Frank Niro was born in Milford, Massachusetts on September 28, 1948. In 1973, he won the American Postal Chess Tournament (APCT) League championship and became a correspondence master in that organization in 1975. From 1984 to 1986, he was editor of Chess Horizons. He was Executive Director (ED) of the US Chess Federation (USCF) in 2002 and 2003. He is board member and CEO of the US Chess Trust. He is an ICCF Master who has represented the United States in international correspondence chess competition. He is a former hospital administrator, management consultant and auditor for a national public accounting firm.