Cam F. Awesome, Lenexa, Kansas (Athlete Director)
A multi-time national champion and USA Boxing National Team veteran, Awesome brings outstanding knowledge to the Board of Directors. The U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Men’s Boxing champion in the super heavyweight division, Awesome has represented the United States in multiple international competitions, including the 2011 World Championships. Known for his healthy, vegan lifestyle, Awesome works with youth in his community through Big Brothers, Big Sisters and helps others get in shape as a personal trainer.
James Beasley, Hutchinson, Kansas (Affiliated Organization Director)
National Golden Gloves Executive Director James Beasley (Hutchinson, Kansas) was selected by his counterparts to serve as the Affiliated Organization Director. Beasley has been involved in Olympic-style boxing for nearly 60 years as a boxer, official, coach and high-level administrator. He was elected to the National Golden Gloves Board of Directors in 1972 and has held numerous roles on their board since that time. In addition to his work with the Golden Gloves, he has served three terms on USA Boxing’s Board of Directors as well as working as a team manager for international events. Outside of boxing, Beasley spent 24 years at the Hutchinson News.
John Brown, Lenexa, Kansas (General Membership Director)
John Brown (Lenexa, Kansas) was selected by the nominating and governance committee to serve as the General Membership Director. The founder and owner of Ringside, Inc., Brown has devoted 45 years to the sport of boxing at the amateur and professional level. In addition to his work on the USA Boxing board, Brown has served as his local boxing committee president since 1985 as well as sitting on the National Golden Gloves Board of Directors. The 2009 USA Boxing Coach of the Year, Brown has trained 19 national champions, including reigning titlist Cam F. Awesome.
Brian May, New Albany, Ohio (Treasurer)
May has spent nearly a decade in management consulting and corporate strategy and during that time, he developed significant expertise in process improvement and financial growth. After two years as the Director of Business Strategy for Wolverine World Wide, Inc., May moved on to clothing giant, Abercrombie & Fitch. He has served as the organization's Director of Strategic Planning since 2012. A club boxer during his time at the University of Michigan, May has witnessed the impact that the sport and athletics in general can have on young people and wants to assist USA Boxing in reaching today's youth.
Mikaela Mayer, Los Angeles, Calif. (Athlete Director)
The top ranked light welterweight female boxer in the world, is a veteran of the USA Boxing Board of Directors. She has served as the athlete representative since 2009 and sat on the reform committee last year. Mayer competed in the lightweight division at the first-ever U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Women’s Boxing in 2012 and won a bronze medal at the 2012 Women’s World Championships. With her previous experience on the board and vested interest in the sport as a current athlete, Mayer hopes to assist her fellow athletes in achieving competitive success.
Angel Villarreal, Milwaukee, Wis. (LBC Director)
A former amateur boxer, Villareal became a USA Boxing official in 1989 and rose to the highest ranks both domestically and internationally. In addition to his vast experience as an official, Villarreal has served two terms on USA Boxing’s board and as an LBC president. He is highly regarded internationally, previously working as an AIBA clinician as well as a certified supervisor for AIBA’s World Series of Boxing and APB programs. He is also a member of the AIBA Technical & Rules Commission.
DJ Walton, Hoschton, Ga. (Independent Director)
Walton, a music industry veteran, has extensive experience in the non-profit world as the founder of Frum Tha Ground Up, a goal achievement workshop for middle school and elementary students. He possesses extensive experience in the music world, having served as the Tour Manager for names such as Britney Spears and Alicia Keys. Walton currently oversees day-to-day operations for Keys’ company, AK Worldwide, managing numerous aspects of the organization and her career. Walton was first introduced to the sport by his great grandfather who competed in the Golden Gloves in 1940s and has been passionate about the sweet science since that time.