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Past Officers

USA Fencing was formerly Amateur Fencers League of America (AFLA)

(*Deceased)

PRESIDENT SECRETARY TREASURER
1891 – 1925 Dr. Graeme M. Hammond* W. Scott O’Connor* W. Scott O’Connor*
1926 – 1929 Col. Henry Breckinridge* F. Barnard O’Connor* F. Barnard O’Connor*
1930 – 1933 F. Barnard O’Connor Leon M. Schoonmaker* Leon M. Schoonmaker*
1934 – 1935 Leon M. Schoonmaker* J. Howard Hanway* J. Howard Hanway*
1936 – 1939 Harold Van Buskirk* Dernell Every* J. Howard Hanway*
1940 – 1943 John R. Huffman* John R. Huffman*
1944 Harold Van Buskirk* Pres. Unable to complete term of office
1945 – 1948 Dernell Every* Ervin S. Acel George Cochrane
1949 – 1952 Miguel A. de Capriles* Warren A. Dow* Rudolph Ozol
1952 – 1956 Jose R. de Capriles* Dernell Every* Robert S. Driscoll
1957 – 1960 Donald S. Thompson Ralph M. Goldstein*
1960 – 1964 Dr. Paul T. Makler Allan S. Kwartler* Rudolph Ozol

The AFLA incorporated as a non-profit organization in Pennslyvania in 1964.

PRESIDENT VICE PRESIDENT SECRETARY TREASURER
1964 - 1968 Norman Lewis Exec. VP* started ’68 Anthony J. Orsi* Leo Sobel*
1968 - 1972 Alan Miles Ruben Norman Lewis* William J. Latzko Peter Tishman*

In 1973, Bylaws changed to add two Vice Presidents to the Exec. V-P.

PRESIDENT VICE PRESIDENT SECRETARY TREASURER
1972 - 1976 Stephen B. Sobel William A. Goering* Irwin F. Bernstein* Peter Tishman*
Chaba M. Pallaghy
Emily B. Johnson*
1976 - 1980 Irwin F. Bernstein* Micki Conti Eleanor Turney*  Howard P. Goodman
Emily B. Johnson*
Manny Forrest

In June 1981, the name of the organization was changed to “United States Fencing Association.”

PRESIDENT VICE PRESIDENT SECRETARY TREASURER
1980 – 1982 Emily B. Johnson* Dr. Marius Valsamis* Dr. Fred G. Rhodes* William J. Latzko
Mary Huddleson*
Charles Thompson*

In August 1982, the USFA opened its national office at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, CO with one full time employee, Ann Whiting, and hired its first full time Executive Director, Carla-Mae Richards, February 1983.

PRESIDENT VICE PRESIDENT SECRETARY TREASURER EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
1982 - 1984 Michel A. Mamlouk Dr. Marius Valsamis* Dr. Fred G. Rhodes* William J. Latzko Carla-Mae Richards, 2/83
  Mary Huddleson*
Charles Thompson*
1984 - 1988 Lewis W. Siegel Carl Borack John Higgs-Coulthard Samuel D. Cheris Carla-Mae Richards
Colleen Olney*
George G. Masin
1988 - 1990 Samuel D. Cheris George G. Masin Paul Soter Elvira Orly Carla-Mae Richards
  Gerrie F. Baumgart
Jack D. Tichacek
1990 - 1992 Michel A. Mamlouk George G. Masin Paul Soter Elvira Orly Carla-Mae Richards
Gerrie F. Baumgart Ralph A. Zimmerman*, Interim ’92 (Sick Leave by Richards)
Jack D. Tichacek

In 1992, Vice President office changed from one Executive Vice President and two Vice Presidents to three equal Vice Presidents. Also in 1992, Presidential term of office changed from two years to four years; USFA was incorporated in Colorado.

PRESIDENT VICE PRESIDENT SECRETARY TREASURER EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
1992 - 1996 Stephen B. Sobel William A. Goering* Ann McBain Ezzell Jennings Smith* Carla-Mae Richards -’94
Stacey R. Johnson Selden Fritschner '94-2/95
Michael A. Marx William A. Goering*, Interim ‘95

Vice President (V-P) for 1996-2000 period changed: Tom DiCerbo was elected a V-P but died before taking office. George Kolombatovich was appointed V-P until Fall Board meeting at which time Board elected Edwin Hurst.

PRESIDENT VICE PRESIDENT SECRETARY TREASURER EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
1996 - 2000 Donald  W. Alperstein Edwin K. (Buzz) Hurst Andrew R. Gearhart, resigned Robert J. Prifrel Michael Massik 1/96
Sherry Posthumus* replaced by Michael E. Sullivan
Ralph A. Zimmerman*
Tom DiCerbo*, died shortly after elected
George Kolombatovich Interim VP, 7/96-9/96          
2000 - 2004 Stacey R. Johnson Barbara A. Lynch* Donald K. Anthony, Jr. Michael Sullivan Michael Massik
  Sherry Posthumus*
Ralph A. Zimmerman*
2004 - 2008 Nancy E. Anderson Samuel D. Cheris Linda M. Merritt Derek W. Cotton Michael Massik Resigned 9/12/08
J. Roberto Sobalvarro Christine Strong-Simmons, Interim 9/12/08-12/08
Edward Wright

**With acceptance of new Bylaws July 2010, V-P positions no longer continue as elected positions.

PRESIDENT VICE PRESIDENT** SECRETARY TREASURER EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
2008 - 2012 Kalle Weeks Jerry Benson 7/08-8/10 Bradley Baker R. Gregory Dilworth 7/08-7/10 Kurt Aichele 12/08-7/10
J. Roberto Sobalvarro 7/08-9/09 R. Gregory Dilworth 7/10-8/12
Mark Stasinos 7/08-8/10 Sunil Sabharwal 7/10-8/12
Jane Carter 9/09-8/10
2012 - 2016 Donald K. Anthony, Jr. Samuel D. Cheris Val Belmonte 9/12-8/13
Kris Ekeren, 8/13 - Present
2016 - 2020 Donald K. Anthony Jr. David Arias Kris Ekeren 8/13 - Present