Accepting Applications for Service on U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee – Ethics Committee

The United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee Nominating and Governance Committee is now accepting applications as part of the process to name a new member of the USOPC Ethics Committee to fill a current vacancy. Independent candidates are sought from the Olympic and Paralympic community and the general public. 

The Nominating and Governance Committee is seeking candidates with the highest personal and professional integrity, with demonstrated exceptional ability and judgment, and are interested in serving the long-term interests of the USOPC and Team USA athletes. 

Applicants for the current opening must:

  • Meet the specific requirements for independence applicable to independent board seats; these are set out in Section 3.4 of the USOPC bylaws. 

  • Qualify as a “10 Year Athlete” which means an athlete who has represented the United States in an Olympic Games, the Olympic Winter Games, the Paralympic Games, the Paralympic Winter Games, the Pan American Games, and the Parapan Am Games, World Championships, or another event designated by the USOPC (together with the AAC) and the relevant NGB (together with that NGB’s athlete advisory council) as an elite level event for purposes of this definition, within the previous 10 years.

Information on the Ethics Committee and its responsibilities are set out in Section 5.8 of the USOPC bylaws, also available at

Applicants will be required to complete a thorough background check and conflict of interest questionnaire as a component of the formal vetting process. After reviewing applications, the Nominating and Governance Committee may conduct in-person interviews with finalists. 

Applications of candidates seeking to be considered for the Ethics Committee member seat will be accepted until July 15, 2021.  Interested candidates should submit a résumé and cover letter outlining their qualifications, to  

The USOPC does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender, age, orientation, handicap, or veteran status. All qualified applicants will be given equal opportunity.