US Olympic and Paralympic Athletes’ Advisory Council Primary Representative: Haley (Johnson) Stewart

 

USOPC AAC Alternate: Currently vacant. To be filled by 1/1/2021.

 

US Biathlon Board of Directors Athlete Representative: Sean Doherty

 

International Biathlon Union Athletes’ Committee Chair: Clare Egan


Purpose

The purpose of US Biathlon athlete representatives is to represent currently active athletes on the US Biathlon Board of Directors by facilitating communication between the Board, organization and athletes. As voting members on the Board and committees, they are able to incorporate athlete perspective into Board decisions and oversight of the organization. Representatives are elected by eligible current and past teammates, thus becoming mentors to junior, senior and retired athletes. For those dual-hatted as reps to the USOPC AAC, their purpose is to ensure communication between the USOPC, currently active athletes, and the Board. Additionally, these reps serve as a source of opinion and advice to the USOPC Board of Directors with regard to both current and contemplated policies of the USOPC in coordination with athlete reps from other all other Olympic and Paralympic sports.


To learn more about the USOPC Athletes’ Advisory council, check out Team USA and relevant guiding documents and bylaws.


Athletes rights and representation

Athlete reps are critical to ensuring that the interests and rights of athletes are considered when sports organizations make decisions. The Ted Stevens Olympic and Amateur Sports Act requires that 20% of seats and votes are held by athletes on national governing body boards of directors, committees, and task forces within the Olympic & Paralympic movement, including the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC) itself.


Contact

Please reach out at any time with questions, comments and concerns. We are here to support you!

Haley Stewart, hhjstewart@gmail.com

Sean Doherty, sdoherty68@gmail.com




-Revised 3/4/2020