Donny DeDonatis III has served as the CEO of USSSA since 2018, joining the legacy and foundation that his father, the former USSSA CEO built before him. DeDonatis has a strong baseball background, which is what has lead him through his professional career today. A Michigan native, DeDonatis had an outstanding baseball career at Eastern Michigan University and was drafted in the 20th round of the 1996 MLB Draft by the Detroit Tigers. DeDonatis’ tenure in USSSA far extends through the last several decades, having been a major part of the organization’s growth. DeDonatis served as the Michigan Baseball State Director for 20 years and formally joined the USSSA Board of Directors in 2010 and became the Assistant Executive Director in 2015-2018 before assuming the role of CEO.