See the divisions and responsibilities of ACBL administration and governing bodies, the policies they support and other official documents.
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Currently, there are 25 geographically defined districts as shown on the map on the left. Each district has a representative on the ACBL Board of Directors.
Our 300+ units supervise and promote bridge within their boundaries. They have the exclusive right to host sectionals in their territory and may conduct other special games such as unit championships. Each unit receives a share of ACBL membership fees. We encourage units to use these fees for programs to increase membership and enhance the enjoyment of the game for all members.
When applying for a charter and to remain a unit in good standing, a unit must agree to comply with ACBL Bylaws, rules and regulations.
District and Unit Websites
(Unit websites are listed under their corresponding district)
- District 1
- District 2
- District 3
- District 4
- District 5
- District 6
- District 7
- District 8
- District 9
- District 10
- District 11
- District 12
- District 13
- District 14
- District 15
- District 16
- District 17
- District 18
- District 19
- District 20
- District 21
- District 22
- District 23
- District 24
- District 25
Support for Units
The ACBL comprises 25 regional districts, each of which elects a member to serve on the Board of Directors. The board is the league’s legislative body with responsibility for establishing the regulations for tournaments and play and the overall budget and administration of the league. The districts are composed of approximately 300 units whose board members elect the national director for their district. District Directors are limited to four consecutive three-year terms.
ACBL’s Board of Directors supervise and regulate the business, property and affairs of the ACBL, except as otherwise expressly provided by law, the Certificate of Incorporation or the ACBL Bylaws. The Board employs an executive director to manage and conduct ACBL business in accordance with policies and regulations established by the board of directors.
From: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Board Committees: Bridge,Stategic, and Honorary Member
Bridge experience: I have been playing off and on for 50+ years. My proudest achievement is representing Canada at the World Championships in Lille and Montreal.
Volunteer service: President of District 1 for 20+ years, Vice President of District 1 and Unit 230, a long-time member of the Goodwill Committee, Zone Director on the Canadian Bridge Federation Board and was Vice President for two years. Ex-Officio, I am now an advisor to the CBF Board.
Other: I am a bridge teacher and have taught in schools. I was one of the first accredited teachers but am not actively teaching now.
Career/professional activities: I am retired but was a hospital and health administrator and consultant.
Education: B.S., Loyola College (now part of Concordia University) in Montreal; D.H.A. (Diploma in Hospital Administration), University of Toronto (Masters degree equivalent).
Hobbies and interests: Arts: served on boards of theatre and classical music organizations. Volunteer for these organizations as well as Jazz Festival. Play sports (basketball) and volunteer for sports events.
Family:My Mother and brothers live in Montreal.
Board committees: Strategic and Governance
Bridge experience: Play at local club and tournaments. Attend many NABC During Pandemic started to play on BBO. 1200 MP
Volunteer service: Previously: Unit Board Member, I/N Chair for 3 NABC in Toronto, Education and School Bridge Coordinator for Unit 166 and District 2, Board Member of ACBL Educational Foundation
Other: Previously: Halton District School Board Trustee
Currently: President, Halton Hills Quilt Guild, Town of Milton theatre volunteer, Friends of Killbear board member
Career/professional activities: Elementary School Teacher
Education: B.A., B. of Ed.
Hobbies and interests: Bridge, quilting, canoeing, hiking, camping, dogs
Family: Married. 4 sons. 6 grandchildren.
From: White Plains NY
Board committees: Bridge, Finance, Audit and Executive Director Review
Bridge experience: Certified Director, Emerald Life Master.
Volunteer service: Unit C&E Committee, District Appeals Chair, District Board member, District Treasurer, District Youth Bridge(501 (c)3) Director and Treasurer.
Other: Board member and Chair of several not for profit charities, private school boards and social organizations.
Career/professional activities: Retired Citibank and Dime Bancorp executive formerly responsible for supervision of western U.S. lending; worldwide credit and risk management; former director of Citicorp USA, Citibank International; President and director of Dime Consulting Group.
Education: B.A. Columbia College, M.A. Columbia University.
Hobbies and interests: Bridge, travel, exercise, reading.
Family: Wife Kassie, two children, two stepchildren, eight grandchildren.
From: Pennington, NJ
Board Committees: ACBL Treasurer, Finance (Chair), Governance/Board Operations, Tournament Taskforce
Bridge experience: I joined the ACBL in 1976. My proudest achievements are eight NABC wins and three world medals. Enjoying a busy bridge teaching career. Proud to have been nominated for the 2016 ABTA Teacher of the Year.
Volunteer service: Unit 141 and District 4 board member for more years than I can remember, serving as Unit 141 treasurer, Unit 141 President and District 4 President. Webmaster and Publicity Chair for District 4.Fast Results bulletins and slide shows for all District 4 Regional tournaments. Entertainment chair of 1996 Philadelphia NABC. Co-chair of 2010 WBF tournament in Philadelphia. Co-Chair of 2012 Philadelphia NABC and 2018 Philadelphia NABC.
Career/professional activities: President of Spirit Financial, a non-profit organization for 30+ years before retiring in 2010.
Education: B.A. Villanova University.
Hobbies and interests: Travel, wine, food, theater, puzzles, British mysteries and teaching on bridge cruises.
Family: Married for 35 years to husband and bridge partner, Bob. Four sons, four daughter-in-laws and ten grandchildren.
Board Committees: Bridge, strategic and Audit
Bridge experience: Read my beginning bridge book prior to 1960, joined ACBL in the 60’s, active player since the mid-70’s. Platinum life master, nearing 13,000 points. Two national seconds (long ago).
Volunteer service: Unit 125 Board of Directors (long ago), District 5 Treasurer since 2007, long time member of Board of Governors, member of National Conduct Committee.
Other: CPA. Military service 1969-1971 (drafted prior to senior year in law school).
Career/professional activities: Retired from IRS in 2007; worked as Attorney (Estate Tax) for 33+ years.
Education: BSBA (accounting major) from Ohio State University, 1967 JD from Washington University, St. Louis, 1972
Hobbies and interests: Reading, travel
Family: Married to Hope in 2004. Acquired her 5 children and what is now 14 grandchildren.
From: Annandale, Virginia
Board committees: Appeals and Charges, Governance/Board Operations, Executive Director Review, Transition Taskforce, Tournament Taskforce
Bridge experience: I have been playing for 35 years. My proudest achievements include three top ten finishes in NABC+/NABC Events (Open BAM, Mixed Pairs, and 10k Swiss), two with my husband and favorite partner.
Volunteer service: Unit Board Member, 12 years; Unit Vice President, six years; Unit President, 1999-2001; District Vice President 2005; District President, 2005-06; District 6 Representative to the MABC, 1998-2006; District Director since 2011; Co-Chair of D.C. NABC, 1993; Chair of D.C. NABCs, 2002, 2009 and 2016; Regional TC 1989-2010; Sectional TC 1989-Current; Managing Editor, D6 TableTALK publication, 2002-Current.
Career/professional activities: Systems analyst for 33 years with a not-for-profit company working for the federal government. Requirements, workflow, best practices analysis; acquisition training, support; budget reporting.
Education: BA, American Univ; Russian Lang Certification, Univ of Toronto; MA & Russian Inst Certification, Indiana University; SW Eng Certification, GWU; Project Mgt Professional (PMP) from ’05.
Hobbies and interests: Wine, cooking, fine and fun dining with friends, offering wine and food tastings for auction through not-for-profit organizations, reading, working in support of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.
Family: Widowed. Stepson, daughter-in-law and granddaughter living on the West Coast.
Board Committees: Governance, Bylaws, NABC Review, Transition Taskforce, Tournament Taskforce
Bridge experience: Joined ACBL in 1963 and had been playing casually off-and-on since high school. I have almost 20,000 masterpoints.
Volunteer service: Georgia Unit 114, past board member including terms as President, Vice President and Secretary, board member; District 7 board, past President; Mid-Atlantic Bridge Conference, past President (twice); Chairman, ACBL BoG 2009-2012
Career/professional activities: Attorney, admitted to Georgia Bar 1969; three years active duty USAF as JAG officer; two years as Public Defender and over 30 years in private practice; semi-retired since 2005; also served in AF Reserve as a JAG; retired as Lt. Col.
Education: Public Schools in many locations (Father was in the Army); University of Georgia, A.B. 1967, J.D. 1969
Hobbies and interests: Politics; UGA Football
Family: Married Mae in 1968; Sons Michael Jr., David, and Patrick; Grandchildren Alexa, Michael III, Caroline, Nicholas, Max, and Abigail.
From: Morton, Illinois
Board committees: 2020/2021 ACBL President
Bridge experience: I have been playing for 34 years. My proudest moment is winning our first mutual masterpoint while playing with my son last year.
Volunteer service: Prior: Unit 208 board member, NAP coordinator and charity chairman, District 8 board member, president and judiciary committee chair. Current: District 8 GNT coordinator, member of WBF Executive Council and Management Committee, Honorary Secretary of WBF. President of Board of Trustees of the ACBL Charity Foundation.
Career/professional activities: Lawyer. After 26 years with the Illinois Attorney General’s Office, I switched jobs last May and now work for the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, representing the Department in child abuse and neglect hearings.
Education: Millikin University (English and American Studies); J.D., Stanford Law School; all of the prerequisites and half of the coursework for an M.B.A. from Illinois State University.
Hobbies and interests: Reading, traveling, visiting family. Not much time for anything else until I retire.
Family: I became a mother on December 22, 2014, when I adopted my son, Kortlan. He is my first and only child, and between him, bridge and work, I am kept plenty busy. I also have four nieces and became a great-aunt last year.
From: Boynton Beach, Florida
Board committees: Governance, Transition Taskforce, Tournament Taskforce
Bridge experience: I started playing bridge while attending Vanderbilt University, representing Vanderbilt in the Inter-collegiate competition.
Volunteer service: Served in every capacity in District 9 and Florida Unit 128, including President, Vice President, and Secretary. I have volunteered around duplicate bridge since 1971. I previously served on the National Disciplinary Committee (Chair), Goodwill Committee. Volunteer of the Year- District 9, First Alternate District 9 Director, Member- Board of Governors District 9.
Career/professional activities: Member of the Florida Bar (since 1979). Former Chief Circuit Judge, Chief Assistant State’s Attorney, Chief Assistant Public Defender. Former: Special Magistrate for Monroe County and The City of Key West. Mediator. I was a licensed Real Estate Broker.
Education: BA – Cum Laude, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, JD- University of Florida College of Law, Gainesville, FL.
Hobbies and interests: Travel, Movies, and Foodie
Family: Married to Bryan Armstrong, 2 dogs- Cooper and Dash
District 10: Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Arkansas
Bridge experience: Joined ACBL in 1975, when in college. Represented University of Alabama-Huntsville in National Intercollegiate Bridge Tournament (1978). Played professionally (part-time) in 1980s. Took 1990s off while coaching youth baseball, softball, basketball, and soccer. Played sporadically in 2000s. Began playing more again after retiring (2013). Won 2013 NABC+ Fast Pairs; 2 NABC+ 2nds; 15+ top 5s; WBF World Master.
Volunteer service: Unit 232 Rep to District 10; District 10 Recorder (4 years); Vice-President (4 years); President (2019-present); BoG (2016-2021); First Alternate District 10 Director (2018-2021)
Other: Retired Missile Defense Scientist/Manager. Participated in several national defense expert panels.
Career/professional activities:Retired Missile Defense Scientist/Manager. Participated in several national defense expert panels.
Education: B.S. Mathematics, UAH (1977); Graduate work in Math and Operations Research, UAH, (1977-78)
Hobbies and interests: Fantasy baseball and football, trivia (esp., sports, rock ‘n’ roll, and history), traveling, cooking, walking.
Family: Wife, Cindy (Diamond Life Master), 2 children, 1 grandchild, 2 cats: Muggsy and Romeo.
A. J. Stephani
Board committees: Governance, Bylaws, Elections, Appeals and Charges
Bridge experience: I learned bridge in college, took the familiar hiatus while raising a young family, and returned to the game, duplicate, and ACBL in 2005. My high point as a player came in 2015-2016, when I held simultaneous titles as Flight B Grand National Teams Champion and B North American Pairs Champion.
Volunteer service: Cincinnati Bridge Association (Unit 124) President, 2011-14. District 11 Tournament Coordinator, 2011-present. Cincinnati Flying Pig Regional Chair, 2015-present. District 11 Board member, First Alternate to ACBL Board of Directors, 2011-present.
Other: ACBL-certified Director and Club Manager. I currently direct several games at the Cincinnati Bridge Center, but my real passion is teaching our great game, and I currently juggle 6-7 classes each week.
Career/professional activities: Department of Psychiatry, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine — Director of Legal Didactics and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship Program, 2001 – Present. University of Cincinnati College of Law — Adjunct Professor, 1998 – Present. Xavier University — Adjunct Professor, 2009 – Present. I also write and update about a dozen legal practice manuals annually on the subjects of state and federal evidence and civil procedure law.
Education: B.A., Yale University (Psychology), J.D., University of Cincinnati.
Hobbies and interests: Co-founder and current member of what is almost certainly the longest continuous rotisserie (fantasy) basketball league anywhere (1988-present); baseball history.
Family: My wife, Robin Totsch, and I were married in 1993, and we have three bridge-playing and tournament-caddying children, Zach, Isaac, and Elenya. I am commonly known among junior bridge players as simply “Isaac’s Dad,” as he is very active in the USBF Junior Program and was part of the U21 team representing the US in Italy at the World Youth Teams Championship in Italy in August 2016.
From: Plainwell, Michigan
District 12: Lower peninsula of Michigan, northern Indiana and northwest Ohio
Board committees: Appeals and Charges, Bridge, Masterpoints
Bridge experience: I learned bridge while watching my parents play rubber bridge with other bridge playing couples. I have been a member of the ACBL since 1973. My proudest achievement is making the finals in the Blue Ribbon pairs during the Providence NABC.
Volunteer service: Western Michigan Unit Board President, 1986-present; District 12 Board Member, 1986-present (three terms as President; four terms as Vice President); District 12 First Alternate, one term; member, National Goodwill and Charity Committees and elected trustee to the ACBL Educational Foundation; co-chair of seven ACBL regional tournaments.
Other: Active in unit mentoring programs, bridge teacher in private group sessions. Directed bridge games in the late 1970s, early 1980s.
Career/professional activities: I have work experience in the auto service industry and in retail book sales. However, my career was in the steel industry, working 25 years at Hascall Steel.
Education: B.A. inBusiness Administration, Western Michigan University.
Hobbies and interests: Golf and board games (especially Dune and Settlers of Catan).
Family: I met my wife, Susan, in 1977 at the Lansing, MI Sectional held Thanksgiving weekend. We were married in March 1978. Our son, Taylor, was born in December 1979. We had a daughter in October 1981, who is deceased. My mother, Darlene (former secretary of Unit 195), continues to play bridge now in Oklahoma City, where she moved from Florida to live with my brother, Bob. A sister in Florida has returned to bridge after a long absence, and a brother in California is trying to increase and improve his bridge playing. I have two other non-bridge playing siblings.
Board committees: Bridge, NABC Review, Transition Taskforce. I am also the Hall of Fame Liaison.
Bridge experience: I have been playing for 45 years. My proudest achievement is being nominated for an International Bridge Press Association award last year.
Volunteer service: Unit 123 president and newsletter editor; District 13: I/N newsletter editor, regional bulletin editor; USBF: Editor of all Daily Bulletins at the Junior, Senior, Open and Women’s United States Bridge Championships; regional tournament chair of Central States in Lake Geneva; chair of the 2015 Chicago Summer NABC; publicity chair for the 2006 and 1998 Chicago NABCs.
Career/professional activities: Wrote telecommunications columns for two Atari-specific publications 30-some years ago, stay-at-home mom.
Education: B.A, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana.
Hobbies and interests: Grandchildren, Words with Friends, grandchildren, reading, grandchildren, Facebook, grandchildren.
Family: Husband and bridge partner, Stan; Children, Lisa (a Wisconsin State Representative in Madison) and Scott (a convertible/arb trader) married to Tara; granddaughters, Payton, Reagan (learning bridge – see videos on USBF Junior Training Page on FB) and Scarlett (the one with the attitude); grandsons, Cooper and Carson.
Bridge Experience: I learned bridge in college by reading Sheinwold’s Five Weeks to Winning Bridge with some friends. We fed ourselves playing money bridge in SF at private clubs. Then we discovered duplicate bridge! After a hiatus for work and family, I returned to duplicate. High points have been meeting my husband when he joined my GNT team, developing trusting partnerships and mentoring rising stars.
Volunteer service: Unit 241 Educational Foundation board member, Unit 241 board and GNT Chair, Mentoring program, Tournament committees; District 14 GNT Chair, Vice-President, BOG; ACBL Charity Committee
Other: President, American Association of University Professors, NE, where we introduced “The Red Book” to all post -secondary institutions in the state with a well-attended conference for administrators.
Boards of The Nature Conservancy, NE and the American Civil Liberties Union, NE.
Career/professional activities: Professor Emeritus, Department of Psychology, University of Nebraska at Omaha Founding Director, Faculty Development Program, UNO Program evaluator for many federal grants in higher education and in medicine and special education
Statistician for successful gender salary equity case in higher education, developed and taught model for such cases for the AAUP
Education: B.A., Psychology, University of California at Berkeley Ph.D., Educational Psychology and Measurement, University of Nebraska at Lincoln
Hobbies and interests: Bridge, travel, cooking, walking and easy hiking.
Family: Married to Mike Liddy, raised our blended family of 8 children and 1 grandchild, and now have 9 grandchildren.
Board Committees: Bridge, Tournament Taskforce, and Honorary Member
Bridge experience: Started playing 14 years ago. My wife and I played in our first major tournament with less than 5 points during the KC Regional in December. They treated us so nice, we have been coming back ever since. We are currently both Bronze Life Masters and working towards Silver.
Volunteer service: Unit 132: President, Webmaster, Bartender, and Transportation Chair. District 15: Vice President for two years, President for 2 years and I also served as the District 15 GNT and NAP coordinator.
Other: I am an Audrey Grant instructor. I am a Director and my wife and I currently manage the Sunday afternoon game at the Wichita Duplicate Bridge Center.
Career/professional activities: Spent 36 years in the aircraft industry. Was a Master Machinist and then served last years as a Quality Engineer on the Military side, traveling to New Zealand and Australia to ensure our planes and facilities met all quality standards. Also a Certified Six Sigma Black Belt, specializing in Conflict Resolution and Change Management.
Education: Associates Degree from Butler, Certified Quality Auditor, Certified Quality Technician, and Certified Six Sigma Black Belt.
Hobbies and interests: Travel, reading, bridge, golf, and movies. On all of our travel, as soon as we arrive, we find where we can play bridge, play golf and where the movie theaters are.
Family: wife Gloria. Married 22+ years. Between the two of us, we have 8 children (1 son, seven daughters) and we have 17 grandchildren.
From: Houston, Texas
District 16: Most of Texas and all of Mexico
Board committees: Governance, Strategic, Honorary Member, and Minutes
Bridge experience: Joined ACBL in October 2005 and currently a Ruby Life Master with over 2000 masterpoints.
Volunteer service: Served on the Unit 174 Board from April 2008 thru April 2014 with two years as President and two years as Vice-President. Serving as Education Chair for D16 since 2010 and served as D16 President in 2015. Member of the National Goodwill Committee since 2010. Volunteer as Club Manager for Apple DBC in Houston and the Unit 174 Club.
Other: Volunteer with Executive Service Corps Houston since 2005 as a management consultant to nonprofits in the greater Houston area. Practice areas include Strategic Planning, Business Planning, Executive Leadership Coaching and Organizational Development. Served on many businesses, government and nonprofit boards over the past 35 years.
Career/professional activities: Employed by Shell Oil Company for 33 years starting as a Chemical Engineer. Served in management for 23 years and named Vice-President – Technology in 1998 and retired as Chief Information Officer for Shell Oil Products in 2002.
Education: Bachelor’s degree in Chemical and Petroleum Refining Engineering from Colorado School of Mines in 1969.
Hobbies and interests: Avid reader, love to travel and to cook.
Family: Divorced, two children and two grandchildren who also live in Houston.
From: Tucson, AZ
District 17: Arizona, New Mexico and Colorado, Southern Nevada, Eastern Utah, West Texas and Wyoming
Board committees: Governance, Strategic, Executive Director Review
Bridge experience: Joined the ACBL in 2011. Life master, 2019.
Inspirational bridge moment: While playing in my first NLM regional, the then local unit president stated that we were the future of bridge. I thought, “yes we are and yes I can.” Years later as Unit 356 president, I had that the opportunity to inspire new players with those very words.
Volunteer service: Unit 356 president, publicity chair and NLM representative. Editor, D17 electronic newsletter, The Buzz.
Career/professional activities: Financial editor, marketing manager/director, marketing consultant specializing in 501(c)(3) organizations. Public relations coordinator, American Cancer Society.
Education: Bachelor of Science, Journalism, Walter Cronkite School of Journalism, Arizona State University.
Hobbies and interests: off the bridge table, an avid reader organizing and participating in a neighborhood book club. Exercise, cooking and entertaining.
Family: Married to Jack, a recent IBM retiree. Two children, Matt and Bob.
From: Calgary AB
District 18: Wyoming Alberta Saskatchewan Utah Montana Idaho
Board Committees: Bridge, Bylaws
Bridge Experience: 3 years high school, 3 years at university, joined ACBL 1999, about 25 NABC and about 50 Regionals currently Sapphire LM
Volunteer Service: 4 years on Unit 390 Board including 2 years as Pres 5 years on District 18 Board including 4 years as Pres
Career: lawyer oil & gas industry-retired
Education: LLB UBC
Hobbies: golf, travel, cycling
Family: wife Dorothy, ruby life master
District 19: Alaska, BC and Washington State
Board Committees: Appeals and Charges, Strategic, Codification work group, Communications work group
Bridge experience: Joined ACBL in 2004. Played social bridge until retirement in 2008; club and tournament play since. Enjoy playing at least one NABC every year.
Volunteer service: Seattle U446 board member (6 years), Treasurer, President, and Tournament Sites Committee Chair; District 19 board member (6 years), NAP Coordinator, and GNT Coordinator; D19 2nd and 1st Alternate.
Other: United Way of King County (WA), Junior Achievement Project Business, other community activities.
Career/professional activities: Engineer, manager, and executive management during 32-year career with The Boeing Company.
Education: Undergraduate degree from Virginia Tech, graduate degrees from Univ. of Southern California and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Hobbies and interests: Bridge, travel, gardening, reading.
Family: Wife Renae, daughter, three grandchildren
From: Eugene OR
District 20: Oregon, part of Washington, part of Idaho, northern California and Hawaii
Board committees: Startegic, Bylaws, Minutes, Elections
Bridge experience: 45 years duplicate bridge, have taught in a variety of positions
Volunteer service: Unit board, unit president, district 20 board, district 20 president
Other: Safety committee, infection control committee and statewide emergency medicine for children committee
Career/professional activities: RN for 40+ years
Education: BS in Nursing
Hobbies and interests: Scuba, running, pickleball, water skiing
Family: Married son and married daughter 3 grandchildren
From: San Jose CA
District 21: Northern California and part of Northern Nevada
Board committees: Bylaws, Governance and Strategy
Bridge experience: Learned in college; my second hand was a grand slam that made with much help from the kibitzers. Have been playing competitive bridge since 1979. Currently a Sapphire LM. Most memorable hand was when I held Kx,-,AKxxxxxxxxx,- and laid down the world’s best dummy at 7D, which made on the opening lead. Most memorable event was playing in the Spingold circa 1998 against the Schwartz team. We faced Cohen and Berkowitz in the first quarter, who moved to the other table for the 2nd quarter. My partner and I were not relieved when Michael Rosenberg and Zia sat down at our table. We kept it close for the first half.
Volunteer service: A unit board member since 1997. A district board member since 2004. An ACBL Board of Governor’s member since 2007. Past President of unit and Past President of district.
Other: Served on committee for large bicycle touring events and also smaller biking events for the local club.
Career/professional activities: Worked as a software performance analyst and later in software quality assurance at IBM..
Education: BS in Math, Caltech; MA and C.Phil in Math, UCLA.
Hobbies and interests: Bicycling, music, literature, fitness, chess. A long time bicyclist, having logged 194,000 miles.
Family: My wife Ruth, who recently learned bridge and is getting better and better now.
From: Rancho Mirage CA
District 22: Southern California
Board committees: Finance, Governance, Audit, Bylaws, Credentials
Bridge experience: Played in clubs and a few tournaments from 1980 to 1985 after learning in college in the early 60’s. Got back to club/tournament play in early part of 2,000s. Favorite memory-winning our district flight B GNT in a 56 final board match and winning by 1 imp.
Volunteer service: Bridge-District Board since 2011; District Treasurer since 2013; District President 2014 & 2015; along with my wife Nance and help from our local unit, created and managed the Palm Springs NLM Regional in 2015 and 2016, managed the Palm Springs Regional in 2015 and 2016. Non Bridge-volunteer pilot for LIGA, Doctors of Mercy, flying doctors, nurses, other volunteers and medical supplies into Mexican township to provide basic medical care to thousands of non insured Mexicans; WBC (Los Angeles childrens fundraising group), Vail Jazz Festival (supports youth musical achievements).
Career/professional activities: Career-founder of an office furniture dealership in Southern California; CPA; CFO for a regional public company; Contract CFO, CEO for a variety of companies.
Education: BS UCLA,1965; alumni UCLA Anderson School of Management.
Hobbies and interests: Fishing, flying, golf, travel.
Family: Nance, 4 kids, 2 grandkids.
District 23: Los Angeles California
Bridge experience: Learned bridge in 1974. ACBL Master of year 1977. Won World Bridge Production Pairs (2009), represented USA or Argentina in 6 WBF World Championships (no top 4 finishes). 12,000 ACBL masterpoints.
Volunteer service: Editor/Moderator of D23 Newsletter column of expert bidding problems (similar to Master Solver’s column). Coach of two national champion college bridge teams (UCLA 2008 and Caltech 2009). Coach of youth baseball, softball, hockey and soccer teams. Volunteer work for Church of Christ.
Other: Softball Coach (Elizabeth Learning Center), California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Softball champions in 2009 (received CIF Coach of Year award).
Career/professional activities: Wrote Logical Reasoning Exams for Hollywood Screen Directors Guild, Lead baseball handicapper for Dimeline Sports, rocket/satellite guidance programmer for Logicon Inc., taught math (mostly statistics) in Los Angeles Unified high schools.
Education: BA University of Southern (Math/Political Science), Masters California State University Dominguez Hills (Education Administration).
Hobbies and interests: Fantasy Sports (mostly simulation baseball). River rafting. Statistician for Team Reynolds Online Bridge (evaluating potential cheats from an analytical/mathematical viewpoint).
Family: Divorced. Non-bridge playing family include sister (USA), brother (France), 1 niece and 5 nephews. The love of my life is an awesome nine-year-old cattle dog, George.
From: New York NY
District 24: New York City and Long Island
Board committees: Bridge, Strategic, Credentials
Bridge experience: Began playing when I was 6 since my father and brothers needed a 4th. Played regularly in New York since the late 90’s. Highlight were wins in the Goldman Pairs and Von Zedtwitz teams.
Volunteer service: GNYBA tournament Chair in early 2000’s. GNYBA President 2017-2019.
Other: Business consultant for various United Jewish Appeal agencies.
Career/professional activities: Worked for 30+ years in financial services primarily as consultant and IT business and project manager.
Education: BA and MBA Columbia University.
Hobbies and interests: Sadly, I still live and grieve based on the fate of the Chicago Cubs.
District 25: New England
District 25: New England
Board Committees: TBD
Bridge experience: Emerald LM with almost 9000 MPs
Volunteer service: Former first alternate BOG; former District 25 Recorder; former executive committee member District 25; long standing Unit 108 (Eastern Massachusetts)board member; Hospitality chair of 1999 Boston NABC; Hospitality co-chair of 2004 NY NABC; member of National Goodwill committee.
Career/professional activities: Materials Manager Honeywell and Wang Laboratories, Retired insurance broker, 9 year field interviewer for Medicare longitudinal study. Census bureau enumerator.
Education: BS in Business Administration Boston University
Family: Divorced. I currently live with my reconnected HS Sweetheart!
The Advisory Council (AC), formerly known as the Board of Governors, composed primarily of five members from each district, reviews reports of actions taken by the Board of Directors.
Questions? Email AC Chair Doug Couchman.
Committees assist ACBL by recommending policy, actions or alternatives for Board deliberations. There are five types of committees: Committees of the Board, Committees of the Corporation, Special Committees, Management Committees, and Other ACBL Bodies.
ACBL Laws Commission
The ACBL Laws Commission, in cooperation with the laws committee of the World Bridge Federation, prepares the laws under which both duplicate and rubber bridge games are governed. The commission consists of between nine and 15 members appointed by the president of ACBL with the approval of the Board of Directors.
Competition and Conventions Committee
The ACBL Competition and Conventions Committee reviews conventions, convention charts, the alert procedure, convention cards, conditions of contest and any other competitive aspect of bridge. Recommended proposals for change are forwarded to the ACBL Board of Directors for approval.
Ethical Oversight Committee
The Ethical Oversight Committee acts upon charges brought by ACBL Management as the ACBL disciplinary body in cases of alleged cheating by the use of signals, other unauthorized information, other forms of cheating, or serious breaches of ethics, in accordance with the ACBL Code of Disciplinary Regulations. League Counsel, the ACBL President and the District Director (for the district of the person charged) are to be notified of a decision to hold an ethical oversight hearing.
Anti Cheating Commission
Aileen Osofsky Goodwill Committee
The ACBL Goodwill Committee was organized in 1955 with John E. Simon as chair and Louise Durham as co-chair. Aileen Osofsky became chair in 1985 and has expanded the committee’s endeavors, taking on the promotion of active ethics, awareness of those with disabilities such as hearing loss, support for junior programs and naming of a goodwill member of the year.