The United States Olympic Committee is looking for a new president, and vows to thoroughly investigate resume claims before naming a successor to former President Sandy Baldwin, who resigned last month after inaccuracies were discovered in her resume.
A new president is expected to be named by mid-summer, but could take as long to complete as early November.
The nomination and election process will include a thorough review of each nominee’s background and credentials by the USOC’s Ethics Oversight Committee, chaired by Ken Duberstein, the former Chief of Staff to President Ronald Reagan in 1988-89, the USOC said.
“The USOC and its member organizations are rich in talented and capable men and women, as well as others who serve the organization in other ways,” said USOC CEO Lloyd Ward. “We expect a nomination process which will spotlight these gifted and able individuals who share the common commitment of service to America’s athletes and the Olympic ideals.”
- Following the resignation of Baldwin on May 24, USOC Vice President Marty Mankamyer will be the acting president until a new president is elected by a vote of the board of directors.
- It is the consensus of the executive committee that a nomination system be initiated immediately so that a nominee may be presented to the board of directors for a mail ballot as swiftly as possible.
- Nominations to be reviewed by the executive committee may be drawn from any source, and the members of the executive committee may nominate themselves for the post. However, nominations will be valid only if submitted by members of the Executive Committee.
- Before the nominee is presented to the board of directors for a vote leading to the election, every nominee must have a questionnaire and other documents completed and reviewed by the USOC Ethics Oversight Committee. The deadline for submission of any nominations will be June 14 at 5:00 pm. (Mountain Time).