**So what is it that makes you think you're the right person for this job? How would you sell yourself to the cynical person who's looking at you and wondering why you got the job as opposed to somebody else?
**Okay, fair question. Well, I have a deep passion for and experience in Olympic sailing, and Olympic class boats. And we talked about Savannah and my experience in the '96 quad, which I should also note was an incredible experience because the world came to North America, which made it easier for a young team to compete, because the Games were in North America. But my Olympic experience actually goes back to 1988 as a young kid growing up in Newport, R.I. The Olympic Trials, back when it was a one-regatta event, came to Newport, and that's when I bought my first 470, got the bug, and have been hooked on Olympic sailing ever since. So after '96, I stayed close to the program, through friends who were both sailors and coaches, and then got involved in the management of Olympic sailing through my experience on the Olympic Sailing Committee. And I think that background over a couple decades in Olympic Sailing really has me well prepared for the whole experience. I've been a part of the program as a sailor, and I've been a part of the program from the management perspective. Also, my background in media, has given me 15 years of building partnerships, many of which will translate well in this job. When you're the publisher of a media brand, you're busy selling a lot of advertising and building a lot of marketing partnerships. Well, some of those same companies that I have worked with also support the Olympic program. It's tough to put a number on it, but if you break down where I'll spend my time, as the leader of U.S. Olympic Sailing, I'll probably spend 70 percent of my time focused on revenue, and focused on all of our partnerships. And my experience in media, and sailing media, has me well prepared for that.