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. In addition, Ping served on the Board of Directors for USA Table Tennis from 2005-07 as the organization went through governance reform.
In addition to her role on the 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 sport extends to her involvement with Right To Play, an international humanitarian organization that seeks to improve the lives of youth through sport, where Ping has been an Athlete Ambassador since 2006.
Ping is currently vice president at Bain Capital, having joined the private equity firm in 2011. As a member of Bain Capital’s Portfolio Group, she partners with Bain Capital portfolio companies to create, support and implement growth initiatives. Previously, she worked for the management consulting firm Bain & Company in its Los Angeles office.
She is a graduate of Stanford University where she earned a bachelor’s degree with honors in international relations, a master’s in sociology, and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. As a collegiate athlete, she helped lead the Cardinal to the national table tennis team championship.
Ping resides in San Francisco.