Bo Goergen Named E.D. of BCA of Michigan

by Bob Johnson 0

Bo Goergen has been named the new Executive Director of the Bowling Centers Association of Michigan. The announcement was made in early November by the association’s President, Randy Crim.

“Ken Prokopec, who has been our Executive Director for the past nine years, has retired, effective Oct. 31,” Crim said. “We thank Ken for his years of service and we wish him well in his endeavors.”

Goegen brings extensive center operation experience to his new position, having managed centers in Iowa, Georgia, Illinois and Michigan, including one large family entertainment center. He’s also an accomplished bowler.

Bob Johnson

Bob Johnson has received more national writing awards than any other bowling writer — close to 70 over the course of his 40-year career. He began at age 16 as a staff writer and then assistant editor for the weekly Pacific Bowler newspaper in his native California, and within three years was writing feature stories for Bowlers Journal. He has written for the magazine ever since, except for a five-year span when he was hired as the founding editor of another magazine. He moved to Chicago in 2000 and spent 13 years in the Windy City, including five as Bowlers Journal’s Editor. In 1975, Johnson received the Robert E. Kennedy Award as California’s top undergraduate high school journalist. Five years earlier, on the lanes, he had shared the Bantam Division Doubles championship in the Orange County Junior Bowling Association Championships. Today, he continues to work full-time for Bowlers Journal as its Senior Editor, to write his popular “Strikes Me” column, and to edit Luby Publishing Inc.’s weekly business-to-business Cyber Report.

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