Shaw to Succeed Marolt at USSA
SAM Magazine—Park City, Utah, Aug. 28, 2013—The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) has named Olympian Tiger Shaw as chief operating officer, effective Oct. 1. Shaw, a native of Stowe, Vt., and a former U.S. Alpine Ski Team athlete, will transition in the spring of 2014 to succeed Bill Marolt as president and chief executive officer of USSA. Marolt previously announced his intention to retire after leading the USSA for 18 years.
Marolt will remain president and CEO through the Sochi Olympic Winter Games, and will continue serving as a vice president of the International Ski Federation (FIS) as well as a member of the United States Olympic Committee’s Board of Directors.
Shaw, a graduate of Dartmouth College who competed as part of the U.S. Olympic Team in the 1984 Olympic Winter Games under then head alpine coach Bill Marolt, is a two-time Olympian, a nine-time U.S. Champion and successful business executive. Most recently, he was senior director, response services at Global Rescue LLC, where he was responsible for business development and new markets, products and services. Before Global Rescue, Shaw was director, inventory strategy at Dealertrack, where he managed a suite of products addressing automotive retail sales, financing, profitability management, digital marketing and operations systems.
As an athlete alumni trustee of the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Team Foundation, Shaw spearheaded the development of successful educational programs for USSA athletes that enable national Team members to attend and earn college credits at reduced or no cost while competing on the USSA’s elite teams.
“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.” He added, “I’m confident that the USSA will be in good hands under his leadership.”
“I look forward to working closely with Bill and the rest of our talented leadership team,” said Shaw. “We have two goals: First, to continue our long term vision of becoming the Best in the World in Olympic skiing and snowboarding by providing world class training, education and athletic opportunities to USSA’s athletes. Second, to keep the Olympic dream burning brightly by increasing the visibility of our sports and continuing to return value to USSA’s members, sponsors and resort partners.”