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Board of Directors

The USA Shooting Board of Directors is in place to represent members, the international federation, fellow shooting organizations, the Athletes' Advisory Council, and the U.S. National Team, National Development Team, and Junior Olympic Team athletes.

Chad Whittenburg

Chad Whittenburg

Chairman

Club Representative

Rick Marsh

Rick Marsh

Vice Chairman

Independent Director

Ana English

Ana English

Treasurer

Independent Director

Kimberly Rhode Harryman

Kimberly Rhode Harryman

ISSF Representative

Troy Bassham

Troy Bassham

Coaches and Officials Representative

Sarah Scherer

Sarah Scherer

USOPC Athletes' Advisory Council Representative

McKenna Geer

McKenna Geer

USA Shooting Athletes' Advisory Council Representative

Sandra Uptagrafft

Sandra Uptagrafft

USA Shooting Athletes' Advisory Council Representative

Vincent Hancock

Vincent Hancock

USA Shooting Athletes' Advisory Council Representative

Lucas Kozeniesky

Lucas Kozeniesky

USA Shooting Athletes' Advisory Council Representative Alternate (non-voting/ex officio)

Dan Genter

Dan Genter

Independent Director

Randal Garrett

Randal Garrett

Independent Director

Jim Mitchell

Jim Mitchell

Advisory Council (USA Shooting Team Foundation)

Reya Kempley

Reya Kempley

Secretary (non-voting)



Board of Directors Biographies


Chad Whittenburg, Board Chairman  Chairman since January 2019. Whittenburg is known for putting his diverse experience in nonprofit leadership, management, human resources, and his experience as an athlete and coach to help athletes accomplish their dreams within the Olympic movement. Proud previous member of the Marine Corps Rifle and Pistol Station Teams. Currently serves as the President of Firm Foundation Custom Homes and Head Coach of the 4x National Champion Martin Methodist College Clay Target Team that includes a history of his athletes who have gone onto national and international success in the USA Shooting ranks. Including the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Whittenburg frequently volunteers his time assisting the coaching staff at USA Shooting matches. In 2015, he was named USA Shooting’s Development Coach of the Year.


Rick Marsh, Vice Chairman  At age 25, Marsh started Audio International, Inc., a company that designed and manufactured electronic equipment for the corporate jet marketplace.  He also negotiated its sale in 1997 and founded Syaid Designs in 2001, a company that designed and manufactured lighting systems and other electronics for the corporate and commercial aircraft market. As a business executive who built two successful technology companies and an engineer by training, Rick also brings extensive experience with the shooting sports and athlete development. His daughter, Elizabeth, is a current NCAA athlete competing in Rifle at Texas Christian University and a member of the USA Shooting National Team. She was also a member of the 2015 Pan American Games Team. 


Ana English, Independent Director, Treasurer  English is a senior executive and board advisor with over 25 years of experience leading organizations and driving cultural and strategic change. She’s recognized for her ability to lead, devise and implement the strategic vision, organizational culture, strengthen productivity, and drive goals and objectives. She is currently the President and CEO for the Center for Improving Value in Health Care (CIVHC), a non-profit organization. Prior to CIVHC, she was Senior Executive of a for-profit subsidiary of the American Medical Association (AMA). Prior to the AMA, she held Chief Executive positions with The Assist Group and Electronic Network Systems as well as Senior Vice President positions with divisions of UnitedHealthcare and Foundation Health Systems. English is very familiar with Olympic-style shooting having grown up as a competitive rifle athlete.  She started competing with the Erie County Conservation League (ECCL) Junior Team in Sandusky, Ohio.  She then competed for Eastern Kentucky University and was a four-time All-American. Her brother and sister also competed in the sport with her sister, Kim, competing for West Virginia University, earning All-America honors as well and earning U.S. Development Team status.  Ana’s daughter, Amber, is a current National Team member in shotgun (skeet) and was previously an athlete representative on the BOD. Her husband, Mike, passed away suddenly in 2016 while diving in the Cayman Islands. He was a 10-year member of the U.S. Shooting National Team from 1978 to 1988, winning five national championships in running target and a world title in 1981. He would later serve as President and Chairman of the BOD and also held positions as Vice President, Athletes’ Advisory Council (AAC) representative and Athlete Director.


Kimberly Rhode, ISSF Representative Kim got her competitive start in American Skeet at the age of 10. After winning the World Championship at age 13, she became captain of the All-American Team. This opened the door to the Olympic style of International Double Trap and International Skeet. She has captured 14 National Championship gold medals since making the National Team in 1995. Kim’s career also includes 35 medals in international competitions including five Olympic medals.  She is the first U.S. Olympian competing in an individual sport to win five medals in five consecutive Olympic Games. She was the 2015 Pan American Games Team USA flagbearer and would later go on to earn Pan Am gold.

Taking time off after her success in the 2004 Olympic Games, Rhode returned in 2006 with a new focus: the Women's Skeet event. Women’s Double Trap was removed from the Olympic Games following the 2004 Games in Athens. Rhode successfully pocketed a silver medal at the 2008 Beijing Games in Women’s Skeet. She is a member of the Safari Club International and an honorary lifetime member of the National Rifle Association. Kim keeps busy with training, public speaking, shooting demonstrations, skiing and hunting, and is an avid builder and restorer of antique and muscle cars. She also collects 1800’s and 1900’s first edition children’s books, her favorite being The Wizard of Oz series.  Gave birth to a son, Carter, on May 13, 2013. 

OLYMPIC ACCOLADES:  Only American to have won six individual medals…Became just the third woman in Olympic history to win medals in six Olympic Games, joining Birgit Schmidt-Fischer (GER/Canoe) and Elisabeta Oleniuc-Lipa (ROM/Rowing). Rhode is now the first American to earn a medal on five different continents.

A sixth consecutive medal ties her with luge great Armin Zöggeler of Italy for most consecutive individual Olympic medals by any Olympian.

National Shotgun Team Profile


Troy Bassham, Coaches & Officials Representative - Bassham is the Senior Master Instructor and Director of Junior Development at Mental Management Systems, a personalized coaching company founded by his dad, Lanny Bassham.

At Mental Management Systems, Bassham is the primary instructor for high school and collegiate athletes, working with players ages 13 and up. He has been teaching Mental Management since 1995 and has been working with competitive golfers since 2004. His focus is helping players develop mental consistency during play, perform under pressure, build self-image of a winner, and training principles that focus on developing the mind and body at the same time. Troy’s clients have won local, state, and national events using Mental Management.


Sarah Scherer, USOPC Athletes' Advisory Council Representative - Sarah graduated from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas. As a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Champion, she visited the White House and met President Obama.  Her brother, Stephen, was a 2008 rifle Olympian. Her hobbies include church ministries, clay crafts and Latin ballroom dancing.  Sarah is related to Daniel Boone and Charles Spurgeon.

Suffered through a debilitating lower back injury over a 15-month span in 2014 and 2015 that required two different surgeries and unable to train or compete during that time.  Picked the gun back up in September of 2015 to try and earn a spot in Rio. Sarah also work as a registered dietitian.

National Rifle Team Profile


McKenna Geer, USA Shooting Athletes' Advisory Council Representative - The International Paralympic Committee named Dahl one of the “Top 10 Para-Athletes You Should Like Before 2016” noting “expect her to be huge come Rio 2016.” That’s tall billing, but Dahl takes it in stride, saying that it reassures her she’s on the right track. In 2014, she moved to the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., only a week after graduating from Lakewood High School with two years of college credit under her belt. She is completing a degree in Business and Technical Management with specialization in criminal justice, and hopes to attend law school one day. She was born with amyoplasia arthrogryposis in her left hand and both of her feet, causing her muscles not to form properly.

National Paralympic Team Profile


Sandra Uptagrafft, USA Shooting Athletes' Advisory Council Representative - Sandra and her husband Eric understand how to support each other in this sport even more than most married couples since they are both world class shooters.  They were the only U.S. married couple to compete in the London 2012 Olympic Games.  Eric is a two-time Olympian in the 50m Rifle Prone event, and currently serving in the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit.  Sandra had never fired any firearm until having to qualify on the M16 rifle in Army basic training.  Following her initial training, she faced forest fires, earthquakes, and the riots as a member of the California Army National Guard ('89-'92).  She then was recruited to active service as a shooter/small arms instructor at the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit ('92-'95).  She left active service to complete a Bachelor of Science degree, graduating Summa Cum Laude, in 1998, also being awarded All American in air pistol and free pistol.  Joined the Navy Reserves (‘01-‘14) when she and Eric moved to Colorado, serving as an Information Systems Technician, IT1 (SCWS).  She deployed to Afghanistan with the Seabees (‘10-‘11) and has survived Eric’s two deployments as well.  Worked as Systems QA and Technical Support Department Manager, doing everything from project management to shipping, helpdesk, system design and implementation, while managing a software testing and technical support team for a small startup company that specialized in data collection, data mining, and traceability software solutions for the agricultural industry.  Due to a major drawdown in the Navy, she made the switch back to the Army Reserves, currently serving with the 98th Training Division.  In addition to training for the Olympic Games, Sandra is working to complete a master’s degree in Network and Communications Management with a concentration in Information Security.

National Pistol Team Profile


Vincent Hancock, USA Shooting Athletes' Advisory Council Representative - Vincent Hancock has been shooting since he was a very young child and started competing when he was 11 years old.  Hancock also holds several national records in Men’s Skeet.  In 2005, at the young age of 16, Vincent won his first World Championship title in Men’s Skeet and went on to win the prestigious International Shooting Sport Federation’s Shooter of the Year award.   His gold-medal victory in London, puts him in elite company having become the first Olympic skeet shooter to win gold medals in the same event in consecutive Olympic Games. 

Earning his fourth World Championship title in 2018, Hancock is the first person ever to win four World titles in Men’s Skeet; eclipsing Abdullah Alrashidi of Kuwait and Jury Tsuranov of the Soviet Union. Hancock is also now one of three men in the Shotgun discipline to earn four world titles in his career, joining Michel Carrega of France and Giovanni Pellielo of Italy.

Hancock is a two-time Olympic champion, four-time World Champion, 16-time World Cup medalist (including 12 wins) and five-time World Cup Finals medalist.

National Shotgun Team Profile


Lucas Kozeniesky, USA Shooting Athletes' Advisory Council Representative Alternate (non-voting/ex officio) - Son of Craig and Helen Kozeniesky, married to Blair Gruendl. Opened his own shooting consultation business focused on supporting youth athletes called Team Winning Solutions. Hobbies include video games, working out, spending time with friends and competitive shooting.

Four-year member of JW Robinson Junior Rifle Club at Robinson Secondary School in Fairfax, VA. Team Co-Captain (2011-2012, 2012-2013). Two-time recipient of Potomac High School League's "Top Gun" award for both air rifle and smallbore (2012, 2013).

This North Carolina State standout started shooting his freshman year of high school and a year later had already earned a trip to USA Shooting’s National Junior Olympic Shooting Championships, which ultimately helped motivate him to go shoot in college. During his first year at NC State, he admits that he made major improvements to his game which helped earn him Junior National Team status and a spot at the World Championships where he finished 29th.

Became the first Wolfpack All-American since 1975 while earning an individual selection to the NCAA Championships in air rifle. At the 2016 NCAA Rifle Championship, he finished among the top 10, firing the highest score in the preliminary round to match the program record with a tally of 596. 

In 2016, and became the first shooter from North Carolina State University to compete at the Olympic Games Rio 2016. Placed 21st at the Rio Olympic Games in 2016. After the Rio Olympics, went on to earn a Gold and Silver Medal at World Championship Competitions in Lima and Guadalajara respectively. At Olympic Trials Part 2 in February 2020, he tied a World Record and set a new United States Record with a score of 633.5 securing his spot on the Olympic Team and becoming the first Tokyo 2020 Olympic Qualified Athlete for USA Shooting.

National Rifle Team Profile


Dan Genter, Independent Director - Dan is President, CEO, and Chief Investment Officer at RNC Greater Capital Management. He joined the firm in 1979, became a Vice President in 1983, and made a partner a year later. Before assuming his current position, Mr. Genter was responsible for developing the firm’s Private Client and Entertainment Divisions, which included elite clients in entertainment and professional sports. In 1992 he assumed his current role when Bank Austria purchased the firm. In 1998 Mr. Genter repurchased the firm and is now the primary shareholder. He is also a managing shareholder of Genter Airways LLC and Falcon Air LLC.

Mr. Genter is often called upon by the media for his perspective on the financial markets. He is a regular guest on CNBC, Fox Business Channel, and Bloomberg Television. Additionally, he can often be heard on Bloomberg Radio, where he is a popular commentator, and is frequently quoted in major print publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Barron's, BusinessWeek, USA Today and The Washington Post.

Mr. Genter serves on the board of the California Highway Patrol Foundation and is a past Chairman of the Board. He is also on the board of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the USC Marshall School of Business. Past board memberships include the Young Presidents Organization where he was a founding member of the Bel-Air Chapter.


Randal Garrett, Independent Director - Randal and his wife T.Kay support many organizations, helping raise substantial funds for children’s charities, conservation, and the shooting sports. They have a passion for shooting and the outdoors and getting kids involved.

Garrett and T.Kay have been shooting competitively for over 30 years. They volunteer as coaches for their son's high school shooting team as well as the Katy Dusters Sportsman’s Club (where T.Kay is also the Athletic Director) – a local youth shooting sports team growing rapidly with almost 100 members that competes in skeet, trap, and sporting clays through SCTP, 4-H, NSSA, and NSCA.

Garrett enjoyed a 30-year career in the oil and gas industry and is currently the manager and owner of Randal Garrett Consulting Company which provides engineering and operations consulting to the petroleum industry and pursues investment opportunities in business.


Jim Mitchell, Independent Director - Jim resides in Los Angeles County as the owner and operator of Oak Tree Gun Club with daughter Betsy. Together they have developed East Oak Tree Gun Club into one of the most comprehensive shooting sports facilities in the country. Both provide lifelong experiences through firearm instruction, sales, serving the outdoor sports and hunting organizations, community organizations, Los Angeles Police Department and other law enforcement families as well as professionals at all levels and ages. Both actively support many organizations, raising substantial funds for conservation, shooting sports, and shooting veteran organizations as well as many local organizations. In addition to owning and operating Oak Tree Gun Club, Jim is a patron life member of the NRA and a member of the Ring of Freedom (Receiving the Gold Jacket in 2019). He previously served as president of the Southern California Safari Club and President of the Shikar Safari Club International (The world's oldest and most prestigious hunting organization). Maybe most important to note about Jim and his new position within USA Shooting is his ongoing support for USA Shooting’s six-time Olympian, Kim Rhode and his effort to fund nearly $1 million from the Shikar Foundation (where he serves as Vice President on the Board) to USA Shooting.

 

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