USA Cycling's new Director of Sponsorship and Business Development, Jess Schwartzkopf, has resigned from his post, the organisation announced Friday. After having just started at the position in May, Schwartzkopf cited personal reasons as the impetus for his departure.
"I truly adore and highly respect USA Cycling and its mission to grow the sport I love so passionately," commented Schwartzkopf. "I have been honoured to work alongside some of the greatest contributors to the cycling industry and a phenomenal staff. I will greatly miss being a part of USA Cycling."
"I am obviously very sorry that Jess has decided to leave USA Cycling and return to his previous employer, commented Steve Johnson, USA Cycling's chief executive officer. "I know it was a tough choice for him, but I certainly understand and respect his decision and wish him well. Jess made a tremendous amount of progress in the time he was here and I am confident that his successor will be able to rapidly pick up where he left off."
USA Cycling will immediately begin its search for Schwartzkopf's replacement.