Board Profile Evelyn Zabo

July 24, 2013, 2:06 p.m. (ET)

Board Profile: Evelyn Zabo

Q: What is your role on the Board of Directors?
A: Independent Director, I have a wealth of outside board experience.

Q: How long have your been on the Board of Directors?
A: 1.5 years

Q: What about USA Synchro attracted you to become an independent director?
A: I am very interested in efforts that support girls and women. I love the Olympic movement and was very attracted to bringing those two aspects together. 

Q: Where are you currently employed and what is your position? 
A: I am Director at Microsoft in Redmond, Wash. I manage two partners based in India.

Q: What skills do you bring to the USA Synchro Board of Directors? 
A: I have a wealth of outside board experience, especially in Governance, Policy and Fundraising/Development.

Q: Do you know anyone personally who competes in synchronized swimming?
A: No, except for our athletes on the board.

Q: What made you choose your current career path?
A: I have always been interested in the intersection of business and technology. I enjoy solving large, complex business problems.

Q: Were you a swimmer at any time in your life? If so, what events did you swim? If you did not swim, do you have a sports background? 
A: No, though I did teach Water Aerobics.

Q: What college/university did you attend? What did you study/receive your degree?
A: Oregon State University, B.S. in Finance and Marketing.

Q: What is your favorite part about the sport of synchronized swimming?
A: The combination of strength and artistry

Q: If you could tell the USA Synchro membership one thing, what would it be? 
A: We need to emphasize the positive overall aspects of lifetime involvement with the association. They should understand the benefits of membership.