Kynan Waggoner, the CEO of USA Climbing, has expressed his intention to step down by the end of calendar year 2018, giving the USAC Board of Directors sufficient time to identify a successor and to facilitate a smooth transition. Following his departure, Kynan plans to stay connected to his many friends within the USA Climbing community as he pursues other opportunities in the climbing business.
"It has been an immense privilege to serve USA Climbing, and I am incredibly proud of what we have achieved in the last 12 years,” said Kynan. “We have experienced robust membership growth and are fortunate to have recently become a member of the Olympic family of NGBs. We continue to annually sanction and manage over 300 local, regional, divisional and national competitions at over 200 different climbing gyms and venues across the country. It has been tremendously gratifying to work with the USA Climbing community, including our staff, Board of Directors, members, volunteers, partner climbing facilities, and sponsors. After 12 years with USA Climbing, it is now time for me to move on.”
The Board is currently convening a search committee to identify Kynan’s successor. This effort will be led by Greg Padovani, Sr, Chair of the USAC Nominating and Governance Committee (NGC). If you would like to be considered as a member of the search committee, please contact Greg at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click here to read the announcement letter from Patti Rube, President of the USAC Board of Directors.