Board of Directors and Staff

Board of Directors and Staff

The Team – Meet our people!

Any team is only as good as the people who make up its roster, and our charitable organization is no exception! The standards are high at USSA, and we pick people who above all, have a genuine commitment to the special people and the natural resources served by our charity. Additionally, a true commitment to and understanding of our national outdoor heritage is a must for all members of the board, committee members, and management team. Each individual contributes their own unique blend of abilities and areas of expertise for a common good. The end result is a truly rewarding and effective outdoor sport wish granting charity!

Board of Directors

USSA is fortunate to have a highly qualified “Board of Directors” to help oversee the management and direction of USSA. Throughout their years of experience in a wide range of fields, they help establish sound operating policies and lend great insight and input on major charity issues. Our board is committed to the principles of respect, compassion, and equality set forth in our USSA constitution. The board’s code of ethics serves as a code of conduct for association volunteers and staff in their capacity as board members. Members of the board affirm their endorsement of the code and acknowledge their commitment to uphold its principles and obligations by accepting and retaining membership on the board without receiving any source of income from USSA.

USSA Cabinet Members

The USSA “Cabinet” is a group of professionals from a variety of backgrounds; that may provide quality policy or decision advice to the CEO when asked. Even Though not under the day to day operations, the “Cabinet” has special access to the CEO when deemed necessary.

USSA Advisory Council

In order to maximize creativity and unleash the charities potential, an “Advisory Council” helps enlighten board members on topics and issues in their particular area and field of expertise. Although they don’t vote, their role is very important in keeping ideas fresh and operations running smoothly.

USSA Youth Leaders

In the day-to-day operations of USSA, there are a significant number of young people who really take hold and lend a helping hand in the operation of USSA. All too often, today’s youth are criticized for being a selfish generation. We feel that is not a fair and accurate assessment and that these young people deserve recognition for their unselfish contributions to the welfare of those less fortunate. As a young person community service and involvement is an important part of anyone’s resume. Get involved now!

USSA Humanitarian Committee

Last, but certainly not least, this group of people is one of our favorite! They were our first teachers. They took care of us when we were sick. They fed us and consoled us when we were down. We all have one. Yes, we are talking about mothers. These caring individuals don’t see what kind of suit you’re wearing, but they see your heart and soul. They work tirelessly behind the scenes volunteering for a wide variety of duties.

We would like to acknowledge these special mothers, and their important roles in supporting USSA, its children, and its community service mission! THANK YOU ALL, from the bottom of our heart!!!

Board of Directors and Staff

Brigid O’Donoghue
Chairman of the Board, CEO and Founder
Pete Normington
President and Board Member
Jeff Davis
Board Member
Kevin Rivault
Board Member
Pam Geistweidt
Board Member

Principal Officers

Brigid O’Donoghue
Chairman of the Board, CEO and Founder
Pete Normington
President and Board Member
Annette Johnson
Treasurer & Assistant to CEO
Dean O’Brien
Vice-President and MN Representative
Wendy Kleinschmidt
Relations and Marketing
Kevin Cook
Public Relations and Event Coordinator

Cabinet Members

Joel Espe
Cabinet Member
Eric Badofsky
Cabinet Member
Bryan Bergschnieder
Cabinet Member

State Representatives

Joe Davis
Alabama Representative
Terry Day
Illinois Representative
Scott Roen
Iowa Representative
Mark Dickson
Kentucky Representative
Marvin Montoya
Northern New Mexico Representative
John Plowman
Southern New Mexico Representative
Nick Crecco
New York Representative
Dean Patterson
Oklahoma Representative
Justin Whiteside
South Carolina Representative
Sheryl Ridenour
Tennessee Represenative
Bob Samson
Texas Representative
Justin Grant
Virginia Representative
Kish Justice
West Virginia Representative
John Haydock
Wisconsin Representative
Shelliann Levy
Jamaica Representative
Dean O’Brien
Vice-President and MN Representative

Advisory Council

Annette Johnson
Treasurer & Assistant to CEO
Kim Moslander
Assistant to CEO
D. Price
Taxidermy Coordinator
Darrell Kauth
Veteran Hunt Coordinator
Adam Bernarde
Hunter Safety Instructor
Brent Kadubek
Bear Hunting Coordinator
Clay Dyer
Fishing Topics & Issues
Hunter Ridenour
Youth Fishing Advisor
Eric Knutson
Youth Hunt Coordinator
Dalton Brownfield
Youth Mentor