USRowing Announces Changes to Board of Directors

Four Board members have stepped down effective immediately.

USRowing announced changes to its Board of Directors on Wednesday, January 18.

Four Board members, President Erin O’Connell, Treasurer Gary Caldwell, Dan Herbert and Sohier Hall have stepped down effective immediately. Meghan O’Leary has been appointed Interim President and Sheila Tolle Interim Treasurer. Kris Thorsnessremains as Board Secretary.

"As an organization, we are fortunate to have dedicated members of the rowing community like Erin, Gary, Dan and Sohier. The time and work these Directors have put into helping shape and lead USRowing is invaluable," said O’Leary, who joined the Board as Female Athlete Rep in 2014. "The Board thanks them for their service and remains committed to delivering our vision and long-term growth strategy."

O’Connell has served on the Board since 2010 and was named President in 2014. "I am tremendously proud of the accomplishments of USRowing during my board tenure. While serving as chair these past three years, we established strategic goals and forged new partnerships to benefit our members," said O’Connell. "The time is right for new board leadership."

"I have been fortunate to work with some great members of the Board and with Glenn Merry and other terrific staff at USRowing," said Caldwell, who joined the Board in 2013. "I wish the association good fortune moving forward in 2017. It's clear to me that the rigors of college rowing administration combined with my retirement from coaching make this the right time to hand over my duties to a fresh set of eyes."

Dan Herbert joined the Board as the Male At-Large Representative in 2012, Sohier Hall joined in 2013 as the Northwest Regional Representative.

Information regarding next steps toward filling the open positions will be forthcoming.

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