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Ed Tsuzuki - Candidate for Vice President of Local Operations

Ed TsuzukiCandidate Information

Name: Ed Tsuzuki

LMSC: New Jersey

Nominated for: Vice President of Local Operations

 

 


Response to Questions

Why are you interested in this position and why do you believe you would be a good candidate?

I have been a USMS member for 15 years, served as an officer at the LMSC level for 12 years, and also as a National delegate and active committee member for the last 10 years. I have been the Vice-Chair of the Records and Tabulation Committee for 2 years and am serving in my 2nd year as Chair.

I bring a tremendous amount of passion and energy to the USMS organization at the LMSC, Zone, and National levels and in particular, to advancing the capabilities of the Local Operations Division.

What do you consider to be the major issues facing USMS now and in the future. As a person holding
an elected position within USMS, how would you address these issues?

I would like to accelerate and enhance the delivery of services from the Local Operations Division committees to a larger portion of our membership. To this end, I see two major areas of focus.

  1. Stronger cross-committee and cross-divisional alignment
  2. Optimized utilization of our talented IT staff

I believe these expectations can be met by developing a strong working relationship with the committees of the Local Operations Division to fully understand their goal and objectives and to assist in their achievement through effective prioritization and Executive Committee sponsorship. A key relationship to develop will be with the new Director of Business Operations, to build a solid and transparent approach to USMS technical project management.

Please list USMS committees on which you have served. Include the dates you were on the
committees and the names of the committee chairs under whom you served:

Records and Tabulation Committee
Chair - Pieter Cath (1999-2004)
Chair - Mary Beth Windrath (2005-2007)
Chair - Ed Tsuzuki (2008-present)

Computer On-Line
Chair - Jim Matysek (1999-2000)

Please list any other experience that relates to your qualifications for the position.

I have had the pleasure of working in a leadership role on the "End-to-End Event Management" initiative. This objective of this initiative is to provide enhanced membership services for any USMS "event" from sanctioning, through entries, and through the tabulation of records and results. This flow would also be integrated with our membership data base and would provide complete inclusion of all "event participating" members, as well as a reduction of tabulation work for the LMSC top ten recorders, all while improving accuracy and timeliness. The Records and Tabulation Committee has provided requirements and feedback to Jim Matysek on the development and piloting of the on-line meet results data base as an initial step towards posting meet results, validating USMS membership, and generating files for top ten tabulation. I would like to continue to support and expand the scope of this initiative because I see many significant benefits for our membership, meet directors, and volunteer (LMSC) recorders.

Please write a short summary statement that will be posted on the display board with your
photograph at the HOD Meeting

I have been a USMS member for 15 years, served as an officer at the LMSC level for 12 years, and also as a National delegate and active committee member for the last 10 years. I have been the Vice-Chair of the Records and Tabulation Committee for 2 years and am serving in my 2nd year as Chair. I bring a tremendous amount of passion and energy to the USMS organization at the LMSC, Zone, and National levels and in particular, to advancing the capabilities of the Local Operations Division.

I would like to accelerate and enhance the delivery of services from the Local Operations Division committees to a larger portion of our membership. I intend to develop a strong working relationship with the committees of the Local Operations Division to fully understand their goal and objectives and to assist in their achievement through effective prioritization and Executive Committee sponsorship. A key relationship to develop will be with the new Director of Business Operations, to build a solid and transparent approach to USMS technical project management.

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