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Skip Gilbert Abruptly Departs As Exec Dir Of USA Triathlon

Skip Gilbert Unexpectedly
Leaves USA Triathlon Position

USA Triathlon yesterday announced that Exec Dir Skip Gilbert has left the organization, an "abrupt departure that leaves" U.S. NGBs "without their most vocal leader," according to Brian Gomez of the Colorado Springs GAZETTE. USA Triathlon declined to "specify whether the exit was a resignation or a termination." USA Triathlon President Brian Harrington said that Senior VP/Sport Development Tim Yount will serve as Acting Exec Dir "while a search committee seeks a fulltime replacement for Gilbert." Gomez notes Gilbert "presumably will cut his ties as head of the NGB council" and Chair of the Association of Chief Executives for Sport -- roles he "used in spearheading an effort to have Stephanie Streeter ousted" as acting CEO of the USOC. Gilbert at the time was "very critical of Streeter" when she replaced Jim Scherr. Gilbert directed a "63-question ACES survey that produced a scathing review of Streeter and also called into question the performance" of USOC Chair Larry Probst (Colorado Springs GAZETTE, 8/31). 

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