The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) has announced the appointment of Armins Rusis to the Team Foundation’s Board of Trustees. The financial leader is well-known for being a passionate skier and snow sports enthusiast. Rusis role on the board will task him with supporting the next generation of U.S. snow sport athletes competing under the jurisdiction of the national governing body for Olympic skiing and snowboarding.
“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.”
Armins Rusis brings to the USSA Board of Trustees a wealth of financial experience, starting with a BA 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. Since 2008, Rusis has been the Managing Director at Markit, a leader in providing financial information services. Prior to this role, Rusis enjoyed a 17-year career at Morgan Stanley, where he was a Managing Director and served on the company’s European Management Committee.
“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 and his family are avid skiers. During the weekends, they can usually be found up at Vail and Windham Mountains. Over the years, the Rusis family has developed a strong interest in ski racing, with a particular focus on the newly created Olympic event for women’s ski jumping. Armins also serves on the Board of the Windham Mountain Ski Team.