CEO Marolt To Leave USSA In 2014
U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association President and CEO Bill Marolt has announced he will leave the organization he has led for the past 16 years in the spring of 2014.
“As a part of a long planned succession, I will be leaving my active role as President and CEO of the USSA in the spring of 2014. Our board has had an ad hoc succession committee in place for several years. It has now established a formal search committee to find a successor who can take the USSA to the next level,” Marolt wrote in an e-mailed letter to stakeholders.
Marolt and USSA have worked diligently over that time period toward achieving it’s “Best In The World” vision. Few would argue that much of that vision has been achieved.
“Today, our eyes remain squarely focused on preparing for Sochi in 2014,” he wrote, “ensuring that we have a world class support system for developing athletes and building a stronger financial base for the USSA.”
Marolt said the organization is well positioned for the leadership transition. “We have strong board leadership in both USSA Chairman Dexter Paine and U.S. Ski and Snowboard Team Foundation President John Cumming. The USSA Long Term Strategic Plan adopted by our board in 2010 provides a well-defined pathway to the future.”
He said he plans to remain active in the sport after leaving the presidency. He will continue as a vice president on the FIS Council, executive committee board member of the 2015 FIS Alpine Ski World Championships in Vail/Beaver Creek and with the U.S. Olympic Committee.
Photo: Bill Marolt (skiracing.com)