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USA Fencing Welcomes New Staff

09/16/2011, 1:54am CDT
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(Colorado Springs, Colo.) – During the past month, USA Fencing has welcomed several key new staff in the international and national events departments.

Joe Sibley (Colorado Springs, Colo.) was recently hired as the new national events manager. A former football player for the University of Wisconsin, Sibley earned his bachelor’s degree from UW and went on to work as an event manager for the university’s athletic department. Sibley recently completed his master’s in sport management at the University of Minnesota and has served as an intern in both the professional and amateur sports realms. Most recently, Sibley worked as an intern for the U.S. Figure Skating Association. While living in Minnesota, Sibley held internships in event management for the Minnesota Vikings and Minnesota Wild.

The international department has welcomed three new staff members who will work with U.S. Teams.

Courtney Kulick (Colorado Springs, Colo.) has joined the staff as an international programs manager who will work primarily with youth, cadet and junior teams. Kulick comes to USA Fencing from USA Weightlifting where she worked with USAW’s three World Championship Teams in her role as the Event and Operations Manager. Kulick earned her bachelor’s degree in sports journalism from Penn State University and a master’s in sports administration from Temple University.

The foil and epee programs will each have a new squad manager with Jennifer Yamin (Allendale, N.J.) taking on the role for foil and Raoul Rodriguez (Portland, Ore.) managing the men's epee team.

For the past two years, Yamin has been an executive committee member and tournament committee member of the New Jersey Division of USA Fencing. Yamin has travelled extensively on the international level with her daughters Liana and Jennifer who are junior foil fencers.

Rodriguez, a veteran epee fencer who was once a member of the University of Texas fencing team, has been on the board of directors of the Northwest Fencing Center in Portland for two years and manages the international program at the club.

The USA Fencing Board of Directors also has announced that Greg Dilworth (Colorado Springs, Colo.) has been approved to retain his position as the organization’s executive director through at least the remainder of the quadrennium.

In addition, Director of Marketing Rob Weekes (Colorado Springs, Colo.), left USA Fencing last week to begin a new career in the corporate financial sector.

Weekes’ duties as publisher of American Fencing magazine have been assumed by USA Fencing Communications Manager Nicole Jomantas (Colorado Springs, Colo.)


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