ARLINGTON, Texas – Jason Overstreet has been named United States Bowling Congress (USBC) Deputy Executive Director by Executive Director Chad Murphy. The move elevates Overstreet from his previous role as Managing Director of Marketing and Communications, and is part of a broader leadership restructuring.
Joining Murphy and Overstreet on the new USBC executive team will be Chief Financial Officer Jennifer Salazar and Managing Director of National Governing Body Neil Stremmel. A search is ongoing for a Managing Director of Technology/Operations/Planning.
“Moving forward, I believe USBC needs fewer executives and more direct accountability,” Murphy said. “I also felt naming a clear second in command for the organization was important. Jason Overstreet is a unique fit with his knowledge of the bowling industry, media background, and analytical focus.”
As deputy executive director, Overstreet will continue to oversee the marketing, communications, television production and business development functions for USBC, while adding supervision of association development and membership services.
As part of the restructuring, Murphy will assume executive leadership of USBC tournaments and Stremmel will assume executive leadership of USBC rules.
“I am grateful for this opportunity to serve USBC and the sport of bowling in a larger way,” Overstreet said. “I share Chad Murphy’s belief that this structure will help strategically align USBC’s business units, allowing us to serve our customers and the industry more efficiently and consistently.”
Overstreet joined USBC in 2008 as Director of Public Relations and Publications following more than a decade of work as an on-air television reporter. Before coming to USBC, he was a lead reporter for the FOX network affiliate in Dallas/Fort Worth. Overstreet also previously worked for television stations in Oklahoma City and Champaign/Springfield, Ill., as both a news reporter and sports anchor. Prior to his media career, Overstreet worked in the Washington, D.C. office for Fleishman-Hillard Public Relations.
Overstreet grew up working in a 16-lane bowling center, touching every part of the business from the pro shop to youth league director. He holds a degree in communications from Northwestern University and an executive business management certification from the University of Texas at Austin.