U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum adds two athletes to its board of directors

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The United States Olympic & Paralympic Museum is pleased to announce Team USA athletes Greg Billington and Emily Hughes have joined the museum’s board of directors for a three-year term. Billington is a 2016 Olympic triathlete and Paralympian who served as a guide runner for Brad Snyder in 2020. Hughes is an Olympic figure skater who competed at the 2006 Olympic Winter Games.

The USOPM would like to express its sincere thanks to Joey Cheek, a two-time Olympian and three-time Olympic medalist, who has concluded his term. His committed service has been an integral part of the museum’s growth and success. The museum is looking forward to the continued support of its community and stakeholders during this transition.

“We are excited to welcome Greg and Emily to our Board of Directors,” said Marisa Wigglesworth, CEO of the USOPM. “The specific experience and expertise that each brings will undoubtedly contribute to advance our mission of preserving and celebrating the rich history of Olympic and Paralympic athletes. We extend our sincere appreciation to Joey Cheek, who played an invaluable role in building the USOPM.”

Greg Billington builds global digital solutions and has spent the last six years of his career in product strategy at Visa Inc. He graduated from Wake Forest University with a bachelor’s degree in economics and exercise, and then raced for the U.S. as a professional triathlete, competing at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Billington raced at the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials in 2020 before returning to triathlon in 2021 to guide Brad Snyder at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, winning gold. He is currently earning his MBA at Wharton with a focus on finance and environmental sustainability and has been on the Athlete Advisory Council for USA Triathlon since 2019. He resides in San Francisco.

Emily Hughes represented Team USA at the 2006 Olympic Winter Games in figure skating and was the silver medalist at the 2007 U.S. Nationals. After her skating career, Hughes graduated from Harvard University. She has spent the last decade working at leading companies such as Deloitte, Google, Johnson & Johnson and Meta. She recently joined the sports startup Grandstand. In her personal life, Hughes is a community leader in the New York area, where she lives with her husband, daughter and goldendoodle.

The U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum warmly welcomes these exceptional individuals, whose contributions are pivotal to our continued growth and success.

CONTACT: Tommy Schield // tschield@usopm.org // 217.840.9607

About the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum

The U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum offers an immersive and universally accessible look into the journey of Team USA’s Olympic and Paralympic athletes. Through interactive exhibits, innovative displays and a comprehensive artifact collection, the Museum instills the Olympic values of excellence, friendship and respect, as well as the Paralympic values of determination, equality, inspiration and courage in every visitor.

It honors yesterday’s legends with the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Hall of Fame while inspiring tomorrow’s legends through entertaining activities and events. The USOPM is more than a museum but a life-changing experience that will continue to educate and inspire the public to take part for generations to come. 

Tickets can be purchased at tickets.usopm.org.

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