ISOA Leadership



President - Todd Gray

Current Term Expires: 4-1-25

Term Limit Reached: 4-1-29

Todd Gray is currently the President of the ISOA and has been an IHSA Swimming and Diving official since 2012. Todd previously served as the ISOA's Vice-President from 2016-2022. In 2015, he received the ISOA's "Rookie of the Year" award. He has served in all official capacities during the IHSA Sectional Championships and has been a member of the diving panel at several State meets. In addition to officiating IHSA Swimming and Diving, Todd can be found on a pool deck officiating at USA Swimming, YMCA Swimming, U.S. Masters Swimming and NCAA Swimming and Diving meets. Todd served as the District Chairman of the YMCA Chicagoland District and was a member on the Illinois YMCA Swimming State Committee. When not on a pool deck, Todd is a Channel Operations Manager for a large telecommunications company.


Vice-President - Gwen VanSteen

Current Term Expires: 4-1-26

Term Limit Reached: 4-1-28

Gwen is currently the Vice-President of the ISOA. She is a 16-year IHSA veteran, and is a Certified level official. Gwen was awarded the ISOA's "Most Improved Official" award in 2020, followed by the IHSA Official of the Year award in 2021 for Girl's Swimming & Diving. Gwen has served as a Starter and Diving Referee for Sectional meets, and has served on the judging panel at the State Final. When not on the pool deck, Gwen manages a small garden center and helps homeowners design landscaping.


Secretary - Susan Mariottini

Current Term Expires: 4-1-26

Term Limit Reached: 4-1-30

Susan Mariottini is the current Secretary of the ISOA. She has been an IHSA Swimming & Diving official since 2018, and was chosen as the "Rookie of the Year" in 2019. Susan has worked to achieve the level of "Certified." She works Sectional Championship meets and the State Championships. She has also worked the Illinois Special Olympics meet in recent years. Susan has never ventured far from the pool, having been a club and high school swimmer, a coach, a swim mom, and one who frequents the local pool to swim laps. When not officiating, Susan enjoys her retirement by traveling, spending time with family and friends, being a self-proclaimed foodie, and spending a lot of time outside.


Treasurer - Fred Gafrick

Current Term Expires: 4-1-25

Term Limit Reached: 4-1-27

Fred Gafrick is the second longest-serving treasurer in the storied history of the ISOA. A 16-year experienced official for swimming, diving and water polo, he enjoys giving back to the sports he enjoyed in his formative years. Outside of the IHSA, he serves as the meet referee for the Illinois Special Olympics Aquatics State Games. When not in IHSA whites, he enjoys teaching math and science to high school students with disabilities, golfing, and fishing.


Member At Large - Steve Fedota

Current Term Expires: 4-1-25

Term Limit Reached: 4-1-29

Steve Fedota, an elected Member-At-Large to the board of the Illinois Swimming Official's Association, lives in the northwest suburbs of Chicago, so you will often see him officiating in the north, northwest and western suburbs of Chicago, as well as in the City of Chicago. Approaching 17 years as a Certified IHSA Swimming and Diving official, Steve is regularly in attendance at both the girl's and boy's state championship meets. When not on the pool deck, Dr. Fedota is a university professor and runs a Human Resourse strategy and employee benefits consulting firm.






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