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.

Phyllis Jalbert - Treasurer (2022)

Phyllis was first introduced to Biathlon in 2004 as a volunteer, when her hometown of Fort Kent, Maine, hosted their 1st World Cup Biathlon event. She was inspired by this most challenging sport and currently sponsors the Jalbert Youth Program for children ages 4-14 at the Fort Kent Outdoor Center as well as the new Post-Graduate Training Program for Nordic & Biathlon, a collaboration of the FKOC and UMFK.

She is a real estate professional responsible for delivering bottom-line results for more than four decades. After graduating from Colby College in 1967 with a BA in French, Ms.Jalbert moved to the New York Metropolitan area. She wrote successful Guggenheim and other grants and managed the business and financial affairs of her partner, the world class artist Dennis Oppenheim. During this time, Ms Jalbert pursued an interest in real estate restoration and development, opening her first office in 1978. She helped pioneer the renovation generation of brownstone neighborhoods in Brooklyn and Manhattan.

A mother to Chandra and grandmother to Issa, Ms. Jalbert has been a Registered Maine Guide, a light plane pilot and operates the historic Willard Jalbert Camps on the Allagash Wilderness Waterway. An avid canoeist, skier, student of yoga, amateur pianist and accordionist, she also serves as a Community Trustee for Maine Public (Broadcasting) and is also a director of the Holocaust & Human Rights Center of Maine located at the University of Maine Augusta in the Michael Klahr Center named in memory of her late husband.

Ms Jalbert currently owns and operates Whitaker, Brooke & Harrison, Inc., a real estate management firm and lives on Fogg Point in Freeport, Maine.

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.

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.

Sarah Konrad - At-Large Director (2022)

Sarah first joined the USBA board as an athlete representative in 2008 and has remained as an at-large member ever since. She was the first American woman to compete in two sports during one Olympiad: biathlon and nordic skiing at the Torino Winter Olympic Games in 2006. She had a PhD in geology and works at the University of Wyoming, where she stays active skiing, mountain biking, trail running, and making linocut relief prints.

Susan Miller - Independent Director (2022)

Susan Miller has been on the U.S. Biathlon Board of Directors since 2015 and is chairman of the Audit Committee. She loves being on the board and is constantly inspired by the U.S. athletes, one of whom coached her to 15 straight bullseyes at the biathlon training facility in Lake Placid. She is a graduate of Leadership Wyoming and has served as an officer of numerous non-profit organizations including the Ucross Foundation, the Sheridan College Foundation, and the WYO Performing Arts and Education Center. Her non-profit activities led to her recently being honored as the Woman of the Year and the Lotus Award winner in her local community. She is a graduate of Florida Atlantic University. Susan and her husband Gary live in beautiful Sheridan, Wyoming. They have 4 children and 9 amazing grandchildren.

Jake Brown - ACC Athlete Representative (Alternate) (2022)

Jake Brown serves as one of three Athlete Representatives on USBA's Board of Directors and the alternate Athlete Representative for the Athlete Advisory Committee to the USOPC. Jake began racing biathlon in the 2016-2017 season after graduating from St. Olaf College and a year of graduate study at Northern Michigan University. Jake ran cross-country and track at St. Olaf and competed in Nordic skiing at both schools, finishing his collegiate ski career as an NCAA All-American in 2016. Jake lives in Craftsbury Common, Vermont where he trains with the Craftsbury Outdoor Center's Green Racing Project biathlon team. In the winter, Jake represents the United States while competing on the IBU's Biathlon World Cup circuit.

Max Durtschi - Board Member (2024)

During his career as a member of the United States Biathlon National Team, Max represented the United States at World Cup, World Championships, and IBU Cup competitions. Additionally, he maintained a residency at the Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid, New York.  Prior to his biathlon career, Max was a professional cyclist competing for Slipstream Sports, Leopard - Trek, and the United States National Team.
 
Max has a bachelor's degree in neuroscience from Dartmouth College and served as a research assistant at Dartmouth's Thayer School of Engineering and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. He is currently pursuing his M.D. at Stanford University.

Rachel Steer - Board of Directors (2026)

Rachel was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska and her early sporting success was due to the strong nordic and biathlon programs in Anchorage at the time. She was lucky to join the US Junior National Biathlon Team in the mid-1990's, when the US Biathlon Association had a focus on developing an athlete pipeline. She was a member of the US National Team from 1999-2006 where she won more than ten national championship titles and competed at the 2002 and 2006 Olympics. After she retired from biathlon, Rachel helped raise $11 million to build a new world-class biathlon range, snowmaking system, and soccer fields at Kincaid Park in Anchorage. She also worked to establish the Alaska Winter Olympians Fund, a scholarship program for current and aspiring Alaska winter athletes.
Rachel is Chief Administrative Officer for DOWL, an engineering and consulting firm serving the Western US. She manages business and strategic planning, facilities and leases, licensing and compliance, and internal communications and works closely with the CEO and Board of Directors on mergers and acquisitions.  
Rachel lives in Anchorage with her husband, Alex Wilson, and two children.

Brian Noyes - At-Large-Director (2024)

Chairman of the Board & Portfolio Manager at R. M. Davis, Inc. Portland, ME Brian holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® and Chartered Investment Counselor designations.

Born in Geneva, Ohio and raised in Massachusetts, Brian now resides in Freeport, Maine with his wife, Eugenie and their two labs. He enjoys hunting, fishing, Nordic skiing

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

Kelly Kjorlien serves as an Athlete Representatives on USBA's Board of Directors, and as the primary Athlete Representative for the Athlete Advisory Committee to the USOPC. Kelly grew up in northern Minnesota, competing in nordic skiing and biathlon as a junior. She attended Montana State University in Bozeman, where she continued to race and enjoyed coaching the local biathlon club. Kelly now works in Tech in Bozeman, enjoying as much time in the mountains as possible.

Sean Doherty - AthleteRepresentative (2022)

Sean Doherty