The organization has recently expanded its board of directors to help further its mission with the expertise and leadership of individuals with diverse backgrounds and specialized focuses in business, sport and arts. The board is comprised of prominent national and international business and sports professionals and community leaders:
Bob Beamon, CEO of Art of the Olympians, businessman, philanthropist and sports professional with a 44-year Olympic record in long jump.
Liston Bochette, five- time Olympian representing Puerto Rico in Bobsleigh and Decathlon. Charter member artist of AOTO
Dr. John Fenning, nationally recognized orthopedic surgeon specializing in total joint replacement
Sid Hofing, former VP General Counsel of Gardner Cryogenics Corp, Vice Chair ofAdmiralty Bank Corporation, founding member of Anchor Bank
Leonard Katz, Portfolio Management Associate at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney Dr.
Richard Lapchick, Director Emeritus of the Center for the Study of Sport in Society, consultant with companies for managing diversity and building community relations through service programs
Mark Loren, founder and owner Mark Loren Designs four time winner of the International Spectrum Design Awards by the American Gem Trade Association.
Cathy Oerter, widow of AOTO founder, Al Oerter, former art teacher and international track and field competitor.
Steve Penny, President USA Gymnastics. Penny has more than 20 years experience insports administration and marketing. He has worked for such companies Bob Walsh Enterprises, managing director of USA Cycling; Turner Broadcasting System on its premier international multi-sport event, the Goodwill Games, and for the Seattle Mariners.
Anna Prata, interim turnaround agent for corporations and trying for 2014 Olympic Skeleton Team
Dr. Markus Sherry, Founder of Riverdale Dental Associates with five offices and more than 30 years of service to the Ft. Myers area.
Richard Strup, retired package goods industry executive with more than 35 years of domestic and international experience in marketing, finance and strategic planning with the Miller Brewing Co. and Pepsico, Inc.
Gary Trippe, co-founder of Oswald, Trippe and Company, Managing Director of BB&T-Oswald Trippe and Company.
Frank K. Wheaton Esq., Representing the World of Entertainment and Sports, Law Offices SCOLINOS, SHELDON & NEVELL.
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Art of the Olympians, a 501(c ) 3 non-profit organization, is dedicated to inspiring creativity & stimulating change through an international program of art, education and outreach initiatives.