ABU DHABI, UAE – Seven-time Paralympic medalist Muffy Davis was elected to the International Paralympic Committee Governing Board today at the IPC General Assembly in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Davis was nominated by the United States Olympic Committee, acting in its capacity as the National Paralympic Committee for the U.S.
“Muffy was an extraordinary candidate but has also demonstrated strong leadership and professional skills. We’re thrilled to see her elected to the IPC Governing Board,” said USOC CEO Scott Blackmun. “This is an exciting time for the Paralympic Movement, both in the U.S. and globally, and I know Muffy is uniquely suited to serve the Movement as an international leader.”
Davis, who represented Team USA at three Paralympic Games in alpine skiing and cycling, won the seat on the Governing Board as one of ten at-large positions out of a field of 22 candidates.
“I am extremely honored to be elected to this position on the Governing Board,” Davis said. “The Paralympic Movement gave me opportunity and inspiration after my life-altering accident, not only to survive in my new circumstances, but to thrive, and it is a great privilege to be able to give back to the Movement that has given so much to me.”
Davis’s candidacy was based on five goals for the Paralympic Movement, including: increasing female participation, growing commercial revenues for reinvestment, celebrating our Paralympic heroes, protecting the integrity of Paralympic sport and broadening the reach of Paralympic sport.
As a long-time advocate for disability rights and champion for the Paralympic Movement, Davis also currently serves on the U.S. Olympic Committee Paralympic Advisory Committee, the UCI Para-cycling Commission, the IPC Women in Sports Committee and the Sun Valley Adaptive Sports/Higher Ground SV Board of Directors as an honorary member.
The IPC Governing Board is composed of 15 members, 12 of which are elected at the General Assembly. Members are elected every four years and can serve a maximum of three terms. The Governing Board is responsible for implementing the policies and directions set by the General Assembly.