Courtesy: USA Swimming
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – At their December meeting in Miami, the USA Swimming Foundation Board of Directors named David Shackley to the position of Chair for a 2022-2025 term. Anne Berry was named as Vice Chair, David Wiederecht named Secretary and Jeff Moxie was named Treasurer through the 2022-2023 term.
“We are thrilled with David’s election to the position of Chair of the USA Swimming Foundation Board of Directors,” USA Swimming President & CEO Tim Hinchey said. “An avid open water U.S. Masters swimmer, David is an impressive athlete in his own right who gives not only his time but also financial assistance and is a generous donor to the Foundation. David has the vision, enthusiasm and influence necessary to help us propel the philanthropic arm of USA Swimming to new heights.”
Shackley has been a member of the USA Swimming Foundation Board of Directors since 2018 and was later named interim Vice Chair in 2019. He currently serves as Vice President of Corporate Communications at Marriott International and previously served as Executive Producer of Global Launch Events for Apple. Shackley is an avid open water swimmer and together with his wife, Maya, is a major supporter of our Donor-Athlete Partnership program, one of the funding initiatives of the USA Swimming Foundation. In 2016, the couple attended the U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Swimming and have been enthusiastic supporters of USA Swimming and the USA Swimming Foundation’s mission ever since.
“My wife and I are swim freaks and travel to watch U.S. swimming meets whenever we can!” Shackley noted. “I’m looking forward to bringing my marketing and creative experiences to the board as we continue to raise awareness and drive fundraising dollars.
“We are also humbled by the generosity shown by the new slate of Foundation Board officers. Anne Berry, Jeff Moxie and Dave Wiederecht will add experienced leadership and support to our staff in our mission to save lives and build champions. This is an exciting time for the USA Swimming Foundation as we continue to build on a tradition of excellence.”
Berry was named to the USA Swimming Foundation Board of Directors in 2020 as part of the Foundation’s continued revitalization and focus on attracting leaders with expertise in philanthropy. She has more than 20 years of experience as a corporate and government relations professional at the federal and state level. As a former collegiate and current Masters swimmer, Berry spends much of her free time working on grassroots swimming efforts to introduce children to the life-saving merits of swim lessons.
Wiederecht joined the USA Swimming Board of Directors in 2017. He is Executive Vice President and Head of the Global Outsourced Chief Investment Officer (OCIO) business for State Street Global Advisors, where his team manages more than $90 billion of assets. Away from the financial world, Wiederecht is part of a longtime swimming family. His wife has been an official for more than 15 years, while his son Christopher swam at the University of Wisconsin and daughter Caitlin swam at St. Lawrence University (Wiederecht’s own alma mater). Wiederecht has said those years of swimming “have given both kids the ability to overcome adversity, professionally and in their social lives.”
One of the most recent additions, Moxie joined the USA Swimming Foundation board in early 2021 as part of the Foundation’s partnership with U.S. Masters Swimming. Moxie previously served on the USMS Swimming Saves Lives Foundation Board of Trustees and joined the USA Swimming Foundation Board in a voting capacity, bringing years of fundraising experience for adult learn-to-swim initiatives to his board post.
The USA Swimming Foundation works to strengthen the sport of swimming by saving lives and building champions. In addition to providing learn-to-swim grants to programs across the country, the USA Swimming Foundation supports the U.S. National Team and its development efforts aimed at strengthening the future of USA Swimming’s programs and services. In 2020, the Foundation broadened its focus to include providing grants to local clubs in need and supporting efforts to open our sport to more people than ever. New needs in our swimming community came to the forefront during the COVID-19 pandemic and the Foundation answered the call, providing COVID-relief grants to more than 700 clubs.