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 representative of a variety of sports and levels.
The current NASO board of directors includes:
Sports Officiating Consulting LLC founder and chief executive officer; former founder, president and chief executive officer of a South Carolina-based healthcare risk-management services company of 25 years; former NCAAM D-I basketball official of 30 years; 2010 Mel Narol Medallion Award recipient.
Potomac Falls, Virginia
NFL Referees Association (NFLRA) executive director; retired NFL official, officiated three Super Bowls (XXXVI, XXXVIII and XLIV); former NFLRA president (2008-13); Lafayette Group president (providing consulting and training to public safety agencies).
NHL officiating consultant (in the area of succession planning and international events); former NHL senior vice president and director of officials; former NHL referee (1979-2004); officiated eight Stanley Cup Finals and one All-Star game; officiated the 1982 World Championships, Helsinki, Finland; NHLOA executive board member for 20 years; 2012 Gold Whistle Award recipient.
Referee chief strategy officer; Referee magazine founder (1975) and publisher; National Association of Sports Officials founder (1980) and president; former 23-year basketball official, who worked nine seasons at the NCAAM D-I level; a renowned public speaker and media guest on issues important to the officiating industry; Officiating Development Alliance (ODA) and Officiating Commentators Alliance (OCA) member.
Fox Sports rules analyst for network’s NFL and NCAA coverage; Chief Zebra Productions, Inc. president; Battlefield to Ballfields founder and president (a non-profit foundation that awards scholarships to Veterans of the Armed Forces to become sports officials in their communities); 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 D-I football official; officiated eight college bowl games; former Officiating Development Alliance member; Officiating Commentator Alliance member.
Bahama, North Carolina
Professional Referee Organization (PRO) strategic initiatives manager; PRO’s development group of officials co-manager; former FIFA referee (2006-09), USSF and NISOA soccer referee, having officiated extensively in the U.S. and oversees, including international events in North America, Europe and Asia and multiple NCAA Final Fours; national referee coach for USSF and a CONCACAF assessor and instructor; doctorate in speech and hearing/neuroscience from the University of Washington.
Washington Officials Association (WOA) executive director; Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) production coordinator (1999 -2000), became officials’ coordinator in 2000; became commissioner of WOA when it became independent of the WIAA in 2002; former high school basketball coach and basketball official (2001-08); certified athletic administrator.
Kentucky High School Athletic Association (KHSAA) 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 football and basketball official of more than 20 years; involved in high school sports medicine and technology initiatives.
USA Volleyball national referee; Professional Association of Volleyball Officials (PAVO) president; PAVO and USA Volleyball national referee and director of officials training programs – camps; Badger Region Volleyball Association commissioner and president.
NBA referee for the past 23 seasons, has officiated more than 1,300 regular season games with more than 140 playoff games, including four NBA Finals; officiated 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 National Basketball Referees Association board president.
Coordinator of women’s basketball officials for the American Athletic, Atlantic 10, Big East, Metro Atlantic Athletic conferences; former NCAA national coordinator of women’s basketball officiating; former NCAAW basketball secretary-rules editor; former collegiate basketball coach, administrator, instructor, official and student-athlete; doctorate of education from the University of Houston in 2000.
Treasurer, Board Member Emeritus (Non-Voting)
Coordinator of football officials for the Collegiate Officiating Consortium-Football (COC) (includes the Big Ten, Mid-American and Missouri Valley Football conferences); prior to joining the COC he served in various management roles at IBM and Manpower for 35 years; former NFL official for 20 seasons before retiring in 2009; officiated eight NFL Championship games, two Super Bowls (XXX and XXXVII) and the 2008 Pro Bowl; former National Football League Referees Association board member and executive director; former Big Ten Conference football and basketball official (1980-88); former semi-pro baseball umpire; Officiating Development Alliance member.
Special Adviser (Non-Voting)
Fox 40 International founder and chief executive officer; chief executive officer and owner of one of North America’s 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 D-I and international men’s basketball official; officiated the 1976 Olympic Gold Medal championship basketball game; former NBA officials observer; inducted into several halls of fame; NASO Education Partner; former Officiating Development Alliance member; 2004 Mel Narol Medallion Award recipient; proud charter member of NASO and three-decade sponsor; 2016 NASO Gold Whistle Award recipient.
Referee chief operating officer; Referee magazine executive editor; has worked for Referee and NASO since 1990; former football official (high school 1990-2011, small college 1991-2005), basketball official (high school 1989-2007, small college 1993-2005) and baseball umpire (high school 1989-94, small and major college 1992-2000), including multiple state tournament game and postseason collegiate assignments; former high school conference commissioner and assigner; Officiating Development Alliance member.