The National Governing Body of USA Triathlon announced that three independent directors were appointed to its Board of Directors—Felix Stellmaszek, San Francisco, CA and the re-appointment of Henry J. Brandon III, Los Angeles, CA and Monica Paul, Dallas, TX.
The terms for all three independent directors began January 2022.
“Felix has a proven record of success across a breadth of industries and corporations and is uniquely suited to move our sport forward as an innovative, global, creative and strategic thinker,” said Joel Rosinbum, chair, USA Triathlon Board of Directors. “Monica and Henry have been instrumental in helping us accomplish our goals over the past two years, and we look forward to having their expertise and experience continue to guide the organization and sport.”
- Felix Stellmaszek is a managing director and senior partner at the Boston Consulting Group (BCG). The native of Germany has worked for BCG for almost 20 years and served its clients across all continents while being based out of the firm’s London, Mumbai, Atlanta, and Miami offices. He currently leads its digital & artificial intelligence efforts. His track record includes growing international businesses, particularly in the automotive & mobility space. He is also very active in BCG’s social impact practice and sustainability space.
- Henry J. Brandon, who currently serves as treasurer for the USA Triathlon Board of Directors, is the chief operating officer, partner and director at Nile Capital Group, a Los Angeles-based private equity firm specializing in investments in asset management. As an investor, advisor and financier to growth companies, Brandon has nearly 30 years of experience in private equity and a track record of successfully partnering with executives and entrepreneurs to create companies of lasting value.Prior to Nile Capital Group, he served as senior vice president, Wells Fargo (2011/15); managing director, Vintage Fund Management (2005/10); president, chief financial officer and chief operating officer, Leeward Islands Lottery Holding Company (2002/04); principal, William E. Simon & Sons (1995-2002); and assistant vice president, Citi (1989-1995). He has served, or has served, on nonprofit boards, including the Advocates Foundation and the APGA Tour, where he is founding vice president and a founding board member; the National Advisory Board Haas Center for Public Service, The Fulfillment Fund, The Riordan Programs, Sound Body Sound Mind, The Friends of Expo Center, World Golf Foundation Diversity Task Force, Arthur Ashe Safe Passage, and the Inglewood Baseball Fund. He serves as co-president for the Stanford National Black Alumni Club, is a Stanford Admissions volunteer and is a past member of the Stanford Athletic Board.
- As Executive Director for the Dallas Sports Commission, Monica Paul plays an essential role in implementing bid strategies and marketing programs that enhance Dallas’ acquisition of sports competitions and events, including solicitation of Olympic, professional, collegiate and amateur sports, events and meetings. She was honored by Connect Sports in 2015 as one of the Top IX Women in the Sports Tourism Industry and by Connect Magazine as one of the “40 Under 40 Class of 2013”.Prior to joining the Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau in 2008, Paul served as the associate director of events, USA Volleyball (2007/08); director of competition for the 2007 National Senior Games; director of International and Domestic Events for USA Taekwondo (2004/06); and director of events, marketing and sponsorships for the Junior Volleyball Association of Austin (2001/03). Paul joined USA Volleyball in 1997 as its technical coordinator for the USA Women’s National Team and was a part of the U.S. delegation for the 2000 and 2004 Olympic Games. She is actively involved in the sport, representing the U.S. as a technical delegate on the NORCECA Federation Commission. She has served on the National Senior Games Board of Directors and Executive Committee, the Heart of Dallas Board of Directors and the North Texas LGBT Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. She currently serves on the SMU Athletic Forum Board of Directors, the Jason Witten’s SCORE Foundation Board of Directors, Women in Sports & Events (WISE) DFW Chapter Advisory Board, the University of North Texas Sports Entertainment Management Industry Advisory Board, the Connect Sports Advisory Board, and the Dallas Innovators in Sports & Events (DISE) Advisory Board. During the fall 2019 semester, Paul will teach Contemporary Issues in Sport Management at Southern Methodist University.