USA Rugby reopens nominations process for vacant seat on Board of Directors

LAFAYETTE, CO. – USA Rugby today announced it has reopened the nomination process to accept nominations for a vacant seat on its Board of Directors, to be seated in February 2019.

The Board of Directors, consisting of five independent directors, two international athlete representatives, and a representative of USA Rugby’s Congress, is responsible for developing and implementing the annual operational plans of USA Rugby, as well as fostering the network of volunteers and expert advisory groups to assist in implementing the strategic and operational plans of the organization.

USA Rugby seeks to fill this Director seat with expertise in the area of Brand Marketing. This Director will support the promotion of the USA Rugby activities and strategies establishing and maintaining the presence of an effective brand in the global rugby community. Successful candidates will have previous experience with developing and executing marketing programs that increase brand identity and brand awareness of a company or product.

Qualified applicants with executive-level experience with national for-profit or non-profit entities and familiarity with professional sports leagues or amateur sports associations will be preferred.

Applications will be reviewed by the USA Rugby Nomination Review Committee. Applicants will be asked to submit a letter of interest outlining qualifications, resume, reference letters and a self-assessment form provided by USA Rugby.

Nominations will be accepted from interested candidates and third parties through noon (MST) October 26, 2018. To submit a nomination and resume, or for any related queries, contact USA Rugby Director of Human Resources Melissa Keyserling (

Founded in 1975, USA Rugby is the national governing body of the sport of rugby in the United States. It is charged with developing and maintaining high levels of quality for USA youth, collegiate, professional and Olympic rugby teams. USA Rugby is a member of World Rugby and a member of the United States Olympic Committee.

Current board members include:

Barbara O’Brien, Interim Chair of the Board
James Brown, Transitional Independent Director
Todd Clever, International Athlete Director
Jeremiah Johnson, Congress Representative Director
Phaidra Knight, International Athlete Director
Julie Lau, Transitional Independent Director
Agustin Pichot, Transitional Independent Director
Paul Santinelli, Transitional Independent Director