Paul V. Seiler assumed the duties of Executive Director/CEO of USA Baseball in October 2000, after previously serving the organization as Director of National Team Operations from 1997 to 1999 and in varying capacities since being hired in 1988.
During Seiler's tenure as the Executive Director/CEO, USA Baseball has forged a long-term partnership with Major League Baseball, experienced unprecedented success in its amateur national teams, renewed its international friendship series with Cuba, and now fields seven national teams and hosts more than 100 nation-wide events.
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 World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) and is currently the first 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.
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.
Shaun Cole was named the director of the USA Baseball 18U National Team program in June 2014.
In this role, Cole will oversee the USA Baseball 18U National Team program, including the USA Baseball Tournament of Stars presented by Major League Baseball, and the 17U National Team Identification Series -- the primary selection vehicles for the 18U National Team. Additionally, Cole will be responsible for hiring national-team and event coaching staffs, hosting national-team trials and training, and serving as the head of the U.S. delegation at 18U international baseball events.
Prior to joining USA Baseball, Cole served as the pitching coach for the University of Arizona for five seasons. In his time in Tucson, Cole led some of the most successful pitching staffs in school history, culminating in 2012 when the Wildcats won the Pac-12 title, and, ultimately, the College World Series title.
A graduate of William Penn University in Oskaloosa, Iowa, Cole's resume includes baseball operations assignments for the general manager of the Tacoma Rainiers, the Seattle Mariners Triple-A affiliate, serving as pitching coach and recruiting coordinator at Edmonds Community College in Lynnwood, Washington, and directing baseball operations at Arizona while completing his master's degree from the University of Washington.
Cole lives in Cary, N.C., with his wife, Jackie.
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.
Mark Dvoroznak was named the assistant director of development in November 2013 after previously serving the organization as the coordinator of the 18U National Team and alumni relations.
In his current capacity, Dvoroznak is responsible for the day-to-day management of established USA Baseball programming within the development department. His assignments include a heavy focus on the National High School Invitational, National Team Identification Series and the 12U National Team, as well as a supporting role with the Golden Spikes Award. Dvoroznak is also responsible for providing research and administrative support for future USA Baseball programs, products and projects from the conceptual phase through launch.
Prior to joining USA Baseball, Dvoroznak worked in a variety of roles for the Cleveland Indians organization, including serving as the Minor League video coordinator for the Single-A Carolina Mudcats in the summer and fall of 2012. He also spent time working for his hometown NFL franchise, the Cleveland Browns.
A resident of Durham, N.C., Dvoroznak graduated from West Virginia University with a degree in business administration with a focus in accounting and a minor in sport and exercise psychology after a four-year collegiate baseball career.
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.
Tom Gottlieb joined the USA Baseball staff in June 2014 as the assistant director of operations.
As the assistant director of operations, Gottlieb assisted in the administration and operation of the 2014 USA Baseball National Team Championships West in Arizona. He will manage the event starting in 2015. He is also in charge of overseeing operational budgeting and all facility operations at the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, N.C., for all USA Baseball events. His responsibilities will include field scheduling, hiring staff and managing event- and game-day facility logistics.
Prior to assuming his current role at USA Baseball, Gottlieb worked the 2012 Prospect Classic and served the organization as a National Team Championships West coordinator.
Gottlieb earned a bachelor's degree in sports management from Seton Hall University, where he also worked with the school's baseball team. He currently resides in Durham, N.C.
Raquel Howes was named the manager of USA Baseball Shop experience in January 2015 after serving as the coordinator of retail and merchandising in 2014.
In her current position, Howes' primary responsibilities includes facilitating the e-commerce for USABaseballShop.com, including fulfillment and customer service. She also oversees on-site merchandise for the USA Baseball 15U East National Team Championships in Palm Beach County, Fla.
Howes will also control the social media platforms for the USA Baseball Shop and manage the day-to-day operation of the USA Baseball Team Store at the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, N.C.
Howes holds her master's degree in sports administration from Eastern Kentucky University. She received her bachelor's degree in sports management from EKU, where she played four seasons of NCAA Division I softball. She currently resides in Cary, 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.
Tim Kay was named the director of video scouting in February 2014, after previously serving USA Baseball as the coordinator of the Collegiate National Team in 2013.
In his current role, Kay is responsible for the video scouting department, which works to provide each national-team selection committee with quality, multi-angle video of potential national-team athletes. He is also responsible for developing scouting video of participants at all USA Baseball events, as well as overseeing the acquisition of video while the national teams are in season.
Prior to joining the USA Baseball staff, Kay worked for the Washington Nationals as an advanced scouting intern in 2010 before spending 2011 and 2012 as the Arizona League video coordinator for the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Kay earned a degree in sports management from Bluffton University where he also had a successful four-year baseball career. His .403 career batting average is good for third-best in the team's history. Kay currently lives in Raleigh, N.C.
Cicely Lopez was named the assistant director of accounting and finance in July 2013 after previously serving as the organization's coordinator of retail and finance.
In her current role, Lopez oversees day-to-day financial needs of the federation.
Lopez is a graduate of East Carolina University, where she majored in business administration with a concentration in accounting. She also competed on the Pirates' softball team as a utility player, helping the team to NCAA Regional appearances in 2010 and 2011.
She graduated from East Carolina in May 2013 and currently resides in Durham, N.C.
Lauren Oldham was promoted to assistant director of amateur development in November 2014 after serving the organization as coordinator of research and development in the summer of 2014.
Under her current title, Oldham oversees and helps maintain several youth- and governance-driven initiatives. She also oversees the marketing aspects of USA Baseball's joint youth arm care initiative with Major League Baseball, Pitch Smart.
As part of her undergraduate study at Elon University, Oldham conducted a three-year study that explored the relationship between the diversity, in terms of gender, of NCAA Division I softball coaching staffs and their programs' winning percentages.
Oldham, a four-year Division I athlete in softball, holds her bachelor's degree in sport and event management with minors in business administration and coaching from Elon, and is currently pursuing her master's degree from N.C. State University. She resides in Pittsboro, 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.
Rick Riccobono was promoted to senior director of development for USA Baseball in March 2013 after serving the organization as the director of development from 2010 to early 2013. Riccobono has directed a multitude of programs since his hiring in 2004.
In his current role, Riccobono is responsible for areas of governance and the continued health and proliferation of the amateur game. As part of his duties, Riccobono serves as a liaison between Major League Baseball, USA Baseball and its national member organizations in matters pertaining to the amateur game.
During his tenure with USA Baseball, Riccobono has been innovative, leading USA Baseball's efforts with the Pitch Smart initiative, a joint youth arm care website created in partnership with MLB, while also taking the USA Baseball Breakthrough Series, the 12U National Team program, the 14U National Team program, the National Team Identification Series and the National High School Invitational from conception to publication.
Riccobono's time at USA Baseball has also included National Team program director duties at the 12U, 14U and 18U age levels. In all, he served the organization as part of six different national teams that captured five gold medals while compiling a total international record of 43-2.
Riccobono was selected in the sixth round of the 1998 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft by the Boston Red Sox out of Commack (N.Y.) High School. He received his bachelor of arts in communications from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and currently resides in Raleigh, N.C., with his wife, Katie, and their three daughters, Riley, Emmalyn and Vivian.
James Vick was named the assistant director of operations for USA Baseball in January 2014 after serving as a USA Baseball coordinator in both 2012 and 2013.
Under his current title, Vick is responsible for jointly overseeing operational budgeting and all facility operations for USA baseball events at the organization's National Training Complex in Cary, N.C. This includes field scheduling, hiring staff and managing event and game day facility logistics. In particular, Vick focuses on the administration and operation of the USA Baseball 14U, 16U and 18U Cups. He is also responsible for providing ongoing support for USA Baseball's retail program, with a particular emphasis on shipping orders and handling customer service inquiries.
Prior to joining USA Baseball full time, Vick served as a coordinator with the organization for two years. In 2012, he worked as the coordinator for the 15U West Championships before serving as the coordinator for National Training Complex events in 2013.
Vick is a graduate of North Carolina State University where he earned a degree in sport management. He currently resides in Raleigh, N.C.
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 all outward communications from the federation as well as the federation's press officers and media inquiries. His responsibilities include content on USABaseball.com, the federation's various social media platforms and working in cooperation with USA Baseball's department directors to promote the organization's national teams, the National Team Development Program, the Golden Spikes Award -- given annually to the nation's top amateur baseball player -- and other USA Baseball initiatives. Additionally, Wilcoxson serves as USA Baseball's official media spokesperson.
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 with a concentration on sports journalism and a minor in writing after a four-year collegiate baseball career.