Luella Chavez D’Angelo has been hired by the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee as its chief marketing and communications officer to lead USOPC marketing and communications initiatives, including setting and stewarding the overall strategic direction for the organization and its properties.

Chavez D’Angelo brings over 30 years of experience as a top marketing and communications executive. She joins the organization from Centura Health, where she served as the vice president of marketing and communications. She has also served as vice chancellor, general manager and chief operating officer of the University of Colorado, South Denver, and as chief global communications officer for Western Union.

“I am excited to help tell the incredible stories of Team USA athletes and the USOPC’s role in supporting them as they achieve their dreams,” Chavez D’Angelo said. “I look forward to bringing my experience from the public, private and non-profit sectors into the Olympic and Paralympic movements.”

Chavez D’Angelo will report to Chief Executive Officer Sarah Hirshland. Her areas of responsibility will include internal and external communications, public affairs, media relations, government relations, brand management, digital and social strategy and content, and stakeholder communications.

“I am thrilled to have Luella join our organization in this new role,” Hirshland said. “Her incredible track record in marketing and communications will help ensure the USOPC is best suited to act upon its mission–supporting Team USA athletes.”