U. S. Ski and Snowboard Association

USSA Board of Directors

Chairman: Dexter Paine, New York, NY (FIS)

Vice Chairman: Greg Boester, Rye, NY (Foundation)

Treasurer: John Buckbaum, Chicago, IL (Foundation)

Tiger Shaw, Park City, UT (CEO)

Dan Leever, Palm Beach, FL/ Vail, CO (Foundation)

Andy McLane, Weston, MA (Foundation)

Kipp Nelson, Ketchum, ID (Foundation)

Erik Resnick, Vail, CO (Foundation)

Darryl Landstrom, Minneapolis, MN (Alpine)

Dylan Omlin, Truckee, CA (Snowboarding)

Chris Seemann, Winter Park, CO (Freestyle)

Tom Yaps, Brooklyn, NY (Freeskiing)

Cami Thompson Graves, East Thetford, VT (Cross Country)

Martina Lussi (Jumping/Nordic Combined)

Warner Nickerson, Tilton, NH (Alpine Athlete)

Tricia Byrnes, Aspen, CO (Snowboarding Athlete)

Heather McPhie, Salt Lake City, UT (Freestyle Athlete)

Tom Wallisch, Salt Lake City, UT (Freeskiing Athlete)

Rosie Brennan, Park City, UT (Cross Country Athlete)

Bryan Fletcher, Steamboat Springs, CO (Jumping/Nordic Combined Athlete)

Liz Arky, Washington, DC, (At-Large)

Lisa Kosglow, Hood River, OR (At-Large)

Andy Wirth, Squaw Valley, CA (At-Large)



Grete Eliassen, Salt Lake City, UT (USOC Athletes’ Advisory Council)

Bill Shiebler, Park City, UT (USSA Audit Committee Chair)

Michael Berry, Lakewood, CO (National Ski Areas Association)

Nick Sargent, Stowe, VT, (SnowSports Industries America)

Bill Marolt, Paradise Valley, AZ (USOC)

Hank Tauber, Park City, UT (FIS)

Last revised 9/30/16


USSA Bylaws



Please refer to the About section for the USSA Financial Statements and Annual Reports.


USSA Strategic Planning Committee & Task Forces


The goal of the Strategic Planning Committee is to construct a sustainable business model that provides consistent funding to programs and capitalizes on opportunities to achieve the vision of being Best in the World.

USSA’s Strategic Planning Committee examines the following:

  • Sport relevance, viability, potential and sustainability
  • New sports
  • Variable sport management models
  • Revenue Generation
  • Funding emphasis during the Olympic Quad

Last revised 6/25/15

Alpine Task Force Report

Cross Country Task Force Report

Freeskiing Task Force Report

Freestyle Task Force Report

Nordic Combined Task Force Report

Snowboarding Task Force Report



USSA Executive Committee



Dexter Paine, Chairman

Greg Boester, Vice Chairman

Tom Yaps, Sport Committee Representative

John Bucksbaum, Foundation Representative/Treasurer

TBD, Athlete Representative


Grete Eliassen, Athlete Representative (USOC AAC non-voting)

Tiger Shaw, Chief Executive Officer

Job Description:  The USSA Executive Committee consists of five voting members, including the Chairman; the Vice Chair; one Discipline Committee representative designated by the USSA Chairman; one representative of the USSTF designated by the USSA Chairman; and one eligible athlete selected by the Athletes’ Council. The Treasurer, the CEO, and the USOC Athletes Advisory Council representative are non-voting ex-officio members of the committee, and participate in all meetings.  All actions taken by the Executive Committee must be ratified by the Board at its next meeting where a quorum is present.

Last revised 9/30/16


USSA Nomination & Governance Committee


Eric Resnick, co-chair

Lisa Kosglow, co-chair

TBD, athlete

Tiger Shaw

Cami Thompson Graves

Job Description:  The Nomination and Governance Committee is comprised of five (5) members of the Board, representing a cross-section of backgrounds, selected by the Board Chairman, and includes at least one eligible athlete representative, selected by the Athletes’ Council.

The Nomination and Governance Committee reviews each nominee to the Board to determine his/her ability to provide effective representation and leadership on the Board, including such things as whether such nominee appears to maintain as a principal focus the well-being of the USSA generally rather than any particular interest or issue; and whether he/she possesses the requisite understanding of his/her particular discipline, competitive skiing and snowboarding generally, corporate operations or other matters necessary to provide effective representation on the Board.

The Nomination and Governance Committee may also be used to assist the Board in appointing any committees created by the Board or which it is required to fill under the bylaws.

For each nomination it considers, the Nomination and Governance Committee forwards to the Board a recommendation that the nomination either be accepted or rejected, along with any explanation for its recommendation.

The Nomination and Governance Committee, at the request of the Chairman, works with the President and CEO to develop and implement an appropriate orientation program for new Directors and continuing education of existing Directors.

At the request of the Chairman, the Nomination and Governance Committee reviews from time to time the governance structures of the USSA and proposes any changes which may be necessary and/or desirable.

The Nomination and Governance Committee is a permanent standing committee.

last revised 9/30/16


USSA Athletes' Council


TBD, Chair

Alpine representative, Warner Nickerson

Cross Country representative/USOC AAC alternate, Rosie Brennan

Freestyle representative, Heather McPhie

Jumping/Nordic combined representative, Bryan Fletcher

Snowboarding representative, Tricia Byrnes

USOC AAC representative, Grete Eliassen

Job description:  The USSA Athletes’ Council is organized to undertake the requirement in the USSA Bylaws of facilitating communication and to represent athlete interests to the USSA Board.  While there are ten objectives in the Athletes’ Council Bylaws, approximately half are geared towards protecting the rights of athletes to the organization.  The remaining objectives are summarized as follows:  (1) provide a logical and effective communication channel among the athletes and the organization, (2) provide a forum for athletes to discuss and resolve issues concerning the athletes and the sport and (3) provide qualified and fair consultation to athletes on matters regarding commercial sponsorship. 

As members of the Council, there is opportunity to discuss important issues facing current and retired athletes, and, in turn, influence policy and the direction for the entire organization. 

Members of the Council understand their role as stewards of the entire organization and the importance of being a positive constituent.  While it is vital that members of the Athletes’ Council represent the interests of athletes, it is even more important to consider the interest of the athletes in the context of the values and mission of USSA.

Last revised 9/30/16