GORDON CRAWFORD
Gordy Crawford
Board Member

Gordon “Gordy” Crawford was appointed to the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee board of directors and will begin serving as an ex-officio member in January 2021. 

Crawford is the chair of the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Foundation. He is the retired senior vice president of Capital Research and Management, a global investment management company, and the past chairman of the board of directors of The Capital Group, its parent company. In four decades of innovative leadership in media, Crawford established himself as one of the industry’s most respected and influential investors, having worked with major media companies including Time Warner Inc., News Corporation, Comcast and Liberty Media. He is currently on the board of directors of Lionsgate Entertainment.

Crawford is a passionate collector of Olympic memorabilia, curating one of the largest collections in the world, including a variety of rare and historical items such as a gold medal from the Lake Placid 1932 Olympic Winter Games and a torch from the 1952 Olympic Games in Helsinki. In 2018, he donated his collection of Olympic torches, participant medals and winner’s medals to the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee. It is in care of the Crawford Family U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Archives, and several items are currently on display at the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum.

A noted philanthropist, Crawford is a past vice chair of the Paley Center for Media Board of Trustees and co-chair of the Los Angeles Board of Governors. He has also served as chairman of Southern California Public Radio, where he is a lifetime trustee, and as vice chairman of The Nature Conservancy.

Crawford, a native of Greenwich, Connecticut, received his Master of Business Administration from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia and his bachelor’s degree from Wesleyan University.

Crawford and his wife, Dona, reside in Los Angeles.