USA Volleyball

Board of Directors


Current Board Members

Athlete-Beach: Sara Hughes (June 30, 2022)
Athlete-Beach: Tri Bourne (June 30, 2023)
Athlete-Indoor (Male): Kawika Shoji (June 30, 2021)
Athlete-Indoor (Female): Cassidy Lichtman (June 30, 2023)
Athlete-Paralympic: Brent Rasmussen (June 30, 2022)
Beach Development: Steve Bishop (June 30, 2024)
Beach At Large: Dain Blanton (June 30, 2023)
Coach (Board Chair): Cecile Reynaud (June 30, 2021)
Independent: David Eldridge (June 30, 2021)
Independent: Elizabeth King (June 30, 2022)
Independent: CiCi Rojas (June 30, 2023)
High Performance: Jenny McGhee (June 30, 2021)
Junior Indoor: Dave Gentile (June 30, 2022)
Officials: Steve Kenyon (June 30, 2023)
Regional Volleyball Association: Dave Peixoto (June 30, 2022)
Regional Volleyball Association: Donna Donaghy (June 30, 2024)
Regional Volleyball Association: Bob Baker (June 30, 2023)
Treasurer: George Thompson (Officer, Non-Voting Member) (June 30, 2024)


Past USAV Presidents and Board Chairs

USA Volleyball Board of Director Candidate Selection Process

USA Volleyball restructured its governance in 2007. The restructuring followed the principles outlined in the Report and Recommendations of the Independent Commission on Reform of the United States Olympic Committee, which was created in 2003 to "advise the Congress frankly" about the best ways to reform the USOC. The organizing principles of the reform recommended new governance structure following "those of the Sarbanes Oxley Act of 2002... in the corporate world and the best practices in the nonprofit world." These principles remain valid and the new structure has merit and value. 

USAV's new structure includes a Nominating Committee. The NC is responsible for vetting and recruiting candidates for USAV's 17 member Board of Directors. The goal was to establish a BOD that is more streamlined; reflects the structure of the sport as is exists today; involves independent expertise and one that empowers professional staff under its direction and supervision.

The cornerstone for making certain that any process to select a BOD is fair and transparent is that everyone understands how it works. 

Download Candidate Selection Process document (PDF)

Athlete Board of Director position
In order to be eligible to run and/or vote for the Athlete Board of Director position, athletes must be international athletes, defined accordingly: the Athlete Director must meet the eligibility requirements of having represented the United States in Olympics, Pan American Games, World Championships or an Operation Gold competition (as defined by the USOC) within the preceding ten (10) years as determined at the time of the election. All of the athletes meeting the criteria requirements shall comprise the electorate.

Call for Nominations

Board Committees and Officers

Standing Committees

Audit, Finance and Budget Committee (Chair – George Thompson)
Ethics & Eligibility Committee (Chair – Jonathan Lee)
Nominating Committee (Chair – Samantha Wolinksi)
Governance Committee (Chair - Andy Reitinger)
Personnel Committee (Brent Rasmussen)
Diversity & Inclusion Committee (Cassidy Lichtman)


Board Officers

Chair (Cecile Reynaud)
Duties of the Chair: A) Set meetings and meeting agendas for the Board, preside at all meetings of the Board, and shall see that all Board commitments, resolutions, and oversight are carried into effect. The Chair shall perform such other duties as may be assigned by the Board; B) The Chair, on behalf of the Board, shall serve as the immediate supervisor of the CEO; C) The Chair shall appoint the Recording Secretary with the approval of the Board.

Corporate Secretary  (Rachael Stafford)
Duties of the Corporate Secretary: A) See that all notices are duly given in accordance with the provisions of these Bylaws or as required by law; B) Be custodian of the corporate records and of the seal of the Corporation. C) In general, perform all duties incident to the office of Secretary and such other duties as may be assigned to the Secretary by the CEO or by the Board. Assistant secretaries are appointed by and supervised by the Secretary. The Secretary shall ensure that the minutes of the standing committees of the Board are duly recorded, filed and retained by the Corporation.

Board Treasurer (George Thompson)
Duties of the Treasurer: A) The Treasurer shall be responsible for keeping the accounting records of the Corporation. B) At the request of the Chair or of the Board, the Treasurer, or designee, shall prepare and submit to the Board statements of the financial condition of the Corporation, including any investment portfolio; C) Periodically the Treasurer shall review the budget to ensure compliance with requirements for specified approval of expenditures and financial policy. The Treasurer shall perform such other duties, as assigned by the Board; D) The Treasurer may be removed at any time for cause by the affirmative vote of two-thirds (2/3) of the total voting power of the Board (excluding the voting power of the Treasurer, if any). The Treasurer may be removed at any time not for cause by the affirmative vote of not less than three-fourths (3/4) of the voting power of the Board (excluding the voting power of the Treasurer, if any).