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USPA Board of Directors

Your Elected Officials

The members of the USPA Board elect officers, including a president, vice president, secretary, treasurer, and chair of the board. The officers, together with an additional member-at-large who is also elected from among the USPA Board members, make up the USPA Executive Committee. The Executive Committee is responsible for making decisions and taking care of important matters that arise between the USPA Board meetings.

The USPA Board of Directors establishes USPA policies and procedures during meetings held twice a year. The board operates through a committee system comprised of USPA Board members with special qualifications and interests. Each of the committees provide guidance and advice in major areas of activity within the sport. The actions of each working committee must be approved by the full USPA Board before becoming USPA policy. Each USPA Director has one vote at USPA Board meetings. Voting responsibility includes not only making business decisions and setting policy, but also the establishment and modification of the Basic Safety Requirements and official USPA Recommendations. USPA Board members cast their votes based on the input they receive from their constituency (the membership) and their own judgment.

About The Board of Directors

USPA is divided geographically into 14 regions. Each region has a Regional Director elected every three years by members within that region to serve on the USPA Board. The USPA Board also includes eight National Directors, elected by all USPA members. Nearly all drop zones have at least one USPA Safety & Training Advisor (S&TA) who is appointed by and serves as the direct link to their Regional Director. The S&TA is a local jumper who is available on your drop zone to provide administrative services and information. 

USPA members can request exceptions to USPA policies for reasons of hardship or in the interest of development of new technology. Follow the procedures outlined in Skydiver's Information Manual Section 2-2 and complete a USPA Waiver Request For Board Consideration.

Between the meetings of the USPA Board, held twice each year, USPA's administrative staff conducts the day-to-day business of the organization. The USPA Board hires the Executive Director, who assumes all the various responsibilities and duties assigned by the USPA Board. The Executive Director, in turn, hires the staff, which operates from USPA Headquarters, in Fredericksburg, Virginia.

The Summer 2024 USPA Board of Directors Meeting

July 12-14, 2024 

Sofitel Rittenhouse Square
120 S 17th St
Philadelphia, PA 19103

FFI: uspa@uspa.org

Download the Proposed Agenda Item form here.




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