Paul V. Seiler assumed the duties of Executive Director/CEO of USA Baseball full time in January 2000. Seiler is a 19-year veteran of the organization, beginning his career with USA Baseball in 1988. He has held a variety of positions during that time, including the Director of National Team Operations from 1997-99.
In 2000, Seiler worked closely with Major League Baseball, the MLB Players Association and the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) to help lead Team USA to its first ever Olympic gold medal at the Sydney Games. The Trenton, N.J., native recently held an at-large position on the Executive Committee of the International Baseball Federation (IBAF) and is currently the second vice president of COPABE, the Pan American Baseball Confederation. Seiler was also one of two technical delegates for baseball in the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.
Seiler holds a Bachelor of Science degree in biology (pre-med) from the University of Scranton where he played soccer for the nationally-ranked Royals. Paul and his wife, Wendi, have a son, Braden, and a daughter, Abigail, and they live in Cary, N.C.
Carrington Austin joined USA Baseball as a licensing and retail coordinator in April 2012. During her time as a coordinator, Austin's responsibilities included managing merchandise at the 15U East Championship site and working in the USA Baseball Team Store in Cary, N.C. She has also worked closely with www.usabaseballshop.com since it was first launched in August 2012. Austin joined the USA Baseball staff full time in May 2013 as the organization's first-ever director of retail.
Austin graduated from North Carolina State University in May 2013 with a degree in business administration with a concentration in finance. While at NC State, she spent time working with University Recreation in the event-planning department.
She currently resides in Raleigh, N.C.
Jared Bodary was hired as USA Baseball's director of operations in May 2013 after serving as a coordinator of facility operations in the summer of 2012.
In his current capacity, Bodary manages equipment, merchandise and shipping along with the hiring of all National Training Complex staff members. He also assists with ensuring quality customer service of the team store at the NTC and the organization's online team store. Additionally, Bodary is responsible for managing the field schedules of all events at the NTC.
Prior to his time at USA Baseball, Bodary worked for two years with the Carolina Hurricanes and North Carolina State University doing operations at PNC Arena. He also spent time working for Campbell University doing event marketing.
Bodary received his associate's degree in criminal justice from Miller-Motte College in 2010 and his bachelor's degree in sports management from Campbell University in 2012. He currently resides in Cary, N.C.
Ashley Bratcher first joined USA Baseball in April 2009 as an operations intern after working for the University of North Carolina women’s soccer program as both a team manager and as an administrator of the North Carolina girls soccer camps. As an intern at USA Baseball, Bratcher worked on camps and clinics and other events at the National Training Complex in Cary, N.C. She joined USA Baseball full time in October 2009 as the director of operations and the Women’s National Team, where she oversees all operational needs at the National Training Complex, USA Baseball camps and clinics and the Women’s National Team program.
Bratcher graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in May 2009 with a degree in exercise and sports science with a focus in sport administration. She currently resides in Durham, N.C.
A 1980 graduate of Omaha Burke High School and a 1986 graduate of Creighton University (Neb.), Eric Campbell has spent 25 years in the sport industry as a professional player, college coach, college administrator, college instructor, and currently as an administrator at USA Baseball.
Campbell helped lead Burke to the 1979 Nebraska state high school championship. As a player at Creighton from 1981-84, Campbell played a variety of positions and even played all nine positions in a college baseball game. After being drafted by the Chicago White Sox as a pitcher and catcher, Campbell was released from professional baseball in 1985 and began his coaching/administrative career. After serving nine years in assistant-coach roles at Creighton, St. Thomas University (Fla.) and the United States Air Force Academy (AFA), Campbell served as the head baseball coach at the AFA from 1995-1998. Campbell's 1995 club posted 29 wins, a mark that stands as the second most wins in a season in AFA history.
After serving as a volunteer administrator to two United States Olympic Committee Olympic Festivals and serving as an administrator and coach to various USA Baseball events, Campbell joined the staff at USA Baseball in January 2000. After serving four years as the primary administrator for the Junior National Team (18U) program and various professional level programs, Campbell now serves as an administrator for USA Baseball National (collegiate) and Professional Teams.
In his eight years at USA Baseball, Campbell has served as the primary or assistant team administrator for 20 national teams. USA Baseball's National Team won gold medals at the 2004, 2006 and 2008 FISU World Collegiate Championships, and he helped guide the 2008 U.S. Olympic Baseball Team to a bronze medal in Beijing. Campbell also served on the technical committee for the inaugural World Baseball Classic in 2006 and is the team leader for the 2009 squad.
In 2009, Campbell helped lead the World Baseball Classic Team to a fourth-place finish, the Collegiate National Team to a World Baseball Challenge title and the World Cup Team to its second consecutive gold medal.
Campbell is married to the former Janette Bushyager and they have two daughters, Tillie and Lucy. The Campbells live in Raleigh, N.C.
After 12 years with the organization, Ray Darwin was named Chief Financial Officer in the spring of 2009. In this position, he oversees the human resources, accounting and finance functions, with a focus toward maximizing the organization's efficiency. In addition, Darwin assists in the planning, selection and administration of USA Baseball's various professional teams that participate in the World Baseball Classic, IBAF Baseball World Cup and Olympic Games.
Prior to serving as the CFO, Darwin managed both the 16U and 18U programs and assisted with many facets across the organization. Under his guidance, the 18U program won medals four out of five years from 2004-2008 including the silver medal at the 2008 IBAF "AAA" World Junior Championships. From 1998-2003, the 16U program compiled a 34-3 overall record and won three straight IBAF "AA" World Youth Championships. Darwin joined the organization as a media relations intern in May 1997.
Before joining USA Baseball, Darwin gained sports management experience working for the Texas Rangers and the University of Pennsylvania athletic department. He earned a Bachelor of Science in economics with a concentration in marketing from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1997. He also completed the Major League Scouting Bureau's scout fevelopment program in the fall of 2000 and has recently extended his education in accounting at North Carolina State University.
Darwin lives in Raleigh, N.C., with his wife, Stacy, his daughter, Miranda, and son, Sam.
Jocelyn Fern joined USA Baseball in January 2012 as the director of travel services. In this position, Fern secures flights and hotel reservations for USA Baseball tournaments and National Teams.
Prior to her role at USA Baseball, Fern planned hospitality events at Velocity Sports & Entertainment (now Team Epic) for sponsors of NASCAR. She graduated from Springfield College (Mass.) in 2010 with a Master's in sports management and was an intern at MassMutual Financial. As a member of MassMutual's sports hospitality team, she assisted with various events including New England Patriots games and the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach.
Fern received a degree in communications from Elon University (N.C.) in 2007. She currently resides in Raleigh, N.C.
Kevin Jones first joined USA Baseball in May 2012 as coordinator with the multimedia department. During his time as a coordinator, Jones was responsible for creating and managing video content on USA Baseball's MLB and YouTube video pages. He also led the production of various multimedia productions such as the National Team Identification Series (NTIS) Symposiums and Selection Show. In November 2012, Jones joined the USA Baseball staff full time as the organization's first-ever director of digital and social media. In this role he is responsible for creating all multimedia content as well as maintaining the social media networks of USA Baseball.
Jones graduated from North Carolina State University in August 2012 with a degree in communication and a concentration in media. While at NC State, he worked with GoPack.com All Access to broadcast various NC State sporting events and also spent time with CanesVision of the Carolina Hurricanes.
He currently lives in Raleigh, N.C.
David Perkins joined USA Baseball in March 1998, first working on the organization's Junior Olympic Baseball Championships. The then 56-team tournament has since become the 144-team USA Baseball 16U Championships. At the end of that summer, he assumed responsibility for USA Baseball's merchandise and retail programs. One year later, and prior to the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Perkins moved into the role of associate director of business development.
In 2003, the Tucson, Ariz., native was promoted to director of marketing and licensing, and, later that same year, he was part of a five-person relocation committee that selected North Carolina's Triangle-area as the new home for USA Baseball. More recently Perkins has worked to further develop the organization's revenue opportunities through both new on-field programs and marketing programs, which include USA Baseball's multi-year marketing partnership with MLB.
In early 2008, Perkins was named the organization's Chief Operating Officer. Perkins graduated from the University of Arizona with a degree in finance. He now resides in Cary, N.C., with his wife, Liz.
As a high school player out of Commack, N.Y., Rick Riccobono gained his first experience with USA Baseball as a member of the 18U National Trials Team in 1997. Drafted in the sixth round by the Boston Red Sox in 1998, he decided to forgo a scholarship to the University of Florida and went on to have a five-year Minor League career with a brief stop in big league Spring Training in 2000.
Riccobono resumed his education in 2002, which included studies in London in 2004. Later that year, he began employment with USA Baseball as an operations assistant at the Junior Olympics and 16U National Team Trials. For the next two years, he worked with various National Teams and events for the organization while earning his bachelor's at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.
In the fall of 2006, Rick formally took control of the 14U National Team program. The team competed in two events in 2007 taking gold twice while compiling a 14-0 record and outscoring opponents, 184-24, finishing the year as the 14U Pan American Champions.
In January 2009, Rick was named director of the 18U program after serving three successful years at the head of the 14U program. During his tenure, the 14U National Team held a 20-0 record internationally. Riccobono helped lead the 2009 18U National Team to its first-ever COPABE Pan American Championships title.
Riccobono resides in Raleigh, N.C., with his wife, Katie, and their daughters, Riley and Emmalyn.
Lindsay Robertson first joined USA Baseball in June 2009 as an events & public relations intern. Her primary focus was on the 2009 Triangle-Area “Extra Innings” Networking Event. In May 2010, she rejoined the staff for a second internship in a community-relations position, where she continued work on the networking event as well as the Tournament of Stars Host Family Program. In November 2010, Robertson began working full time as the director of community relations, developing and implementing USA Baseball events and initiatives in the Triangle-area community.
Robertson graduated from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington in May 2010 with a degree in communication studies and a minor in leadership studies. During her time at UNC-Wilmington, she worked for the baseball team as a student administrative assistant.
She currently resides in Raleigh, N.C.
Brant Ust -- a native of Redmond, Wash., by way of Great Britain and Belgium -- is a two-time USA Baseball alum, having played for the 1998 Collegiate National Team and the 2005 World Cup Team. He joined USA Baseball as a full-time employee in 2009 as the director of alumni relations. Through this he reconnects USA Baseball with its former players and helps raise awareness of future organizational initiatives.
After playing shortstop for Notre Dame, Ust was drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the sixth round of the 1999 MLB First-Year Player Draft. He went on to play nine years of professional baseball with the Boston Red Sox, Pittsburgh Pirates, eventually ending his career with the Seattle Mariners in 2008. The following year Ust served as an assistant coach for the University of Michigan baseball team. Immediately prior to joining USA Baseball, he worked in the marketing department of Scout Force, an Ann Arbor, Mich.-based compliance and recruiting software company.
Ust lives in Raleigh, N.C., with his wife, Jessica, and their son, Gavin.
Brooks Webb joined USA Baseball in January 2013 as the director of the 15U National Team program after assisting the organization in a media relations and operations role during the 2012 season. In this position, he oversees the USA Baseball 15U National Team and various identification events including the 14U, 15U and 17U National Team East Championships (formerly the Junior Olympics) in Florida.
Prior to joining USA Baseball, Webb was the director of business/player development for Performance Sports Academy in Jackson, Miss., where he was in charge of day-to-day operations for 16 travel baseball teams.
His experience also includes time at IMG, having served as an account executive for the South Alabama property in Mobile, Ala. In addition, Webb was the color commentator for South Alabama Baseball IMG radio broadcasts.
Webb received a degree in accounting from Birmingham-Southern College (Ala.), where he was a pitcher for the nationally-ranked Panthers baseball team that won three conference championships.
A native of Birmingham, Ala., he is married to the former Lauren Richardson, and resides in Raleigh, N.C.
Cody Wilcoxson was named the director of communications in April 2013 after previously serving the organization as coordinator of baseball information. Prior to rejoining USA Baseball, Wilcoxson spent eight months in the communications department of the United States Olympic Committee.
In his current role, Wilcoxson oversees the communications content as well as the federation's press officers and media inquiries.
During his tenure with the USOC, Wilcoxson assisted with a variety of communications and marketing projects related to the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Russia as well as facilitating media visits at the Olympic Training Complex in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Previously, Wilcoxson joined USA Baseball as the coordinator of baseball information in March 2011. In this role, he worked on the federation's print publications as well as fulfilling press officer duties. In the summer of 2012, Wilcoxson returned to USA Baseball as the press officer for the 18U National Team, accompanying the team on its gold-medal run at the IBAF 18U World Championships in Seoul, South Korea.
A resident of Raleigh, N.C., Wilcoxson graduated from Concordia University, St. Paul, with a degree in communications studies after a four-year collegiate baseball career.