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:
Illinois High School Association (IHSA) executive director; prior to becoming executive director was an assistant director who oversaw the officials department, including officials education; former Illinois Athletic Directors Association board of directors member; National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association member; former IHSA’s Athletic Administrator Committee and Legislative Commission member; former high school athletic director.
Lakewood Ranch, Florida
NBA Referee Operations vice president and director of officials; prior to become vice president was a referee development advisor and a crew chief development advisor within the NBA officiating department; a former NBA official (1987-2011), having officiated more than 1,500 regular season games and 210 playoff games, including nine NBA Finals and the 1998 and 2011 NBA All-Star games; he is an NBA cares ambassador; Naismith Hall of Fame Mannie Jackson Human Spirit award recipient; Armed Forces Foundation Leadership award recipient; President Obama’s Volunteer Service award recipient; U.S. Army Outstanding Civilian Service Medal recipient; Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame board trustee; 2003 Gold Whistle Award recipient.
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).
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.
Hacienda Heights, California
NCAAW D-I basketball official, having officiated the NCAAW basketball tournament 20 times; 1978 UCLA women’s basketball national championship team member and inducted in UCLA Athletic Hall of Fame; retired Los Angeles Police Department commanding officer; former NASO board member (2003-2007) and starts a second term in 2017.
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.
Professional Association of Volleyball Officials (PAVO) president; USA Volleyball and PAVO national referee; Badger Region Volleyball Association commissioner and 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.