Gene Jannotti of Garwood was elected to First Vice President of the World Country & Line DanceSport Federation (WCLDSF).
Jannotti is the founder and President of the US Country & Line DanceSport Federation, a non-profit 501c3 corporation established to permit country dancers to compete at the World DanceSport Games (WSDF).
The WSDF inaugural Games will take place in Kaohsiung, Taiwan from September 15-21, 2013. Jannotti will be coaching a team of two US dancers who will compete against dancers from seven other countries for gold, silver and bronze medals. These games are under the umbrella of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) following the format of the Olympic Games and will be televised throughout Asia with an expected 20,000 daily spectators.
Jeff Bartholomew, President of WCLDS, stated that he "very much welcomed Gene to the World organization bringing his many years of dance experience combined with his corporate background to this important position."