July 06, 2009, 11:20 a.m. (ET)

July 1, 2009

To the Modern Pentathlon community:

It is a great honor to serve as your new CEO.  This is a wonderful sport and I look forward to growing it with you.  The Board of Directors has done a fantastic job of creating structure and implementing policies and procedures to get us to where we are today.  Please join me in giving them a well-deserved "Thank You" for their hard work and dedication. 

Currently I am in a temporary office while our new location is renovated.  The national office will be located on the Olympic Training Center in the National Sports Building.  The address is USA Pentathlon, 1 Olympic Plaza, Colorado Springs, CO  80909.  My email is  A new phone and fax number will be assigned in the next week.  I thank you for your patience and understanding while we get key services established. 

We have an ambitious agenda ahead of us and I look forward to working with you to bring Pentathlon to new levels of success. I will be reaching out to you in the near future to seek volunteers to assist in participating in various committees and task forces.  Opportunities for service are enormous and I have listed only a few which include:  fundraising, talent identification, marketing, club, coach and athlete development, local and national competitions, your stories for the newsletter and website, etc. 

Again, it is a pleasure to serve you and the Modern Pentathlon community.  I wish everyone a safe and enjoyable 4th of July holiday weekend.