Steve Raymond

Steve Raymond joined the Paralympic Advisory Council in April 2019. Raymond is currently the Vice President of Accessibility at Charter Communications where he leads the accessibility team to ensure that all products consider the full range of human diversity with respect to ability, language, culture, gender, age and other forms of human difference.  Raymond is responsible for driving, launching and refining accessibility and universal design within Charter's products, features and services. Raymond is also Board Chairperson of Adaptive Spirit.  For the past 24 years, Adaptive Spirit has been one of the major sources of funding for the U.S. Paralympics ski and snowboard teams. Raymond is currently VP of Client Solutions for Gracenote, a Nielsen Company. Gracenote helps connect people to the music, TV, movies and sports they love across the worlds's most popular entertainment platforms.  Before that Raymond was Senior Vice-president for Vubiquity, a leading provider of global media technology. Raymond also served as Vice President, Affiliate Relations, for AT&T Sports Networks in Denver where he was responsible for developing and implementing affiliate marketing strategies, promotions, negotiating affiliation agreements and all aspects of distribution for the regional sports networks based in Seattle, Denver, Houston and Pittsburgh. Previously, Raymond spent 25 years in affiliate sales at the Walt Disney Company with his most recent title as SVP, National Accounts for Disney and ESPN Networks.

Raymond has won numerous awards for his volunteer work in the adaptive skiing arena such as the CTAM Chairman's Award and ESPN Volunteer of the Year in 2003. He also helped Adaptive Spirit in winning the “Top of Hill” award in 2017 from the Colorado Snow Sports Hall of Fame. He served on the board of directors for the National Sports Center for the Disabled in Winter Park, Colorado and was named "Chef de Mission" for the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games. In addition to the Paralympic Advisory Council, Raymond serves on the Paralympic working group and Paralympic Strategic Task Force for the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Foundation and will be inducted into the Colorado Snowsports Hall of Fame to recognize his work in adaptive skiing.