Alex Damisch

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Alex Damisch
Noted subjects auditory fine arts
Past colleges Lawrence (2012-2016), Minnesota (2016-2017), DePaul (2017-2018)
Stats HDWhite • NAQT

Alex Damisch is the current President of ACF for the 2020-21 season. Damisch played for Lawrence, University of Minnesota, and DePaul and is an avid staffer of Midwestern tournaments, as well as national tournaments nationwide. They devised the Nationals Ironman status for those who staffed every national tournament in a year; as of 2021, they have achieved it twice.

In 2019, Damisch was a 3-time champion on Jeopardy!, where they won $35,549.

In 2020, Damisch shared the Carper Award with Mike Sorice for their work, including spearheading the creation of the Misconduct Reporting Form and helping to institute structural changes to the ACF constitution.

Career

College

As a undergraduate, Damisch attended the 2013 ICT DII as a member of Lawrence B.

Open

Damisch has continued to play in open events with frequent teammates Auroni Gupta, Matt Bollinger, and Ryan Rosenberg.

Organizational Work

PACE

In 2018, they filled in as Director of Communications for PACE. While there, they were responsible for writing the text of the Misconduct Reporting Form.[1] To this day they help administer aspects of the form.

ACF

Damisch's time at ACF began in 2018 when they became the treasurer of ACF and logistics coordinator for ACF Nationals. In that role they were responsible for reverting the policy of all teams directly paying ACF for tournaments, which had been in place since 2012.[2]

Following the 2019 ACF Nationals, ACF announced a number of changes to their constitution: these were all proposed by Damisch.[3] These included:

  • expanding the means by which individuals could become provisional members of ACF
  • updating the constitution to be gender-neutral
  • changing the role of the Communications Officer to handle social media and to reflect the creation of the new Mirror Coordinator position
  • removing Outreach Officer and replacing it with the Mirror Coordinator, which absorbed some of the previous roles of the Communications Officer
  • changing Meeting Chair to bethe position President of ACF, ending the process of the editor-in-chief of ACF Nationals serving as de facto leader of ACF

In 2019, Damisch became the inaugural ACF Site Coordinator (a position they devised). During this time, they reworked the hosting guidelines, created the stats guidelines, and included finals formats on the ACF site. Significantly, they created the ACF Collegiate Contact List, which superceded many such lists that had been maintained by the community in the past, and issued the first ACF Fall experience survey.

In 2020, Damisch became the second President of ACF (another position they came up with). That year, they were awarded the Carper alongside Mike Sorice for their work on the misconduct form and with ACF.

Tournaments

References

  1. Re: 2019 David Riley Players and Coaches Conference - LOCATION CHANGE by Perturbed Secretary Bird » Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:39 am
  2. ACF#Structural changes (2018-present)
  3. ACF Constitutional Changes and New Officers by The King's Flight to the Scots » Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:02 pm


Carper Award
Preceded by
Year
Shared between
Succeeded by
Rob Carson
Kelly McKenzie
2020
Alex Damisch
Mike Sorice
Matt Bollinger
Jim Dendy