Past Staff

After the BJCP became independent in 1995, who actually ran the organization?

As you read in the history, the independent BJCP created in 1995 has been an all-volunteer organization. The guidance and direction has come from our Board of Directors, while the day to day running of the organization has been in the hands of the non-elected staff. These largely unsung heroes have done the nitty-gritty jobs that have made our current BJCP so successful and relevant to our original purposes. Without a dedicated, motivated, and highly talented group of people like these, there would be no BJCP today. Please buy them a beer if you have the opportunity.

BJCP Directors

Competition Director

Tom Fitzpatrick 1996-1998
Scott Birdwell 1998-2003
Dave Houseman 2003-

Assistant Competition Director (position created 2019)

Mike Bury 2019-

IT Director (position created 2003)

Gordon Strong 2003-2021

Bruce Buerger 2021-

Assistant IT Director (position created 2006)

Jamil Zainasheff 2006-2014
James Golovich 2014-

CEP Directors (position created 2005)

Kris England 2005-2012
Randy Scorby 2012-2016
Bruce Buerger 2016-2021

Kris England 2021-

Assistant CEP Directors (position created 2005)

Kevin Pratt 2005-2008
Ted Hausotter 2005-2007
Mike Heniff 2007-2008
Joe Gerteis 2008-2012
Fred Bonjour 2008-2012
Steve Antoch 2012-2016
David Teckam 2013-2015
Bruce Buerger 2015-2016
Randy Scorby 2016-
Amanda Burkemper 2016-2019
Julie Lawson 2016-
Kris England 2016-2021

Program Administrator (position phaseout started 2003, completed 2008)

Russ Wigglesworth 1995-2008

Exam Director (position retired 1997)

Scott Bickham 1995-1997

East Exam Director (position retired 2008)

Jay Hersh 1997-1999
Dan Hall 2000-2002
Scott Bickham 2003-2005
Tom Cannon 2006-2008

West Exam Director (position retired 2008)

Scott Bickham 1997-1999
Dave Sapsis 2000-2002
Pete Garofalo 2002-2004
Steve Piatz 2004-2008

Exam Directors (position created 2008)

Steve Piatz 2008- 2013
Tom Cannon 2008-2016
Scott Bickham 2008-2019
Mike Lentz 2013-
Frank Barickman 2013-2015
Jim Wilson 2014-2019
Brian Joas 2015-2017
Ryan Thomas 2015-
Andy Hejl 2017-2018
Don Blake 2018-
Agatha Feltus 2018-2020
Greg Toothaker 2019-

Managing Exam Director (position created 2013)

Steve Piatz 2013-2018
Sarah Bridegroom 2018-

Assistant Exam Director (position created 2004)

Todd Snyder 2004-2005
Susan Ruud 2006-2014
Sandy Cockerham 2014-
Gail Milburn 2014-
Adam Stine 2019-

Associate Exam Directors

Dan Hall 1995-1999
Gregg Smith 1995-2000
Norm Dickenson 1995-1999
Rick Garvin 1995-1997
Jay Hersh 1996-1997 
Dave Sapsis 1997-1999, 2002-2004
Jim Link 1999-2002 
Scott Bickham 1999-2003 
Pete Garofalo 1999-2002, 2004-2011
Steve Piatz 2000-2004 
Gordon Strong 2002-2011 
Dave Houseman 2003-2008
Peter Zien 2003-2011
Tom Cannon 2004-2006
Chuck Bernard 2006-20010 
Beth Zangari 2007-2008
Charlie Gow 2008-2014
Kevin Pratt 2008-2011
Dave Justice 2010-2013
Mike Lentz 2011-2013
Frank Barickman 2011-2013
Jim Wilson 2011- 2014
Brian Joas 2012-2015 
Ryan Thomas 2013-2016 
Agatha Feltus 2013-2018
Andy Hejl 2013-2017 
Sandy Cockerham 2013-2014 
Eric Jones 2013-2014 
Don Blake 2013-2018
Bill Bopp 2014-
Josh Weikert 2014-2018
David Lytton 2014-2015
Jim Koebel 2014-2016
Brian Eichhorn 2014-2018
Dennis Mitchell 2015-2019
Greg Toothaker 2016-2019
Sarah Bridegroom 2017-2018
Phil Farrell 2018-
Stefin Clapham 2018-
Diego Setti 2018-
Thomaz Pupo 2018-
Mike Bury 2018-

Communication Director

Ed Westemeier 2000-2008 (Newsletter editor: 1995-2000)
Mike Dixon 2008-2017
Dennis Mitchell 2017-

Assistant Communication Director

Jeff Sanders 2013-2016
Dennis Mitchell 2015-2017
Toby Guidry 2016-
Andrew Luberto 2017-
Mark Gudmastad 2019-2021

Finance Director (position created 2016)

Al Boyce 2016-