USSA Eastern Region Alpine Director Eric Harlow announced his resignation to members of the region on Monday via email, indicating that he is moving on to a sales job outside of the ski industry.
“I’ve been involved at various levels throughout the region and fortunate enough to put my skis on in over 10 different states over the course of my tenure as Regional Director. We have great people involved in the sport of ski racing!” Harlow wrote. “So, it is with some regret that I announce my resignation. The timing isn’t perfect, but it does feel right given some of the staff changes over the past several months.”
Harlow assumed leadership of the Eastern Region in May 2013 and had worked as head women’s development coach for the U.S. Ski Team and also at Stratton Mountain School and Burke Mountain Academy prior to his latest role.
“This speaks to [USSA’s] unwavering commitment to providing the East with the types of resources that will lead to better development in our region for athletes, parents, coaches, officials, clubs and state associations,” Harlow remarked at the time of his hiring in 2013.
USSA is seeking a replacement development director for the Eastern Region as Harlow transitions out of the position over the next two weeks.
“This is an important position for our USSA Eastern Region and we will look to fill it with a qualified successor as soon as possible,” said USSA Alpine Development Director Chip Knight. “We are sorry to see Eric leave the USSA. He has done great work bringing the USSA Eastern Region together over the past two years, and he has been instrumental in bringing forward new initiatives at all levels of the development pipeline. We wish him the best of luck going forward.”
Knight, together with USSA Alpine Director Patrick Riml, will oversee an immediate search for a new director.