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USA Fencing Hires Kate Reisinger as Deputy Director of Sports Performance and Development

01/22/2013, 5:00pm CST
By Nicole Jomantas

USA Fencing Deputy Director of Sports Performance and Development.

(Colorado Springs, Colo.) – USA Fencing is pleased to announce that Kate Reisinger (Colorado Springs, Colo.) has been hired as the organization’s new deputy director of sports performance and development.

Reisinger, who began her new role on Tuesday, is a 13-year veteran of the Olympic movement who previously oversaw USA Field Hockey’s National Teams

“Kate has a long history of involvement in the Olympic movement and experience in a variety of capacities. Kate’s arrival increases the sport exec experience in our office tremendously and allows us to improve and expand our relationship with our partners at the U.S. Olympic Committee,” said USA Fencing CEO Val Belmonte (Colorado Springs, Colo.)

A member of the varsity field hockey team at the University of New Hampshire, Reisinger transitioned from athlete to sports administrator when she joined the USA Field Hockey National Office in 1999.

In Reisinger’s most recent role as National Teams Director, she served as the Olympic Team Leader for the U.S. Women’s Team at both the 2008 and 2012 Games and managed the men’s and women’s National, U21, U19 and U17 Teams.

Reisinger worked with the U.S. Olympic Committee on the development and presentation of annual high performance plans and acted as the organization’s liaison to the USOC, U.S. Anti-Doping Agency and International Hockey Federation.

“I’m delighted to join the team at USA Fencing. It is clear that the organization has dedicated and talented athletes, coaches, officials, volunteers and staff. I am honored to be a part of the organization and look forward to working alongside the fencing community to advance the sport both domestically and internationally,” Reisinger said.

In her new role, Reisinger with work with Sports Performance and Development Director Seth Kelsey (Colorado Springs, Colo.) Reisinger’s responsibility will include working with national teams, managing international championship events and creating and revising handbooks and development materials.

“I’m looking forward to working with Kate and think she’ll be a great addition to the USA Fencing family,” Kelsey said. “She’s very athlete focused and has a great deal of experience working and traveling with national teams in different age groups and writing high performance plans – all of which I think will benefit our athletes and coaches greatly.”

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