Art Stegen - Secretary (2022)

Although having participated in skiing during High School, he focused on running track and attended college on a scholarship for running, but returned to skiing again after graduation. He began biathlon when the U.S. Army assigned him to the Biathlon Training Center in Alaska. He was a National Team member and participant in three World Biathlon Championships and after his competitive career he became the coach of the National Biathlon team and 1980 Olympic team coach. He was the catalyst behind the introduction of women's participation and spent many years coaching the National Guard and Armed Forces Biathlon teams. He has been a long-time member of the U.S. Biathlon Association Board of Directors and was inducted into his College Hall of Fame, the New York Ski Racing Association Hall of Fame and the U.S. Biathlon Hall of Fame. He was an IBU Technical Delegate and Certified coach for cross-country skiing and biathlon in Norway. Art is the author of two books about biathlon, the latest titled Unique and Unknown, the Story of Biathlon in the United States in 2019.

Bob Hall - Co-Chair (2022)

Bob Hall is the founder of Andesite Holdings, an investment advisory and private equity firm. Bob spent 28 years with UBS Financial Services and its predecessor firms, Paine Webber and Kidder Peabody. Bob had leadership roles in Philadelphia, Cleveland, Milwaukee, and began his career as a stock broker in Chicago. Hall's philanthropic efforts focus on Teach for America, where he served as the Regional Board Chair for the Mid-Atlantic region for 12 years and is active in philanthropy around Big Sky, Montana. Additionally, Bob Chaired the Board of the Holderness School and Co-Chairs the United States Biathlon Association. On the corporate front, Bob is Chairman of the Board of Vera Bradley and is a Director of FlyLow Gear. Bob and his wife, Joanie, split their time between Haverford, PA, New York City and Montana where Bob pursues his quest to skate ski a bit faster!

William L. (Bill) Alfond - Co-Chair (2022)

Bill is a graduate of The Governor’s Academy in Byfield, MA and Colby College. While in college, Bill served in the United States Army National Guard. Upon his graduation from Colby he became a senior executive of the family-owned Dexter Shoe Company. Bill’s expertise was sharpened in all areas of business management including production, finance, inventory management, customer service, sales, marketing and brand management.

Bill continues his professional involvement as a member of the Board with the Boston Red Sox (1970’s to present). He is part owner of the Boston Red Sox, as well as, a director of Dexter Enterprises, Inc., in Portland, ME. Bill serves on the boards of Educare Central Maine and The Governor’s Academy. His nonprofit work includes: Co-Chair of the U.S. Biathlon Organization - Europe; former Board of Trustees YMCA, ME; Board of Trustees Colby College, ME; Board of Trustees Governor’s Academy, MA and Carrabassett Valley Academy, ME.

Bill follows in the footsteps of his father’s election in 1992 - the first father and son combination ever inducted into Maine’s Hall. Now residing in Boston, Bill spends as much time as possible with his three children (Justin, Kenden and Reis) and their seven grandchildren - life in Maine on Belgrade Lakes and at Sugarloaf Mountain, and enjoying outdoor activities like tennis, biking, golf and skiing.

Hap Brakeley - Independent Director (2024)

Hap Brakeley is the former Global Chief Growth Officer of Dentsu leading Dentsu’s business development efforts across all vertical markets, across all geographies and overseeing the delivery of services and solutions to new and existing customers.

 

A seasoned marketing executive with more than 38 years of industry experience, Hap has led business, technology, and market-driven organizational change projects for Fortune 1000 clients across a broad spectrum of industries.

 

Hap joined Dentsu from Accenture where he spent more than 33 years in a variety of senior-level positions. Most recently he was the Managing Director of Sales for North America. In this position he was responsible for directing the North American sales team to bring innovative business solutions to Accenture’s clients and accelerating the growth of Transformation sales throughout the firm. With his extensive outsourcing and new business start-up skills, Hap was responsible for developing Accenture’s capabilities, from setting strategic direction to delivering a full suite of services to a number of customers on a global scale.  He launched several new businesses for Accenture and was a member of the Board of Directors that launched the company’s Initial Public Offering.

 

Hap holds a B.A. in Mathematics and Economics from Dartmouth College. He currently directs several major scholarship funds for top female engineering students and sits on several boards.  He and his wife Susan live in Florida and Montana and travel often to  keep up with their six children and growing number of grandchildren.

Dexter Paine - At-Large Director (2024)

Paine is a lifelong athlete, an accomplished businessman and a global sport leader. A business executive with over three decades of private equity experience, Paine is chairman of Paine Schwartz Partners, a leading global private equity firm focused on investing in sustainable food & agribusiness. He co-founded the firm in 1997 and has been at the forefront of his industry, investing in the global food and agricultural industry and serving as a respected speaker on the business sector. During his career, Paine has chaired many private and public companies and is involved in numerous not-for-profit organizations and is the chairman emeritus of Holderness School. 

A lifelong sports enthusiast and NCAA ski racer while on the Williams College ski team, he served as chairman of the Olympic governing body U.S. Ski & Snowboard for 13 years. During his tenure, the organization saw its greatest success in history, earning 56 Olympic medals, establishing a strong business model and providing athletes with a platform for Olympic success. For four years prior to his term as chairman of the Olympic governing body he also served as president of the organization’s foundation. Paine also serves on the board of US Biathlon and chairs its governance committee. He also serves as the chairman of the USOPC NGBC Governance Task Force.

He extended his sport leadership to a global platform, serving since 2014 as Vice President of the International Ski Federation Council. In his role with FIS, he serves on the executive committee and also led the first-ever strategic planning effort for FIS and serves as a member of the working groups for gender equality and governance reform.

Paine has also served as member of the executive committee for both the 2015 FIS World Alpine Ski Championships in Vail/Beaver Creek and the 2019 World Freeski, Freestyle and Snowboard Championships in Utah. He was the 2020 recipient of the Julius Blegen Award, the highest honor bestowed for service by U.S. Ski & Snowboard. 

Jerry Baltzell - Coach/ Official Representative (2022)

Jerry has been involved with biathlon since 1985 and a member of USBA since 1988. He became an IBU licensed International Referee since 1994.He coached the Washington National Guard Biathlon Team from 1985-2000. He served as an official in biathlon at Soldier Hollow during the Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City, Utah and assisted the U.S. Biathlon Team during the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, BC in the area of family/biathlete support.He has served on the USBA Board of Directors for more than 15 years, representing U.S. coaches and officials on the Board.
 

  

Phyllis Jalbert - Treasurer

Phyllis Jalbert - Treasurer (2022)

  

   

Jake Brown - AAC Athlete Representative (Alternate)

Jake Brown - AAC Athlete Representative (2022)

Sean Doherty - Athlete Representative

Sean Doherty - AthleteRepresentative (2022)

Kelly Kjorlien - AAC Athlete Representative

Kelly Kjorlien - AAC Athlete Representative (alternate) (2022)

Sarah Konrad - At-Large Director

Sarah Konrad - At-Large Director (2022)

Susan Miller - Independent Director

Susan Miller - Independent Director (2022)

Brian Noyes - At-Large Director

Brian Noyes - At-Large Director (2024)