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USA Gymnastics announces staffing changes
posted on 02/24/2011

Ron Galimore and Lynn Moskovitz

INDIANAPOLIS, Feb. 24, 2011 AcaaUSA Gymnastics today announced that Ron Galimore of Indianapolis was promoted to Chief Operating Officer, and Lynn Moskovitz of Westfield, Ind., has been named director of education, along with several other staffing and title changes for USA Gymnastics staff.

"Ron has a thorough understanding of USA Gymnastics and has played an important role as a member of our leadership team," said Steve Penny, president and CEO of USA Gymnastics. "His background as an athlete, club owner, and executive is a valuable asset, and he has become an outstanding liaison in the areas of business development and the Olympic movement."

"Lynn has a strong and diverse background in the sport that makes her ideal for advancing our educational initiatives. We are excited to welcome her to our team," said Penny.

Below are some title changes and redistribution of responsibilities that have taken effect immediately.

  • Rachel Brazo, director of program administration from women's program manager
  • Ron Galimore, Chief Operating Officer from vice president of men's program, events and Olympic relations
  • John Hewett, Chief Financial Officer from controller
  • Cheryl Jarrett, who recently joined the staff as vice president of member services
  • Susan Jacobson, who recently joined the staff as director of trampoline and tumbling
  • Justin Hirnisey, director of marketing from director of events marketing
  • Lee Johnson, vice president of marketing from senior director of marketing
  • Leslie King, vice president of communications from senior director of communications
  • Lynn Moskovitz, director of education
  • John Morgan, marketing manager from marketing coordinator
  • Mary Obaka, trampoline and tumbling/acrobatic gymnastics coordinator from educational services coordinator
  • Renee Posan, director of business affairs and Olympic relations from Executive Office manager
  • Jeannie Shaw, who recently joined the staff as graphic designer
  • Gary Warren, director of the National Team Training Center from director of women's program
"The entire staff at USA Gymnastics takes great pride in their work," said Penny. "We are dedicated to serving this wonderful sport and its athletes at the highest level, and appreciate the support of the USA Gymnastics community."

About Galimore: Galimore started with USA Gymnastics in 1994 as men's program director, and in 2005 he was promoted to vice president of events, Olympic relations and men's program. He served as the team leader for the U.S. Olympic Gymnastics Team at the 1996, 2000 and 2004 Olympic Games. A collegiate gymnast, Galimore competed for both Louisiana State University and Iowa State University. He was the NCAA's first four-year NCAA champion in gymnastics (1977, floor exercise; 1978, 1980-81, vault). Among his accomplishments are: Iowa State's Athlete of the Year; a nine-time All-American; the first gymnast to score a perfect 10 in NCAA Championships history; and induction into the Iowa State Hall of Fame. Galimore was the first African American to be named to the U.S. Olympic gymnastics team. He was the founder and athletic director of the Ron Galimore Athletic Training Center USA in his hometown of Tallahassee, Fla.

About Moskovitz: Moskovitz will be responsible for the development, promotion and implementation of all educational and professional development for USA Gymnastics members. Most recently, she was a co-director, administrator and workshop presenter for Gymnastics Educational Workshop, which offers one-day seminars that provide tools and ideas to improve, educate and motivate gymnastics instructors to teach recreational and preschool gymnasts. Her previous experience includes: owner of Berks East Gymnastics in Parkerford, Pa., from 2003-06, where she managed day-to-day operations, as well as taught pre-school and recreational gymnastics and coached compulsory and optional gymnastics; national and international sales manager for Elite Sportswear LP in Reading, Pa.; international and national sales rep for Spieth Anderson USA in Ft. Worth, Texas; and elementary school physical education teacher for the San Antonio Independent School District. Moskovitz has been a presenter at the USA Gymnastics National Congress and Trade Show since 1997, as well as an instructor for Kinder Accreditation for Teachers and Hands-on Training. She graduated from Indiana University's School of Health, Physical Education and Dance with a major in kinesiology.