Jamie Davis hired as USAV's next CEO
Davis becomes the seventh CEO of USA Volleyball, and the first to come from outside the existing USA Volleyball lay leadership.
“I am pleased to welcome Jamie Davis to lead USA Volleyball into new areas of business that will strengthen our 40 Regional Volleyball Associations, support the competitive excellence of our national teams, and continue to support our development in all areas of beach, indoor and sitting volleyball in the United States,” USA Volleyball Board of Directors Chair Lori Okimura said. “We are embarking on a period of unlimited potential for USA Volleyball in reshaping the business of our sport and taking full advantage of the resources that Jamie brings to the table that will help us reach the next level.”
“I am thrilled to be joining USA Volleyball and believe the organization is at a very exciting point in its development,” Davis said. “I look forward to working with the board, the United States Olympic Committee, the 40 Regional Volleyball Associations, athletes, coaches, officials and sponsors as well as the international volleyball community to grow the participation and popularity of this sport in America. I am convinced that together we will continue to accelerate the momentum of USA Volleyball and bring the sport to new heights on the world stage.”
Davis’ vast business and media pedigree includes founding his own company, Jomadrew Sports and Entertainment, LLC, as his latest entrepreneur endeavor after leading Fanatics, Inc., the world’s largest online retailer of officially licensed sports merchandise. Earlier in his career, Davis served as president of television network Versus (now rebranded as NBC Sports Network), along with several roles within News Corporation such as president of China and managing director of ESPN STAR Sports. His entry into the television world started with CBS Sports as its finance manager before joining the launch team of Fox Sports and serving as its vice president of finance.
“I am excited to share my background in sports media, e-commerce and technology to provide fresh insights into the USA Volleyball organization,” Davis said. “I look forward to reaching our constituents through new media channels; developing fresh marketing and brand awareness for the organisation, the regions and our athletes; creating new sponsorship opportunities; and growing grassroots participation from the ground up with the goal of expanding USA Volleyball's success in international competition.”
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