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 Bucksbaum, Chicago, IL (Foundation)
Tricia Byrnes, Aspen, CO (Snowboarding Athlete)
Jon Casson, Salt Lake City, UT (Snowboarding)
Charles Christianson, Anchorage, AK (Alpine Athlete)
Emily Cook, Park City, UT (Freestyle Athlete)
Glenn Eddy, Carrabassett Valley, ME (Freestyle)
Bryan Fletcher, Steamboat Springs, CO (Jumping/Nordic Combined Athlete)
Cami Thompson Graves, East Thetford, VT (Cross Country)
Joe Holland, Hanover, NH (Jumping/Combined)
Jeanne Jackson, Portland, OR (Foundation)
Lisa Kosglow, Hood River, OR (At-Large)
Darryl Landstrom, Minneapolis, MN (Alpine)
Andy McLane, Weston, MA (Foundation)
Kipp Nelson, Ketchum, ID (Foundation)
Erik Resnick, Vail, CO (At-Large)
Tiger Shaw, Park City, UT (CEO)
James Southam, Anchorage, AK (Cross Country Athlete)
Hank Tauber, Park City, UT (Foundation)
Michael Berry, Lakewood, CO (National Ski Areas Association)
David Ingemie, McLean, VA (SnowSports Industries America)
Howard 'Chip' Knight, Hanover, NH (USOC Athletes' Advisory Council)
Bill Marolt, Park City, UT (USOC)
last revised 5/18/14
USSA Strategic Planning Committee
USSA STRATEGIC PLANNING COMMITTEE
Co-Chairs: Charlotte Moats/Eric Resnick
Job description: 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:
USSA Executive Committee
USSA EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Dexter Paine Chairman
Greg Boester Vice Chairman
Darryl Landstrom Sport Committee Representative
John Bucksbaum Foundation Representative/Treasurer
James Southam Athlete Representative
Chip Knight 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 1.20.15
USSA Nomination Screening Committee
USSA NOMINATION SCREENING COMMITTEE
Eric Resnick, chairman
James Southam, athlete
Cami Thompson Graves
Job Description: The Nomination Screening 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 Screening 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 Screening Committee may also be used to assist the Board in appointing any committees created by the Board or which the Board is required to fill under these bylaws.
For each nomination it considers, the Nomination Screening Committee forwards to the full Board a recommendation that the nomination either be accepted or rejected, along with any appropriate explanation for its recommendation. The Board is not be bound by recommendations of the Committee. The Board generally should accept a nomination absent reasonable grounds for rejecting the nomination.
Last revised 1.20.15
USSA Athletes' Council
USSA ATHLETES' COUNCIL
James Southam, Chairman
Alpine representative, Charles Christianson
Cross Country representative, James Southam
Freestyle representative, Emily Cook
Jumping/Nordic combined representative, Bryan Fletcher
Snowboarding representative, Tricia Byrnes
USOC AAC representative, Chip Knight
USOC AAC alternate, 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 1.20.15