Dean Peterson Elected to USA Cycling Board of Directors
12 Oct, 2015
Dean Peterson, head coach of the Marian University Cycling Team, was recently elected to the USA Cycling Board of Directors as the Collegiate Committee Representative. He replaces long-time board member Mark Abramson.
Peterson has been racing bikes and coaching cyclists for more than 33 years. He is a USA Cycling Level 2 coach and a three-time national champion. As Marian's head coach for the past decade, Peterson has grown the school's cycling program into one of the largest and most successful in the nation, and has led the Knights to multiple national championship titles, as well as overall USA Cycling Collegiate Team Omnium awards.
“We are thrilled to have someone of Dean’s experience joining the Board. He is joining to represent collegiate cycling, for which he is a passionate advocate, but he also brings a wealth of general cycling knowledge that will support all our efforts," stated USA Cycling President & CEO, Derek Bouchard-Hall. "He has very large shoes to fill in replacing Mark, but he is well up to the task! I very much look forward to working with him.”
Peterson is also Executive Director of the Indy Cycloplex (home to the Major Taylor Velodrome), and the founder and director of Power Booster, Indianapolis' premier indoor cycling studio. He has served on USA Cycling's Collegiate Committee since 2010 and has also served on the boards of the Bicycle Action Project (1998-2004) and The Orchard School (2009-2015).
The USA Cycling Board of Directors is comprised of the CEO, four Athlete, four Development Foundation, seven Sport Committee, and four At-Large Representatives. Through a collective abundance of professional and athletic experience, the board of directors aims to further the mission of USA Cycling by striving for sustained success in international cycling competition, growing competitive cycling in America, and delivering an exceptional customer experience.
Peterson completed his undergraduate studies at Purdue University in 1988 before serving two years as a Peace Corps Volunteer. He then completed his post-graduate studies at Butler University in 1999 while teaching at the Orchard School in Indianapolis.
Dean, and his wife Shari, live in Indianapolis and have two children in college.
About USA Cycling: Recognized by the United States Olympic Committee and the Union Cycliste Internationale, USA Cycling is the official governing body for all disciplines of competitive cycling in the United States, including road, track, mountain bike, BMX and cyclo-cross. As a membership-based organization, USA Cycling comprises 64,000 members; 2,700+ clubs and teams; and 34 local associations. The national governing body sanctions over 3,100 competitive and non-competitive events throughout the U.S. each year and is responsible for the identification, development, and support of American cyclists. To learn more about USA Cycling, visit usacycling.org.