Randy Bauer Named President of US Chess

Randy Bauer

Randy Bauer was named President of US Chess today. Bauer, who was previously Vice-President, stated on his LinkedIn page, "Today, I was honored to be elected President of the United States Chess Federation (US Chess). US Chess is the 82,000 member 501(c)(3) organization responsible for growing and governing chess in the U.S. The outgoing President, Mike Hoffpauir, did an outstanding job - I hope to be able to build on his excellent work around our mission, which is to empower people, enrich lives, and enhance communities through chess."

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Randy is a Director at Public Financial Management, Inc. (PFM), a national public sector consulting firm. A Benefactor Life Member of US Chess, Randy was a nationally ranked junior player while growing up in Minnesota, earned the National Master title in 1989, and has won state titles in both Minnesota and Iowa. Randy has served on the Board of Directors for both the Minnesota and Iowa State Chess Associations and has served on the US Chess Executive Board on four prior occasions. Prior to joining PFM, Randy served as Iowa’s State Budget Director for nearly seven years.  

The full 2022-2023 Executive Board will be posted at a later date.


World class dude..totally responsible for fantastic ad hoc meeting with Rex Sinquefield /St Louis Chess Club that long ago hotwired good communication with the NEW US Chess federation .... led DIRECTLY to an all universe serious pro chess world ......worth millions of dollars right now. You will never watch one million dollars disappear via ad absurdum lawsuits with this true gentleman around. No sireee.... Also Mr. Bauer has world class people skills which he will need aplenty as chess goes global beyond all dreams. More than 2 billion people have played chess on just one website...Because USChess , the 90 year old little choo choo promo chess engine that could rate a tiny tourney in your tiny town..is last to move into the serious heavy duty no joke pro world chess scene with all games of candidates ( AAGAARD!!)and Watsons RIVETING GET SERIOUS FOLKS COVERAGE OF MONSTER TRIUMPH AND HEARTBREAK AT 44th CHENNAI INDIA world team CHESS OLYMPIAD...WITH REAL DEAL NOT A JOKE SERIOUS CHESS ANALYSIS.NO MATTER HOW IT HURTS........the New USCHESS will be first ...totally because it IS LAST. Change right in front of the eyes .Bauer is leading the orchestra. It will be US Chess/not Fide that leads world chess simply because it will attract family oriented sponsors like NIKE/WALMART/COCA COLA AND ALL COMMERICAL AIRLINES (war free zone),,It was Netflix that aired THE QUEENS GAMBIT.....Yup right here in Carol Meyer's little ole executive director office is where all the mega deals that take chess global will be made. ,,,and in a St. Louis train station to boot." Hello Madame Carol ...I am Bill Gates." Cute . Jude Acers/ New Orleans

Congratulations, Randy! May your unique energy and style continue to drive the Federation forward. Alexander Lumelsky, Connecticut

I look forward to working with Randy during the next year. His knowledge of strategic planning and budgeting combine to give us a great opportunity to sharpen how we execute our mission. We are fortunate to have such a strong board who discusses matters thoroughly and entertains competing opinions before deciding on a course of action.

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