U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association names McCormack to Board of Trustees

Posted By: The Ski Channel on October 7, 2010 10:57 am

New York businessman Walter McCormack has been named to the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Team Foundation Board of Trustees by the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association’s (USSA) CEO Bill Marolt. According to Marolt, McCormack brings a great deal of passion and love for skiing as well as dedication to the future of USSA.

“Walter is a great addition to the Board of Trustees,” said Marolt. “His commitment to our sport and organization will be a valuable asset to the future growth of the USSA.”

Joining the Board was a natural move for McCormack. Following in the footsteps of his father Bob, a longtime trustee, he is taking an active role within the USSA organization. After attending the annual Board of Trustees gathering in Newport, RI in June, McCormack enthusiastically signed up for the New York City Ski and Snowboard Ball committee, the Team’s oldest and most established fundraising event.

McCormack, who hits the slopes in the USSA’s home state of Utah at Snowbird and Alta, is the founder of Granite Capital Management, LLC in New York City. He previously led white collar crime investigations for the Manhattan District Attorney’s office and was an investment banker at Goldman Sachs.

“I’m proud to join and become involved with the Team’s Board of Trustees,” said McCormack. “My father was on the board for seven years. Following in his footsteps was a seamless move. Skiing is a passion of mine and my family.”

McCormack resides in New York City. He earned a BA from the University of Virginia, where he also was a member of the crew team, and a MBA from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.

“It’s critical to have passionate board members who are enthusiastic about skiing, snowboarding and our organization as a whole,” said Vice President, Foundation Trace Worthington. “Walter encompasses all of the things which are valuable for helping the foundation grow and succeed in its efforts to support athletic programs.”