Mark Brogan (left) of Pro-Sport
Construction in Devon, Pennsylvania, is the ASBA's new Chairman.
Brogan received the gavel of his new office from outgoing Chairman
Sam Fisher (Fisher Tracks, Inc., Boone, IA) at the ASBA's recent
The American Sports Builders
Association (ASBA), the national organization for builders, designers
and suppliers of materials for athletic facilities, has announced the
election and installation of its officers and directors for the coming
year. The new slate took its place at the conclusion of the ASBA's
Technical Meeting, held December 2-6 in Palm Desert, California.
Mark Brogan, CTCB of
Pro-Sport Construction, Inc. in Devon, Pennsylvania, has been elected to
the office of Chairman of ASBA. Brogan previously served the association
as its Tennis
Division President, and as a
member of the Board of Directors. Prior to that, he was active on the
Awards Committee (including having served as Chairman) and also serves
on a subcommittee for the USTA. He has been a Certified Tennis Court
Builder since 1997. He is also a member of the Joint Editorial Board,
charged with reviewing and revising the ASBA/USTA joint publication,
Tennis Courts: A Construction and Maintenance Manual. Brogan is a
graduate of Lower Merion High School. He has attended St. Joseph
University and Towson State University, majoring in criminal justice.
Brogan’s previous experience includes five years as foreman for G.J.
McGuire Co. and ten years as project manager for Julicher Sports.
Randy Futty of Har-Tru in Charlottesville,
Virginia, has been elected to the office of Secretary/Treasurer of the
Association. He previously served as Supplier Division President, has
been on the ASBA Board of Directors since 2007, and has acted as a
speaker at numerous ASBA Technical meetings over the past 16 years. He
is also the past Chairman of the ASBA Awards Committee. He is also
currently a member of the United States Tennis Association’s National
Technical Committee and Co-Chairperson of the USTA Outstanding Tennis
Facility Awards Committee.
Jim Catella, CFB, CTB, of the Clark Companies in Delhi, New York
is the new Secretary/Treasurer-Elect of the ASBA. The position of
Secretary/Treasurer-Elect was created to allow the elected individual to
become familiar with the responsibilities of the office in advance.
Catella previously served the association on the Fields Certification
Committee, has been a speaker at the Technical Meeting, and is a member
of the committee that reviews and revises the publication, Sports
Fields: A Construction and Maintenance Manual. He is both a Certified
Field Builder and a Certified Track Builder.
Pete Smith, CTCB of the CourtSMITHS, Inc. in Toledo, Ohio, is
ASBA's new Tennis Division President. Smith previously served two terms
as a member of the Board of Directors and prior to that, was active in
the awards committee, including serving as the committee chairman. He is
a Certified Tennis Court Builder, and the chairman of the Association's
Nominations and Elections Committee. Smith is a graduate of the
University of Toledo with a degree in economics.
Robert Righter of Nova Sports USA in Milford, Massachusetts was
elected President of the Supplier Division of ASBA. He previously served
several terms as a member of the Board of Directors. In addition,
Righter is the current chairman of the ASBA's Awards Committee. He has
served as President of Nova Sports for the past five years. Prior to
that, he was Director of Marketing for seven years. A graduate of North
Adams State College with a BS in Business Administration, Righter spent
time at both Nielsen Marketing Research and Dun & Bradstreet before
joining the family business.
Dan Wright, CFB of Sports Turf Company, Inc. in Whitesburg, Georgia,
was re-elected Fields Division President. He previously served as a
member of the Board of Directors. He has been active in numerous ASBA
committees, serving as Chairman of the Field Builders Certification
Advisory Committee and the Chairman of the editorial board that reviews
and revises the publication, Sports Fields: A Construction and
Maintenance Manual. He has also served as the Technical Chair for
Several new members of the Board of Directors were also elected. They
include Builder Director Benjamin Brooks (Patriot Court Systems,
Inc., Houston, Texas) and Supplier Director Chris Rossi (Premier
Concepts, Inc., Baltimore, Maryland). Re-elected to his position of
Professional Director was Chris Sullivan (Verde Design, Inc.,
Santa Clara, California).
Officers continuing on the Board of Directors will be Track Division
President Kristoff Eldridge, CTB (Cape & Island Tennis & Track in
Pocasset, Massachusetts); Professional Division President Ed Norton,
RLA, ASLA (Holcombe Norton Partners, Inc., Birmingham, Alabama); and
Indoor Division President Randy Niese (Robbins Sports Surfaces,
Individuals continuing on the board in their current director positions
include Rob Delmonico (RAD Sports, Rockland, Massachusetts),
Mike Edgerton, CTCB (Copeland Coatings, Nassau, New York), Bruce
Haroldson (Connor Sports Flooring, Arlington Heights, Illinois)
Ben Rennolds, CTCB (Tennis Courts, Inc., Aylett, Virginia) and
John Schedler, CFB, CTB (Atlas Track and Tennis, Tualatin, Oregon).
Leaving the board following this election will be Past Chairman
George Todd, Jr., CTCB (Welch Tennis Courts, Inc., Sun City,
Florida) and Secretary/Treasurer David Nielsen (Leslie Coatings,
Inc., Indianapolis, Indiana). Sam Fisher, CTB (Fisher Tracks,
Inc., Boone, Iowa), the association's most recent chairman, will
continue on the Board of Directors in the role of Immediate Past
The ASBA is a non-profit association helping designers, builders,
owners, operators and users understand quality athletic facility
construction. The Association sponsors informative meetings, publishes
newsletters, books and technical construction guidelines, offers
voluntary certification programs in tennis court, running track and
athletic field construction, and keeps its members informed of the
latest developments in the industry. For additional information on the
ASBA, its publications, activities and upcoming meetings, contact the
Association by phone at 866-501-ASBA, 410-730-9595, by fax at
410-730-8833, or electronically at