LA 2024 announces new Chief Strategy Officer

By iSportconnect | May 10, 2016

United States International Olympic Committee Member and four-time Olympian Angela Ruggiero has today been named Chief Strategy Officer of Los Angeles 2024.

As Chief Strategy Officer, Angela Ruggiero will draw upon her experience as an Olympian and her six years as an IOC member serving on numerous commissions – including five currently.

Her work will help LA 2024 leverage the city’s unique assets such as innovation, sustainability and the more than 1,000 Olympians and Paralympians who live in Los Angeles, to address the needs of the Olympic Movement in the post-Olympic Agenda 2020 landscape.

Angela Ruggiero competed in four Olympic Games with the US Olympic Ice Hockey Team and won four medals, including a gold at the 1998 Winter Games in Nagano, Japan.

During her pioneering 16-year career with the U.S. Women’s National Hockey Team, Ruggiero wore the USA jersey in more games than any other man or woman in USA Hockey history and she was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2015.

Ruggiero has been a Member of the International Olympic Committee since 2010, following her election by the world’s athletes to represent them on the IOC Athletes’ Commission and was later elected as Vice-Chair in 2014.

US IOC Member and LA 2024 Chief Strategy Officer Angela Ruggiero said: “It is a tremendous honor to join the LA 2024 team as Chief Strategy Officer and I look forward to putting my Olympic experience at the service of LA’s candidature.”

“I am excited about what LA has to offer the IOC; a Games plan that focuses on sustainability and innovation with Olympic Agenda 2020 at its core.”

“As an Olympian, I dedicated myself to my team and I am now excited to join a new team, working hard to develop a bid blueprint that will contribute to the long term sustainable success of the Olympic Movement.”