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USOC Chief of Member and Event Services Courtney Harrison to Depart Organization

May 21, 2008, 1 a.m. (ET)

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.-The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) announced today that Courtney Harrison, who has served as the organization's Chief of Member and Event Services since March 2006, is resigning in order to pursue other professional opportunities and interests. Ms. Harrison's resignation is effective July 4, 2008. As a member of the USOC Executive Team, Ms. Harrison has been involved in the development and introduction of a number of new programs that have enabled the USOC to improve its operational efficiency and effectiveness. Among those programs are: The development of the USOC's strategic operating plan (the USOC Game Plan) The development of a new set of organizational values, as reflected in the USOC Playbook The development of Olympic University Olympic University's Kellogg School of Management / National Governing Body Sports Leadership Certification Program The implementation of a new talent management and calibration system A new compensation philosophy and infrastructure for the USOC, including team member reward and recognition programs Quarterly meetings for all USOC team members A comprehensive orientation and assimilation program for new USOC and NGB team members An expansion of four key human resources functions: employee relations, employee coaching, compensation systems, and leadership development and training"The USOC is succeeding in strengthening our organizational capabilities and improving our level of service, due in no small measure to the leadership and vision Courtney has provided,"said USOC Chief Executive Officer Jim Scherr."We thank Courtney for her many contributions and wish her nothing but continued success with her future professional endeavors.""Working as a member of the USOC Team has been an absolute honor,"said Ms. Harrison."Never have I worked with a more passionate and committed group of people. I have come to learn so much about the Olympics and Paralympics in my years here and will forever be a lifelong fan."For more information, please contact the USOC Communications Division at (719) 866-4529.