The National Advisory Board is democratically elected to support athletes and members by addressing emerging issues of broad potential impact and developing policies for the organization when needed.

Who is eligible to serve: All USASF Professional Members.
Membership: Members are nominated by their peers and voted in by the USASF membership.
Term: Two years.
Commitment: Members must comply with the NAB Code of Conduct and attend both semi annual meetings.

National Advisory Board (NAB) Elections
Eligible Coaches & Owners will be asked to cast their ballot in the National Advisory Board Election between February 12th and 15th. Ballots will be emailed on Monday, February 12th and coaches will have until 12 midnight on February 15th to cast their ballot.

The members of the National Advisory Board (NAB) are elected to discuss and create solutions for current and trending policy issues which are recommended to the Board of Directors. The NAB is comprised of 10 event producers, 10 coaches and 5 affiliates, totaling 25 members. NAB members serve a two year term.

How are NAB Members Elected?

  • Eligible coaches and owners elect the Coach/Owner Representative from their own region to serve on the NAB.
  • Eligible coaches, eligible owners, Event Producers and Affiliate Members elect the Affiliate Representatives to serve on the NAB. The following people will receive a ballot to cast their vote for the Affiliate Representatives:
    • Eligible coaches and owners who are recognized as professional members on or before February 1, 2018 will receive a ballot.
    • The official contact registered for each event producer member will receive a ballot.
    • The official contact registered for each affiliate member will receive a ballot.
  • Event Producer Members elect the Event Producers to serve on the NAB. Each member company will receive one vote. The contact registered as the official contact with the USASF will be sent the ballot to cast the vote for that member company.

Who is eligible to be elected to the NAB?
Current and active member of the Regional Advisory Boards are eligible for consideration for the NAB. If you would like to be considered for your Regional Advisory Board, follow this link to apply.

Committee Reports
August 2014

Cheer Coach Elected Representatives
Terms expire in December 2017

Joe Dunn Flo Iman Jessica Moltisanti James Whitaker Derick Patterson
Dunn's Findlay Cheer Elite & Gymnastiics FCA Gems Zone Cheer All-Stars Inc Twist & Shout All-Stars

Terms expire in December 2018

Jonathan Espinosa Jessica Forte Wayne Suess Jody Melton Kellie Elliott
Jonathan Espinosa Jessica Forte Wayne Suess Jody Melton Kellie Elliott
Ultimate Athletics Cheer Intensity All-Stars Broward Elite Cheer Athletics Pacific Coast MAGIC

Competition Event Producer Elected Representatives

Terms Expire in December 2017

Tina Sexton Brandi Sims
Darrell Bagby Teresa Barbiere David Hanbery Tina Sexton Brandi Matthews
The American Chanmpionships Greater Midwest Cheer Expo Deep South Cheer and Dance, Inc. JAM Brands JAM Brands

Terms Expire in December 2018

Jim Hill Amber Koster Chad Lemon
Scott Bouchard Meagan Fiscella Jim Hill Amber Koster Chad Lemon
Advanced SPIRIT Association CHEERSPORT Varsity All Star Champion Spirit Group Varsity Louisville

Affiliate Member Elected Representative
Terms expire in December 2017

Seat Vacated - Oct 2017
Carmine Silano      
  CheerSounds Music and Training, LLC      

Terms expire in December 2018

Lark Wood    
Lark Wood Shelley O'Brien Shane Womack    
Fierce Connection Inside Cheerleading/Cheer Biz News Cheer Media    

Many of the significant initiatives and programs that define the USASF originated or were developed through the work of the NAB, including:

  • Athlete ID
  • Career and Professional Membership
  • USASF Professional Responsibility Code
  • Disciplinary Process
  • All Star Prep
  • Image and Appearance Guidelines
  • USASF Chairman's Cup
  • USASF Mentoring Leaders