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.
An NFL Referee, Carl began officiating in 1980 in Long Beach, CA working various levels of HS and college football. In 1995, he was honored to follow in his father’s footsteps by being appointed to the officiating staff of the Pac-10 where he worked for five seasons. He had the opportunity to work NFL Europe and eventually completed eight seasons there. Following the 1999 NCAA season, he was added to the roster of officials in the NFL as a side judge. Carl became a referee in 2008. Carl has worked many NFL post-season assignments including Super Bowl LI (Atlanta vs. New England) in 2017.
Former 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 CEO; 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.
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.
Hacienda Heights, California
Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame member; 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.
Assistant Commissioner for the Colorado High School Activities Association (CHSAA) for the past 13 years, was recently named Associate Commissioner of the organization, National Federation of State High School Associations’ Football Rules and Basketball Rules Committees member, a former collegiate football official for the Western Athletic and Mountain West conferences from 1975-2000, and currently serves as replay official in the CFO West, which serves the Big 12, Mountain West and Southland conferences. Robinson started at the CHSAA in 2001.
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, Ivy League, 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)
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. Member of the Officiating Development Alliance.
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.
Chief operating officer and executive editor at Referee Magazine; has worked for Referee and NASO since 1990; former high school and small college football and basketball official; former major college baseball umpire. Multiple state tournament and postseason collegiate assignments. Former high school conference commissioner and assigner. He is also a member of the Officiating Development Alliance.