USA Curling adds to Growth and Development staff

By Terry Kolesar | Aug. 20, 2013, 12 a.m. (ET)
Aug. 20, 2013

USA Curling adds to Growth & Development staff

(STEVENS POINT, Wis.) - Christy Hering, who joined the U.S. Curling Association (USCA) as administrative assistant in June 2010, has been promoted to a newly created position within the USCA to meet the increasing demands for supporting the national organization's Growth and Development programs. Hering's new title will be development associate and is effective immediately.

The USCA is now accepting applications for a new administrative assistant, with the expectation of filling the position by mid- to late-September.

Hering, 33, Wausau, Wis., has proven to be an exemplary employee of the USCA and the promotion reflects her strong performance and abilities as well as her interests in continuing to contribute even more to the growth of curling in the United States. As development associate, Hering will provide significant support to the USCA's programs guided by Growth & Development Manager Kim Nawyn, who joined the USCA in 2011 and has made great strides in advancing several of the association's programs. 

The development associate position will be primarily responsible for administering the various curler and member club benefits and educational programs sponsored by the USCA, including instruction, ice making, coaching and officiating. Hering also will assist with the administration of the SafeSport program; manage the membership database; assist Nawyn with the club liability insurance program; and provide general administrative support to various camps and clinics.

"The development associate position reflects the USCA's strong commitment to the continued growth and development of curling throughout the country," said Rick Patzke, USCA chief operating officer. "Christy has excelled in many areas since joining the USCA, and we are very pleased and fortunate to have her taking on this new role."

In other areas, Hering will continue to manage the USCA's administration of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency athlete enrollment program and required reports; manage the Elite Athlete Health Insurance program offered by the U.S. Olympic Committee, and assist with the securing of host sites for the numerous USCA regional/national championship events.

Hering sees assisting club members with the various programs and benefits being designed with their interests at heart as an overall rewarding experience. "I am grateful for the opportunity to have been employed by USA Curling for the past three years and look forward to taking on this new set of challenges," she said. 

Information relating to the job opening and other job opportunities can be found on the USA Curling website at 

For more information: Terry Kolesar, USA Curling,, 715-344-1199, Ext. 202, or 608-338-9900 (cell).

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