DENVER, CO (BRAIN)—The American Cycling Association has named Chris McGee as its executive director.
The American Cycling Association is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit sporting organization that sanctions most road and cyclocross racing in Colorado and southeast Wyoming.
McGee will assume the responsibility of leading the organization as it provides the best competitive events for its members, diversifies and increases funding sources, and expands the organization's ability to attract and retain non-traditional members, according to a press release.
Jon Tarkington, outgoing executive director, will work with McGee over the next three months to ensure a seamless transition.
"We are very pleased to announce that Chris is joining the ACA in this leadership capacity," said Bill Barr, president of the ACA Board of Directors. "With 25 years in competitive cycling, 10 years in the bicycle industry, and 5 years with non-profit organizations, Chris provides the experience and dynamic personality that our board wants in an executive director."
McGee's background includes work with highly visible non-profit organizations in Denver, including the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver and the Arthritis Foundation, Rocky Mountain Chapter. His for-profit experience includes The Sports Authority in Englewood, Colorado, and the LH Thomson Company of Macon, Georgia, the maker of the Thomson brand of bicycle components.
"Chris understands how to bring an idea to fruition, how to build and maintain relationships, and how to create and strengthen a brand name. The ACA has found an Executive Director who can accomplish great things," said Brian Thomson, president of LH Thomson Company.
With this appointment, ACA members, sponsors and officials will see a continuation of the success that has marked the organization since its inception in 1995. "I am very pleased to learn of Chris' appointment and look forward to working with him," said Ryan Shuster, vice president & DMM of family recreation at The Sports Authority. "His enthusiasm for the sport of bicycle racing, and his ability to convey that enthusiasm to others, makes him a perfect match for the ACA."