COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado (January 17, 2019)
The USA Shooting Board of Directors elected Chad Whittenburg (Columbia, Tennessee, top picture) as Chairman and Rick Marsh (Searcy, Arkansas, bottom picture) as Vice Chair at their first meeting of 2019 in Colorado Springs.
“I'm very excited about the direction of the USA Shooting Board,” Whittenburg said. “Rick and I are very like-minded, passionate entrepreneurial business professionals that have both been involved with this organization for many years. We’ve both had children as Junior athletes come up through the ranks of the sport to a World Championship level and have seen USA Shooting from the ground up. I believe it’s important and a fresh approach to have the leaders be connected inside the sport and I look forward to working with him and the rest of the board of USA Shooting.”
“Our athletes work hard, devoting unbelievable time and energy into becoming the best at their craft,” added Marsh. “I want to do my part to influence USAS and our leadership to work as hard as our athletes. Shooting is an individual sport; however, each successful athlete has a team around them who help them be successful. USAS is part of that team. I intend to work hard to help USAS be a more effective supporter of our athletes. “
During a special board meeting on October 23, previous Board Chairman Jeff Price and Independent Director Kristen Raskopf resigned from their positions on the BOD; Price due to other obligations and Raskopf to assume a role on the USA Shooting Judicial Committee. Raskopf was also appointed as chairperson of the Judicial Committee by the BOD.
Price and Raskopf’s terms on the BOD were set to expire on December 31, 2018. Marsh and new board member