Current Board of Directors & Officers

General Powers. The affairs of USA Cheer are governed and conducted by a Board of Directors. The Board of Directors have primary responsibility for the programs of USA Cheer by determining policy and exercising jurisdiction related thereto, and approving actions of any committees it appoints to directly administer or implement these programs.

The Board Makeup. The Board consists of fifteen individuals. Members of the Board may consist of both males and females, and shall be selected without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex or national origin.

Election. The following organizations are entitled to elect the number of members of the Board of Directors set forth below:

Active Athletes Assembly: 3

  • Ben Schreiber (12/31/22)
  • Chelsey Stevens (12/31/20) – Treasurer
  • [vacant] (12/31/22)

Coaches Assembly: 3

  • Carolyn Shoemaker (12/31/22)
  • Christa Sanford (12/31/20)
  • [vacant] (12/31/22)

National Alliance for School Cheerleading (NASC): 4

  • Bill Seely (12/31/20) – President
  • Buffy Duhon (12/31/20)
  • Jesa Herman (12/31/22)
  • Kim Kaye (12/31/22) – Vice President

National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS): 1

  • Rhonda Blandford Green (12/31/20) – Secretary

US All Star Federation (USASF): 3

  • Jim Chadwick (12/31/20) – Vice President
  • Justin Carrier (12/31/20)
  • Melanie Berry (12/31/22)

NCAA or Significant Collegiate Athletic Organization: 1

  • [vacant] (1/15/24)

Ex Officio Director: Jim Lord
Ex Officio Director: Mike Burgess
Ex Officio Member: Landon Craft – Assistant Treasurer
Ex Officio Member: Jessica Chatto – Assistant Secretary

USA Cheer Staff

Lauri Harris

Executive Director
lharris@usacheer.org

Jim Lord

Director of Education and Programs
jlord@usacheer.org

Jessica Chatto

Executive Assistant & Director of STUNT Operations
jchatto@usacheer.org