Rhonda Blanford-Green may be retiring from CHSAA, but her work isn’t done yet.
Two months after announcing plans to retire as the Colorado High School Activities Association commissioner at the end of the 2021-22 school year, Blanford-Green was named president of USA Cheer on Saturday.
“Rhonda has the vision, passion and focused determination to lead us and ensure our objectives stay front and center in everything we do,” former USA Cheer President Bill Seely said in a news release. “I am so thrilled to be able to sit under Rhonda’s leadership and look forward to seeing the new heights she takes us to in the future.”
Blanford-Green will complete her five-year tenure as CHSAA commissioner in the spring — the last of 21 years with the association, including 16 as an assistant or associate commissioner. She replaced Paul Angelico as the association’s first female and first Black commissioner in July 2017.
“I was truly humbled by the opportunities presented to me after announcing my retirement in December, but the ability to intentionally lead in the interscholastic, collegiate, international and Olympic space with one of the fastest growing, inclusive and diverse female sports in the nation was a personal and professional dream come true” Blanford-Green said in a news release. “I have served as a member of the USA Cheer Board and Stunt as a Sport under Title IX, for NCAA and Olympic recognition since its formation 15 years ago. To be asked to step into this role and forward the vision and mission of our former President Bill Seely and the USA Cheer Board of Directors is truly an honor.”
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