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BPAA Executive Director Steve Johnson steps down

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BPAA Board of Directors to Conduct National Search for Replacement

ARLINGTON, Texas - The Bowling Proprietors' Association of America (BPAA) announced today Steve Johnson resigned as executive director, effective immediately. The announcement was made during a board of directors meeting at the International Bowling Campus in Arlington, Texas.

"After my years of service and undergoing the challenge of leading and implementing a number of initiatives for the association, it is time for new leadership," Johnson said. "I'm proud of the progress and accomplishments we've made at the BPAA and this is an appropriate time for me to pursue another opportunity outside of bowling and for BPAA to select an individual to build on what we have all accomplished."

In accepting his resignation, BPAA President Cathy DeSocio said, "We all thank Steve for his leadership, marketing acumen and his dedicated years of service," adding, "we greatly appreciate all that he has brought to BPAA and we wish him the best in the future."

DeSocio said BPAA will begin a national search for a successor. In the meantime, the officer group of the board consisting of DeSocio, President-elect Tom Martino, Secretary Alan Nordman and Treasurer Nancy Schenk will assume interim executive director responsibilities until a replacement is chosen.

All press inquiries should be directed to President Cathy DeSocio by phone at 316-648-4972, or email at desocioca@aol.com.

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