Lexington, KY- US Equestrian (USEF) introduced the appointment of David O’Connor to the newly created place of Chief of Sport starting October 3, 2022.
O’Connor, a embellished Olympian, isn’t any stranger to US Equestrian, having earned particular person gold and group bronze medals in eventing on the 2000 Sydney Summer time Olympics and a group silver medal on the 1996 Atlanta Summer time Olympics. Moreover, David served as USEF President from 2004 to 2012 and at present serves on the FEI Board of Administrators. In 2021, he was offered with the USOPC’s Common Douglas MacArthur Exemplary Service Award in recognition of his continued service and dedication to the equestrian sport throughout the Olympic and Paralympic actions.
O’Connor’s duties will likely be primarily strategically targeted. He will likely be chargeable for working with the manager group in relation to the USEF strategic plan and its initiatives, sporting integrity, schooling, and general worldwide and nationwide sporting assist of horse and human security and welfare. Moreover, he’ll present oversight of worldwide and nationwide sports activities operations, be sure that the Division of Sport’s short-term and long-term strategic plans align with USEF’s priorities, and he’ll concentrate on strengthening relationships with stakeholder teams such because the USOPC, FEI and can focus. USEF Accredited Associates.
“I sit up for the alternatives this new function brings inside USEF,” O’Connor stated. “An thrilling prospect would be the alternative to showcase a 365-degree view of equestrian sport from a nationwide and world perspective and share methods to make sure security, well-being and pleasure whereas growing the game throughout all races and disciplines. My ardour Horses have all the time been and is a vital mission to advertise equestrian sport inside and out of doors our equine neighborhood, each individually and for USEF as a complete.
USEF CEO Invoice Moroni stated: “We’re delighted to welcome David to USEF to serve on this new function.” “As a key member of the manager management group, David will present thought management, revolutionary problem-solving, and share numerous concepts to information strategic actions and demanding enterprise selections, drive priorities, and management change for group success. will do.”
US Equestrian President Tom O’Mara stated, “David’s in depth equestrian and governance expertise will likely be instrumental within the continued implementation of the USEF Strategic Plan and the event of equestrian sport on the nationwide and worldwide degree.