PARK CITY, Utah – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Team Foundation has named two new members to its Board of Trustees. Joining the board are Daniel Leever (Palm Beach, FL/ Vail, CO) and Lynn D. Bleil (Park City, UT). The announcement was made by Foundation President Greg Boester, an Olympic ski jumper who took over board leadership last summer.
“Dan and Lynn are representative of an important new trend in trustees. Each brings a very extensive background in international business to our board. But, just as importantly, each of them are passionate skiers and have been directly engaged in USSA club programs through their children and their direct support. Both understand our mission from the grassroots up,” said Boester.
Leever, the CEO of Specialty Products Corporation (PSP) in Miami, has been a passionate supporter of ski racing in his Vail mountain home. Bleil, a longtime senior partner with McKinsey & Company, has long been engaged in the sport and recently was project leader on a valuable study for the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association.
“While our trustees are certainly an important resource in supporting athletes and for their business expertise, what’s even more important is their willingness to actively engage with our organization,” noted Foundation Executive Vice President Trisha Worthington. “More and more we’re seeing supporters like Dan and Lynn who bring firsthand knowledge of our athletic programs.”
The Foundation is the non-profit fundraising arm of the U.S. Ski Team, U.S. Snowboarding and U.S. Freeskiing. They join a 74-member Board of Trustees representing leaders in American business and sport.
Daniel Leever is the chief executive officer of Specialty Products Corporation (PSP) of Miami. Leever is the founder of the Vail Snow Sports Foundation, a foundation that underwrites Team America, an elite alpine team of aspiring World Cup athletes. He attended Kansas State University and holds an MBA from the University of New Haven. Leever also serves on the board of Vail Mountain School and The Atlas Society. A passionate supporter of ski racing, Dan has been involved with Ski & Snowboard Club Vail (SSCV) for more than 15 years. His son Alex is a freshman on the University of Denver varsity ski team. Dan served for many years as a member of the SSCV Board of Trustees and is currently a trusted advisor to the Executive Director and SSCV’s Executive Committee. He was recognized as Volunteer of the Year in 2008 and received the club’s highest honor, the Zella Gorsuch award, for the greatest contribution to the advancement of skiing in the Vail Valley in 2011.
Lynn D. Bleil
Lynn D. Bleil, a Princeton and Stanford Business School graduate, has advised senior executives and Boards of leading healthcare companies for over 25 years as a senior partner of McKinsey & Company. Since retiring last December, she has been assembling a portfolio of Board Director roles with public and private healthcare companies including DST Systems and Auspex Pharmaceuticals, as well as selected nonprofit organizations, including Intermountain Healthcare’s Park City Medical Center. Bleil led the McKinsey project for USSA in 2012-13 focused on improving club support and governance, and has remained an active advisor to the organization. Lynn is also an active ski racing parent, with a 13-year-old alpine racer currently skiing with Rowmark Academy in the Intermountain Division. She frequently volunteers on the ski hill and supports Rowmark in fundraising and marketing efforts.
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