Mark Gerberich

 
Mark Gerberich

Mark Gerberich

Year Inducted: 2017

Category: Meritorious Service

Gerberich, who served as commissioner from 1995-2000 when the organization was sold to ex-Microsoft executives Chris Peters, Mike Slade and Rob Glaser, rose from an entry-level job as PBA membership services director in 1983 to Commissioner 13 years later. Gerberich was at the helm when ABC-TV dramatically reduced its rights fees payments to the PBA, and eventually dropped the PBA from its network lineup, but he kept the organization operating despite the hardships. He also was instrumental in introducing arena finals which enhanced the PBA Tour’s image as a spectator sport.