USRowing Names At-Large Representatives to the Board of Directors

USRowing is pleased to announce that Charlie Haight and Nobuhisa Ishizuka have been named as At-Large Representatives to the Board of Directors.

Following an open call for nominations, Haight and Ishizuka were selected by the USRowing Board of Directors and will be officially seated at this weekend’s board meeting in Princeton, N.J.

Haight has been re-elected to the Board after being selected to fill an at-large vacancy in March of 2017. Born and raised in Poughkeepsie N.Y., Haight has been a lifelong participant in rowing. Starting out as a coxswain at Poughkeepsie High School, he later became a competitive masters rower at New Haven Rowing Club. Haight has had a long and successful career in college and university fundraising and alumni affairs, working for a variety of prestigious institutions including Yale University for 16 years and Hobart and William Smith for three years. He served as Vice President for Development at Mount Holyoke College for 16 years and currently serves as Senior Associate Dean for Alumni Relations and Resource Development at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.

Ishizuka has been involved in rowing since the late 1970s, first with the lightweight program  at Columbia University and then with the masters program at New York Athletic Club in the early 1990s. He spent more than 18 years working in Asia, where he continued to compete as a masters rower promoting international exchange in the sport as a member of rowing clubs in Hong Kong and Tokyo, helping to organize club participation in regattas across the world, and hosting numerous overseas rowers in Tokyo. As a partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Affiliates, Ishizuka has advised boards, CEOs and senior management of numerous multinational corporations on some of their most significant transactions and disputes. He has more than 30 years of experience assisting multinational corporations in implementing important global legal and business strategies.

USRowing’s newly seated board will have its first meeting March 3-4 in Princeton, N.J. USRowing would like to thank outgoing board members Kris Thorsness, Sheila Tolle, and Joe Flynn for their service to the organization.

USRowing Board of Directors
Marcia Hooper – Board Chair, Female Vice Chair
Jim Dietz – Men’s Vice Chair
Darlene Disney – Southwest Region Representative
Willard Donoho – Midwest Region Representative
Charlie Haight – At-Large Representative
Nobuhisa Ishizuka – At-Large Representative
Nick LaCava – USOC-AAC Athlete Representative
Joe Manion – Mid-Atlantic Region Representative
Meghan O’Leary – Female Athlete Representative
Jamie Redman – USOC-AAC Alternate Athlete Representative
Steve Shure – Northwest Region Representative
Lisa Stone – Northeast Region Representative
Jimmy Sopko – Male Athlete Representative
Falesha Thrash – Southeast Region Representative

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