USA Swimming, the national governing body for the sport of swimming in the United States, announced today that its Foundation, the USA Swimming Foundation, began the new year with six new members on its Board of Directors. As part of the Foundation’s continued revitalization, the new representatives were vetted through a nomination committee and chosen for their unique expertise in philanthropy.
“We are thrilled to welcome these passionate professionals to the USA Swimming Foundation Board of Directors,” USA Swimming Chief Commercial Officer Shana Ferguson said. “Under our newly instituted bylaws, we’ve added individuals with rich philanthropic experience who understand the nonprofit space and who truly love this sport. We know these six will help us grow swimming beyond our current capabilities, and we cannot wait to dive in with this talented group.”
Additionally, the Foundation named David Shackley to its Board of Directors earlier in 2019. Shackley currently serves as Vice President of Corporate Communications at Marriott International and previously served as Executive Producer of Global Launch Events for Apple. Shackley is an avid open-water swimmer and together with his wife, Maya, is a major supporter of our Donor-Athlete Partnership program.
Each of the six newest members will serve a three-year term through December 2022. Current board members Bill Maxson, Board Secretary Dave Wiederecht, and Olympian Maya (DiRado) Andrews were renewed to their board posts for an additional three years through December 2022. Board Chair Cecil Gordon, Shackley and Olympian Elizabeth Beisel will continue in their current roles through the end of December 2020.
The USA Swimming Foundation works to strengthen the sport of swimming by saving lives and building champions. Whether giving grants to programs that offer free or reduced-cost swim lessons or financial support to athletes on the U.S. National Team, the USA Swimming Foundation aims to provide the experience of swimming to kids at all levels across the country. In addition to the Board of Directors, leadership in the Foundation is provided through a 16-member Trustee Council. Members of the USA Swimming Foundation Trustee Council commit to a four-year term to support the growth and success of USA Swimming through leadership in donor cultivation and financial investment.