COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) is pleased to announce the promotion of Alan Ashley to Managing Director, Sport Performance, and Jack Favro to Acting Managing Director, Olympic Training Centers in Lake Placid, Colorado Springs and Chula Vista. The promotions are effective immediately.

In this role, Ashley will continue working out of the Colorado Springs USOC Headquarters, and will be responsible for leadership of Sport Performance, the Olympic Training sites and the external medical network. Additionally, he will manage relationships with and resource allocation among the National Governing Bodies. With his promotion, the Sport Team Leaders - Wes Barnett, Rachel Isaacs, Kelly Skinner and Chris Vadala - will report directly to Ashley, as well as Alicia McConnell, Director of Athlete Services and Programs, and Dr. Michael Reed , Medical Director. Ashley will also share management oversight of Julie O'Neill, Team Leader Paralympic Sports. Before this position, Ashley had been a team leader in Sport Performance since 2006. Ashley came to the USOC after serving 16 years for the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association, most recently as Vice President of Athletics.

Favro, located in Lake Placid, N.Y., will oversee strategic and financial planning, future construction and contracts with each training center in his new role. Glen Werner Roseboom and Tracy Lamb, directors of the Colorado Springs and Chula Vista training centers, respectively, will report to Favro, as will his current leadership team in Lake Placid. He has worked for the USOC in his hometown of Lake Placid since 1989. Favro, who began his USOC career as the Lake Placid Olympic Training Center Food Service Manager, was named the Associate Director of the training center in 1995. He was promoted to Director in 1996.

Both Ashley and Favro will continue to report to Mike English, Chief of Sport Performance.
"We are incredibly fortunate to have the talent and experience that both Alan and Jack bring to their new leadership roles," English said. "They have repeatedly shown that they have the resourcefulness and management skills necessary to promote and deliver excellence in customer service and support to our NGBs and athletes on a daily basis."

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