Name: Michael W. Moore
Nominated for: Director from Oceana Zone
Nominated by: Nancy Ridout
Summary StatementCurrently chairman of Pacific Masters Swimming; has been the web master for Pacific Masters since 1995; has been an deck official for the past 14 year (working many of the national championships)- a member of the Officials Committee from 1994 to 2000; the Championship Committee since 1996.
Response to Questions
Why are you interested in this position and why do you believe you would be a good candidate?
Masters in at a crossroads. We are embarking in a new governance model. I am chairman of the largest LMSC, I am familiar with the problems in running a large non-profit organization.
What do you consider to be the major issues facing USMS now and in the future. As a person holding an elected position within USMS, how would you address these issues?
I believe the major issue facing United States Masters Swimming is service to its members. The organiaztion has been run by a too few professional staff and to few volunteers. USMS needs an executive director who primary job is running the organization. S/He will take direction from the executive committee, and his job will be implementing EC policy.
Please list USMS committees on which you have served. Include the dates you were on the committees and the names of the committee chairs under whom you served:
- Officials 1994- 2000 Sally Dillon, Bill Tingly, David Diehl
- Championship 1996- present – Sandi Rousseau, Barry Fasbender
- Rules – 1996-1998, 2002-2003 Tom Boak, Leo Letendre
- Communication 2002 - present Hugh Moore
- Computer on-line 1995-2000 Jim Matysek
Please list any other experience that relates to your qualifications for the position.
Currently president of the XI FINA World Masters Championships, which will be the largest Masters event in the United States. In this position I have become very familiar with the International Swimming Community and have also become very familiar with the other Masters national governing bodies in the United States (Synchronized Swimming, Water Polo and Diving)Sit on the Board of Directors of a local National Bank – where during the time I have been on the bank have turned it from losing over $500,000 a year to making $600,000 a year.