COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Feb. 12, 2020) – USA Volleyball has announced the reconstitution of the USAV Foundation Board of Directors. Among the objectives of the USAV Foundation are creating new opportunities for access to the sport and building support for players from all economic backgrounds, strengthening ties with national team alumni and building a base of donors to USAV.
USA Volleyball Board of Directors Chair Cecile Reynaud and USA Volleyball President and CEO Jamie Davis worked closely with the Foundation to recruit individuals that would broaden the personal and professional experience in USA Volleyball’s Foundation leadership. Members of different genders and races were also enlisted to broaden the group’s thinking about diversity, equity and inclusion. The new Board members include former professional athletes and Olympians, an executive at a Fortune 500 company and leaders in both the business and volleyball communities.
The Foundation Board members are:
Chairman Mark Peterson: Partner with O’Melveny, an international law firm, where his focuses are Corporate & Transactional, Corporate Governance, Mergers & Acquisitions, Capital Markets and Life Sciences
Brook Billings: 2004 Olympian; Realtor and founder Billings Beach Homes
Felonta Evans: President of Prosperity Bank in Houston, Texas
Scott Fortune: Two-time Olympian; Equity research analyst with ROTH Capital Partners
Peter Hirschmann: Chairman of League One Volleyball
Stuart McDole: In his 36th year as head coach of Graceland University women’s volleyball; Awarded the Dr. Harold T. Friermood “Frier” Award, USA Volleyball’s highest honor, in 2005
Kim McHugh: Vice president of Drilling and Completions for Chevron
Izell Reese: Former NFL player; President and General Manager for Reigning Champs Experiences
Andy Reitinger: CEO and President of VSTAR; President of Club Sports of North Texas, Inc.; Commissioner of the North Texas Region
Todd Rogers: Two-time Olympian; Head Coach of Cal Poly women’s beach volleyball
Danielle Scott: Five-time Olympian; member of the Volleyball Hall of Fame
Board members say they are looking forward to giving back to a sport they love.
“It’s a sport that has helped me so much in my career,” said Kim McHugh, who played college volleyball at Texas A&M. “It taught me about working as a team and developing leadership.
“The focus of the Foundation is helping the sport to become more diverse and giving opportunities to those who might not have a chance to play otherwise. I think it is truly important.”
Five-time Olympian Danielle Scott is hoping to strengthen USA Volleyball’s bond with its national team alumnae.
“USA Volleyball is a family, and I would like to see that family stay close as it gets larger,” Scott said. “I would also like to see more kids have the opportunity to play volleyball because the sport has meant so much to me.”
Visit the Foundation website at usavfoundation.org.