USSA CEO Marolt Named to USOC Board


U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) President and CEO Bill Marolt was named Thursday (Dec. 20) to the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) Board of Directors. He is slated serve a four year term as a representative of the National Governing Bodies Council.

A 1964 Olympian, Marolt has led the USSA since 1996 playing an active role during that time with both the USOC and International Ski Federation.

“Olympism is a very positive and powerful message that brings all of us together to help athletes achieve their Olympic dreams,” said Marolt, who recently announced that he will retire from his position at USSA in the spring of 2014. “I’m deeply honored with this opportunity to share my experience as an Olympian and a National Governing Body leader with the U.S. Olympic Committee.”

In his career Marolt has worked at all levels of sport from athlete to coach to program director and National Governing Body leader. As an athlete, he won three U.S. championships and four NCAA titles, and competed in the 1964 Olympic Winter Games. Later, as a coach, he led Colorado to seven NCAA titles from 1969-78,he then went on to serve as director of the U.S. alpine program from 1978-84. Prior to returning to lead the USSA, Marolt spent 12 years as athletic director at his alma mater, the University of Colorado.

In other action, the USOC Board reaffirmed Chairman Larry Probst for a second four-year term and also named Whitney Ping to the board as an Athletes’ Advisory Council director.

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