USMS Organization and National Committees

USMS is governed by its volunteers, also known as the House of Delegates. The HOD is composed of nearly 250 LMSC officers who attend our annual meeting. At the annual meeting, the HOD elects the USMS Board of Directors.

The BOD is composed of 16 voting members. USMS legal counsel and the chief executive officer are nonvoting, ex-officio board members. The Executive Committee, to which members are elected in odd years, includes the president, vice president of administration, vice president of local operations, vice president of programs, vice president of community services, secretary, treasurer, immediate past president, legal counsel, and chief executive officer. The remaining eight board positions, recognized as at-large directors, are elected in even years, one from each zone. BOD members are elected for two-year terms and may run for an additional two-year term, for a total of four years of service.

The USMS President appoints committee chairs and committee members with input from the vice presidents to whom they report. The USMS President also appoints special assignments and liaisons. Zone chairs are elected by their respective zone members.

Board of Directors

Executive Committee

Peter Guadagni [email]

Vice President of Administration
Chris Colburn [email]

Vice President of Local Operations
Ed Coates [email]

Vice President of Programs
Robin Smith [email]

Vice President of Community Services
Chris Campbell [email]

Carrie Stolar [email]

Teddy Decker [email]

Past President
Patty Miller [email]

Legal Counsel - Nonvoting
Maria Elias [email]

Chief Executive Officer - Nonvoting
Dawson Hughes [email]

At-Large Directors

Jenny Hodges [email]

Jeffrey Strahota [email]

Mel Goldstein [email]

Paige Buehler [email]

John King [email]

Kris Wingenroth [email]

Britta O'Leary [email]

Jill Gellatly [email]

Past Presidents

USA Swimming Representative

Zone Chairs

Breadbasket Zone
Robin Tracy [email]

Colonies Zone
Doug Sayles [email]

Great Lakes Zone
Lisa Brown [email]

Northwest Zone
Aaron Norton [email]

Oceana Zone
Ian King [email]

South Central Zone
Nicole Christensen [email]

Southeast Zone
Randy Marchman [email]

Southwest Zone
Arlette Godges [email]