Craig Cress was named executive director of USA Softball in 2013. Prior to that, he served as director of membership services since 2002, a role that include oversight of the Hall of Fame complex in Oklahoma City that hosts the NCAA Women’s College World Series. Cress has been involved with the organization for more than 40 years serving in several roles as a player, umpire, district commissioner, umpire-in-chief, league administrator, council member and national office staff member. A native of Terre Haute, Indiana, Cress began his affiliation with the governing body as a player and spent many years behind the plate umpiring at all levels including National Championships and International Softball Federation Women’s and Men’s Fast Pitch World Championships. He served on the ASA National Umpire Staff for four years and in 2005, he was nationally honored for his years of expertise as an umpire by being inducted into the National Softball Hall of Fame in the umpire category.