. In addition to officiating eight NFL Championship games, Bill officiated Super Bowl XXX, Super Bowl XXXVII and the 2008 Pro Bowl. Carollo served as a board member and Executive Director of the National Football League Referees Association. Carollo also worked as a Big Ten Conference football and basketball official from 1980-88.


Ron Foxcroft
Special Adviser (Non-Voting)
Hamilton, Ontario

Fox 40 International CEO and founder; CEO/owner of one of North Americas largest trucking logistics companies. Current Honorary Colonel of Argyll and Sutherland Army Regiment; appointed by the Prime Minister of Canada; Canadian Entrepreneur of the Decade by Profit magazine; former NCAA Division I and international men’s basketball official; worked 1976 Olympic Gold Medal championship basketball game; NBA officials observer; inducted into several halls of fame; NASO board special adviser; NASO Education Partner; former Officiating Development Alliance member; 2004 Mel Narol Medallion Award recipient. Proud charter member of NASO and three decade sponson.

Bill Topp
Secretary (Non-Voting)
Racine, Wisconsin

Chief Operating Officer/Executive Editor at Referee Magazine; has worked for Referee and NASO since 1990; football official (high school 1990-2011, small college 1991 –2005); basketball official (high school 1989-2007, small college 1993 – 2005); baseball umpire (high school 1989-94, small and major college 1992-2000). Multiple state tournament and postseason collegiate assignments. Former high school conference commissioner and assigner. He is also a member of the Officiating Development Alliance.


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