The National History Bee and Bowl is delighted to announce that Brad Fischer, of Rockford, IL has been named its Director of Question Production and Upper Midwest Regional Coordinator, effective immediately. Brad brings years of distinguished experience to NHBB and will be assisting us primarily with all aspects of question production, including writing, editing, packetization, and coordination of writer teams. He will also be spearheading the production for the International History Olympiad and the US Geography Olympiad. In contrast with our approach from this past year, Brad will not be NHBB’s sole writer, but will both write and edit as needed, and coordinate writer teams for set production. Additionally, Brad will assist with directing, outreach and Regional Coordination in Northern Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, and the Dakotas. We are grateful to Brad for his willingness to help us develop and expand our operations on a sustainable basis, and look forward to him being an integral part of NHBB for 2015-16 and beyond!