Picture of Mr. Harney
Greg Harney - President
Greg Harney, who joined the U.S. Olympic Committee in 1987, had a distinguished 18-year career overseeing the USOC's International Games and International Affairs divisions.
Greg served as the USOC's Managing Director of Games and Organizational Support division for 15 years (1987-2002), responsible for all USOC delegation and operational needs at the summer and winter Olympic Games, the summer and winter Paralympic Games, the Pan American Games and the summer and winter World University Games.
In total, Harney
has been involved in preparations for 12 Olympic Games (1984-2006) and directed the USOC's participation in more than 30 multi-sport contests.
Games efforts, he
was recognized in 1997 by the USOC
with the organization's prestigious Olympic Shield Award, the only active staff member to have been bestowed this honor.
Harney concluded his U.S. Olympic Committee career as Managing Director of International Affairs (2003-2005) overseeing all USOC international relations, events and programs including formulating the organization's international strategic initiatives and relations.
He was also responsible for USOC's bid administration efforts including the 2012 Olympic and 2007 Pan American Games international and domestic bid programs.
While at the USOC, Harney served as the U.S. representative to the International Olympic Committee's NOC Working Group, the Pan American Sports Organization's Technical Commission and the Association of National Olympic Committee's NOC Technical Working Group.
Prior to joining the USOC, Mr. Harney served as Director of operations for the successful U.S. Olympic Festival held in Houston in 1986.
Mr. Harney was also Manager of Venue Press Operations for the Los Angeles Olympic Organization plus was one of the Managing Editors of the Official Report of the 1984 Olympic Games.
A graduate of Arizona State University, Harney served as the school's Assistant Sports Information Director for nearly a decade where five of his publications won national acclaim.