USSA Programs

U. S. Ski and Snowboard Association

USSA Board of Directors

Chairman: Dexter Paine, New York, NY (FIS)

Vice Chairman: Greg Boester, Rye, NY (Foundation)

Treasurer: John Bucksbaum, Chicago, IL (Foundation)

Tricia Byrnes, Aspen, CO (Snowboarding Athlete)

Jon Casson, Salt Lake City, UT (Snowboarding)

Charles Christianson, Anchorage, AK (Alpine Athlete)

Emily Cook, Park City, UT (Freestyle Athlete)

Glenn Eddy, Carrabassett Valley, ME (Freestyle)

Bryan Fletcher, Steamboat Springs, CO (Jumping/Nordic Combined Athlete)

Cami Thompson Graves, East Thetford, VT (Cross Country)

Joe Holland, Hanover, NH (Jumping/Combined)

Jeanne Jackson, Portland, OR (Foundation)

Lisa Kosglow, Hood River, OR (At-Large)

Darryl Landstrom, Minneapolis, MN (Alpine)

Andy McLane, Weston, MA (Foundation)

Kipp Nelson, Ketchum, ID (Foundation)

Erik Resnick, Vail, CO (At-Large)

Tiger Shaw, Park City, UT (CEO)

James Southam, Anchorage, AK (Cross Country Athlete)

Hank Tauber, Park City, UT (Foundation)


Michael Berry, Lakewood, CO (National Ski Areas Association)

David Ingemie, McLean, VA (SnowSports Industries America)

Howard 'Chip' Knight, Hanover, NH (USOC Athletes' Advisory Council)

Bill Marolt, Park City, UT (USOC)

last revised 5/18/14


USSA Bylaws




USSA Strategic Planning Committee


Co-Chairs:  Charlotte Moats/Eric Resnick

Claire Abbe

Kevin Arquit

Alan Ashley

Michael Berry

Lynn Bleil

Luke Bodensteiner

Greg Boester

David Currier

Ryan Heckman

Joe Holland

Jeanne Jackson

Mark Lampe

Jim McCarthy

Edith Morgan

Alex Natt

Kipp Nelson

Dexter Paine

Ross Powers

Nick Sargent

Tiger Shaw

Trace Worthington

Trisha Worthington


Job description:  The goal of the Strategic Planning Committee is to construct a sustainable business model that provides consistent funding to programs and capitalizes on opportunities to achieve the vision of being Best in the World.


USSA’s Strategic Planning Committee examines the following:

  • Sport relevance, viability, potential and sustainability
  • New sports
  • Variable sport management models
  • Revenue Generation
  • Funding emphasis during the Olympic Quad


USSA Strategic Planning Committe Report - May 2010


USSA Executive Committee



Dexter Paine                           Chairman

Greg Boester                          Vice Chairman

Darryl Landstrom                    Sport Committee Representative

John Bucksbaum                    Foundation Representative/Treasurer

James Southam                     Athlete Representative


Chip Knight                             Athlete Representative (USOC AAC non-voting)

Tiger Shaw                              Chief Executive Officer

Job Description:  The USSA Executive Committee consists of five voting members, including the Chairman; the Vice Chair; one Discipline Committee representative designated by the USSA Chairman; one representative of the USSTF designated by the USSA Chairman; and one eligible athlete selected by the Athletes’ Council. The Treasurer, the CEO, and the USOC Athletes Advisory Council representative are non-voting ex-officio members of the committee, and participate in all meetings.  All actions taken by the Executive Committee must be ratified by the Board at its next meeting where a quorum is present.

Last revised 1.20.15


USSA Nomination Screening Committee


Eric Resnick, chairman

James Southam, athlete

Tiger Shaw

Lisa Kosglow

Cami Thompson Graves

Job Description:  The Nomination Screening Committee is comprised of five (5) members of the Board, representing a cross-section of backgrounds, selected by the Board Chairman, and includes at least one eligible athlete representative, selected by the Athletes’ Council.

The Nomination Screening Committee reviews each nominee to the Board to determine his/her ability to provide effective representation and leadership on the Board, including such things as whether such nominee appears to maintain as a principal focus the well-being of the USSA generally rather than any particular interest or issue; and whether he/she possesses the requisite understanding of his/her particular discipline, competitive skiing and snowboarding generally, corporate operations or other matters necessary to provide effective representation on the Board.

The Nomination Screening Committee may also be used to assist the Board in appointing any committees created by the Board or which the Board is required to fill under these bylaws.

For each nomination it considers, the Nomination Screening Committee forwards to the full Board a recommendation that the nomination either be accepted or rejected, along with any appropriate explanation for its recommendation.  The Board is not be bound by recommendations of the Committee.  The Board generally should accept a nomination absent reasonable grounds for rejecting the nomination.

Last revised 1.20.15



USSA Athletes' Council


James Southam, Chairman

Alpine representative, Charles Christianson

Cross Country representative, James Southam

Freestyle representative, Emily Cook

Jumping/Nordic combined representative, Bryan Fletcher

Snowboarding representative, Tricia Byrnes

USOC AAC representative, Chip Knight

USOC AAC alternate, Grete Eliassen

Job description:  The USSA Athletes’ Council is organized to undertake the requirement in the USSA Bylaws of facilitating communication and to represent athlete interests to the USSA Board.  While there are ten objectives in the Athletes’ Council Bylaws, approximately half are geared towards protecting the rights of athletes to the organization.  The remaining objectives are summarized as follows:  (1) provide a logical and effective communication channel among the athletes and the organization, (2) provide a forum for athletes to discuss and resolve issues concerning the athletes and the sport and (3) provide qualified and fair consultation to athletes on matters regarding commercial sponsorship. 

As members of the Council, there is opportunity to discuss important issues facing current and retired athletes, and, in turn, influence policy and the direction for the entire organization. 

Members of the Council understand their role as stewards of the entire organization and the importance of being a positive constituent.  While it is vital that members of the Athletes’ Council represent the interests of athletes, it is even more important to consider the interest of the athletes in the context of the values and mission of USSA.

Last revised 1.20.15