Chair: Rich Tutino
Vice Chair: Phill Gross
Committee Members (voting members)
Ex-Officio (non-voting members)
Heather McPhie Watanabe, Athlete representative
Thomas Weisel Partners
Jeffrey Bergholt, Managing Director, Private Client Dept.
The mandate of the committee is to manage the corpus of the U.S. Ski & Snowboard endowment to maximize profitability and minimize risk. To review quarterly results, refine the investment policies of U.S. Ski & Snowboard, review and recommend the hire and retention of investment managers as recommended by the fund manager (Thomas Weisel Partners), and recommend investments on behalf of U.S. Ski & Snowboard and its affiliates.
Committee members are selected based on their knowledge of finance and investment strategies. The investment committee is composed of a minimum of six members of U.S. Ski & Snowboard selected by the Chairman of the Board and designated as voting members of the Committee. The U.S. Ski & Snowboard Chair is an ex-officio member of the Committee and may vote on committee matters. There is no limit placed on the number of ex-officio, non-voting members of the committee.