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November 14, 2023

USA Archery announces election results for Board of Directors

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – USA Archery’s Board of Directors will have four new faces for the new year, with two of those as a result of elections for the At-Large Athlete Director and At-Large Director.

Experienced international para archer and retired US Army Staff Sergeant Jason Tabansky (pictured) was elected as the At-Large Athlete Director. Rhonda Ryals, a university compliance officer involved in the sport since the age of nine, was elected as the At-Large Director.

Tabansky said, “I am honored to have been elected to the USA Archery board of directors. I will do my best to represent every athlete with the upmost professionalism and candor."

Meanwhile, the Nominating and Governance Committee has selected two new Independent Directors. Nobuhisa Ishizuka and Josh Halpern join the Board of Directors with a vast history of board experience.

Ishizuka is a Senior Officer and Lecturer in Law at Columbia Law School, boasting over 30 years of legal experience, and he has served on the United States Rowing Association as the Chair and President.

Halpern is the CEO of the Shaquille O’Neal founded Big Chicken and also CEO of Beer Park in Las Vegas. He brings over 20 years of sales and revenue experience. In his free time, he enjoys coaching his children’s sports teams.

All four Directors will begin their terms January 1, 2024 and will serve a three year term through the end of 2026.

The USA Archery Board of Directors represents the interests of the archery community and its athletes by providing the organization with policy, guidance and strategic direction. It also oversees the management of USA Archery and its affairs but does not manage the organization. The Board focuses on long-term objectives and impacts, empowering the Chief Executive Officer to manage a staff-driven organization with effective Board oversight.

Learn more about USA Archery Governance and Committees here.

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