USA Cycling, Inc.
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Executive Director of Athlete Health & Wellness

Kelsey joined USA Cycling as the SafeSport Director in May 2019. Prior to her appointment at USA Cycling, she spent nearly a decade of work in the international anti-doping community. As a student and professional at Leeds Beckett University (UK), Kelsey led and supported multiple global anti-doping research projects, receiving funding from such organizations as the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the International Athletics Foundation (IAF). Her research focused primarily on developing evidence-based anti-doping education interventions and whistleblowing policies and procedures. To do so, she was particularly interested in raising the athletes’ voice and underlining the complexity of doping and whistleblowing in sport. Kelsey’s unique background paved the way for her to assume her current role at USA Cycling, where she is focused on developing and implementing programs aimed at providing holistic and long-term support, development and protection to USA Cycling members. Her career is motivated by the desire to constantly raise the bar in sporting integrity and athlete welfare practices and procedures from the local event to the international peloton.

Kelsey completed her BA in Psychology at Biola University (La Mirada, CA) as a scholarship student-athlete (basketball). She then received her MSc and PhD in Sport and Exercise Psychology from Leeds Beckett University (Leeds, UK) where she was a student-athlete in volleyball.

Shane Garman Feb 2019


General Counsel

Shane joined USA Cycling in 2014 as Staff Attorney, before moving into his next position as Legal Counsel in 2016. He moved into his current role as General Counsel in 2019.  Shane is responsible for advising USA Cycling on all legal matters including, governance, contracts, intellectual property, insurance/risk management, disciplinary issues and dispute resolution, as well as managing litigation and overseeing USA Cycling’s SafeSport Program.

Garman is on the Board of Directors for Advance Colorado Fund, a Colorado nonprofit corporation that produces the Bailey Hundo, a 100-mile mountain bike fundraising race supporting the Colorado Mountain Bike Association, Colorado High School Cycling League and Trips for Kids Denver Metro.

Shane received a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in 2000, and a Juris Doctor from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law in 2007. Shane is an avid cyclist and a regular cyclocross and mountain bike racer.  He and his wife, Jodi, live in Lone Tree, Colorado with their cat Jack.

Vp Operations Chuck Hodge


Chief of Racing and Events

Chuck joined USA Cycling in 2015 as Technical Director, before moving into his next position as VP of Operations in 2017. He moved into his current role as Chief of Racing and Events in 2018.  Chuck overseas USA Cycling’s National Championships, national series, and officials’ programs, as well as the development of new programs to benefit event organizers and members at all levels.

A former competitive cyclist in road, track and mountain bike, Chuck moved into the organizational side of the sport in the late 1990’s. Since then, he has been involved in organizing some of the largest races in the US, holding management positions with the Tour de Georgia, Tour of Utah, Tour of California, US Pro Challenge, and 2015 Richmond World Championships. In addition, he is a UCI International Road Commissaire and still works as an official at races of all levels.

Chuck is a recent transplant to Larkspur, Colorado where he lives with his wife and two dogs.

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DEI & Organizational Development Consultant

David has spent over 25 years at the highest levels of cycling and martial arts and brings more than 10 years of leadership and organizational development expertise. He was an early advocate of DEI initiatives, having been VP of Diversity and Inclusion for Sovereign Bank in 2009. In that role he authored the bank’s first-ever diversity playbook.

Today, David is CEO and Head Coach of New York-based CIS Training Systems, a cycling performance organization that focuses on coaching in the widest possible sense to drive personal, professional, and organizational performance and success. The goal of David’s coaching methodology is to create training behaviors that go beyond the bike by breaking down mental and communication barriers, thereby surpassing individual and by extension organizational limitations.

In addition to being an avid cyclist, David has achieved an advanced level Black Belt Degree and two Brown Belts in three separate Martial Art disciplines during that time.

Cfo Todd Sowl


Chief Financial Officer

Todd has been with USA Cycling since 2001 and leads the accounting, finance, legal, human resources, and risk management functions at USA Cycling.

Prior to joining USA Cycling, Todd was with PricewaterhouseCoopers with a focus on hi-tech, SEC, and manufacturing clients along with extensive IPO experience.

Todd has MS and BS degrees in accounting from the University of Denver and completed the Strategic Financial Leadership Program with the Tuck Management School of Business at Dartmouth College.  Todd is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in Colorado and a Chartered Global Management Accountant.  He resides in Colorado with his wife and two kids and enjoys trail running, cycling, and backpacking.

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Executive Assistant & Office Manager

Nancy has been with USA Cycling since 2009 in her role as Executive Assistant. In 2014 she joined the Board as its Corporate Secretary, and also took on the role of Office Manager, wearing lots of hats managing the day-to-day office needs and serving as the CEO’s right hand and office cheerleader.

Prior to joining USA Cycling, Nancy spent over 25 years in a Paralegal career, working for Holland & Knight and Latham & Watkins, then moving on to a Private Equity Investment firm, Brentwood Associates, relocating from Los Angeles to Colorado Springs in 2006.

Nancy resides in Colorado with her constant four-legged companion Jolene and enjoys hiking, yoga, art, and tooling around town on her E-bike.