Gladstone, NJ - February 4, 2015 - At the Annual Meeting of the United States Equestrian Team (USET) Foundation Board of Trustees, Sunday, January 25 in Wellington, FL, the Trustees elected Brownlee O. Currey, Jr., Chairman of the Board; S. Tucker S. Johnson, President & CEO; W. James McNerney, Jr., Vice President; Philip E. Richter, Treasurer and Elizabeth Juliano, Secretary. These individuals will serve as the Officers of the corporation for a four-year term.
"We are thrilled to have Jim and Betsy joining the leadership of the USET Foundation as Officers. Their achievements in business combined with their passion for our United States Equestrian Teams makes them incredible assets as we continue to grow as an organization and in supporting our mission," said Tucker Johnson, President & CEO.
Newly-elected trustees to serve a four-year term were Beezie Madden, Signe Ostby and Juliet Reid.
Beezie Madden, Cazenovia, NY - Beezie began competing at the Grand Prix level in 1985. She and her and her husband John operate their stable, John Madden Sales, in Cazenovia, New York. Beezie has set the standards for show jumping in many ways. She was the first woman to pass the $1 million mark in earnings, and in 2004 she became the first woman and the first American rider to reach the top three in the Show Jumping world-ranking list. Beezie is also the only four time USEF Equestrian of the Year. She is an Individual Olympic Bronze medalist and a member of the two Gold medal U.S. teams from the 2004 and 2008 Olympic Games.
Juliet Reid, Washington DC - Juliet has been active in equestrian sport in various roles. She and her brother, Chester Weber, collaborated for the first time in 2012 to bring show jumping to the existing Live Oak International Driving Show at their family horse farm, Live Oak Plantation, in Ocala, Florida. She also served as President of the Washington International Horse Show from 2008 to 2014. Juliet continues her involvement through her daughter Chloe, who is one of this country's promising young show jumping riders having won a Team Gold Medal at NAJYRC and was a member of the U.S. Nations Team in Bratislava and also won the Individual USEF Junior Jumper Championship. Juliet, her husband Sam, daughter Chloe and son Harry live in Washington DC.
Signe Ostby, Woodside, CA - Signe's business background is extensive having worked as a Brand Manager for Proctor & Gamble from 1977 - 1980, Clorox 1980 - 1982, Software Publishing Corporation as VP of Marketing 1982 - 1988 and Woodside Consulting a High Tech Strategic Marketing Company from 1989 - 1993. Her personal interests include restoration ranching, breeding grand prix jumpers, knitting and selling yarn from her herd of Alpacas and Cormo sheep, gardening, bridge, riding the trails in Woodside, finding a cure for Multiple Sclerosis and investing in organizations that can significantly improve public education. Signe is a Trustee of the Environmental Defense Fund and the Center for Brand and Product Management at the University of Wisconsin - Madison. She lives in Woodside with husband, Scott, and has three terrific kids - David, Karl and Annie Cook. Both Karl and Annie have represented the U.S. in international show jumping competition.
The United States Equestrian Team Foundation (www.uset.org) is the non-profit organization that supports the competition, training, coaching, travel and educational needs of America's elite and developing international, high-performance horses and athletes in partnership with the United States Equestrian Federation.
For more information on the USET Foundation, please call (908) 234-1251, or visit USET ONLINE at www.uset.org.