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Robert Balk

Canoe/Kayak

Robert Balk

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

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

Languages: English

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