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GOVERNANCE
The United States Olympic Committee is governed by a 16-member board of directors and a professional staff headed by a CEO. The USOC also has three constituent councils to serve as sources of opinion and advice to the board and USOC staff — including the Athletes’ Advisory Council, National Governing Bodies Council and Multi-Sport Organizations Council — and a Paralympic Advisory Committee. The AAC and the NGBC each have three representatives on the board, while six members of the board are independent. The CEO of the organization and all American members of the International Olympic Committee are ex officio members of the board.
AAC
The Athletes’ Advisory Council is responsible for broadening communication between the USOC and active athletes, and serves as a source of input and advice to the board of directors. The AAC is comprised of one representative from each Olympic and Pan American sport, eight athletes representing Paralympic Sport Organizations, and six athletes elected by the AAC to serve at-large, including a chair and two vice chairs. Athletes on the council must have represented the U.S. in Olympic, Paralympic, Pan American or other major international competition within the last 10 years.
NGBC
The mission of the National Governing Bodies Council is to assist the NGBs and Paralympic Sport Organizations as they strive to achieve sustained competitive excellence. The NGBC represents the consensus views of the NGBs and the PSOs to the board of directors, USOC staff and U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Assembly. The council is also charged with ensuring close cooperation and ongoing communications between the NGBC and other USOC entities, such as the Athletes’ Advisory Council and the Multi-Sport Organization Council.
MSOC
The Multi-Sport Organization Council is a partnership between the USOC and a number of community-based organizations. The council is comprised of one representative from each Multi-Sport Organization, with the purpose of ensuring effective communication between the MSOs and the USOC. Its goal is to develop national interest in sports; grow and sustain members; and increase opportunities for participation in competition internationally, nationally and at the grassroots level.
PAC
The objective of the Paralympic Advisory Committee is to advise the USOC board of directors and management on enhancing Paralympic programming and resources. The PAC currently consists of 12 members, all of whom provide vision and leadership to help develop and implement the USOC’s long-term Paralympic strategic plan.
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