Dave Ogrean
Dave Ogrean

Dave Ogrean

Dave Ogrean has been involved in several sports organizations, but the majority of his lengthy career has been spent at USA Hockey. It was there that he began in 1978 as public relations director, later serving as executive director from 1993 to 1999 before leaving to join the U.S. Olympic Committee and eventually to launch USA Football. But in 2005, he returned to the helm of hockey’s national governing body and has since overseen dramatic growth in membership and a renewed relationship with the NHL. Ogrean, who also serves on the board of the USOC, has led several youth-oriented

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Eric Grilly

When it comes to action sports, there are few bigger players than Alli Sports. And at the helm is Eric Grilly, who was named president in January after serving in a leadership role with Alli’s owners, the NBC Sports Group and Comcast Sports. As executive vice-president and chief digital officer for NBC Regional Networks from 2009 to 2013, Grilly oversaw digital operations such as strategy, content and new product development. Prior to that, he was a newspaper executive. At Alli, he has his hands in a wide range of action-sport events, including the Dew Tour, whose December event in Breckenridge, Colorado

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Gary Herbert
Gary Herbert

Gary Herbert

You might say Gary Herbert’s leadership career began in high school, where he was captain of his baseball and basketball teams and quarterback of the football team. Now, as governor of Utah since 2009, Herbert is one of the leaders of the state’s effort to capitalize on the legacy of having hosted the 2002 Olympic Winter Games and its desire to attract sporting events year-round. The former county commissioner and lieutenant governor is also a strong supporter of tourism and travel, recently creating the nation’s first state outdoor recreation department and making stops in places such as

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