USA Climbing is excited to welcome our new Chief Executive Officer, Marc Norman, effective July 24, 2018.
“As a proven leader with over 25 years of experience in Olympic sport, a former elite speed skater and a longtime climber, Marc brings a unique skillset, passion for climbing, and significant Olympic sport experience to the position,” said Patti Rube, President of USA Climbing’s Board of Directors. “We are thrilled to welcome him."
“USA Climbing is a star in competition event organizing and is seeing tremendous growth in its membership and visibility.” said Norman. “With the first Olympics for climbing only two short years away, the prospect of joining USA Climbing at this critical juncture in its history is very exciting. I’d like to thank the Board for the opportunity and look forward to working closely with the Board, the USA Climbing team, the USOC, sponsors, partners, volunteers, other members and stakeholders, and of course the athletes in making USA Climbing successful.”
Norman replaces outgoing CEO Kynan Waggoner after Waggoner’s successful 12-year tenure with USA Climbing, the last four years in the CEO position. “Under Kynan’s leadership, our organization achieved full recognition by the US Olympic Committee, saw unprecedented success in elite athlete performance, and grew our grass roots membership at a robust pace,” said Rube. “We are thankful that Kynan planned far in advance for this smooth transition and wish him all the best in his next steps.”
Read the official press release here.