Colie Edison, CEO, Professional Bowlers Association and Chief Customer Officer, Bowlero Corp
As CEO of the Professional Bowlers Association and Chief Customer Officer for Bowlero Corp, Colie Edison is responsible for the global marketing efforts of both professional bowling’s major league and the worldwide leader in bowling entertainment and events. Edison joined Bowlero Corp in 2008 and has held Director, Brand Strategy, and VP, Marketing titles since then. Her current roles revolve around both reinvigorating the PBA’s public persona and engaging its thousands of members across the globe and crafting Bowlero Corp’s customer experience for the millions of guests who visit the company’s bowling centers each year. Edison is also the President of the Bowlero Elite Series; a televised professional bowling property that debuted on NBC Sports in 2019. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in communication from Tulane University and welcomed her first child, daughter Winnie, last year.
Lev Ekster, COO, Professional Bowlers Association and VP Business Development, Bowlero Corp
Lev Ekster is the COO of the Professional Bowlers Association, the major league of the sport of bowling. Additionally, he serves as the Vice President of Business Development for Bowlero Corp, the world’s largest owner and operator of bowling centers. Lev’s focus is on optimizing existing business operations and growing the value proposition for PBA’s members while also expanding into new verticals like eSports and gaming.
Tom Clark - PBA Commissioner
Tom Clark has been Commissioner of the Professional Bowlers Association since 2011. Clark is also a member of the board of trustees for the International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame (IBMHOF), and former board member of the International Bowling Media Association (IBMA).
As Commissioner, Clark has created many events including the PBA World Series of Bowling, the CP3 (Chris Paul) PBA Celebrity Invitational, ESPN King of Bowling, PBA Women’s Series and Bowling’s Clash of Champions. He has developed media products such as PBA Xtra Frame, brought innovations to the PBA such as dye-sublimated player jerseys and visible lane oil and built a PBA-World Bowling relationship to help fortify bowling’s effort to be in the Olympics. Clark is the first Commissioner of the PBA League.
Clark is from Syracuse, NY, bowled collegiately at Buffalo State College, has resided in Virginia and North Carolina and currently lives in Milwaukee.
Kirk von Krueger - Deputy Commissioner
Kirk von Krueger became PBA Deputy Commissioner in 2011 after 16 years of experience with the organization in several tournament administration positions.
A former PBA member and Tour player, von Krueger joined the organization in 1982 and was a regular on the regional circuit where he won six titles and was a former Western Region Player of the Year. He competed on the PBA Tour from 1992-95 where had a best finish of third.
Von Krueger served in the Navy from 1971-92 as an air traffic controller. In 1975 he was the all-Navy Bowling Champion.
He and wife Mary have four grown children. They reside in the Pensacola, Fla., area.