Bill Marolt was appointed to the United States Olympic Committee board of directors and began serving as a National Governing Bodies Council director in December 2012.
Marolt served as vice president of the International Ski Federation from 2002-14, playing a vital role in guiding the organization through a period of progressive change.
Previously, he served 18 years as CEO and president of the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association from 1996-2014, during which time he directed the NGB to unparalleled success. Among the many crowning achievements of his tenure is the USSA Center of Excellence, a national training and education center in Park City, Utah.
Prior to leading the NGB, Marolt spent 12 years as athletic director at his alma mater, the University of Colorado. His leadership helped cement the Buffaloes on the national collegiate stage, adding three women’s sports programs while also earning a national football title and two NCAA skiing championships.
Previously, Marolt spent seven seasons with the U.S. Alpine Ski Team, including serving as director of alpine skiing for from 1979-84. Under his direction, U.S. skiers compiled a record five medals – including three golds and two silvers – at the 1984 Olympic Winter Games. Prior to joining the NGB, he spent nine seasons as the head coach of the Colorado ski team, where he led the program to seven straight NCAA titles from 1972-78.
As an athlete, Marolt won three U.S. championships and four NCAA titles, and was part of the 1964 U.S. Olympic Ski Team. He is a member of the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame and the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame.
Marolt has two daughters, Katy and Shannon. He and his wife, Connie, split time between Paradise Valley, Arizona, and Boulder, Colorado.