Operating in a transparent, ethical, and accountable manner is essential to a strong and sustainable sport for our dancers and event directors. The UCWDC operates with a system of checks and balances that give autonomy to our committees, while satisfying the objectives of our General Council.
This purposeful approach to governance has worked exceedingly well over the years, providing our Board of Directors, officers, and management team with the foundation to create long-term value.
Our Board of Directors
Our Board of Directors has evolved with the growth of the organization, providing oversight to the General Council as we grow with an increasingly diverse dance family from around the world. We work to ensure that our policies and procedures effectively steward the organization and regularly evaluate those practices for consistency with the highest standards.
Much like our organizational operations, the strength of our Board of Directors is due in no small part to the diverse skills, talent and experience each member brings to the Board’s deliberations.
From the dance floor to the meeting table, our people have always been our greatest competitive advantage. The incredible strength of our team around the world enables us to assemble an exceptionally experienced team with decades of operational excellence and a shared, unwavering commitment to our dancers.
Keith Armbruster – President
Kathy St. Jean – Vice President, Judge Certification
Beth Emerson – Vice President, Rules and Scoring Procedures
Tim Perez – Treasurer
Noelle Linch – Secretary
Kathi Bittner – 1st Past President
Jeff Bartholemew – 2nd Past President
Regional Representatives – Western Canada, Eastern Canada, Northeast United States, Southeast United States, Southwest United States, North Central (Midwest) United States, Pacific / Rocky Mountain United States, Northern Europe, Southern Europe, Western Europe, Asia
UCWDC bylaws mandate three standing committees: Executive, Judge Certification, and Rules. The organization also has standing committees to assist the Council with a broader operational view: Financial Oversight, Media and Marketing, Strategic Planning, Sanctioning, Bylaw, Policies and Procedures, Associate Membership, Education, and Hall of Fame. Additionally, ad hoc committees are appointed to consider matters such as costuming, divisional structure, and other issues important to the Council and Organization.
Policies and Procedures
Integrity at the heart of UCWDC operations around the world. Our reputation is upheld everyday by the ethical actions of our officers and directors. All members of the UCWDC team are expected to know and follow the policies relevant to their role, speak up, ask questions, and use good judgment.
Policies and Procedures establish the rules of conduct within our organization, outlining the responsibilities of Officers, Directors and Associate Members: