The USOPC is governed by a board of directors and operated by a professional staff headed by a CEO. Six constituent councils serve as trusted sources of input and advice to the board and USOPC.

The Athletes’ Advisory Council and National Governing Bodies Council each have three representatives on the board, while six members of the board are independent. The CEO of the organization and all American members of the International Olympic Committee are ex officio members of the board.

Board of Directors

  • Susanne Lyons


  • Robert Bach

    Former president of Entertainment and Devices Division, Microsoft Corp.

  • Anita L. DeFrantz

    IOC member and two-time Olympian in rowing

  • Bill Marolt

    Former president and CEO, U.S. Ski & Snowboard

  • David Haggerty

    IOC member and president of the International Tennis Federation

  • Kikkan Randall

    IOC member and five-time Olympian in cross-country skiing

  • Rich Bender

    Executive director, USA Wrestling

  • Cheri Blauwet, MD

    Chair, IPC Medical Committee member and three-time Paralympian in track and field

  • Beth Brooke-Marciniak

    Global vice chair of public policy for EY

  • Steve Mesler

    President and CEO of Classroom Champions, three-time Olympian in bobsled

  • Vivek H. Murthy

    Former U.S. surgeon general

  • Brad Snyder

    Retired U.S. Navy lieutenant and two-time Paralympian in swimming

  • Kevin White

    Vice president and director of athletics, Duke University

  • Robert L. Wood

    Former Business Group president, The Dow Chemical Company

  • Sarah Hirshland*


  • Whitney Ping

    Former vice president at Bain Capital, Olympian in table tennis


The USOPC announced the addition of six board of directors, effective January 1, 2021. The new directors include: Donna de Varona, John Naber, Dexter Paine, Daria Schneider, Muffy Davis and Gordon Crawford.

Board members Robbie Bach, Bill Marolt and Whitney Ping ended their terms on December 31, 2020.

Non-director Board Committee Members**


  • Han Xiao
  • Cody Mattern
  • Steve Pagliuca
  • Max Cobb
  • Ken Shropshire
  • Jan Palchikoff


  • Doug Brien
  • Ken Salomon
  • Curt Tomasevicz
  • Ellen Staurowsky


  • Dr. Chris Parker
  • Jack Geirhart
  • Rachael Flatt

**Individuals listed under the AAC and NGBC are elected leaders and do not represent the totality of each council.

Athletes’ Advisory Council

The AAC is comprised of athletes who have represented Team USA in the last 10 years and is responsible for broadening communication between the USOPC and active athletes. View Independent Report

U.S. Olympians & Paralympians Association

Comprised of U.S. Olympic and Paralympic alumni, USOPA leadership is responsible for promoting the Olympic and Paralympic values in their local communities and encouraging members to stay engaged in the Olympic and Paralympic movements.

Affiliate Organizational Council

The Affiliate Organization Council was constructed by the USOPC board of directors in October 2020, to replace the Multi-Sport Organization Council and provide more latitude for members to conduct business and support the Olympic and Paralympic movements. A partnership between the USOPC and various community-based, military, adaptive, education-based and recognized sport organizations, the AOC is comprised of one representative from each affiliate organization and collectively strives to facilitate the value of sport by giving participants, volunteers and observers the opportunity to be involved in the Olympic and Paralympic movements.

National Governing Bodies Council

The NGBC is comprised of leaders from NGBs, with a goal of assisting those organizations in achieving excellence, in and out of competition, while increasing collaboration with the UOSPC. View Independent Report

Paralympic Advisory Council

The PAC is comprised of leaders in the Paralympic Movement and works to increase Paralympic programming and resources, while providing vision to advance Paralympic sport in the U.S. In June 2019, the PAC adjusted its composition to include representatives from the USOPC board, AAC, U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Foundation, LA 2028 and elected U.S. representatives to the International Paralympic Committee’s Governing Board and Athlete’s Council.

Collegiate Advisory Council

The USOPC Collegiate Advisory Council was established in 2017 to increase collaboration with NCAA member institutions and conferences to elevate national engagement and support Olympic and Paralympic sport opportunities.