Richard (Dick) Celeste was educated at Yale and Oxford before becoming Director of the Peace Corps and elected as a two-term Governor of Ohio. He also headed an economic development consultancy until 1997, and served as U.S. Ambassador to India. In 2002, Celeste became the 12th President of Colorado College, an office he held for nine years. He continues to chair a number of corporate and nonprofit boards.
Chapman Foundations Management, LLC
The Mary K. Chapman Foundation
H.A. & Mary K. Chapman Charitable Trust
Andie Doyle holds over 14 years of experience as Program Officer at Chapman Foundations Management, LLC, the entity that administers both the H.A. and Mary K. Chapman Charitable Trust and The Mary K. Chapman Foundation. She received a Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies from Colorado State University, and also completed a postgraduate program in Philanthropy through the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.
President & CEO
Downtown Partnership of Colorado Springs
Susan Edmondson is President and CEO of the Downtown Partnership of Colorado Springs, a nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring that downtown serves as the economic, civic and cultural heart of the city. Previously, she served 10 years as executive director of the Bee Vradenburg Foundation, a private foundation supporting the arts in the Pikes Peak region. Prior to assuming that position in 2003, she served for seven years as arts-and-entertainment editor at The Gazette in Colorado Springs.
Edmondson is a co-founder of the Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region, and currently serves on the boards of the Colorado Springs World Arena and Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center.
USOM National Board Member
USOC, Vice President, Paralympic Development
Charlie Huebner was named vice president of Paralympic development for the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Foundation (USOPF) in 2014 after serving as chief of Paralympics for the United States Olympic Committee since July 2006. He joined the USOC in 2001 as the director of the newly founded U.S. Paralympics division. In his current role, he leads a dedicated effort to generate financial support for the benefit of U.S. Paralympic athletes and works closely with USOPF trustees to enhance the profile ad philanthropic efforts of the USOC.
Huebner is very active in volunteer community service projects that impact children’s charities. In 1996, Huebner was one of 41 Americans to be named a Jefferson Award winner for community service
President & COO
William (B.J.) Hybl Jr. joined Griffis/Blessing, Inc. a real estate services firm, as an Associate Vice President in 1999 and has held the position of President and COO since 2006.
B.J. has had direct responsibility for over eight million square feet of multi-family, office, industrial and retail buildings with market value totaling more than $1 billion. Griffis/Blessing has over 300 employees with offices in Colorado Springs, Denver and Boise.
Mr. Hybl received his BA from Colorado College and an MBA from Regis University in Denver, Colo. He also served in the United States Air Force as a Missile Launch Officer and Space Operations Officer.
USOM Board Member
Three-time Olympic Medalist, Speed Skating (Gold 2006; Silver 2006; Bronze 2002)
Originally an inline skater from North Carolina, Joey Cheek quickly mastered the ice and became a world-record-setting speed skater. In 2002, at the Salt Lake City Olympics, Cheek won his first-ever international medal – a bronze in the 1,000 meter. Over the next four years he won more than 25 World Cup and World Championship medals, a gold and silver in the 2006 Olympic Games, and he joined Eric Heiden and Dan Jansen to become the first American male sprint world champions.
Joey Cheek is Co-founder and President of Team Darfur, an international coalition of athletes committed to raising awareness about and bringing an end to the crisis in Darfur, Sudan. Cheek's efforts after the 2006 Olympics to help stop the atrocities in Darfur raised over $1.5 million dollars and resulted in him being named the inaugural Heisman Humanitarian Award and one of TIME's 100 most influential people.
Cheek graduated from Princeton University in 2011 after studying economics and Chinese. He currently lives in Colorado Springs, CO where he works as a brand ambassador and sports marketing consultant to Olympic sponsors and other corporations.
Peter C. Diamond
USOM National Board Member
Executive Vice President, Programming, NBC Olympics
A 15-time Emmy Award-winner, Peter C. Diamond serves as Executive Vice President, Programming, NBC Olympics, and is responsible for programming NBC Sports Group’s coverage of the Olympic Games. He will again play a prominent role in NBC’s Olympic coverage in Rio, his 17th Olympics – more than any broadcast network executive in television history.
Diamond works on a regular basis with the international Olympic sports federations and the national governing bodies of Olympic sports in the U.S. In addition, Diamond coordinates NBC’s presentation of U.S. Olympic Trials and Paralympics, and now coordinates its year-round Olympic-sport programming.
Diamond is on the Board of Trustees for Lehigh University. He received USA Track & Field’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2015. A lifelong track enthusiast, Diamond maintains a collection of Olympic and track & field literature that makes him one of the top collectors in the world. Diamond is a graduate of Yale University with a bachelor’s degree in history. He lives in New York with his wife.
USOM National Board Member
Olympic Gold Medalist, 100 Meter Hurdles
Chief of Organizational Excellence
As Chief of Organizational Excellence for the United States Olympic Committee, Benita Fitzgerald Mosley oversees athlete career programs, the athlete ombudsman's office, business analytics, diversity and inclusion, human resources, facilities, Olympic Training Centers, security, sport operations and strategic planning.
Benita previously served as USA Track & Field's Chief of Sport Performance where she led Team USA to 29 medals at the 2012 London Olympic Games, the most medals collected by the U.S. track and field team in 20 years.
A world-class athlete herself, Benita was the second American woman to win a gold medal in the 100-meter hurdles, a feat she accomplished in the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles.
Christopher S. Jenkins
USOM Board Member
Nor'wood Development Group
Christopher Jenkins is President of Nor’wood Development Group, a locally-owned real estate and development firm in Southern Colorado for more than forty years. The group has developed a prominent portfolio of planned communities, apartments, shopping centers, and corporate centers. He also supports the Colorado Springs community with the the Nor'wood Foundation which focuses its philanthropic efforts on Christian initiatives for youth, the elderly, and regional arts and culture.
Prior to joining Nor’wood, Chris was Director of Finance for a Denver real estate investment firm where he managed the ongoing financing for retail properties in multiple states. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, Finance and Real Estate from the University of Denver.
Chris is community-connected and committed to leading and supporting a downtown renaissance in Colorado Springs, and he serves as a director on several boards including The Downtown Partnership, Downtown Development Authority, and the Colorado Springs Regional Business Alliance.
USOM Board Member
A graduate of the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, Phil Lane is an Independent Investment Manager at Culebra Properties, serves as Treasurer on the board of The Nature Conservancy and is the current Vice Chair of Organization for the Colorado Golf Association.
Previously, Mr. Lane served on the Board of Directors of the Pepsi-Cola Beverage Association, representing all Pepsi bottlers on issues with Pepsi-Cola North America.
USOM Board Member
Dave Ogrean is in his 16th year as Executive Director of USA Hockey (1993-99, 2005-present), and also serves as a member of the U.S. Olympic Committee Board of Directors.
He has been at the forefront of multiple initiatives over the last two decades, including USA Hockey's National Team Development Program, the American Development Model for age-appropriate training and the Colorado Springs Sports Hall of Fame.
The Connecticut native has vast connections in the sports world developed during a professional career that has included stops at ESPN, the College Football Association, the USOC, the Colorado Springs Sports Corporation and USA Football.
Hunter Kemper is the most decorated U.S. triathlete in history. A four-time member of the USA Olympic triathlon team, he is one of only two men in the world to compete in the first four Olympic triathlons (2000, 2004, 2008 and 2012). Hunter, a seven-time US Elite National Champion, has also won gold and silver medals at the Pan American Games. In 2005, he became the first US male triathlete to finish the season ranked No. 1 in the world and was selected as the US Olympic Committee Sportsman of the Year.
Over the years, Kemper has served as the national spokesperson for various youth triathlon events as well as A-T Children’s Project and the Pinky Swear Foundation. He is passionate about promoting health and wellness to the county’s youth. Kemper is currently writing a book and enjoys motivational speaking to corporations, schools, and conferences across the country.
Kemper graduated from Wake Forest University in 1998 with a degree in business and is a member of the Wake Forest Athletics Hall of Fame. A devoted family man, Kemper and his wife, Val, reside in Colorado Springs, CO and are the parents of three young boys and a little girl.
Robert Cohen is the Chairman and CEO of The IMA Financial Group, Inc. The IMA Financial Group is a diversified financial services company which is currently comprised of four primary businesses. IMA, Inc. is a retail insurance broker, offering a full range of risk management-related products. Signature Select is a subsidiary of IMA, Inc. that focuses on high-end personal lines and specialty commercial business. Eydent Insurance Services, Inc. is a Managing General Agency/Managing General Underwriter. Towerstone, Inc. is a wholesale insurance broker. TrueNorth, Inc. is a discretionary money manager as both a registered investment advisor and a limited broker dealer.
A native of Kansas, he received his bachelor’s degree in Risk Management and Finance from the University of Texas at Austin. His professional memberships include Colorado Concern, the Colorado Forum, Assurex Global, Intersure, World Presidents’ Organization, the Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers (Chair), and World Broker Network.
He earned his Charter Property Casualty Underwriters designation (CPCU) and is a graduate of Leadership Denver and 50 For Colorado. He is a 21-time participant in the City-to-City Leadership Exchange.
He and his wife, Molly, have three sons and one daughter.
CURRENT BOARD LEADERSHIP
For-profit: Atlas Advertising, Commerce Bank, Dovetail Solutions, Nexus BSP, Southern Hospitality.
Non-profit: Colorado Ethics in Business Alliance, Colorado I Have a Dream Foundation, Colorado Succeeds, Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, Denver Sports, The Denver Zoo, Downtown Denver Partnership (Chair, DDI), Metro Denver Economic Development Corp. (Past Chair), United States Olympic Museum, United States Olympic & Paralympic Foundation, Visit Denver (Chair).