Alan Ashley

USOC Chief of Sport Performance; 2015 U.S. Pan American Team Chef de Mission

Alan Ashley was named chief of sport performance for the United States Olympic Committee on Sept. 1, 2010, after previously serving as managing director of sport performance since January 2010. Prior to that, Ashley served as a team leader in the sport performance division beginning in December 2006. He is serving as the chef de mission for the U.S. Pan American Team for the first time after holding the same position at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.

In his current role, Ashley oversees the USOC divisions tasked with providing targeted resources and support to the National Governing Bodies, athletes and coaches in pursuit of sustained competitive excellence. These areas include coaching and sport science, sports medicine, international games, and sport partnerships. Sport performance is also responsible for the preparation and execution of all Team USA activities related to the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Ashley joined the USOC after spending 16 years with the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association, where he was a key contributor to the rise of the U.S. ski and snowboard teams, having most recently served as the vice president of athletics. Prior to his work at the USSA, Ashley served as the director of skiing for four years at his alma mater, the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Larry Probst

USOC Chairman

Larry Probst was elected chairman of the United States Olympic Committee board of directors in October 2008. In addition, he was elected as a member of the International Olympic Committee in September 2013. He was appointed chair of the Olympic Channel Commission in June 2015 and of the IOC Press Commission in April 2014. Additionally he has served in the IOC International Relations Commission since March 2011 and the IOC Radio and Television Commission since April 2014.

In addition, he is a member of the Association of National Olympic Committees Executive Council and the Pan American Sports Organization Executive Committee, while serving as chair of the ANOC Marketing and New Sources of Finance Commission. Probst is also executive chairman of Electronic Arts, the world’s leading developer and publisher of interactive entertainment. After joining EA in 1984, he served as president from December 1990 to October 1997, and was named CEO in May 1991, a role he held until April 2007. Probst has been on EA’s board of directors since January 1991, was elected to the position of chairman of the board of directors in July 1994 and become the executive chairman in March 2013.

Before joining EA, Probst was a national sales manager at Activision Inc. and a national accounts manager at Clorox. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Delaware.

Scott Blackmun


Scott Blackmun became chief executive officer of the United States Olympic Committee in January 2010. He is an ex-officio member of the USOC’s board of directors and has served on the International Olympic Committee’s Marketing Commission since March 2011. He became a member of the International Council of Arbitration for Sport in January 2015.

Under Blackmun’s direction, Team USA topped the overall medal counts at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games and 2012 Olympic Games, and won the most medals at any Olympic Winter Games held outside North America in 2014. The USOC nearly doubled net philanthropic support in 2009-12 from the previous quad and launched the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Foundation, which in 2014 helped generate more than $7.5 million in direct support to Team USA athletes. Blackmun also led the organization in negotiating a revenue-sharing agreement with the IOC. In 2012, the USOC was named Sports League of the Year and Blackmun was named Sports Executive of the Year by SportsBusiness Journal.

Blackmun had a previous stint at the USOC, serving as acting chief executive officer (2001), senior managing director of sport (2000) and general counsel (1999). Following his departure in 2001, Blackmun served as the chief operating officer of Anschutz Entertainment Group – one of the world’s most respected presenters of sports and entertainment events – from 2002-06. Previously, Blackmun spent more than 20 years practicing law in Colorado.