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Current Board Members

Sara Hughes

Sara Hughes

June 30, 2022

Athlete-Beach

Tri Bourne.

Tri Bourne

June 30, 2024

Athlete-Beach

Kawika Shoji.

Kawika Shoji

June 30, 2021

Athlete-Indoor (Male)

Cassidy Lichtman

Cassidy Lichtman

June 30, 2023

Athlete-Indoor (Female)

Nicky Nieves

Nicky Nieves

June 30, 2024

Athlete-Sitting (Female)

Brent Rasmussen

Brent Rasmussen

June 30, 2022

Athlete-Stitting (Male)

Steve Bishop

June 30, 2024

Beach Development

Dain Blanton

June 30, 2023

Beach At Large

Cecile Reynaud

Cecile Reynaud

June 30, 2021

Coach (Board Chair)

David Eldridge

June 30, 2021

Independent

Elizabeth King

Elizabeth King

June 30, 2022

Independent

CiCi Rojas

CiCi Rojas

June 30, 2023

Independent

Jenny McGhee

Jenny McGhee

June 30, 2021

High Performance

Dave Gentile

Dave Gentile

June 30, 2022

Junior Indoor

Steve Kenyon

Steve Kenyon

June 30, 2023

Officials

Dave Peixoto

Dave Peixoto

June 30, 2022

Regional Volleyball Association

Donna Donaghy

Donna Donaghy

June 30, 2024

Regional Volleyball Association

Robert "Bob" Baker

Bob Baker

June 30, 2023

Regional Volleyball Association

George Thompson

George Thompson

June 30, 2024

Treasurer (Officer, Non-Voting Member)

Past USA Volleyball Presidents & Board Chairs

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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.

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 & 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

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

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).