DUBLIN, IRE – World Rugby today announced the appointment of Dan Payne as Chief Executive Officer of Rugby Americas. Following his tenure as CEO with USA Rugby, Payne looks to continue his aspiration of growing rugby, in a new arena.
To ensure continuity through the transition, USA Rugby will be naming an Interim CEO in the very near future as the executive search for a permanent Chief Executive... Read More
USA Rugby has endured its fourth high-level resignation in the span of a month, with former McDonald's executive Dean Barrett stepping down. This comes in the aftermath of the magnitude of USA Rugby subsidiary Rugby International Marketing's financial failures going public.
USA Rugby CEO Dan Payne announced his impending resignation at the beginning of March, around the same time Chad Keck was... Read More
Two at-large seats to the USA Rugby board need to be filled, with Bob Kimmitt vacating his and Rob King terming out. The vacancies were announced at the end of February with a call for nominations, and the submission window closes Sunday.
Submissions go to the nominating committee, which is chaired by congress representative Marni Vath. It matches up the candidates to a matrix provided by a... Read More
LAFAYETTE, CO – Rugby International Marketing (RIM) today announced the appointment of former USA Rugby Eagle and CMO, Pam Kosanke, as both Chairman of the Board of RIM and Interim CEO. Kosanke will assume the latter role effective March 23, following the resignation of current CEO David Sternberg. USA Rugby also elected two new representatives to the RIM Board in Mark Lambourne and Jon Bobbett,... Read More
USA Rugby’s congress debated and voted on a petition to recall USA Rugby board member Chad Keck Wednesday, with 24 votes being cast to remove Keck, 14 to keep him on the board, and eight congress members not participating. The 24 yes votes did not constitute the requisite two-thirds majority necessary to recall Keck, leaving him on the board.
The vote comes less than two weeks after Keck was... Read More
The Rugby Channel, the only year-round business of Rugby International Marketing, has lost $4.2 million to date, according to minutes from USA Rugby’s Feb. 9-11 Congress meeting in Dallas, Texas. The minutes detail an array of discussion topics, but none more pressing or compelling than USA Rugby’s subsidiaries, RIM and TRC.
“The USA Rugby Congress has grave concerns about the operations of RIM... Read More
When Dan Payne took the reins, I was torn. There was obvious excitement – after a decade of the untrustworthy Nigel Melville, we now had a person in USA Rugby’s top position who understood grass roots rugby in America from recent first-hand experience, he’d worked at a high level in sports administration, and most importantly, he was someone I trusted to always act tirelessly, selflessly and... Read More
USA Rugby board of director Chad Keck has been removed from his post on the Rugby International Marketing board. RIM leadership met Friday in Las Vegas to discuss the fate of the troubled company, and the decision was made to shakeup its composition.
Going forward, USA Rugby’s CEO will serve as the chairman of RIM’s board. For now, that means outgoing CEO Dan Payne sits atop RIM’s board. That... Read More
During the February USA Rugby Board of Directors meeting, Dan Payne informed the leadership group that he will step down as Chief Executive Officer in July 2018, following the Rugby World Cup Sevens in San Francisco.
"Knowing the time and travel this position requires and our union deserves," said Payne, "balanced against my responsibility and desire to be present for the formative years of my... Read More
2018 marks the third full year of business for Rugby International Marketing, the for-profit subsidiary of USA Rugby. RIM was concocted in 2015 by USA Rugby’s board of directors to, “jumpstart the commercial activities of USA Rugby and exploit the market opportunity through an infusion of third-party capital and strategic investor partners in an entrepreneurial environment,” explained USA Rugby... Read More