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Charlie Huebner, USOPF Vice President, Paralympic Development
Power of Being Bold

Charlie Huebner was named vice president of Paralympic development for the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Foundation (USOPF) in August 2014 after leading the strategy to integrate Paralympic programs into USOPC Divisions as chief of Paralympics since July 2006. 

He joined the USOPC in 2001 as the director of the newly founded U.S. Paralympics division. In his current role, he collaborates with the USOPF Board and Senior management, to cultivate national leaders to advise and support the building of the USOPC philanthropic brand.  

Huebner has led initiatives in collaboration with USOPC leaders to enhance programs, resources and awareness of Paralympic sport.  Results include:  An increase in annual budget from $1.8M to more than $24.0M; in partnership with Communications, Development, Marketing and Government Affairs, secured more than $75.0M in new revenue; and increased Paralympic public awareness in the U.S. by 82%.

He led the creation, recruitment and implementation of the USOPC Board-appointed Paralympic Advisory Committee, which provides strategic advice on Paralympic initiatives.

Huebner is very active in volunteer community service projects. He currently serves on the board of directors of The Christopher Ames Matthews Project, Pennies for Nicoll, and Homeward Pikes Peak, and is co-founder of the Colorado Springs YOT Club, which is a cost-effective black-tie event that collects toys for underprivileged children.

In 1996, Huebner was one of 41 Americans to be named a Jefferson Award winner for community service.  In 2014, Huebner was awarded with the Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service.  It is the highest honor that a civilian can receive from the U.S. Secretary of Defense.

 

Kevin Penn, USOPC Chief, Business Operations 
USOPC Breakdown

Kevin Penn was named chief of business operations for the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee in June 2016. In his role, Penn is responsible for introducing new standards of performance while driving efficiencies and providing direct oversight for USOPC corporate divisions, including audit, business intelligence, facilities, finance, information technology, security and strategic planning.

Penn joined the USOPC after 19 years at Highwoods Properties, a publicly traded real estate investment trust headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina, where he served as senior vice president of strategy and administration. At Highwoods, he managed the company’s strategic plan, which incorporated performance management, investment strategy, portfolio planning, organizational development and business planning functions. He was active in the company’s acquisitions and new business initiatives and led several of the corporate services departments supporting the organization.

Prior to his experience at Highwoods, Penn worked at Genentech, a leading biotechnology firm, and CSC Index, a management consulting firm in San Francisco.

Penn has also been active civically as the immediate past chair of both the Triangle District Council of the Urban Land Institute and the North Carolina Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Penn received his bachelor’s degree in English from Boston University and an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. He resides in Colorado Springs with his wife and two children.

Originally from New England, he received a bachelor’s degree in physical education and sport studies from the University of New Hampshire.

 

Sherrice Fox, U.S. Paralympics Track & Field Associate Director, Para Sport Operations
U.S. Paralympics

Sherrice Fox currently serves as Associate Director of Para Sport Operations for Paralympic Track & Field with U.S. Paralympics. She provides operational support and event management in various capacities to our Paralympic national, junior and emerging level teams. 

Sherrice joined the USOPC in March 2015 where she served at the Classification Manager for U.S. Paralympics until February 2018.  In the role of she was responsible for managing the eligibility system for all U.S. athletes that wish to compete in Paralympic Sports. During her time at the USOPC Sherrice has served in various positions outside her role offering operational support at the Summer and Winter Paralympics as the Village Director of the 2016 Paralympic Games and provided transportation and ticketing support at the 2018 Winter Paralympic Games.  Prior to her work with the USOPC she was the Program Director at the National Wheelchair Basketball Association for seven years where she managed events and programs for the sport of wheelchair basketball across the U.S.

Sherrice received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Kinesiology with a concentration in Sport Management from Grambling State University in 2008. In 2010 she went on to graduate from University of Northern Colorado with a Master of Science Degree in Sport and Exercise Science with an emphasis in Sport Administration.

Sherrice, a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., was born and raised in Cincinnati, OH when the start of her professional career brought her to Colorado Springs in 2008. When Sherrice is not working or traveling for work you can find her training for Powerlifting and hiking with her dogs Rookie and Peter Parker. Sherrice, a former soccer and softball Division I athlete, more recently she spends her time playing women's tackle football with the Rocky Mountain Thunderkatz and spending time with her fiancée Danyel. 

 

Julie Miller, USOPC Associate High Performance Director, Sport Performance Team IV
Pathway to the Podium with Sport Performance

Julie Miller is a nine-year veteran of the USOPC and is the Associate High Performance Director for Sport Performance Team IV. Miller will also be serving as the Village Director for Team USA at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan.

Miller works closely with track and field, swimming, equestrian, shooting, weightlifting, sport climbing and golf and has attended seven Olympic Games in her lifetime. Prior to her tenure with Sport Performance, Miller worked in the High Performance Division at U.S. Figure Skating and was a USOPC OPTC Operations intern. She graduated from the University of Minnesota with a master’s in applied kinesiology/health and physical education and a bachelor’s in kinesiology with a minor in coaching.

 

Davis Tutt, Coordinator, NGB Services
What is a National Governing Body? - Panelist

Davis Tutt works for the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee as the Coordinator in the National Governing Body (NGB) Services Department. In this position, he is responsible for organizing the National Governing Body Council, an association of all NGB Executive Directors and Board Chairs who serve as a recommending body for the USOPC. Davis also assists with the development and implementation of strategic plans for each NGB as well as the NGB Services special grants program. Additionally, Davis oversees the NGB Best Practice Seminars, which provide NGB leaders a forum to share ideas and gain valuable insight from fellow members of the Olympic movement. 

Prior to the USOC, Davis worked as a Program Associate for the El Pomar Foundation Fellowship. He was fully responsible for managing the Summer Internship Program, which included recruiting, selecting, and overseeing ten college students for the duration of the summer. Davis furthered El Pomar’s impact in rural Colorado as director of the Central Peaks and Pikes Peak Regions. He directed many other El Pomar programs, including the Forum for Civic Advancement, the Wildland Fire Fund, the El Pomar-Denver Broncos Partnership, and taught Investment Challenge, a principles of financial management class.

Davis graduated from Colorado College with a degree in Art History and received the award for Top Senior Thesis of 2015 for his research on St. Paul’s Cathedral. He was the recipient of a Keller Venture Grant, which allowed primary research on site in London at the Cathedral as well as the Royal Society. Outside of academics, Davis interned for the United States Senate, The United States Olympic Committee, and the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center.

Outside of his professional pursuits, Davis is a member of the Fountain Valley School of Colorado Board of Trustees, the Colorado Springs Youth Sports Board of Directors, the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum Board of Directors, and the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College Museum Subcommittee, the AAM accredited committee responsible for overseeing museum operations and the collection. He also maintains a presence in the community as the Communications Director of Hillside Connections, a weekly basketball camp and mentorship program for low-income children on the southeast side of Colorado Springs.

 

Brandon Dyett, USA Fencing Manager, Sports Performance
What is a National Governing Body? - Panelist

Brandon is a graduate of Colorado State University where he received his bachelor’s degree in journalism.  Upon graduating CSU, he worked in recreation management while pursuing his Master’s degree in sport administration.  Brandon has been a part of the Olympic movement since 2011 where he has worked in events, marketing/communications and in high performance with USA Boxing, USA Volleyball and USA Fencing.  Brandon has also taught sport admin undergrad courses for Metro State University – Denver and for Grand Canyon University.

 

Shane Garman, USA Cycling General Counsel
What is a National Governing Body? - Panelist

Shane joined USA Cycling in 2014 as Staff Attorney, before moving into his next position as Legal Counsel in 2016. He moved into his current role as General Counsel in 2019.  Shane is responsible for advising USA Cycling on all legal matters including, governance, contracts, intellectual property, insurance/risk management, disciplinary issues and dispute resolution, as well as managing litigation and overseeing USA Cycling’s SafeSport Program.

Garman is on the Board of Directors for Advance Colorado Fund, a Colorado nonprofit corporation that produces the Bailey Hundo, a 100-mile mountain bike fundraising race supporting the Colorado Mountain Bike Association, Colorado High School Cycling League and Trips for Kids Denver Metro.

Shane received a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in 2000, and a Juris Doctor from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law in 2007. Shane is an avid cyclist and a regular cyclocross and mountain bike racer.  He and his wife, Jodi, live in Lone Tree, Colorado with their cat Jack.

 

Jessica Herbst, U.S. Figure Skating Team USA Manager, High Performance
What is a National Governing Body? - Panelist

Jessica is a graduate of the University of Colorado where she was a 4-year track and field athlete. During her time at the University she obtained a B.S in Business with an emphasis in Sport Management, a B.S in Business with an emphasis in Accounting, and an MBA with an emphasis in International Business Relations. She was recognized as the 2016 Colorado Springs Rising Professional of the Year and has completed the USOPC Team USA Elite Leadership program.  
She has nearly a decade of high performance, athlete development, and coaching experience. Jessica currently serves as the High Performance Team USA Manager for U.S. Figure Skating where she manages the planning, preparation and implementation of all Team USA international competitions. In addition to her work within the Olympic movement Jessica is an avid runner who enjoys spending time mentoring high school track athletes. She is also a new mom who loves spending time with her little boy, husband, and adorable pups. Jessica believes sport is a powerful catalyst for great things and strives to cultivate growth in the community from the grassroots level to the Olympic level.

 

Erin Popovich, U.S. Paralympics Swimming Associate Director, Sport Operations
What is a National Governing Body? - Panelist

Erin Popovich has worked for the USOPC for 8 years in the Sport Performance, Paralympic Division.  She currently serves as the Associate Director for U.S. Paralympics Swimming Sport Operations.

Popovich competed in her first Paralympic Games in 2000, winning six medals (three gold, three silver) and breaking four world records in swimming. Her success proved to be a precursor to her breathtaking performance in Athens, where she won seven gold medals and set three world records and four Paralympic Games records.

Popovich completed her Paralympic swimming career with a bang, winning five silver medals at the IPC Swimming World Championships in Eindhoven, Netherlands. 

 

Sarah Wilhelmi, USOPC Director, Collegiate Partnerships
Olympians & Paralympians Made Here

Sarah Wilhelmi serves as the Director of Collegiate Partnerships for the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee and assumed the position in June 2016. Wilhelmi oversees initiatives and strategies related to USOC collaboration within the collegiate landscape and is charges with supporting and aligning mutual interests among core stakeholders including, but not limited, to National Governing Bodies, NCAA, higher education (e.g., institutions, conferences, coaching associations). Wilhelmi is developing and executing strategies aimed at supporting student-athletes, advocating for Olympic sports, and enhancing collegiate contributions to Team USA.

Wilhelmi was formally the Associate Commissioner for Governance and Institutional Services/SWA at the West coast Conference (WCC). In this role, she managed the 2014-17 Strategic Plan, governance structure, legislative process, compliance, academics, and student services. Wilhelmi was the sport administrator for women’s basketball and cross country and staff liaison to various executive level cabinets and administrative groups.

Prior to the WCC, Wilhelmi served as the Assistant Director of Compliance Services at Stanford University and handled interpretations, investigations, eligibility, and amateurism. Wilhelmi was also a NCAA Membership Services intern supporting interpretations, waivers, and the Olympic Sports Liaison Committee and the Student-Athlete Well-Being Task Force and an International Games intern for the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee. Wilhelmi started as a Student Services Administrative Assistant at her alma mater, the University of Iowa, which is where she received her Bachelor’s in business administration and earned a Master’s in health and sport studies. Sarah and her husband Chris reside in Colorado with their two daughters, Audrey and Lucille Wilhelmi.

 

Megan Walther, USOPC Athlete Career Coach
Athlete Career & Education

As a member of the University of California, Berkeley women’s field hockey team, a two-year captain and four-year starter, Megan Walther knows what it’s like to train and compete while obtaining a degree. She also understands that the transition to retirement looks different on everyone and manifests itself in many ways. In February 2017, Megan joined the ACE team as an athlete career coach specializing in education resources where she leverages her athletics involvement, background in education, and experience in a variety of different sport industries to help Team USA achieve career and education goals. Prior to joining ACE, Megan worked junior national events with USA Volleyball, interned with the USOPC, and advised student-athletes on career and life skills with the athlete services team at Cal while she pursued her masters of education at the University of Washington. When Megan isn’t researching scholarships or guiding athletes through the wide world of higher education, you can find her enjoying the outdoors whether it be camping, hiking, snowboarding or climbing 14ers. A California native, she is always on the hunt for the best tacos and traveling to the ocean as much as possible.

 

Jenna Street, USOPC Senior Health Care Services Provider
Sports Medicine Clinic Tour

Jenna Street, MS, ATC is a senior health care provider, athletic trainer in Sports Medicine Division for the United States Olympic Committee (USOC). After finishing her master’s degree, Street completed a Sports Medicine Fellowship with the USOC, where she’s worked full time since 2008. She currently works in a clinical setting with both Olympic and Paralympic athletes, and routinely travels internationally with both Olympic and Paralympic teams to events, including the Parapan American Games, Olympics, and Paralympics. 

Street works on the clinic floor treating the athletes, manages the USOC Sports Medicine Volunteer Program, emergency action plans on campus, and the medical plan for events hosted at the OTC. Additional skillsets she has include limited scope x-ray technologist and is a certified bone densitometry technologist.  Street enjoys living in Colorado and enjoys running, hiking, and skiing.

 

Jonathan Chaves, USOPC Social Media Graphic Designer
The Voices Behind the Content

Jonathan Chaves is the Social Media Graphic Designer for the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee. In this position, Chaves supports the creative efforts of Team USA’s social & digital teams.

While at the USOPC, Chaves has lead the initiative to establish a distinct brand identity for Team USA in the digital space. He has helped create and capture new and innovative content to help tell the stories of Team USA’s Olympic & Paralympics athletes. In addition, he serves as the USOPC’s organizational resource for any creative needs.

Chaves graduated from Oklahoma State University in 2018, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing & sports management. He now resides in Colorado Springs, Colorado with his wife, Jordan.

 

Tim McDonnell, USOPC Social Media Content Producer
The Voices Behind the Content

Tim McDonnell has served as the social media content producer for the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee since August 2018, after spending the previous five years as the director of communications for the Colonial Athletic Association in Richmond, Virginia. McDonnell helps manage and oversee all of Team USA’s primary social media accounts, guides the USOPC’s athlete storytelling initiatives, drives community and fan engagement strategies, and is largely responsible for daily social media content distribution across platforms.

A New Hampshire native, McDonnell grew up in and around sports as the son of a football coach and graduated from St. Michael’s College in Colchester, Vermont where he played four years of Division II baseball along with earning a degree in journalism and digital studies. He credits his passion and dedication for college athletics and athlete storytelling to his father, Sean.

During his final opportunity to prove why the USOPC should hire him, McDonnell shared the following message (in a 280-character Tweet, of course): “I am fueled by self-doubt, eager to prove my worth, ready to embrace change, & enthusiastically driven by being a part of something greater than myself. Adaptable. Competitive. Perceptive. Kind. 5+ years dedicated Olympic sports promotion. Cognizant of the power of storytelling.”

 

Dean Nakamura, USOPC Vice President, Games Operations
Supporting Team USA at the Games - Moderator

Dean Nakamura was named the vice president of games operations for the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee in June 2017. He joined the organization in 2005 as manager of Paralympic sport programs and has since held titles including associate director of Paralympic outreach and development, and director of Paralympic international games. 

In his current role, Nakamura oversees the administration and operation of Team USA at eight different Games throughout the Olympic cycle, including the Olympics and Paralympics. Working closely with sport performance and logistics, games operations is charged with creating and maintaining relationships with Organizing Committees and identifying necessary resources for Team USA in order to provide an optimal competition environment for Team USA athletes. 

Prior to the USOPC, Nakamura spent five years at USA Field Hockey. As director of sport development, he worked with communities throughout the country to grow the game of field hockey. As assistant director of national teams, Nakamura managed the selection, logistics, camps and competitions for the men’s team. 

Nakamura began his career in Olympic sport as a goaltender for the U.S. Men’s National Field Hockey Team and resident athlete at the Chula Vista Olympic Training Center (now the Chula Vista Elite Athlete Training Center). While on the national team, Nakamura also coached women’s field hockey at both Brown University and the University of California, Berkeley. He served as the athlete representative on the youth development committee for USA Field Hockey prior to retiring from the squad. 

Raised in Camarillo, California, Nakamura now lives with his wife in Colorado Springs, Colorado. 

 

Danielle Lopez, USOPC Sr. Consultant, Business Strategy & Operations
Supporting Team USA at the Games - Panelist

Danielle Lopez is a senior consultant in the USOPC’s Strategy and Business Consulting team. Her team provides project management, strategic planning and analytical expertise to support the success of divisional and organizational objectives.  Prior to her consulting role, Danielle served as the accreditation, registration and sport entry lead for the Games Operations team through the 2015 Pan American, 2016 Winter Youth Olympic, 2016 Summer Olympic and 2018 Winter Olympic Games. Most recently she has served in a variety of operational roles at the 2018 Youth Olympic Games, the 2019 Pan American games and the 2019 ANOC World Beach Games.

Lopez joined the USOPC in 2015 after 3 years in Major League Baseball where she supported the logistics and operations of the 2012 World Baseball Classic for 1.5 years and later joined the Business Affairs office at the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA) as a licensing manager.  

Athletically, Lopez was a member of the 2011 Canadian National Softball Team where she competed and won a silver medal in the 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico.  Upon hanging up her cleats after 11 years of playing and 6 years of coaching, Lopez briefly served as the Softball Canada athlete rep and an executive board member of AthletesCAN (athlete representative body of Canada).

Born in raised in Boston, Danielle received her bachelor’s degree in Biopsychology and Biomedical Engineering from Tufts University and a MS in Sport Management from the Isenberg School of Management at UMass Amherst.

 

AJ Turkovich, USOPP Manager, Consumer Products
Supporting Team USA at the Games - Panelist

A.J. Turkovich has over 10 years of experience in the sports industry and has worked for the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee (USOPC) since 2011.  In his current role, he is responsible for managing the USOPC relationship with outfitting sponsors such as Nike, Ralph Lauren and Oakley, and is also the Director of a key Games function, Team USA Welcome Experience.   

Previously, A.J. served as a Manager of Event Services, where he planned over 50 events for the USOPC, including the Road to London and Road to Sochi events in Time Square, athlete visits to the White House, and the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. 

Internationally, A.J. has worked alongside Team USA at the London 2012 Olympics Games and the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games, managing the USOPC’s hospitality program.  He has also served as the Director of Team USA Welcome Experience at the Toronto 2015 Pan American Games, the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games, and just finished Team USA Welcome Experience at the 2018 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games in PyeongChang, South Korea.  

He got his start in the industry in 2007, when he interned for Disney’s Wide World of Sports in Orlando, FL, managing events for a variety of youth, collegiate, and professional sport organizations.  In 2009, A.J. interned at the Petersen Events Center in Pittsburgh, PA, where he assisted with the management of all University of Pittsburgh men’s and women’s basketball games and various concerts and conferences.  

A Pittsburgh native, A.J. graduated from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania with a B.S. in Sport Management in 2007.   He recently was selected as the sole USA participant for the IOC sponsored “MEMOS” program where he received his Executive Masters in Sport Organizations Management from the Université catholique de Louvain in Belgium.

 

Lynn Wentland, USOPC Director, Games Operations
Supporting Team USA at the Games - Panelist

Lynn Wentland has worked in the Olympic and Paralympic movement since September 1993 and with the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC) since September 1998.  

Prior to joining the USOPC, Wentland was with U.S. Speedskating in Colorado Springs, Colorado as the Assistant Program Director and the Supervisor of the Resident Program in Lake Placid, New York from September 1993 until September 1998.

She made the move to the USOPC in September 1998 and served as a Manager in the Sport Partnership Division.  In that role, Wentland was the primary sport liaison to eleven (11) Olympic and Pan American NGBs.  In November 2016, she became the Sport Performance Administer and oversaw the review and approval of procedures that select athletes and staff for the Olympic, Paralympic, Pan American, Parapan American and Youth Olympic Games.  

In January of 2011, Wentland began working in Games Operations. She was the Games Director for the 2015 Pan American Games, 2018 Youth Olympic Games, 2020 Youth Olympic Games and will be the Games Director for the 2022 Olympic Winter Games and 2024 Youth Olympic Games. Wentland has served in various Games roles at twelve (12) Olympic and Pan American Games.

Wentland is a graduate of Clarkson University, Potsdam, New York, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Law. In college, she played tennis and lacrosse.

Wentland is the mother of two daughters, Alexandra and Cassidy.  She resides in Colorado Springs, Colorado with her daughters, horse and dog.

 

Katie Bynum, USOPC Chief of Staff
Preparation for the Games on Home Soil

Katie Bynum has served as the chief of staff for the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee since April 2019. In her role, Bynum works closely with CEO Sarah Hirshland to support the strategic priorities of the USOPC, oversees international relations and manages the organization’s relationship with LA 2028 and the United States Olympic and Paralympic Properties, the joint venture between the USOPC and LA 2028 that is charged with generating revenue for the Olympic and Paralympic Games Los Angeles 2028.

Prior to the USOPC, Bynum served as the managing director of partnership and championships experiences for the United States Golf Association. Bynum oversaw and developed key strategic partnerships and integrated programs to strengthen the USGA’s global reach and reputation in support of its mission. Bynum previously served as senior manager of global consulting at Wasserman, where she was instrumental in the opening of the agency’s first international consulting office based out of London.

Bynum is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communication. Sports Business Journal named Bynum to its list of Leading Women in Sport Game Changers in 2017.

 

Quincy Jones, USOPC Director, Diversity, Inclusion & Talent Acquisition
Welcome

Quincy Jones, Director of Diversity, Inclusion, & Talent Acquisition, comes to United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee with more than 15 years of change management experience in Diversity & Inclusion, and Human Resource Management. As a business partner to senior leaders, Quincy works in collaboration to integrate diversity and inclusion practices into business models, products, marketing, and approaches to achieve and sustain a competitive advantage for                  the USOPC. In addition, Quincy is also responsible for the design and execution of the USOPC’s talent acquisition strategy and the oversight of day-to-day recruiting operations including recruiting initiatives, tools and technology, and the candidate experience.

Prior to the USOPC, Quincy served as the Global Talent, Diversity & Inclusion Enterprise Strategist at the Boeing Company, where he was responsible for leading the strategic direction and design of future-focused diversity recruitment and succession strategies as well as development and retention initiatives to enhance overall organizational diversity and employee experience. 

Quincy is actively involved in the community through various organizations, member of the National Black MBA Association, National Association of African Americans in Human Resources and Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Incorporated. He has served as a member of the University of Missouri-St. Louis Chancellor’s Diversity & Inclusion Council as well as a committee member for the Diversity Awareness Partnership (DAP). 

Quincy received his M.A. in Human Resource Management from Webster University and B.A. from the University of Missouri-St. Louis.

Cole McKeel, USOPC Manager, Sport Business Development
Emcee

Cole McKeel is the manager of Olympic & Paralympic Training Center sport business development for the United State Olympic & Paralympic Committee. In this position, McKeel is in charge of generating outside revenue for the Olympic & Paralympic Training Center’s in Colorado Springs, Colo. and Lake Placid, N.Y.

He also serves as vice president of GoEmpire Group, a professional basketball athlete representation firm in Chicago.

Prior to his current role with the USOPC, McKeel worked as the marketing and media assistant and diversity and inclusion champion for USA Bobsled & Skeleton. In this role, McKeel was responsible for the company’s partnerships with BMW and Under Armour. He also developed all content for the organization’s website, usabs.com, as well as the USABS social media platforms. In addition, McKeel launched the USABS mobile application.

McKeel was the head manager for the basketball team at the University of Louisville, where he graduated with honors with a bachelor degree in sport administration and minors in business administration, finance and marketing. Upon graduation, McKeel furthered his education at UofL, earning a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in finance.