USA Cycling experienced a shift in power Thursday as its Board of Directors elected three new officers at its biannual Board Meeting Wednesday in San Francisco. Previous vice president Mark Abramson took over as president from Jim Ochowicz, who has held that position since 2002.
Hall of famer Wayne Stetina was elected as the Board's vice president, while United States Cycling Federation Trustee Jim Patton will serve as secretary.
Abramson, a National Collegiate Cycling Association Trustee, is a 1997 graduate of Tufts University in Boston where he began the school's collegiate cycling programme. Throughout the last decade, Abramson has been an integral advisor to collegiate cycling's significant contributions to overall membership growth and athlete talent identification. He also volunteers as the Eastern Collegiate Cycling Conference Director and serves as a race promoter of various events in New England.
Stetina, who was a member U.S. Olympic teams in 1972, 76 and 80 is a ten-time national champion is still competitive in the masters categories for the US Postal masters team, and works as a product manager for Shimano.