POLK CITY, Fla. – Bob Crowley has been named the new executive director of USA Water Ski, the organization recently reported. He will begin his new position on June 1 and work part-time until July 1.
“We are excited that Bob Crowley has signed on to help take our organization to the next level in its development,” Jim Grew, president of USA Water Ski, said in a release. “His success in both sponsor and membership development is most welcome. With an experienced and dedicated staff teaming up with him, we can look forward to renewed energy and focus.”
Crowley brings more than 20 years of executive management experience to the national governing body of organized water skiing. Most recently, Crowley served as executive director of U.S. Speedskating from 2006 through the 2010 Olympic Winter Games. During his tenure, U.S. Speedskating relocated its national headquarters from Cleveland, Ohio, and short track national training programs from Colorado Springs, Colo., to Salt Lake City, Utah, and created national training programs in Salt Lake City.
Crowley also has served as figure skating director and head coach of the Bozeman Figure Skating Club in Bozeman, Mont., 11 years as associate executive director of U.S. Figure Skating in Colorado Springs, Colo., and executive director of the Indiana/World Skating Academy in Indianapolis, Ind.
USA Water Ski was formed in 1939 as a non-profit organization promoting water skiing in the United States. USA Water Ski is affiliated with the International Water Ski Federation (world governing body) and is recognized by the United States Olympic Committee and Pan-American Sports Organization as the national governing body of organized water skiing in the United States.