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Nate Boudreaux Hired As Executive Director Of USA Water Ski & Wake Sports

HortonHorton Posts: 28,780 Administrator
edited July 2018 in Rules/Politics/Issues

POLK CITY, Fla., July 18, 2018 - USA Water Ski & Wake Sports is pleased to announce the hiring of Nate Boudreaux as the organization’s next executive director. Boudreaux, who will begin his new position with the national governing body of organized water skiing and wakeboarding in August, takes over for Bob Crowley, who announced his retirement earlier this year after eight years with the organization.

“I am confident Nate will work hard to make a smooth transition from Bob Crowley, who has been a stable rock of leadership in our organization,” said Tim Cullen, president of USA Water Ski & Wake Sports. “After receiving national, and even international, interest in the executive director position with many excellent candidates, we’re happy to have Nate join us. USA Water Ski & Wake Sports is at a critical juncture and will require an injection of energy, creativity and an inspiring leader who is capable of building on past success while spearheading the growth of our beloved organization.”

Boudreaux comes to USA Water Ski & Wake Sports after a four-year (2014-18) stint at the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), a non-profit organization made up of over 50,000 sports medicine and exercise professionals. At ACSM, he served as director of corporate partnerships and was responsible for driving new business and revenue streams, while also servicing a portfolio of more than 20 corporate partners. During his tenure at ACSM, Boudreaux increased sponsorship revenue by 64 percent and forged multi-year partnerships with major brands like adidas, Gatorade, Technogym and Polar.

"I'm excited for the opportunity to join a great organization like USA Water Ski & Wake Sports,” said Boudreaux, who prior to ACSM, spent nine years (2005-14) at USA Football, an independent non-profit organization endowed by the NFL that serves as the national governing body of youth and amateur football. “I look forward to working with the USA Water Ski & Wake Sports board of directors, as well as our 15,000 members, headquarters staff and sponsors to help take the organization to the next level."

At USA Football, Boudreaux served in numerous management roles within marketing, communications and sponsorships. Most recently, he was the organization’s associate director of business development and partnership marketing. Boudreaux also spent four seasons (2002-05) in the NFL as the media relations coordinator with the Cleveland Browns. He also worked as media relations director for a pair of Arena Football League teams (Carolina Cobras, 2000-02; Florida Bobcats, 1999), and spent time in minor league baseball with the New Orleans Zephyrs (1997).

A graduate of Loyola University of New Orleans with a B.A. in communications, Boudreaux earned a post-graduate certificate in Sports Industry Essentials from Columbia University.

 


About USA Water Ski & Wake Sports

 

USA Water Ski & Wake Sports is affiliated with the International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation (world governing body) and is recognized by the United States Olympic Committee and Pan-American Sports Organization as the national governing body of organized water skiing and wakeboarding in the United States.

Media Contact:
Scott N. Atkinson
Director of Communications
(863) 874-5682
[email protected]

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  • Mateo_VargasMateo_Vargas Posts: 875 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    But can he run 38?
    Success is failure that just hasn't happened yet
  • The_MSThe_MS Posts: 5,529 Member of the BallOfSpray Hall Of Fame
    We are saved.
    Shut up and ski
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  • HortonHorton Posts: 28,780 Administrator
    This guy's resume is impressive. Let's give him a chance.
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  • lpskierlpskier Posts: 2,699 Mega Baller
    I feel stupid, but I didn’t know there was a hiring process underway.

    Bob Crowley was a good guy. I liked him. Of course we overlapped in college, and he was a good friend of my wife from his US Figure Skating days.

    Thanks Bob for your service to the sport of Water skiing.
    John Wilkins- Si non pro sanguine quem ludus ne. #iskiconnelly
    DaveD
  • Than_BoganThan_Bogan Posts: 6,586 Mega Baller
    @Horton It's really a lot more fun to throw newbs into the fire, but I suppose you do have a point.
    Nathaniel Bogan -- GUT Padawan
  • Jody_SealJody_Seal Posts: 2,901 Mega Baller
    Naw! To the Steak with him!!!
    LOL!!
    Shall we start a money bet on how long he lasts with this eclectic bunch of hostiles in the sport he has signed on with?
    Wish Nate Good luck and maybe a breath of fresh air is what the sport / Organization needs!
    Hobby Boats can be expensive when the hobbyist is limited on their own skill and expertise.


  • ForrestGumpForrestGump Posts: 6,097
    Nice guy or not, Crowley did less than nothing for the sport of 3 event skiing. Let's see what new blood can do.
    Shane "Crash" Hill

    Horton
  • EdbrazilEdbrazil Posts: 1,396 Historical Baller
    I hope that he can attract some big sponsor buck$.
  • Than_BoganThan_Bogan Posts: 6,586 Mega Baller
    How could he go wrong with his name being Nate!?
    Nathaniel Bogan -- GUT Padawan
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