Dexter Paine
Board Member

Dexter Paine was appointed to the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee board of directors and will begin serving as a National Governing Bodies Council representative in January 2021. 

Paine is a lifelong athlete, an accomplished businessman and a global sport leader. A business executive with over three decades of private equity experience, Paine is chairman of Paine Schwartz Partners, a leading global private equity firm focused on investing in sustainable food & agribusiness. He co-founded the firm in 1997 and has been at the forefront of his industry, investing in the global food and agricultural industry and serving as a respected speaker on the business sector. During his career, Paine has chaired many private and public companies and is involved in numerous not-for-profit organizations and is the chairman emeritus of Holderness School. 

A lifelong sports enthusiast and NCAA ski racer while on the Williams College ski team, he served as chairman of the Olympic governing body U.S. Ski & Snowboard for 13 years. During his tenure, the organization saw its greatest success in history, earning 56 Olympic medals, establishing a strong business model and providing athletes with a platform for Olympic success. For four years prior to his term as chairman of the Olympic governing body he also served as president of the organization’s foundation. Paine also serves on the board of US Biathlon and chairs its governance committee. He also serves as the chairman of the USOPC NGBC Governance Task Force.

He extended his sport leadership to a global platform, serving since 2014 as an elected member of the International Ski Federation Council. In his role with FIS, he serves on the finance committee and also led the first-ever strategic planning effort for FIS and serves as a member of the working groups for gender equality and governance reform.

Paine has also served as member of the executive committee for both the 2015 FIS World Alpine Ski Championships in Vail/Beaver Creek and the 2019 World Freeski, Freestyle and Snowboard Championships in Utah. He was the 2020 recipient of the Julius Blegen Award, the highest honor bestowed for service by U.S. Ski & Snowboard.