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FIVB President meets newly-appointed USA Volleyball Board Chair

Chicago, USA, July 11, 2019 – FIVB President Dr. Ary S. Graça F° met with the newly appointed USA Volleyball Board of Directors Chairperson Dr. Cecile Reynaud and USA Volleyball CEO Jamie Davis to discuss preparations for the VNL Men’s Finals, taking place in Chicago, Illinois from 10-14 July 2019.

Dr. Reynaud is a former volleyball coach, having amassed more than 650 wins throughout her career. She has been involved with USA Volleyball since 1983, as a coach, coaching instructor and as a Board member.

The FIVB has a strong bond with USA Volleyball, with missions and strategic goals that are closely aligned. Further development of volleyball in the US, such as increasing fan engagement and cultivating passion for the sport through a new generation of athletes, were discussed in the meeting.

Following the meeting, President Ary Graça said:

“It was wonderful to meet with USA Volleyball ahead of the VNL Finals in Chicago. Thank you for your continued support and for the warm welcome to the US!”

“As highlighted in our Nucleus Project, the US is a key market and area of growth for FIVB. We are pleased to see the popularity of the sport here and feel confident about the future of volleyball in the US. There are certainly many opportunities to work with USA Volleyball towards our shared cause.

The FIVB President also took the opportunity to congratulate USA Volleyball following the women's national team’s second consecutive victory at the VNL Finals in Nanjing, China last week and wished the best of luck to the men's team, who are competing in the VNL Finals this week.

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