The U.S. Olympic Committee board of directors has approved three new members: Daniel Doctoroff, former CEO of Bloomberg LP; Steve Mesler, three-time Olympian and president/CEO of Classroom Champions; and Kevin White, vice-president and director of athletics at Duke University.
“Today the USOC welcomes three new board members, who are all world-class professionals and are committed to dedicating their talent and expertise to the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic movements,” said USOC Chairman Larry Probst. “I’m confident the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic family will benefit from their leadership, experience and diverse skill sets, and we look forward to working with them in the years ahead.”
The new directors will fill the seats of outgoing board members Bob Bowlsby, John Hendricks and Mary McCagg, who completed their elected terms in January. The 16-member USOC board is comprised of three representatives from both the Athletes’ Advisory Council and National Governing Bodies Council, and six independent members. The CEO and all American members of the International Olympic Committee are ex officio members of the board. The three vacant seats were designated to be filled by one independent director, and one representative from both the NGBC and AAC.
Doctoroff will serve as an independent director. He was CEO of Bloomberg LP from 2011–2014 after joining the company as president in 2008. Previously, he served as New York deputy mayor for economic development and rebuilding. Prior to joining the Bloomberg administration, he spent 14 years as managing partner of Oak Hill Capital Partners, where he founded NYC2012 and oversaw New York’s bid to host the 2012 Olympic Games.
Mesler will represent the AAC. He is a three-time Olympian in bobsled, having helped Team USA win its first gold medal in the four-man event in 62 years in 2010. He is the co-founder, president and CEO of Classroom Champions, a mentoring program designed to connect Olympians, Paralympians and hopefuls with students in high-need schools.
White, who will represent the NGBC, is vice-president and director of athletics at Duke University, where he also serves as an adjunct professor of business administration. He previously served as director of athletics at the University of Notre Dame from 2000–2008, during which time he was president of the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics and president of the Division I-A Athletic Directors Association. During that time, he also served on the steering committee for the Chicago bid to host the 2016 Olympic Games.