El Paso native Karl Kielich, a former member of the U.S. Air Force, was appointed to the Bowlers to Veterans Link Board of Directors effective August 1, 2016, as a United States Bowling Congress (USBC) representative.

On the USBC Board, Karl 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.

Karl 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, Karl has been with AT&T as a lead financial analyst. Previously, he was an assistant manager at a bowling center.