The Athletes’ Advisory Council is responsible for broadening communication between the United States Olympic Committee and active athletes, and serves as a source of input and advice to the USOC board of directors. The AAC consists of at least one athlete from each sport in which the United States is represented at the Olympic and Pan American Games, two athletes representing the Paralympic Sport Organizations or NGBs designated to govern a Paralympic sport, and six athletes elected by the AAC to serve at-large, including a chair and two vice chairs.
For more information regarding the AAC, visit USAthlete.org.
USOC Board of Directors Seeking AAC Member
The United States Olympic Committee Athletes’ Advisory Council is seeking a qualified candidate to serve on the USOC board of directors (replacing current director Jair Lynch, whose term expires at the end of 2012).
The AAC Board Nomination Committee will review applications, conduct phone interviews and, after a vote by the entire AAC, will recommend two candidates for consideration to the USOC board on Sept. 24, 2012. After interviewing the two candidates, the USOC’s Nominating and Governance Committee will put forward one individual for approval by the board at the December 2012 meeting. If approved, the candidate will become a board member effective January 1, 2013. The term is four years plus an additional four years.
Candidates must have represented the United States in the Olympic, Paralympic, Pan American or Parapan American Games; a world championship; or another event designated as an Operation Gold event within the 10 years preceding election.
Qualified applicants must be persons of the highest personal and professional integrity who will be effective, in conjunction with other members of the board, in collectively serving the long-term interests of the USOC. The successful candidate will be expected to attend all USOC board meetings (four per year), as well as all scheduled AAC meetings (three per year). Further details on board qualifications can be found here.
Interested persons should submit a résumé and cover letter including the following:
Date of last qualifying competition per 10-year rule requirements outlined above
Description of previous service and experience within the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Movements
Description of experience in one or more of the broadly described areas of current USOC board needs: international relations, career transition, connectivity, business and/or organizational structures and media expertise
Applications will be accepted until 5 p.m MT on Friday, Aug. 17, 2012 and must be submitted to Sarah Konrad (firstname.lastname@example.org), chair of the AAC Board Nomination Committee. The AAC Board Nomination Committee includes Andrew Johnson (ski and snowboard), Sarah Konrad (biathlon), Ellen Lee (water polo), Anton Quist (cycling) and Connie Smotek (shooting).
Questions about the process can be directed to Sarah Konrad. Specific questions about the role of an athlete board director can be addressed to current board member Nina Kemppel (Nina.Kemppel@gmail.com).