The Amateur Softball Association and the USA Softball board of directors have chosen Craig Cress as the next executive director of the Amateur Softball Association.

“Over the past few years Craig has been involved in the grass-roots programs of all 76 local associations and worked closely with all of ASA’s local commissioners. He will provide the leadership and guidance that will continue to move ASA forward and keep us as the leader in the sport of softball,” said ASA/USA Softball President E.T. Colvin.

Cress, who currently serves as the association’s director of membership services, will start in the position November 15, 2013, at the ASA/USA Annual Council Meeting in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

“ASA/USA Softball has a storied history and there are many individuals who helped build and maintain this outstanding association. It has definitely been my privilege to have served ASA/USA Softball for over 35 years in many different roles and I look forward to being part of the future by serving as its next executive director,” said Cress.

In the interim, Cress will continue as the director of membership services and will work alongside current Executive Director Ron Radigonda, who announced his retirement in December 2012.