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This profile was last updated on 9/7/00  and contains information from public web pages.

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  • Lewis and Clark College
  • Masters , Public Administration
    University of Washington
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Experience Music Project EMP Tops the Charts With a Quarter Million Visitors, 7 Sept 2000 [cached]
EMP's enormous success is a testament to the extraordinary power of music, said Kathy Scanlan, EMP's deputy director.The goal of EMP is to inspire and celebrate creativity and musical innovation.Since June 23, people of all ages and backgrounds have embraced that mission, transforming our vision into reality..Building on the success of EMP's grand opening celebration, which drew hundreds of thousands of visitors to its three-day musical extravaganza, the museum will unveil an extraordinary line-up of educational programming and live performances in the near future.For up-to-date calendar information visit the web site at http : // charter memberships provide guests with unlimited free access to EMP, and are still available through Ticketmaster.EMP membership information is also available online at http : // / or by calling 206/770-2700. - Visit - Press Room - Press Releases, 23 July 2000 [cached]
Kathy Scanlan , Deputy Director , Museum ServicesOverseeing development and management for all of EMP's programs and services , Scanlan serves as deputy director of museum services.Most recently Scanlan served as principal of Scanlan Consulting , her own strategic-planning and event-management consulting firm managing a range of clients including Odyssey , The Maritime Discovery Center , and Salt Lake City 2002 Olympic Organizing Committee.Prior to that , she was president of USA Gymnastics , the national governing body for the sport.During her four-year tenure there , she successfully negotiated gymnastics television contracts and sponsorships and directed athlete development programs that led to the U.S. women's gold medal victory in the 1996 Atlanta Olympics.Scanlan's diverse management career also includes executive leadership with the Seattle Supersonics , the Good Will Games , the City of Seattle , and Seattle Center.
Pepsi Bottling Group Investor Relations, 2 Oct 2000 [cached]
"We're excited that we can offer the great lineup of Pepsi brands for our visitors' enjoyment as they experience music in a completely different setting," said Kathy Scanlan, EMP Deputy Director of Operations.
Olympic Agent Sheryl Shade hopes to Strike Gold with Gabby Douglas |, 1 Aug 2012 [cached]
USA Gymnastics President Kathy Scanlan and Vice President Rod Davis called her to see if they could get her help representing some of the professional gymnasts on the team such as Moceanu and Miller.
>Scanlan served as the Executive Director ..., 8 April 1994 [cached]
>Scanlan served as the Executive Director of the World University Games Buffalo '93
Oh my. . . we're getting the person in charge of the worst-organized sports event in history? (Ok, ok, I read the part about her having just 10 months to get it together -- or not get it together -- and about all the other stuff she's done).
INDIANAPOLIS, IND. -- USA Gymnastics announced today that it has selected Kathy Scanlan of Seattle, Wash., as the organization's new president.Scanlan succeeds Mike Jacki, who resigned after 10 years to take a similar post with U.S. Skiing.
After an exhaustive search process, I am certain we have found such an individual in Kathy.She brings a wealth of management, financial planning and business skills which will allow USA Gymnastics to grow into new areas of service for our membership, while maintaining our leadership position within the industry."
Scanlan is currently a principal in the consulting firm of Scanlan, Sorensen and Potter, Inc., which specializes in management andmarketing for sports events, institutions and facilities.The company's clients include World Cup USA.
Her extensive background in sports management includes serving as the Executive Director of the 1993 World University Games, asExecutive Vice President of the Seattle SuperSonics and Executive Vice President for the Seattle Goodwill Games Organizing Committee.
"I am honored to be selected by the Board of Directors to serve as the president of USA Gymnastics," Scanlan said."This is an incredible opportunity for me and my family, and a very exciting time for the sport of gymnastics.USA Gymnastics has had great success on and off the competition floor and I welcome the challenge of helping to lend to its future successes."
Scanlan was unanimously recommended for the position by a seven-member search committee, representing all constituencies within theUSA Gymnastics membership.The recommendation of that group was endorsed by the Executive Committee and approved by the Board of Directors of USA Gymnastics.
Given her commitments to World Cup USA, Scanlan will officially being on Aug. 1.
Kathy Scanlan has a widely established reputation for excellence in leadership and management of complex organizations.She hasextensive experience in budget development and control, project direction and government relations.Scanlan has worked for government, non-profit organizations and private industry.
In the fall of 1993, Scanlan became a principal in the consulting firm of Scanlan, Sorensen and Potter, Inc., where her clients haveincluded the city of Seattle, the Business Alliance Against Poverty, The Seattle Aquarium, The American Zoo Association and World Cup USA.
Immediately before forming the consulting firm, Scanlan served as the executive director of the World University Games Buffalo '93,where she was responsible for the overall management of an international sporting competition which included 6,000 athletes and officials and more than 1,400 international media.Scanlan oversaw a $34 million budget, 160 full time staff and almost 20,000 volunteers.She was hired just 10 months before this massive event and effected a remarkable turnaround for the local organizing committee.
From 1990-92, Scanlan served as Executive Vice President of the Seattle SuperSonics, directing business operations for the SeattleNational Basketball Association franchise.She served as liaison with the city of Seattle and other government entities and was responsible for oversight of all non-basketball personnel and functions, including the development of long-term facility needs for the franchise.
Scanlan served as Executive Vice President of the Seattle Organizing Committee for the 1990 Goodwill Games from 1988-90 and was responsible for the overall presentation of the 17-day international athletics competition, the Goodwill Arts Festival and the Goodwill Exchange.The organizing committee's operating budget totaled $80 million, with 490 employees and 10,000 volunteers operating in seven jurisdictions across the state of Washington.
From 1974-88, Scanlan worked in various capacities for the city of Seattle and was the budget analyst for the Office of Management for the Seattle Parks and Recreation Department from 1977 to the fall of 1980.From 1980 to July 1982, Scanlan was Business andOperations Manager for the Woodland Park Zoo, supervising maintenance, admissions and zookeeper staff.From July 1982 until April 1988 when she joined the Goodwill Games organizing committee staff, Scanlan served as Deputy Director of Seattle Center, a year-round 74-acre cultural, recreational and entertainment facility for the Seattle region which included the Seattle Center Coliseum, the Seattle Opera House and other major public assembly facilities.
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