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Advisory Board Candidates and Bios | Ohio Valley Basketball Officials Association | Cincinnati Ohio

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Advisory Board Candidates and Bios

Posted by | November 4, 2010 .

Name / Member Since / Bio or Comment

Justin Bass

Served on the board in 2008 completing the term for a.  Member Since 2003.

Sean Burns

I am excited for the opportunity to actively contribute to the association in the advisory board.  I would bring a zeal for officiating and expertise in teaching best practices, especially with respect the implementation of technology into instruction.  In particular, I have the perspective of a newer member; and, as somebody who has and is still receiving great help from more experienced mentors, I can bring insight into the training and development of younger members from my own recent and ongoing experience.  Member since 2009.

Tony Ciavarella

Member since 2002.

Henry Drees

Member since 2009.

Steve Hering

I would be a great addition to the advisory board as I have been a basketball official for nearly 30 years.  I have worked all levels from recreation to NCAA Division 2.  I have officiated in Ohio, Wisconsin and Georgia and have a unique perspective on the best practices from each local association that I have been a part of in those states.  Member since 1983.

Greg Kaiser

Member since 2007.

Randy Kleinsmith

Randy Kleinsmith –  Married with 3 kids.  Recently Retired from Procter & Gamble, after 32 years of service. Currently in my 21st Year of Officiating, all with the OVBOA.  If given the opportunity to serve on this Board, I would like to communicate my Key Learning’s over the years to other officials, especially those with minimal service years.  I also believe I can bring insight and ask “good questions” of the Board.  Do more “role playing” in our Weekly meetings as well (I think folks respond favorably),  and learn more by that type of interaction.  Finally, think short-term and long-term, when it comes to our Association and the direction we need to be heading.  Member since 1990.

Joe Piening

Member since 2004.

Gil Voigt

It is my pleasure to be a candidate for this year’s Advisory Board.  I have been a member of this association since 1994, but obtained my first license in basketball in 1973.  I officiated in the states of North Carolina and Florida from 1976-1990.  Overall I am entering my 37th year as a licensed basketball official.  I officiate all of the major conferences in the SW District.  I have had playoff games over the last 12 years.  I would love to bring to the association my years of experience.  Helping the new officials would be of utmost importance to me.  I would also like to bring suggestions from the members to the board meetings.  Trying to make our meetings more interactive and exciting would be something I would like to see happen.  Being an assistant college basketball coach at Mt. St. Joseph, I would also like to help bring in college and high school coaches for round table discussions.  I feel that at least one of our local meetings should be done on the floor with veteran official’s going through proper mechanics.  I am the head golf coach at Badin High School, varsity assistant baseball coach at Reading High School and Biology teacher at Fairfield High School.  I am a licensed official in football (State Finals in 2002) and in baseball.  I would appreciate your support for this year’s Advisory Board.  Member since 1994.

David Siefring
I am interested in joining the board and giving back. I have had many people help me a long the way and I feel
this would be a position that I can give back to others as well as the association. Member since 2009.
Eugene Smith

Hello OVBOA, after being voted in to fill the second year of a two year term of one of our members who is our VP, I’m proud to be a candidate for the advisory board. Having been on several committees that represent the growth and continued positive development of our association, I’ve been fortunate to have worked with our leaders that have nothing but the best interest of our association on their minds and in every decisions that are made. I would be proud to serve a full term representing the OVBOA. Thank you.  Member since 1996.