United States Orienteering Federation Hires Glen Schorr as Executive Director

The United States Orienteering Federation (USOF) has hired Glen Schorr as Executive Director. A Glen Schorrformer Managing Director at US Lacrosse, he combines an extensive background in nonprofit organizational development with an enthusiasm for helping orienteering within the U.S. grow as both a competitive sport and recreational activity.

Baltimore MD, March 20, 2009: Following an extensive nationwide search, the United States Orienteering Federation (USOF) is pleased to announce that Glen Schorr, a managing director for US Lacrosse, has accepted the position of USOF Executive Director as of April 15.

In this position, Glen will have ultimate responsibility for strategic planning, day-to-day operations, overall financial health of the organization, staff management, education programs, and public relations. He will lead the organization’s relationships with sponsors, supporters, and key government agencies.

While Glen Schorr's history with orienteering goes all the way back to his Eagle Scout Boy Scout days, what came across to all who met him was his enthusiasm for using his professional skills on behalf \of the US orienteering community, coupled with his impressive record of career achievements.

About Glen Schorr

Glen brings to USOF over 25 years of non-profit and for-profit knowledge. Prior to coming to USOF, Glen served as the Managing Director -- Marketing & Branding for US Lacrosse.  While serving at US Lacrosse, Glen helped grow membership +80% to almost 300,000 members in five years.  Also during that time, he helped grow participation in the sport +60% to 1.6 million participants.  At US Lacrosse, Glen served on its board of directors and executive team as well as managed the chapter relations, communications, financial development, marketing, membership, retail marketing and sponsorship functions.

Prior to joining US Lacrosse, Glen spent extensive time in the private sector, highlighted by experience as Vice President, Group Account Director for GKV Communications and Group Marketing Communications Manager for Black & Decker.  He is a graduate of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.

Glen, his wife Isabelle, and their three sons live in Baltimore, MD.

About Orienteering and USOF

Orienteering is an environmentally sensitive outdoor sport suitable for all ages based on navigating from point to point with a map and compass. Orienteering has numerous forms, such as on foot, bike, canoe, or ski. With roots in Scandinavia, the international sport of orienteering has been steadily gaining in popularity in the U.S. It has grown here in the form of personal, family and group recreation, corporate team building, and competitive performance, and is an integral part of the sport of adventure racing.

The U.S. Orienteering Federation (USOF) is the National Governing Body for the sport of orienteering in the United States. This non-profit organization dedicates itself to promoting the sport as a viable and attractive recreation choice for outdoor enthusiasts, for education, personal development and environmental awareness, and to improve the competitive performance of U.S. orienteering athletes to world class levels. USOF's Board of Directors supports the idea of orienteering becoming an Olympic sport. USOF has been primarily an all-volunteer organization with 6,000+ members, consisting of individuals and clubs throughout the U.S.

More information about USOF and its member clubs, and about orienteering in general, can be found on the USOF web site http://www.us.orienteering.org/.

20 Mar 2010