Bob Balk, Paracanoe Director

Major Contributions to Sport for Athletes with a Disability

  •                   IPC Chairperson of the Athletes’ Council (2009-present)
  •                   Member of the Athletes’ Council (2004-2009)
  •                   Athlete competing in Paralympic Sport (1994-2006) (six Paralympic medals)
  •                   IOC Athlete Commission member (2009-present) 

Professional Career

The Boeing Company (1997-2006)

Manager: Global Venture Capital Investments

Business Strategy Analyst

Other Appointments Held

  •                   Member of the US Olympic Committee Athletes’ Advisory Council (2002-present)
  •                   Member of the US Olympic Committee Governance and Ethics Task Force (2003)

Volunteer Positions

  •                   Member of the California Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sport


  •                   University of Rochester – Master of Business Administration: Finance, Operations, International Business
  •                   University of Buffalo – Bachelor of Science: Management with a focus on Marketing




                  Bow hunting, Agriculture, Outdoor Recreation, Sports, Anything Mechanical