INDIANAPOLIS, Jan. 20, 2011 – USA Gymnastics today announced that Cheryl Jarrett of Round Rock, Texas, has been named vice president of member services, effective Jan. 31, 2011. She will be responsible for the overall direction and management of the Member Services Division, which includes membership administration, sanctions, education and member club activities.

"Cheryl’s experience as a club owner, coach, administrator and educator provides the perfect combination for leading our Member Services Division," said Steve Penny, president of USA Gymnastics. " She has first-hand knowledge of what our members need to conduct their business and has great ideas for how we can expand our customer service. Her passion for gymnastics and commitment to excellence will be invaluable as we grow our member and educational opportunities."

"I have been a part of the gymnastics community for more than 30 years, and I believe my experience and relationships provide valuable insight for continuing to build the organization’s member services efforts and initiatives," said Jarrett. "I am excited to accept this responsibility."

Currently, Jarrett and her husband, Jim, own and operate Capital Gymnastics, which has three facilities in the Austin, Texas, area. The first club was established more than 27 years ago. She also serves as the Region IIIJunior Olympic Committee chairman and the educational director for the Gymnastics Association of Texas.

Her other experience includes: compulsory co-author for 2005-13 for the USA Gymnastics National Junior Olympic Committee; coach for several international events, including the Pacific Alliance Championships, World Championships, 1991 Pan American Games and World University Games; national lecturer for USA Gymnastics; lecturer for the Academy of Coaching Excellence; and co-founder/CEO of Gymnastics Educational Workshop. Jarrett also worked at the 1996 Olympic Games and was a member of the U.S. delegation to the 1999 World Gymnaestrada. She was a physical education teacher at Robert E. Lee High School.

Jarrett earned a Bachelor of Science in education, health and dance at Texas State University.