USOC Taps Disney/ESPN’s Raymond for Paralympic Games

Steve Raymond, senior vice president of national accounts for Disney and ESPN Media Networks, will serve as Chef de Mission of the U.S. Team for the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games, to be held in Vancouver, British Columbia, March 12-21.

Raymond’s role is to provide leadership to the team, as well as serving as the senior representative on behalf of the delegation with the Vancouver Organizing Committee, the International Paralympic Committee, and other National Paralympic Committees.

Raymond serves on the board of directors for the National Sports Center for the Disabled in Winter Park, CO, and previously served on the board of the United States Ski and Snowboard Association representing the Adaptive Alpine and Nordic Teams. He is also a co-founder and co-chair of SkiTAM, an annual fund-raising ski event put on by the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Cable Telecommunications Association for Marketing.

“Steve Raymond is a great ambassador for the Paralympic movement both domestically and internationally,” U.S. Olympic Committee acting CEO Stephanie Streeter said in a prepared statement. “His personal commitment to growing Paralympic opportunities and awareness made him a unanimous choice for the USOC to select him as our leader for the 2010 Paralympic Games.”