COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The USA Diving Board of Directors has named Lee Michaud as President of USA Diving. This marks a return to Diving for Michaud, who was a former All-American NCAA diver at University of Michigan. Michaud joins the organization from Daseke, Inc., where he spent the last eight years leading two of their portfolio companies, Smokey Point Distributing and The Schilli Companies. He will begin his new position immediately.
“Our entire Board and organization enthusiastically welcome Lee as our new President. His passion and ambition for the future of USA Diving and our sport is inspiring. He also brings the proven leadership, analytical skills and deep understanding of the sport that is needed to elevate USA Diving and to support our athletes, members and the greater diving community in the U.S.,” said Dave Gascon, USA Diving Chairman of the Board.
During his time at Daseke, Inc., Michaud worked to substantially grow their revenue, launch new business lines, expand their fleets and facilities and, most recently, played an integral role in transitioning a new acquisition from private to public.
“I feel like I’m coming home. I look forward to working closely with our staff in support of our athletes, members, clubs and overall community to grow the sport of Diving and prepare for the Tokyo Games,” said Michaud, “I am excited to lead this capable team and am committed to fostering a community in which our divers can safely compete at the highest level”.
Michaud, who began diving at age 10, dove at University of Michigan while completing his BS in Kinesiology. During his diving career, he was a four-time NCAA All-American, multi-time National Champion and a five-time member of USA Diving’s National Team. Aquatics runs in the family as Lee’s daughter Alyssa played water polo at Michigan where she graduated with a degree in Micro-Biology. She will attend medical School at Indiana University in the fall.
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