The US Ski and Snowboard Assocation (USSA) has appointed Tiger Shaw to succeed Bill Marolt as its new president and chief executive.
The former Olympic alpine skier will join the governing body on 1st October as chief operating officer before beginning his transition into role of chief executive and president next spring. Incumbent Bill Marolt will officially remain in the post until the end of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi.
Marolt, who coached Shaw during the 1984 Winter Games, announced his intention to retire late last year and will have led the USSA for 18 years when he steps down.
“Tiger is an outstanding addition to USSA staff leadership as we prepare for Sochi and beyond,” said Marolt. “He brings an exceptional combination of leadership skills, knowledge and experience gained as an Olympian, USSA club coach, athlete parent and successful entrepreneur and business executive.
“I had the privilege of working with Tiger during the ’84 Olympics in Sarajevo as well as while he was a trustee of the foundation board. I welcome his passion for furthering a ‘best in the world’ vision that means a great deal to us both. He has earned success on and off the slopes, and I’m confident that the USSA will be in good hands under his leadership.”