INDIANAPOLIS — Mark Beckman, the executive director of the Montana High School Association, recently began a one-year term as president of the National Federation of State High School Associations, the NFHS announced Monday.
Beckman, who became president-elect last July, began his 2019-20 presidential term on July 3 following the NFHS Summer Meeting. He is the organization's 60th president.
The NFHS Board of Directors elected Kerwin Urhahn, the Missouri State High School Activities Association executive director, as president-elect for 2020-21.
Beckman recently served on the NFHS Network Board of Directors and NFHS Appeal Board, and he was chair of the Programs Subcommittee for the 2011-16 Strategic Planning Committee.
Beckman was named the MHSA executive director in 2004 after seven years as assistant director. The Butte Central graduate served as a basketball official and member of the Montana Officials Association before that, and he was the athletic director at Butte Central. He coached basketball at Butte Central and Anaconda, and he served as a Babe Ruth and American Legion baseball coach in Butte and Anaconda.