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Sam Cheris


Sam Cheris, Vice President

Date of Birth: 14 November 1945
Nationality: USA
Languages: English, French
Profession: Attorney
Address: 11385 East Alabama Circle, Aurora, CO 80012
Tel: 303-632-7212                 
Fax: 501-638-1571
Mobile: 303-324-9026          
E – Mail: fieexec@comcast.net

Fencing Activities:

USA

  • Trustee, US Fencing Foundation – Secretary-Treasurer of Foundation 2008 – 2012, Treasurer 2012 - Present
  • Treasurer (2012 – Present), President (1988-90), Vice President (1982-84, 2004-08) and Treasurer (1985-88) of the USA Fencing
  • Chairman of the International Selection and Training Committee (1988-90, 1992-96)
  • Member, High Performance Committee (2000-2008)
  • Assistant Organizing Committee Chairman – World Championships 1989, Junior/ Cadet World Championships 1993
  • Member or Chairman, Directoire Technique, US World Cups 1994-2000, 2005, 2007, 2012, 2013
  • Member of the Fencing Officials Commission (Arbitrage) 1980- Present, Chairman 2009 - Present
  • Assistant Coach – Stanford University Fencing Team – 1968-71
  • Referee – Foil, Epee, Saber
  • Manager, 1985 US World Championship Team
  • Chief of Mission, US World Championship Teams – 1989, 90, 2007
  • Counsel to US Fencing Foundation - 2008

FIE:

  • Member of Honor
  • Member, Public Relation Commission 1988-92
  • Member, Legal (formerly Statutes) Commission 1992-Present
  • President, Legal Commission 1996-2008, Vice President 2008-2012, President 2012 – Present
  • Member, Commission on Special Rules for the Olympic Games 1996-2008
  • Member, Executive Committee 1996-2004
  • Member Directoire Technique, World Championships 1994, 1995, 1996, 2005
  • Chief of Protocol, World Championships and Junior/Cadet World Championships, Olympic Games 1998-2004
  • Referee (retired), Epee – A, Foil – B

Other Current Non-Profit Organizations

  • Chairman – International Hearing Dog (helped build a $650,000 board directed endowment fund)
  • Treasurer and Board Member – Association for Corporate Counsel – Colorado Chapter (Past President and Treasurer – helped take organization from fund balance of less than $10,000 to one with a fund balance in excess of $100,000; helped development sponsorship program yielding in excess of $100,000 per year)
  • Special Advisor to the Board – Colorado Society of CPAs (Previously, the public member of the Board as well as member and then chair of the Audit Committee)
  • Board Member and Secretary-Treasurer (2009-2012) Vice President (2012- Present) – Aurora Bar Association

For Profit Positions

Current:

  • General Counsel – Integrated Asset Services LLC
  • Financial and Legal Consultant to Entities in Transition
  • Arbitrator & Mediator – American Arbitration Association, National Arbitration Forum, International Chamber of Commerce & CPR

Prior:

  • Blackhawk GeoServices – SVP, CFO & General Counsel
  • Relera – SVP, Secretary & General Counsel
  • Hall & Evans – CFO; Member, Executive Committee; Lead –Commercial Law Group

Education

  • BS, Major in Accounting, Brooklyn College (CUNY)
  • MBA, Emphasis in Finance & International Business, Stanford University
  • JD, Stanford University Law School