Stu Upson has resigned as executive director of the United States Bowling Congress. Chad Murphy has been named interim executive director while the USBC board of directors conducts a national search for a permanent replacement.

“On behalf of USBC, I want to thank Stu for all he has done for the organization and our sport,” USBC President Andrew Cain said. “Under Stu’s leadership we have been able to accomplish a number of important goals in furthering our strategic plan. As we enter the next phase of our program, we will be looking to new leadership to further enhance bowling and serve the millions of Americans who enjoy our sport.”

“I have enjoyed working with the USBC board, executive team and our members to help advance the sport we all love,” said Upson, who had been executive director since 2009. “While there is still more work to do, I am confident that I am leaving the USBC in a stronger and better position. I am grateful for the support and friendships I have gained during my tenure and know that great things are ahead for both the leadership and members of USBC.”

Murphy currently serves as the International Bowling Campus managing director of youth development, a position he’s held since January 2012. Murphy will continue in his role supervising IBC Youth Development in addition to Interim Executive Director duties for USBC. Murphy served as director of youth for the Bowling Proprietors’ Association of America before being elevated to his role with IBC Youth Development.