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Bill Moroney Named CEO of the United States Equestrian Federation

Bill Moroney (Geoff Bugbee)

Lexington, Ky. – The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) Board of Directors (BOD) has chosen Bill Moroney to serve as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO). The CEO oversees the USEF staff and all day-to-day operations, reports to the President, and keeps the Board of Directors and Officers fully informed of the conditions and operations of the Federation and all material concerns. The BOD made this decision during its Mid-Year Meeting held on June 21 at the USET Foundation headquarters in Gladstone, N.J.  Moroney has been serving as Interim CEO since the USEF Annual Meeting in January 2016.

The Governance Committee recommended that Moroney be offered the CEO position thereby making an outside search unnecessary. Governance Committee Chair and new President-elect Murray Kessler commented, “I believe that Bill is the perfect person to lead the day-to-day operations of the USEF. Importantly, his deep knowledge of the inner workings of the USEF, its rules, committees, and by-laws complements my strengths in leadership, marketing, governance, and strategy.  I think we will make a very strong team.”

USEF President Chrystine Tauber commented, “Bill has done a fantastic job during the last six months in his interim CEO role.  He has the support of the Board of Directors, staff, and the affiliate organizations.” Moroney has been on leave of absence from his role as President of the United States Hunter Jumper Association (USHJA) while serving in the USEF Interim CEO position. Tauber continued, “The Board of Directors recognizes that the USHJA will be electing a new President later this year, and we support Bill’s role in ensuring a smooth transition for our largest affiliate. Bill is a person who honors his commitments, and this is one of the many reasons we chose him to become CEO.”

Moroney commented, “I am excited about this opportunity and am committed to providing the continuity and stability needed for both organizations to seamlessly achieve their leadership changes while meeting the needs of their members. The USHJA Officers have been doing an exemplary job of leading the USHJA these past few months and will continue in this role until the election and seating processes for the Officers and Board are completed.”

From the USEF Communications Department

USEF Announces CEO Departure and Interim CEO Appointment

Lexington, Ky. – The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) announced today that Chief Executive Officer, Chris Welton, is leaving his position with the USEF to pursue other interests. The USEF is grateful to Welton for his contributions over the last 18 months and wishes him the best of luck in his future endeavors.

Today the USEF Board of Directors named William (Bill) J. Moroney, the President of the USEF’s largest affiliate association, the United States Hunter Jumper Association (USHJA), as the Interim Chief Executive Officer until the position is permanently filled. The appointment is effective immediately.

Moroney has served as a Director of the USEF and member of its Executive Committee, Vice President of the National Affiliates Working Group, Chair of the Audit Committee, Chair of the Planning Committee, Co-Chair of the Mileage Rule Revision Task Force, Chair of the Horse Welfare Initiative Task Force, and Co-Chair of the Pony Committee. In addition to these leadership positions, he has served as a member of the National Breeds & Disciplines Council, Show Jumping High Performance Committee, Budget & Finance Committee, Hearing Committee, Licensed Officials Committee, Continuing Education Committee, and Steward/TD Committee. Since 2003, Moroney has also served as President and Founding Member of the USHJA. Under his leadership at the USHJA, the association has gone through a growth-driven reorganization of its governance model, resulting in a tremendous increase in its membership and financial stability.

“Bill has been actively involved in the governance of equestrian sport in the United States for the last 18 years and is deeply experienced in almost every aspect of the Federation,” said Chrystine Tauber, USEF President. Tauber continued, “His experience, coupled with his commitment to the sport, makes him the ideal person to lead USEF through this transition.”

From the USEF Communications Department


Two Organizations Now Become One

“Now is the right time,” commented Geoff Teall, a note of enthusiasm in his voice at the prospect of having the strength and programs of the American Hunter-Jumper Foundation (AHJF) now go to supporting the similar goals of the United States Hunter Jumper Association (USHJA) and its Foundation.

Since its inception in 1992, the AHJF has established itself by creating a new vision for the sport of hunters in the United States. Now after five years of growth, the USHJA has not only established these same goals but has the resources, staffing and vision to take them even further.

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