SBD/October 28, 2011/Leagues and Governing Bodies

PBA Commissioner & CEO Schreyer Announces Retirement

Schreyer stepping down as
PBA Commissioner & CEO
PBA Commissioner & CEO Fred Schreyer yesterday announced his retirement after 11 years with the league. He will continue to serve as a senior adviser. The PBA BOD has named Geoff Reiss CEO and promoted Tom Clark to Commissioner, effective Nov. 1. Reiss joined the PBA as Vice Chair in March '11 after previously holding several positions at ESPN. Clark became the PBA VP & COO in March '08 after serving as the VP/Marketing & Communications for the U.S. Bowling Congress. He also served as USA Today Sports Editor from '00-05 (PBA). Clark said that his new position "would not require him to relocate" from Wisconsin, "even though PBA headquarters are in Seattle." As PBA Commissioner, Clark will "oversee the sport of professional bowling." Clark said that the PBA would "capture new audiences through global expansion and digital platforms such as Xtra Frame on pba.com" (MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL, 10/28). In New York, Bob Weiner noted among Schreyer’s "signature accomplishments during his tenure at the PBA’s helm were negotiation of umbrella sponsorship packages with Denny’s and Lumber Liquidators, opening PBA membership to women for the first time (2004), creation of the PBA Summer Series, creation of the PBA World Series of Bowling, production of the PBA’s 50th Anniversary Gala in 2009 and working to allow PBA members to represent their country as Team USA members" (DAILYGAZETTE.com, 10/27).
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