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Randy Bauer is the new US Chess President

Randy Bauer is the newly elected US Chess President. “The US chess mission is to empower people, enhance lives, and enrich communities through chess. And that’s what we are focused on – through tournaments, working with kids and other groups. That’s how we bring chess to the people in the US and that’s where I will be focused on.”

Randy Bauer added on his LinkedIn profile, “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.”

Randy Bauer 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.  

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