Joan Hanscom to leave USAC for position in grassroots racing development

By Stephen Frothingham

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BRAIN) — USA Cycling announced Friday that Joan Hanscom, the group’s vice president of event services, will depart the organization later this year to take what USAC called “a significant new leadership role in grassroots racing development.” Hanscom’s new position will be announced at a future date.

“Joan has been a transformative force at USA Cycling and has irreversibly changed our relationships with the race director community,” said Derek Bouchard-Hall, the CEO of USA Cycling. “We are grateful for her leadership and sad to see her go, and we know the legacy of her work at USA Cycling will continue to help the sport thrive.”

Hanscom joined USA Cycling in 2016. Before that she worked at ABUS Mobile Security in Chicago.

“Leaving USA Cycling was a very difficult decision for me as I am very proud of the progress the organization has made the last several years – and I’m quite excited about 2019 with the upcoming launch of USA Cycling’s new event permitting and online registration systems,” Hanscom said. “The opportunity to work hands-on with a grassroots cycling community and be closer to my family was just too big a draw. I’m not leaving the sport – …read more

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