Ruth has served four years on the USCF Executive Board, including two years as President and two years as Vice President. Ruth joined USCF when she was a teenager and rapidly became one of the top women players in the country, representing the USA in five Chess Olympiads. Ruth earned the title of Woman International Master in 1975 when she won a playoff match to qualify to represent the USA in the 1976 Interzonal. Ruth was a Program Manager at eBay specializing in Mergers and Acquisitions. Earlier, Ruth had a technology career at IBM where she was a Program Manager for IBM’s consulting arm-IBM Global Services. Ruth has represented USCF effectively in extensive travels both in the US and at FIDE meetings abroad. If re-elected, she plans to emphasize marketing efforts, provide better representation for our players and parents, improve membership retention, improve fund raising for the Olympiad and other events, and "spread the word that it is FUN and COOL to play chess."