Whitney Ping was appointed to the United States Olympic Committee board of directors and began serving as an Athletes’ Advisory Council director in December 2012.
A member of the 2004 U.S. Olympic Table Tennis Team, Ping served as the table tennis representative to the USOC Athletes’ Advisory Council from 2009 through 2012. During that time, she also co-chaired the USATT AAC, where her primary responsibilities included providing input on high performance plans, resource allocation, and team selection procedures. In addition, Ping served on the Board of Directors for USA Table Tennis from 2005-2007 as the organization went through governance reform.
In addition to her role on the USOC AAC, Ping was selected by her athlete peers to serve as one of two Athlete Service Coordinators for the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team in London. She also was nominated to the USOC’s Diversity and Inclusion Task Force in 2011, and was a member of the AAC’s Paralympic Task Force. Her passion for expanding the benefits of sports to all extends to her involvement with Right To Play, an international athlete-driven humanitarian organization that seeks to improve the lives of youth through sport, where Ping has been an Athlete Ambassador since 2006.
Ping is currently a private equity associate at Bain Capital in Boston, having joined the firm in October 2011. As a member of Bain Capital’s Portfolio Group, she partners with senior leadership at Bain Capital portfolio companies to create and implement strategic initiatives. Ping’s focus while at Bain Capital has been centered on revenue growth initiatives in the media and advertising space. Previously, Ping worked for the management consulting firm Bain & Company in their Los Angeles office.
She is a graduate of Stanford University where she earned a bachelor’s degree with honors in international relations and a master’s in sociology. As a freshman, she helped lead the Cardinal to the national table tennis team championship and was named the National Collegiate Table Tennis Association's 2006 Female Player of the Year. While at Stanford, Ping also excelled in the classroom and the community, earning the Award of Excellence in 2009.