The 2016 Badger Region Volleyball Board of Directors election is now open. Below is the slate of candidates and information about each candidate.

How to vote: All current adult members of Badger Region are eligible to vote in this election. An email was sent out by the address to the member’s Webpoint email address with a link to the Survey Monkey voting link on May 1, at 5:00 p.m. CT. If you did not receive the voting link, or if you and another member use the same email, please contact Jennifer Armson-Dyer at and she will send you another voting link after verifying membership. Voting will close at 5 p.m. CT on May 10. The election winners will be announced by May 13. Click here for more information on the Board of Directors.


– Julie Voeck (incumbent)

*Northeast Representative
– BJ LeRoy (incumbent)

*Southeast Representative
– Nancy Paulson (incumbent)
– Holly Vogelsang



Julie Voeck
*Previous Board Experience: Badger Region President (current), Badger Region Secretary, Badger Region Referee Chair, Professional Association of Volleyball Officials (PAVO) President/Chair (current), National Association of Sports Officials (board member), Wind on the Wires (board chair)

*Additional Information: I have extensive experience in volleyball within the Badger Region as a board member, referee and clinician. I have also served in several capacities for USA Volleyball including arbitrator, head referee and national rating team. I also have other extensive volleyball and board experience listed below.

Badger Regional Volleyball Association
Julie has served as the Commissioner and President of the Board of the Badger Region Volleyball Association since 2007. Badger Region is one of the regional volleyball associations within USA Volleyball. Prior to becoming Commissioner of Badger Region, Julie served as the Referee Chair for Badger Region for 10 years. Julie continues to train and mentor new officials for Badger Region.

Professional Association of Volleyball Officials (PAVO)
Julie Voeck has been President for PAVO since January 2012. Previously, she held the position of Director of Officials Training Programs – Camps for PAVO from 2004 – 2011. Julie has organized PAVO training camps in a variety of venues including spring collegiate tournaments, junior events and collegiate club tournaments. Julie originally joined the PAVO board as a Member-At-Large in 2001. Julie is on the PAVO national rating team where she evaluates referees for national certification. Julie also serves as a clinician. In this role she prepares clinic materials and presents NCAA/PAVO clinics to officials across the country. Julie represents PAVO at the annual rules committee meetings for NCAA, USAV and NFHS.

National Association of Sports Officials (NASO)
NASO serves is the largest national organization for sports officials at all levels with over 21,000 members. NASO supports officials by providing education, training materials, seminars, government relations and insurance. Julie was elected to the NASO board of directors in 2015.

Coordinator of Volleyball Officials
Julie has been the coordinator of women’s volleyball officials for several Division 3 conferences as well as the Missouri Valley Conference (Division 1). Julie currently is the coordinator of volleyball officials for the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletics Conference (WIAC) and the Wisconsin Volleyball Conference (men’s and women’s collegiate club volleyball).

Officiating Certifications and Experience
Julie is a PAVO and USAV national referee. She became an international referee in 2004. Julie also holds a national beach referee rating. Julie serves on the national rating team for USAV and PAVO. She also serves as a clinician for PAVO.

USA Volleyball Gold Whistle Award, May 2012
PAVO Robert J. Lindsay Meritorious Service Award
Badger Region Leif Storvik Service Award – recognizes and honors those individuals, teams or organizations who have made a positive impact to the sport of volleyball.
Badger Region Robert J. Lindsay Meritorious Service Award

Julie holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and a master’s degree in Business Administration. Julie is Director, Legislative and Regulatory Affairs for NextEra Energy Resources. In this role Julie works with renewable energy in the Midwest


BJ LeRoy
*Previous Board Experience: Badger Region Northeast Rep – 1995-2002, 2008-present; Adult chair

*Additional Information: BJ LeRoy helped form the Badger Region in 1994. He was the Northeast Representative on the first Badger Region board and served in the position from 1995 to 2002, and again from 2008 to present. LeRoy is CAP III certified and a Master IMPACT instructor, teaching since 1995. He also serves as the region’s education contact. He takes coaching questions from all members, including training tactics, coaching philosophy, dealing with parents (and directors) and youth training. You can reach him at He ran the Lakeland Attack volleyball club for 18 years, with as many as 10 teams.

LeRoy has served as the Adult Representative to the board since 2007, and has traveled to adult nationals since it was held in Milwaukee in 2000. He also serves as a tournament director and region arbitrator. LeRoy coached varsity volleyball for 14 years and was active in migrating the NFHS to USAV-style rules, such as allowing coaches to stand during matches. He is a 1992 graduate of UW-Madison, and (with wife Shelli) has two volleyball players, Sam (in the backyard) and Carsyn (girls club.)


Nancy Paulson
*Previous Board Experience: I have been a member of the Badger Region Volleyball Association since its inception. My first years of service were dedicated to the role and mission of the Junior Development Chair. Subsequently I have served terms as the Southeast Representative and the Vice Commissioner.

*Additional Information: I thoroughly enjoy, honor and respect my involvement in the BRVA and having served its’ membership in each of those capacities. I would like to serve a second term as the Southeast Representative. There are many initiatives that I want to contribute to bringing to fruition. It is very important to me to continue to support the establishment of our organizational foundation, advance programming opportunities, and enhance the experiences our membership. I take personal responsibility and am dedicated to adhering to the requirements of the role of the Southeast Representative. In my additional role as the Scorer Chair, I find it very rewarding to have advanced a program that has strengthened the skills of the BRVA referee cadre, club programs and players. My active involvement at BRVA and USAV events are among other avenues where I value utilizing my various Advisory and BOD experience on behalf of our membership.

Holly Vogelsang
*Previous Board Experience: Wisconsin Volleyball Conference (WVC), women’s division coordinator

*Additional Information: I feel that I would make both a valuable and unique addition to the Badger Region Board of Directors, because I’m involved at both the junior level and the adult level. I am currently in my first season coaching for Milwaukee Sting. While growing up, I played on Junior Club teams for three years, and have assisted a small junior club with administrative tasks since 2010. I am in my second year on the board for the Wisconsin Volleyball Conference (WVC), which is the conference for collegiate club teams in and around Wisconsin. Prior to being on the board, I played in the WVC for 5 years. I have helped grow and organize not only the UW-La Crosse women’s program, but the entire WVC as well.

I pride myself on being extremely organized and diligent on following up with open tasks. The insight I have about what it takes to run both adult and junior clubs, is a perspective I feel few others can provide. I have a passion for volleyball both as a sport and as an organized entity, and I would love to be able to add to our ever-growing region!