Sunday, July 22, 2001

USOC Site Evaluation Team staff members




        • Frank Aires: USOC Games Logistics Manager. Named USOC Director of Contracting and Purchasing in 1981; managed communications and equipment requirements for all National/Olympic Sports Festivals and Olympic, Paralympic and Pan American Games. Former intelligence systems consultant supporting the North American Aerospace Command following 28 years of service with the U.S. Air Force in various flying, operations and intelligence positions.

        • Tony Basile: USOC Managing Director & Chief Information Officer, and Bid City Program Manager. Joined the USOC in April 2000, with more than 17 years of management experience. Graduate of the United States Naval Academy, where he was a Master Instructor following duty as a Submarine Officer.

        • Keith Ferguson: USOC Bid Administration Associate Director. Joined the USOC in 1989; previously Assistant Director, U.S. Olympic Festivals; Assistant Director, National Events (including the Olympic Congress); and Associate Director, Sport Development.

        • Greg Harney: USOC Managing Director, Games and Organizational Support, and Site Evaluation Manager. Since joining the USOC in 1987, has organized and directed services for all U.S. delegations to the Olympic, Paralympic, Pan American and World University Games. Director of Operations 1986 U.S. Olympic Festival (Houston); Managing Editor, Official Report of the Games of the XXIIIrd Olympiad; Manager, Venue Press Operations, Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee.

        • Charles H. Moore: Olympic gold medalist (1952, Helsinki, 400m hurdles/Olympic record 50.8; also silver medal 4x400m relays) and a second generation Olympian (his father, Charles, was a member of the 1924 U.S. Olympic Team at Paris). Currently Executive Director of the Committee to Encourage Corporate Philanthropy. Actively served in the fields of education, international business and finance, athletics and the promotion of the arts. Public sector member of the United States Olympic Committee Board of Directors and Chairman of the Audit Committee (1992-2000). Resides in Washington, DC. Stacey Johnson A member of the 1980 Olympic Fencing Team, Johnson is currently President of the U.S. Fencing Association. She was a member of two World University Games Teams (1977, 1979), a three-time U.S. National Team Champion and five-time U.S. National Championships individual finalist, a member of three World Teams (1973-75), a four-time All-American, a two-time National Collegiate Individual Champion (1976 & 1979) and a four-time National Collegiate Team Champion (1976-79), and holds the collegiate all-time record for win/loss (305-1). Has been a member of the United States Olympic Committee Board of Directors since 1996 and was chief of missions for three U.S. World Fencing Teams (1994-1995). Johnson is Division Chair of English, Communications, Foreign Languages and English as a Second Language, and Assistant Professor of Communications, at Palo Alto College in San Antonio, Texas, the city in which she resides. Evie Dennis Retired Superintendent of Denver (Colo.) Public Schools. USOC Vice President 1980-88 and Special Assistant to the USOC President 1989-92 and 1996-2000. Chef de Mission 1988 Olympic Games, Seoul, Korea; Chairman of Team Services 1984 Winter Olympic Games, Sarajevo, Yugoslavia; Chef de Mission IXth Pan American Games (1983, Caracas, Venezuela) and XIth Pan American Games (1991, Havana and Santiago, Cuba). Twice served as team manager for United States Olympic track teams (1976, 1980). Remains an active representative of U.S. Track & Field worldwide after more than 25 years of involvement. Resident of Denver. Ann Swisshelm At the 2001 World Curling Championships, Swisshelm received the Frances Brodie Award, voted by the competitors and presented to the athlete that best embodies unmatched sportsmanship with excellent playing ability. She has competed in the USA Curling Nationals yearly since 1996, finishing first in 1998 and 2001, and her team was eighth at the 1998 World Championship and fifth at the 2001 World Championship. A resident of Chicago, Ill., Swisshelm is an account executive with Mack Chicago Corporation. Tony Basile USOC Managing Director & Chief Information Officer, and Bid City Program Manager. Joined the USOC in April 2000 with more than 17 years of leadership and management experience in the information technology industry including serving as Vice President, Enterprise Support Services for T Rowe Price in Baltimore, Md., and Division Manager in Systems Management, Architectural Services and Computer Operations for USF&G Corporation, Baltimore. Graduate of the United States Naval Academy, where he was a Master Instructor following duty as a Submarine Officer. Colorado Springs, Colo. resident. Greg Harney USOC Managing Director, Games and Organizational Support, and Site Evaluation Manager. Since joining the USOC in 1987 has organized and directed services for all U.S. delegations to the Olympic, Paralympic, Pan American and World University Games. Director of Operations 1986 U.S. Olympic Festival (Houston); Managing Editor, Official Report of the Games of the XXIIIrd Olympiad; Manager, Venue Press Operations, Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee. Former Assistant Sports Information Director at Arizona State University, his alma mater. Resides in Colorado Springs, Colo. Keith Ferguson USOC Bid Administration Associate Director. Joined the USOC in 1989; previously Assistant Director, U.S. Olympic Festivals; Assistant Director, National Events (including the Olympic Congress); and Associate Director, Sport Development. Graduate of the University of Central Oklahoma with a degree in management. Colorado Springs, Colo. resident. Frank Aires USOC Games Logistics Manager. Named USOC Director of Contracting and Purchasing in 1981; managed communications and equipment requirements for all National/Olympic Sports Festivals and Olympic, Paralympic and Pan American Games. Former intelligence systems consultant supporting the North American Aerospace Command following 28 years of service with the U.S. Air Force in various flying, operations and intelligence positions. Graduate of Georgetown University with an undergraduate degree in Foreign Service; earned graduate degrees in international relations from Georgetown and the American University of Beirut, Lebanon. Resides in Colorado Springs, Colo. Jeff Howard joined the USOC's Media and Public Affairs Division in November of 1999; promoted to Associate Director in July of 2000. Was a member of the USOC's media services staff for the 2000 Olympic Games and served as of Press Chief for the United States Team at the 2000 Paralympics Games in Sydney. He will also serve as the Press Chief for the U.S. Team at the 2001 World University Games in Beijing, China. Before joining the USOC, Howard served as the Assistant Athletics Director for Public Relations at the University of Denver. Howard began his public relations career as a media relations assistant with the Denver Broncos, where he served as an advance official and team spokesperson. Howard left the Bronco organization in 1995 to serve as the sports producer for KWGN-TV in Denver, overseeing a daily 15-minute sportscast. Graduate of Metropolitan State College with a degree in sports information and broadcasting.

       



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