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.

John Brown, Lenexa, Kansas (1st Vice President)

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 Cam F. Awesome.

Eric Buller, Hamilton, Ohio (Affiliated Member Director)

Buller currently serves as the President of the National Collegiate Boxing Association, as well as works as the Director of the Harry T. Wilks Leadership Institute at Miami University in Miami, Ohio. Buller holds a B.S. in Soviet Foreign Affairs from the United States Military Academy, a M.Ed. in Higher Education Leadership from the College of William and Mary, as well as an Ed.D in Higher Education Administration from the University of Kansas.

Patrick Butler, Louisville, Colo. (LBC Director/Treasurer)

Butler has been a District Court Judge in Colorado since 2009, and prior to that practiced law from 1986-2009, following his graduation from Gonzaga University with a law degree. He has been a USA Boxing official since 2013. Judge Butler was voted into this position by LBC Presidents, and hopes to help grow, sustain and improve USA Boxing on the local, national and international levels.

 

Brian Ceballo, New York, N.Y. (Athlete Director)

Ceballo was a long-time member of USA Boxing’s High Performance team prior to going on to the professional ranks in 2018. Ceballo represented Team USA at numerous international tournaments throughout his 206-13 amateur career, including the 2015 Pan American Games and 2015 World Series of Boxing. Ceballo will work alongside Awesome and Franchon Crews to represent the athlete perspective on the Board of Directors. He currently serves as an Athlete Representative on the Metropolitan LBC Board of Directors.

Héctor Colón (Independent Director)

Colón serves as the President and CEO of Lutheran Social Services of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan. Prior to that, he spent six years as Executive Director of the Department of Health and Human Services of Milwaukee County. Colón was a member of the U.S. national boxing team for seven years. He won seven national titles and competed in the 1992 Olympic trials, losing to Jessie Briseno whom he knocked out in the first round for the U.S. welterweight championship in 1993. Colón served as the boxing and mixed martial arts commissioner for the state of Wisconsin from 2009 to 2011. He holds both a B.S. and M.S. in Occupational Therapy from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Franchon Crews, Baltimore, Md. (Athlete Director)

A eight-time national amateur champion and two-time World Championships medalist, Franchon began boxing in 2004. She claims the sport changed her life and being apart of the Board allows here to help communicate between athletes, ISAB and the USOC, as well as impact the lives of others in USA Boxing. 

Dick Hoffmann, Coronado, California (Independent Director) 

Hoffmann is currently a Physicist for the US Navy's Space and Science Center Pacific in San Diego where he researches advanced technology for communications, sensor systems, data analysis, and information operations. He was a Defense Analyst for the RAND Corporation from 2007 - 2014. He also served as a US Navy SEAL officer from 1987 to 2007. Hoffmann helped coach the Naval Academy boxing team to two National Collegiate Championships in 1996 and 1997, and as a college boxer, he won three National Collegiate Championships in 1985, 86, and 87. Hoffmann has an Ed.D. from the University of Southern California, an MA in Military Science from the US Army Staff College, and a BS in Physics from the US Naval Academy. 

Ebony Haliburton (Independent Director)

Haliburton currently serves as the Director of Student Athlete Development for Kansas State University. She has been in this role since June 2016. Prior to joining Kansas State University, Haliburton served as Director of Women's Basketball Operations at Utah State University and the College Coaches Network. She earned her B.A. in Marketing & Advertising  at Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Okla., where she also was a member of the Women's Basketball Team. 

 Tyson Lee, Spanish Fort, Ala. (President)

Lee is the current President and CEO of Veteran Industries graduated with a BS degree in engineering and foreign languages from the United States Military Academy at West Point, N.Y. where he made the Regimental All Star Boxing Team for three years.  As a captain in the Army, he also won three state amateur titles while stationed in Hawaii.  His professional military background includes completing U.S. Army schools such as Airborne, Jumpmaster, and Ranger, also serving as a Company Commander in the 25th Infantry Division (Light).  He now resides in Spanish Fort, Alabama. 

Ray Silvas, Sugar Land, Texas (AIBA)

Silvas has been a USAB member (R/J) for more than 35 years serving as an R/J (working events, providing training and leadership to the Commission). Silvas is also a bember of the AIBA Executive Committee since 2014,  Vice-Chairman of the AIBA Referee & Judges Commission since 2006. He is also a former boxer, and former International Referee & Judge, as well as an International Technical Official, Referee & Judge Instructor and Evaluator.   

Chris Trombetta (Independent Director)

A former U.S. Army Infantry Captain, Trombetta currently serves as the Senior Vice President of Strategy & Talent for Red Bull North America. Prior, Trombetta worked for Bain & Company, a leading global management consulting firm, focused on consumer products and media & entertainment clients. He graduated with highest honors from the United States Military Academy at West Point with a B.S. in Human Factors Engineering and earned his MBA from Harvard Business School.

Sherry Wulkan (Independent Director)

Dr. Wulkan brings ringside physician experience to the board of directors, as the SUNY Stony Brook graduate has been around sports for many years. She is currently the Medical Director of the Combative Sports Consulting Services, as well as served as a consultant for numerous other organizations such as the NYU Langone Health, Florida State Athletic Commission, U.S. Marine Corps Combat Sports Program, and Atlantic Sports Health.