Elections for officers will take place at the Winter Meetings at the end of January. Below is the 2nd of 3 candidates that will be running for Operations Director:
Ryan Holdhusen from Pegasus Slowpitch Softball Association
Hello International Pride Softball! My name is Ryan Holdhusen from Dallas, Texas. I am honored to have been nominated to serve as the Operations Director for iPS/NAGAAA. I humbly accepted the nomination with enthusiasm, as serving on the iPS/NAGAAA board would allow me to bring my professional and NAGAAA-related experience to the leadership of our beloved organization.
I have served the NAGAAA membership as GSWS Vice President and Director of Events (2014), NAGAAA Cup Host City Director (2016) , NAGAAA Marketing Chair (2016), NAGAAA Membership Chair (2017-2019), and as Executive Director of the 2022 GSWS, NAGAAA’s 45th and largest ever GSWS! I have also served my Dallas league locally as Commissioner, Asst. Commissioner, and Recruitment Coordinator. Over my tenure in service to my league, or to NAGAAA, my operational, budget management, and leadership skills have been put to the test several times. I believe these lessons learned, along with my sincere desire to create the ultimate player experience, while serving the best interest of our organization, suit me very well for this position. Additionally, I have been involved in event management and operational oversight in my career over the last 25+ years.
I have been honored to be inducted into my local (PSSA) Hall of Fame in 2016, and the NAGAAA Hall of Fame in 2023. My recent induction has pushed me to follow so many of my mentors and friends, who continue in service to our organization, as long as I am able to give back. I’m proud to have the full support and encouragement of my wonderful partner of 5+ years, Caleb, who knows the amount of time and sacrifice this position will require. I am ready to continue my service to NAGAAA/iPS. I look forward to having the opportunity to present my qualifications and answer your questions in Las Vegas in January! I humbly ask for your confidence and vote!
Elections for officers will take place at the Winter Meetings at the end of January. Below is the second of two candidates that will be running for Secretary:
Andy Rock from New South Softball
Andy has volunteered with NAGAAA since 2018 and has transformed the organization’s marketing and communications program, led the initial rebrand committee for iPrideSoftball, established an online registration process for GSWS and NAGAAA Cup, led the RFP process for the next player database, and landed a nonprofit license grant from Microsoft.
Andy has served multiple roles on Emerald City Softball Association’s executive board, including Secretary. He has competed at the A, B, and C division and coached C, D and E division levels. Andy is also the first recipient of the Mona Garcia Outstanding Volunteer Award.
Elections for officers will take place at the Winter Meetings at the end of January. Below is one of two candidates that will be running for Secretary:
Robert “Bobby” Schmahl from Suncoast Softball (Tampa)
Gasparilla Softball Classic
I’m Robert “Bobby” Schmahl, here to introduce myself as a candidate for International Pride Softball Secretary.
I’ve been a member of Tampa’s Suncoast Softball League for approximately 28 years, many in a leadership capacity. I’ve served our Gasparilla Softball Classic tournament as co-producer or committee member, currently in my 10th year overall as league commissioner, and served multiple committees.
Our members describe me as dedicated, detail oriented/organized, and a hard worker. In my day job I’m a database marketing professional in the insurance industry.
I’d like to bring these experiences to International Pride Softball as we continue to grow!