PARK CITY, UT (April 25) – The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Team Foundation has named two new trustees, John D. Cumming, president and CEO of Powdr Corp., and Robert A. Hoff, general partner of Crosspoint Venture Partners, Foundation Vice President Trisha Worthington announced.
JOHN D. CUMMING
Cumming is no stranger to the skiing industry and action sports, manages six ski areas including Park City Mountain Resort and snow-tubing venue Gorgoza Park in Utah; Alpine Meadows Ski Resort, Boreal Ski Area and Soda Springs in California; and Mt. Bachelor Ski Area in Oregon. He also is engaged in various enterprises through Cumming Investment Company and serves on the board of the Cumming Foundation. In 1993, Cumming was a founding partner in Mountain Hard Wear, a manufacturer of quality mountaineering and camping equipment, sold this year to Columbia Sports
He is a 1989 graduate of Alliance Francaise in Paris, France, and 1991 graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder. Cumming has guided and climbed professionally on four continents. He has led clients on among others, Alaska’s Mount McKinley, Mount Aconcagua in Argentina, and Mount Kilimanjaro, and 69 successful ascents of Mt. Rainier.
Cumming and his wife, former World Cup racer and U.S. champion Kristi Terzian, and their son live in Park City.
ROBERT A. HOFF
Hoff, a snowsport fan, established the southern California office for Crosspoint in 1983 and has been involved as a first-round investor and board member in a number of successful public companies, including PairGain Technologies, Efficient Networks, U.S. Web and Com21.
Earlier in his career, Hoff was president of Marwit Capital Corporation, a Small Business Investment Company (SBIC), from 1978 to 1983 in Newport Beach, CA, and before that spent time working for General Electric Co.
He is a graduate of Bucknell University and holds an MBA from Harvard graduate School of Business. Hoff and his family reside in Irvine, CA and ski regularly in Snowbird and Alta, Utah.
The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Team Foundation is the non-profit, fundraising arm of the Teams. It was incorporated in 1964 as the 501 (c) 3 organization to raise money to support year-round athlete training, development, competition and educational needs. The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Team receives no federal funding or subsidy moneys and operates solely through the private donations from individuals, corporations, and foundations.
U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) is the national governing body recognized by the U.S. Olympic Committee to develop and prepare U.S. athletes for national and international competition, including the Olympic Games. The vision of USSA is to make the USA the best in world in Olympic skiing and snowboarding by 2006, providing development and elite racing programs.