ASBA Announces New Officers and Directors

Dan Wright, CFB (left) passes the Chairman’s gavel to incoming Chairman, Pete Smith, CTCB.

Get to know the leadership of ASBA, starting with the newly-elected officers and directors!

Pete Smith is the new Chairman of ASBA. Smith, who previously served as president of the Tennis Division, has been active in the Association on multiple levels, including serving on committees, speaking at meetings, reviewing technical articles and working on Association projects. He is a Certified Tennis Court Builder (CTCB). Smith works with The CourtSMITHs in Toledo, Ohio.

Other individuals elected or re-elected to positions on the board are as follows:

  • Tennis Division President: Mike Edgerton, CTCB ((Copeland Coatings, Inc., Nassau, NY),
  • Field Division President: Jim Catella, CFB, CTCB (Clark Companies, Delhi, NY)\
  • Supplier Division President: Chris Rossi (California Sports Surfaces, Andover, MA)
  • Board of Directors members, Builder Division: Paul Nagle, CTB, (Nagle Athletic Surfaces, Inc., Syracuse, NY), Bob Cohen, CFB-S, CTB (Robert Cohen Co., LLC, Albuquerque, NM)

Officers continuing on the Board of Directors in their current positions will be Professional Division President Chris Sullivan, RLA (Verde Design, Folsom, CA), Track Division President Troy Rudolph, CFB, CTB, CTCB (Sunland Sports, Phoenix, AZ), Indoor Division President Joe Covington, Jr.  (Covington Flooring Co., Inc., Birmingham, AL), Secretary/Treasurer Linn Lower, CTCB (Lower Bros. Co., Inc., Birmingham, AL) and Secretary/Treasurer-Elect Ed Norton, RLA, ASLA (Holcombe Norton Partners, Birmingham, AL).

Individuals continuing on the board in their current director positions include Ben Brooks (Patriot Court Systems, Inc., Houston, Texas), Megan Buczynski, PE, LEED AP (Activitas, Inc., Dedham, MA), Randy Futty (California Sports Surfaces, Andover, MA), Mark Heinlein, CFB (Turf Reclamation Solutions, LLC, Cincinnati, OH), David Moxley (Sportsfield Specialties, Inc., Delhi, NY) and Matt Strom, CTCB (Leslie Coatings, Inc., Indianapolis, IN).

Dan Wright, CFB (Sports Turf Company, Whitesburg, GA) will remain on the board in the position of Past Chairman.

If you’ve been thinking of getting involved with ASBA, now is the time to do it! The Association has a full roster of committees and task forces, and is always seeking help to write position papers and more. Want to get involved? Drop us an e-mail at

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