BARCELONA, Spain – U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) Chairman W. Dexter Paine has been selected by the International Ski Federation as a member of its FIS Council. Paine was named at the 49th International Ski Congress in Barcelona, Spain.
“I really appreciate the opportunity to be nominated by the USSA for FIS Council and look forward to contributing to the continued success of the FIS in the future,” said Paine.
Paine has been chairman of the USSA, the highest elected position in U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association, since 2006. He was president of the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Team Foundation, the fundraising arm of the team, from 2002-2006. He will succeed retired USSA President and CEO Bill Marolt, who has served on the FIS Council since 2002, and who was named an honorary member.
“It has been a great honor for me to serve as a FIS Council member and Vice President for the past 12 years. I would like to thank all of my FIS friends for their support and counsel through the years,” said Marolt. “I have had a productive tenure serving as a Council member through the Congress in Barcelona and appreciate the support of Dexter Paine as our Council nominee.”
The selection of the 17-member FIS Council, including the President plus 16 members, was made by a full vote of the delegates at the FIS Congress. In being named an honorary member, Marolt joins fellow American and 1988-2002 FIS Council member Hank Tauber.
A lifelong skier, Paine grew up in New Hampshire and is a graduate of Williams College in Massachusetts where he was a member of the alpine ski team. He also serves on the executive committee for the 2015 FIS World Alpine Ski Championships in Vail/Beaver Creek. In his private career, Paine is chairman and CEO of Paine & Partners, a New York based investment management firm that works primarily in the food and agribusiness sectors, with a strong presence in Europe.
Release courtesy of USSA