FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Council for Responsible Sport Names New Board Chair and Executive Director
Five Year-Old Nonprofit Organization Builds For The Future With
Clear Intent On Making A Sustainable Difference In Sport.
November 28, 2011 - Portland, OR: Outgoing Board Chairman Joe Whitworth
announced today the appointment of a new Board Chair and a new Executive
Director for the Council for Responsible Sport (CRS). Current Executive
Director Marisa McGilliard will become Board Chair, and Keith Peters will
succeed McGilliard as Executive Director. Both appointments become
"It is with great pleasure that I pass the Board Chair's gavel to Marisa
McGilliard," said Whitworth. "During her three-year tenure as Executive
Director, the Council for Responsible Sport has made great strides in
establishing itself as the go-to resource for event directors who want to
make a sustainable difference in sport. Under Marisa's leadership, CRS
Certification of running events and triathlons has grown tremendously."
"I am honored to succeed Joe Whitworth as Board Chair," said McGilliard.
"And ecstatic to collaborate with other Board and Advisory Council members
to further the Council's presence in the global sports industry."
McGilliard has spent the last 14 years committed to the sports for social
change movement, starting as a student-athlete at the University of
Michigan and culminating in positions with the Council for Responsible
Sport, Mercy Corps, Nike and the Nike Foundation.
Whitworth went on to say, "I am also pleased to announce that Keith Peters
will join CRS as its new Executive Director. Keith has been an advocate of
CRS and its certification program since day one, serving as the facilitator
of our Events Community of Practice. Job number one for him will be to
maximize current programs, build brand and program awareness, grow
stakeholder involvement and develop a systematic approach to fundraising."
"I've long been a fan of the Council and what it stands for," said Peters.
"I believe the Council is well-positioned to make a significant
contribution to the movement toward sustainable sport, and I'm honored to
have been asked to lead the organization's day-to-day operations."