In 2019, we intentionally started thinking first about the impact on team usa athletes in every decision we make. To that end, we instituted new leadership and built an effective and more diverse executive team.
The usopc is governed by a board of directors and operated by a professional staff headed by a ceo.
Six constituent councils serve as trusted sources of input and advice to the board and usopc.
The Athletes’ Advisory Council and National Governing Bodies Council each have three representatives on the board, while six members of the board are independent. The CEO of the organization and all American members of the International Olympic Committee are ex officio members of the board.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Former president of Entertainment and
Devices Division, Microsoft Corp.
Executive director, USA Wrestling
Cheri Blauwet, MD
Chair, IPC Medical Committee and three-time
Paralympian in track and field
Global vice chair of public policy for EY
Anita L. DeFrantz
IOC member and two-time Olympian in rowing
Chair and CEO, Sidewalk Labs
Former president and CEO, U.S. Ski & Snowboard
President and CEO of Classroom Champions, three-time Olympian in bobsled
Former vice president at Bain Capital, Olympian in table tennis
IOC member and five-time Olympian in cross-country skiing
Retired U.S. Navy lieutenant and two-time Paralympian in swimming
Vice president and director of athletics, Duke University
Robert L. Wood
Former Business Group president, The Dow Chemical Company
^Resigned from the USOPC board in July 2019.
NON-DIRECTOR BOARD COMMITTEE MEMBERS
Athlete & NGB Engagement Committee
Nominating and Governance Committee
ATHLETES’ ADVISORY COUNCIL*
The AAC is comprised of athletes who have represented Team USA in the last 10 years and is responsible for broadening communication between the USOPC and active athletes.
Han Xiao, Table Tennis (chair)
Cody Mattern, Fencing (first vice chair)
Sam Kavanagh, Para-cycling (at-large)
Bree Schaaf, Bobsled and Skeleton (at-large)
NATIONAL GOVERNING BODIES COUNCIL*
The NGBC is comprised of leaders from NGBs and Paralympic Sport Organizations, with a goal of assisting those organization in achieving excellence, in and out of competition, while increasing collaboration with the UOSPC.
Max Cobb, US Biathlon Association (chair)
Tiger Shaw, U.S. Ski & Snowboard (vice chair)
* Individuals listed under the AAC and NGBC are elected leaders and do not represent the totality of each council.
U.S. OLYMPIANS & PARALYMPIANS ASSOCIATION
Comprised of U.S. Olympic and Paralympic alumni, USOPA leadership is responsible for promoting the Olympic and Paralympic values in their local communities and encouraging members to stay engaged in the Olympic and Paralympic movements.
PARALYMPIC ADVISORY COUNCIL
The PAC is comprised of leaders of Paralympic sport and works to increase Paralympic programming and resources, while providing vision to advance Paralympic sport in the U.S. In June, the PAC adjusted its composition to include representatives from the USOPC board, AAC, U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Foundation, LA 2028 and International Paralympic Committee.
MULTI-SPORT ORGANIZATIONS COUNCIL
The MSOC is comprised of leaders of community-based organizations and aims to develop interest in sport, grow and sustain membership, and increase opportunities for participation in all levels of competition.
COLLEGIATE ADVISORY COUNCIL
The CAC is charged with increasing collaboration with NCAA member institutions and conferences to elevate national engagement and support of Olympic and Paralympic sport opportunities on campus.