USSA Foundation Names Four Trustees

PARK CITY, Utah (Feb. 26) – Four leading business executives — J. Taylor Crandall of Oak Hill Capital Management, James Frank of Wheels, Inc. and FCE, Inc., Christopher C. Quick of Fleet Specialist and Keith Reinhard of DDB Worldwide —  have been named to the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Team Foundation board of trustees, according to Foundation Vice President Trisha Worthington.

The Foundation board is responsible for the funding and support of thousands of aspiring world-class skiers and snowboarders involved in athletic programs of the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association, the national governing body for Olympic skiing and snowboarding.

“Each of these new trustees are great leaders and will add valuable business perspectives that will help drive our organization to achieve the goal of being the best in the world by 2006,” said USSA President and CEO Bill Marolt.  “We can get there with accomplished business leaders like this who will help us obtain the resources needed to fund, develop and train Olympic-caliber athletes.”


J. Taylor Crandall is a managing partner of Oak Hill Capital Management, Inc. and chief operating officer of Keystone, both financial banking management companies.  He joined Keystone in 1986 as the chief financial officer and has played key roles in major transactions for, among others, companies like American Savings Bank, F.A., American Skiing Co., Specialty Foods, and Groove Worldwide, LLC.  Prior to Keystone, he was vice president of the First National Bank of Boston where he managed a leveraged buy-out group and the bank?s Dallas energy office.

He is a magna cum laude graduate of Bowdoin College where he also has served on the Board of Overseers.  In addition, Crandall sits on several boards and advisory committees including American Skiing Co., Broadwing, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, InterState Hotels & Resorts, IPWireless, Lucile Packard Foundation, MeriStar Hospitality Corporation, Oreck Corporation, U.S. Oncology Inc., and Wide Open West. He and his family live in Menlo Park, CA, and have a home in Utah’s Deer Valley Resort.  


James Frank is president and CEO of Wheels, Inc., a corporate transportation services company, and president of FCE, Inc., the Frank Family holding company.  He has served as both president and chairman of the American Automotive Leasing Association and is a life director of the organization.  With extensive experience in Washington on regulatory and legislative issues, he is chair of the AALA Federal Legislative Committee and has represented the concerns of the commercial fleet industry to representatives from the U.S. Congress and Treasury Department that resulted in Federal changes. 

He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Dartmouth College and received an MBA from Stanford University.  He is a regularly requested speaker at automotive industry groups and conventions and is involved in several business and community organizations such as a member of the Board of WTTW ? Chicago Public Television and Northwestern University?s Kellogg School of Management, a trustee of the University of Chicago and a member of the Commercial Club of Chicago. Frank, his wife Karen and their three children live in Winnetka, IL, and own a vacation home near the slopes of Aspen/Snowmass, CO.  


Christopher C. Quick is Chief Executive Officer of Fleet Specialist, one of the largest specialist firms on the New York Stock Exchange and a unit of FleetBoston Financial Corp., one of the largest financial services firms, with assets exceeding $190 billion.  In 1982, he was instrumental in the acquisition by Quick & Reilly of Colin Hochstin, the first of seven acquisitions that eventually became Fleet Specialists.

A graduate of Fairfield University, Chris sits on the board of the New York Stock Exchange, serves as a trustee of St. Vincent?s Medical Center, is a member of the executive committee of the Cardinal??s Committee of the Lany of the Archdiocese of New York, is a Knight of Malta, is a member of the board of trustees of the New York Foundling Hospital and Trustee Advisory Board of Fairfield University. Quick and his wife Ann and their four daughters live in Purchase, NY, but enjoy skiing in Vermont and at their home in Aspen, CO.  


Keith Reinhard is chairman of DDB Worldwide, the second largest advertising/marketing network in the world. In 1986, he was one of the architects of the advertising industry?s only three-way merger, creating Omnicom, one of the world?s largest advertising and marketing services holding companies. Concurrent with the creation of Omnicom, he managed the merger of Doyle Dane Bernbach and Needham Harper Worldwide, first known as DDB Needham Worldwide and now DDB Worldwide.  Reinhard also is known for his creative work with McDonald?s, including ?You Deserve a Break Today,? which in 1999 was voted the number one jingle of all time in Advertising Age?s ?The Century of Advertising.?

Reinhard contributes his time and talents to the industry and the community. He is a past Chairman of the American Association of Advertising Agencies and remains a member of its advisory council. He is chairman of the Brady Advisory Council of the James Buchanan Brady Urological Institute of Johns Hopkins Medicine, a member of the boards of Association for a Better New York, NYC2012 (New York City?s bid for the 2012 Olympic Games) and also a member of the advisory board for Union Theological Seminary in New York.  He has served on the boards of the New York City Ballet and the United Nations Association. He is an Olympic sports fan and avid skier.

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.