Scott Blackmun is the new chief executive of the U.S. Olympic Committee.
Blackmun is a prominent sports executive and former USOC leader. He spent three years at the organization, starting as general counsel and director of legal affairs during 1998. He moved into the role of senior managing director in 2000 before leaving the organization in 2001.
USOC Chairman Larry Probst said Blackmun possesses a “deep understanding of the Olympic Movement, established relationships in the Olympic family and a strong commitment to the community of Colorado Springs.”
Blackmun’s hiring coincides with the USOC moving into its new headquarters in downtown Colorado Springs. Blackmun is a resident of the city, and is joining the USOC from the law firm of Holme Roberts & Owens LLP, where he was a parnter and a member of the firm’s executive committee.
The CEO search process started with 140 candidates and was guided by global executive search firm Spencer Stuart.