USSA Management Team
Tiger Shaw, President and CEO
Tiger Shaw, a two-time Olympian whose business career includes past positions at K2 and Volkl Skis, DealerWire and DealerTrack, and most recently USSA partner Global Rescue LLC, joined the USSA as chief operating officer (COO) in 2013 and became CEO in March 2014. Born and raised in Stowe, VT, he grew up on the slopes of Mt. Mansfield. After moving through the ranks of the USSA development system, he made the U.S. Ski Team a few years before the 1984 Olympic Winter Games in Sarajevo. He participated in his second Olympics in Calgary in 1988. During his athletic career, he won nine U.S. Championship titles, regularly finished in the top 10 at World Cups and held top-15 world rankings in two disciplines. Since his racing retirement in 1991, Shaw has been involved with the grassroots level of skiing, serving as head junior coach and on the board of Ford Sayre Ski Club in Hanover, NH. A 1985 graduate of Dartmouth College in economics and engineering, he was an NCAA slalom champion while racing for Dartmouth. After completing his education, Shaw entered the ski industry, working as promotions and product manager for K2 Skis and vice president of operations at Volkl Sport America before pursuing opportunities in the evolving automotive industry. After five years managing Miller Automotive Group in northern New England, he co-founded DealerWire, a software and service provider for car dealership management later acquired by Dealertrack, Inc. In 2011, he left the automotive industry for the position of Senior Director of Response Services at Global Rescue, a worldwide provider of integrated medical, security, intelligence and crisis response services to corporations, governments and individuals. He resides in Park City, UT, with his wife Kristin and their three ski racing children.
Luke Bodensteiner, Executive Vice President, Athletics
A two-time Olympian and NCAA champion, Luke Bodensteiner oversees the integration of the USSA's twelve sports under a unified strategic plan emphasizing high performance services. A Wisconsin native, Bodensteiner competed as a cross country athlete with the U.S. Ski Team at the 1992 and 1994 Olympics and had a stellar career with the University of Utah, winning both a national team title and two individual crowns. He started with the USSA in 1996, developing what is now the USSA Cross Country SuperTour. He was named cross country manager in 1997, nordic director in 2001 and associate athletic director for high performance in March, 2008. He took over his athletics leadership position in November 2008. He and his family live in Midway, UT.
M. Alex Natt, Executive Vice President and General Counsel
M. Alex Natt, Esq. serves as the USSA's executive vice president and general counsel. Natt has provided counsel to the USSA since 1997 and served as USSA in-house counsel from 2001 to 2008. In 2014, Natt joined the USSA full-time to handle all USSA legal matters while also implementing the governance findings of the McKinsey Study and providing counsel for overall USSA business operations. Before joining the USSA, he worked in the Park City office of the Jones Waldo Holbrook and McDonough law firm. Natt and his wife Galen reside in Park City where he enjoys alpine skiing, snowboarding and tries without great success to master the telemark turn.
Michael Jaquet, Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer
A lifelong ski marketing visionary, Michael Jaquet manages sponsor partnerships, licensing, suppliers, media and marketing for the USSA. Jaquet came to the USSA in 2012 from CBS Sports Network, where he was Vice President, Television and Properties Sales, overseeing the network’s cable sales. He grew up as a cross country ski racer and alpine skier in Sun Valley and from there spent nearly a decade in the sport as a pioneer of the early days of freeskiing, founding Freeze Magazine and later the U.S. Freeskiing Open. From there he was head of Marketing and Sales Development at TransWorld Media before joining CSTV in its start-up phase and stayed on through its sale to CBS. Jaquet graduated from the University of Colorado where he skied on CU’s cross country team. Jaquet and his wife Aimee and three children reside in Park City.
Calum Clark, Vice President, Events
Calum Clark, who has worked as a senior World Cup event manager for USSA since 2004, was named as USSA's vice president, events, in June, 2007. Clark is 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. Clark and his wife Maikella have a young son, Finley, and live in Park City.
Tom Kelly, Vice President, Communications
Tom Kelly, one of wintersports' most experienced marketing and public relations professionals, oversees all public relations and corporate communications for the USSA. He is also active within his field in both the International Federation, where he serves as chairman of the FIS PR & Mass Media Committee, and the U.S. Olympic Committee. Kelly came to the USSA in 1986 as assistant national nordic director, taking over lead communications responsibilities in 1988. Prior to coming to the USSA, Kelly, a 1974 University of Wisconsin graduate and Wisconsin native, worked as a ski journalist, photographer and public relations professional before taking over marketing for Telemark Resort in northern Wisconsin, home of the American Birkebeiner cross country ski race, where he was instrumental in the development of the Worldloppet ski series. He and his wife Carole Duh live in Park City and have four grown children and nine grandchildren.
Trisha Worthington, Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer, U.S. Ski and Snowboard Team Foundation
Trisha Worthington rejoined the USSA in 2014 to oversee fundrasing to support USSA athletic programs through the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Team Foundation. She previously headed fundraising for the Foundation from 1995-2007, increasing its annual fund to $5 million and spearheading its $60 million Legacy Fund endowment, a portion of which funded the USSA Center of Excellence. Worthington served as executive director of the Park City Community Foundation since its inception in 2007. Her leadership of the Park City Community Foundation resulted in investment of over $5 million into the community through grant programs and initiatives, including raising nearly $1 million in a single day of giving. She grew the foundation from its start to assets of over $7 million. Worthington and her husband Trace, an Olympian and highly-decorated freestyle skier, live in Park City where they are raising two daughters.
George 'Jory' Macomber, Vice President, Athlete Career and Education
George ‘Jory’ Macomber joined the USSA in 2014 as Head of School for the USSA TEAM Academy and Vice President, Athlete Career and Education. He will lead the USSA TEAM Academy’s further evolution as the leading academic solution for young athletes competing at the world class level while still in high school, while also working with staff to create other opportunities for athletes pursuing educational and professional goals. Macomber joins the USSA with extensive experience at Burke Mountain Academy and a 25-year career at Holderness School. He is also a graduate of Dartmouth College with advanced education degrees from Columbia and Brown Universities. Macomber served on the Burke Mountain Academy Board of Trustees 1985-2000 and 2003-2008 and most recently served as Associate Head of School at Holderness School. Macomber was instrumental in not only building Holderness School's world class competitive skiing program, but also in expanding the school's rigorous college preparatory curriculum. He brings twenty years experience in developing programs that grow top-level athletes in both training and educational environments.
Bill Marolt, Former President and CEO
Bill Marolt, a 1964 Olympian who was the U.S. alpine skiing director during some of the U.S. Ski Team’s most successful years before taking over as the University of Colorado’s athletic director, came back to the USSA in the summer of 1996 as president and chief executive officer. Under his leadership, U.S. athletes have enjoyed success across all sports including a Best in the World Olympics in 2010 with 17 athletes winning 21 medals in Vancouver. An Aspen, CO, native, Marolt won three U.S. championships – the 1963 downhill title, slalom in 1964 and giant slalom in 1965. Following his retirement as an athlete in 1968, he returned to Colorado as head ski coach in 1969, winning seven NCAA titles from 1969-78. He then served as director of the U.S. alpine program from 1978-84. U.S. skiers won five medals, including three gold and two silver, at the ’84 Olympic Games in Sarajevo. At the end of the ’84 season, Marolt resigned to accept the athletic director’s post at his alma mater. Under Marolt, the Buffaloes put together one of the strongest Division I collegiate sports programs, including a national football title (’90) and several more NCAA ski championships. A member of the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame, he also contines to serve as a Vice President of the International Ski Federation and member of the FIS Council, and was named to the U.S. Olympic Committee Board of Directors in 2013. Marolt has two daughters, Katy and Shannon. He and his wife Connie live in Park City.