leadership

USA Cycling, Inc.

Derek
Bouchard-Hall

President & Chief Executive Officer
Background

Derek has led USA Cycling since 2015 and has focused on restructuring the organization to better serve its mission to develop the sport of cycling at all levels, expanding membership products and services, and broadening the purpose of the organization to incorporate enthusiasts and mass participation events.  In his professional life, Derek has been a management consultant with Ernst & Young and McKinsey & Company and held executive positions with the US Small Business Administration and the online multi-sports retailer Wiggle.  He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, M.S. in engineering from Stanford, and B.S.E. in engineering from Princeton.  Prior to his career in business management, he was a professional road and track cyclist and won the US National Professional Criterium Championship in 2000, represented the United States in the team pursuit at the 2000 Olympic Games, and competed in European classics like Paris-Roubaix and Ghent-Wevelgem.  He resides in Colorado Springs with his wife and two daughters.

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Fuad
Hamza

Chief Marketing and Sales Officer
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Fuad joined USA Cycling in October 2017, and leads all commercial functions including marketing, communications, sponsorships, membership strategy, events services and business development.  Prior to joining USA Cycling, Fuad held numerous leadership roles at DISH Network including leading brand and media strategy and their international business unit.  Additionally, Fuad also spent a decade with Procter & Gamble spanning numerous brand management roles both in the US and internationally.  He holds an MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and MS and BS degrees in engineering from The University of Texas at Austin.  In his spare time, Fuad is passionate about exploring Colorado’s singletrack trails on his mountain-bike.  

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Todd
Sowl

Chief Financial Officer
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Todd has been with USA Cycling since 2001 and leads the accounting, finance, legal, human resources, and risk management functions at USA Cycling.  Prior to joining USA Cycling, Todd was with PricewaterhouseCoopers with a focus on hi-tech, SEC, and manufacturing clients along with extensive IPO experience.  Todd has MS and BS degrees in accounting from the University of Denver and completed the Strategic Financial Leadership Program with the Tuck Management School of Business at Dartmouth College.  Todd is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in Colorado and a Chartered Global Management Accountant.  He resides in Colorado with his wife and two kids and enjoys trail running, cycling, and backpacking.

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Chuck
Hodge

Vice President of Operations
Background

Chuck joined USA Cycling in 2015 as Technical Director and moved into his current role as VP of Operations in 2017.  Chuck overseas USA Cycling’s National Championships, national series, and officials’ programs, as well as the development of new programs to benefit event organizers and members at all levels.  A former competitive cyclist in road, track and mountain bike, Chuck moved into the organizational side of the sport in the late 1990’s. Since then, he has been involved in organizing some of the largest races in the US, holding management positions with the Tour de Georgia, Tour of Utah, Tour of California, US Pro Challenge, and 2015 Richmond World Championships. In addition, he is a UCI International Road Commissaire and still works as an official at races of all levels. Chuck is a recent transplant to Larkspur, Colorado where he lives with his wife and two dogs.

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Joan
Hanscom

Vice President of Event Services
Background

Joan joined USA Cycling in 2016 and brought with her a wealth of cycling event production and marketing knowledge that she has used to support cycling event directors of all kinds. Previously Joan served as the Marketing Manager for ABUS Mobile Security, was a partner in the influential US Gran Prix of Cyclocross series, and was an integral part of the team that brought the 2013 UCI Cyclocross World Championships to the United States for the first time.  An avid amateur racer herself, she learned to appreciate the craft of race promotion both by racing herself and serving as event director for notable events such as the Wachovia Cycling Series and the San Francisco Grand Prix.  A graduate of Boston University, Joan resides in Colorado Springs where she enjoys being an adventurer, over-coming her fear of heights, and racing her bike.  


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Scott
Schnitzspahn

Vice President of Elite Athletics
Background

Scott leads the elite athletics department at USA Cycling which supports the development of elite cyclists from talented juniors to star Olympians.  With more than a decade in high performance sport leadership, Scott joined USA Cycling in 2017 from the US Olympic Committee, where he served as High Performance Director.  A USA Cycling member since 2000, Scott is a USAC Level I certified coach with distinction.  He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Physiology from The Ohio State University and earned a Professional Certificate in Olympic Sport Leadership from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.  


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Jim
Miller

Vice President of High Performance
Background

Jim Miller joined USA Cycling in 2001 and during his remarkable tenure he has led USA Cycling’s athletic programs to unprecedented international success, including fifteen Olympic Medals. As Vice President of High Performance, Miller leads the elite athlete identification and development programs focused on helping American cyclists compete and win at the highest international levels.  In his role, he supervises USA Cycling’s coaching staff, designs development programs for each discipline, and oversees USA Cycling’s efforts to provide America’s best cyclists world class high performance support.  Miller is a three time winner of the United States Olympic Committee’s Order of Ikkos and is a two time United States Olympic Committee Coach of the Year. Miller holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Physiology from Colorado State University and earned a Professional Certificate in Olympic Sport Leadership from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.  He resides in Colorado Springs with his wife and two children. 

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Kim
Patrick Gerra

Executive Director of Technology
Background

Kim Patrick Gerra recently joined USA Cycling to lead the technology organization and oversee the transformation initiative to improve and update the company’s expansive membership and event management platform, and refresh its suite of mobile products. Prior to joining USA Cycling, Kim was the healthcare practice lead for eos Consulting, a boutique management consulting firm; and previously, the Chief Technology Officer for PCCI, a predictive analytics healthcare organization; and a Vice President responsible for global innovation, at Sabre, Inc., an industry leader in travel technology. Kim earned her BA in Computer Science from Mississippi State University, and resides in Boulder, Colorado with her family of cycling enthusiasts.   

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