A former member of the U.S. Air Force, United States Bowling Congress (USBC) Board Member Karl Kielich has been appointed to the Bowlers to Veterans Link Board of Directors by USBC President Frank Wilkinson.
“It is a privilege and my humbling honor to serve on the BVL Board — helping to brighten our veterans’ lives,” said Kielich. “I have a strong connection to the military with many family members who have proudly served and retired from the armed services, and through my hometown of El Paso, Texas – the site of two of the largest military installations in the U.S., White Sands Missile Range and Fort Bliss. I’m eager to get started with BVL and, specifically, growing our sport’s commitment to give back to those who have served.”
On the USBC Board, Kielich has chaired the Association Outreach Committee and served on a number of committees including Audit, Awards and Recognition; Executive Director Review; Legal and Legislative; and National Policy. He has also worked on the Women’s Championships task force, Performance Standards task force, and IBC Joint Strategic Planning task force.
Kielich was president of the El Paso USBC for five years and is currently the association manager. An El Paso USBC Hall of Fame member, he is also a USBC Bronze coach. Since 2005, Kielich has been with AT&T as a lead financial analyst. Previously, he was an assistant manager at a bowling center.
“We are looking forward to working with Karl to expand BVL’s reach into our league bowling community,” noted BVL Board Chair John LaSpina. “As bowling’s own, oldest and most successful charity, we have a great tradition; but there’s much more work to be done. We know Karl will help guide us in our task to aggressively increase association support for America’s veterans.”
Kielich replaces former USBC Board Member Anthony Colangelo on the BVL Board. “Our most sincere thanks go to Tony for his time and talents on behalf of BVL. His efforts are very much appreciated and we know we will be able to continue to count on him for his support of our cause,” adds LaSpina.