CHRISTINE WALSHEHeadshot of Christine Walshe
Chief Development Officer, U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee
President, U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Foundation

Christine Walshe has served as the chief development officer for the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee and the president of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Foundation since March 2019, after serving as the vice president of principal and major gifts since March 2017. As president of the USOPF, Walshe oversees the USOPC’s fundraising initiatives, bringing the Olympic and Paralympic movements closer to philanthropic contributors.

Walshe joined the USOPC in 2008 as the development team’s first director of major gifts and was a key person in the creation of the foundation in 2013. Through her historic knowledge of the foundation, Walshe has been instrumental in building the foundation’s board of directors, trustee program, hospitality program and creating a culture of philanthropy rooted in matching philanthropists with transformational giving opportunities.

Walshe joined the Olympic Movement in 2004, serving as a major gift manager for U.S. Ski & Snowboard. Prior to USSA, she was a member of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s capital campaign for a new symphony center.

A New Jersey native, Walshe graduated from Warren Wilson College in Asheville, North Carolina. She earned her executive master’s degree in sports organization management from the Catholic University of Louvain in Belgium – a program sponsored by the International Olympic Committee. She graduated top of her class, receiving an award for her thesis, which focused on the motivations of philanthropic donors to the Olympic Movement.

Walshe and her husband, Andy, reside in Malibu, California, with their twin daughters.