Financial leader and passionate skier Armins Rusis was named a trustee of the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Team Foundation.
PARK CITY, UT (Nov. 18) – Armins Rusis, a financial leader, passionate skier and snow sports fan, has been named to the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Team Foundation's Board of Trustees. U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) President and CEO Bill Marolt looks for Rusis to play a key role as a trustee in supporting the next generation of great athletes in programs of the national governing body for Olympic skiing and snowboarding.
Rusis joined Markit, a leading global financial information service company, as a Managing Director in 2008 after 17 years at Morgan Stanley where he was a managing director and served on the company’s European management committee. With a bachelor degree in Economics and Accounting from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and a masters from the Sloan School at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, both his educational background and financial expertise will be strong assets to the Board and its innovative programs to support America’s ski and snowboarding athletes.
An avid skier with his family, Rusis has a strong interest in ski racing and has recently developed a particular interest in the new Olympic event of women's ski jumping.
"Armins has skiing in his heart and has been a huge supporter of our sport for many years," said President and CEO Bill Marolt. "His investment of time and energy in the new generation of winter sports athletes is exactly the passion that we strive for on our Board."
“Growing up in New Jersey, it was always a challenge to get time on the snow. But in graduate school, skiing became a viable pastime and it continues today with my family,” said Rusis. “That passion has brought us into contact with a dedicated and inspirational community. I am excited to support and help the U.S. Ski Team continue on its path of success – it’s a great example for young people across the country!”
Rusis, his wife and children spend every weekend they can at Vail and Windham Mountain, where he serves on the Board of the Windham Mountain Ski Team.
About the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Team Foundation The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Team Foundation is the nonprofit, fundraising arm of the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA), the national governing body of Olympic skiing and snowboarding. With an organizational vision to be the best in the world in Olympic skiing and snowboarding, the foundation raises money to support year-round athlete training, development, competition and educational needs of world-class athletes pursuing their Olympic dream. The USSA receives no federal funding or subsidy moneys and operates solely through private donations from individuals, corporations and foundations. Some of the major giving programs include Olympic hospitality, major gifts, the Gold Pass program, special event fundraisers, VIP on-snow clinics and planned giving. The Foundation was incorporated in 1964 as a 501(c) 3 organization and is based in Park City, UT.