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Briefs for May 26-29, 2007

USSA names new vice president

Calum Clark, who has worked as a senior World Cup event manager for the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) since 2004, has been named as USSA’s new vice president, events, according to USSA President and CEO Bill Marolt.

Clark will be responsible for management of around 20 major international events in the USA including World Cups, U.S. Championships, Chevrolet U.S. Snowboard Grand Prix and other Continental Cup-level competitions, overseeing around a $5-million budget.

Clark came to USSA in 2004 after working in a variety of events-related positions including both the 2000 Sydney and 2002 Salt Lake City Olympic Games. He has a strong background in sport, competing as an alpine athlete, as a coach and as executive director of a regional ski association in his native Australia. During the 2002 Olympics he worked as a senior venue manager at Snowbasin, working with alpine downhill and super G events.

"This is an amazing opportunity for me professionally and a great honor to be able to represent USSA and the great athletes in our program," said Clark. "Partnership is a key element of our event success, and USSA has some outstanding event partners. I’m looking forward to growing these relationships to take our events to the next level."

Clark will start his new position in June. He and wife Maikella have a young son, Finley, and will live in Park City. He replaces longtime Vice President Annette Royle, who is leaving USSA in June to become president of the Utah chapter of a national charitable organization.

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