Wisconsin Interscholastic Cycling League Announces New Director Hire
February 6, 2022, Madison, Wisconsin- The Wisconsin Interscholastic Cycling League, a Chapter League of the National Interscholastic Cycling League, is pleased to announce the hiring of Renee Griswold as the new League Director. Renee will strengthen organizational efforts to support the coaches, student-athletes, and programs across the State of Wisconsin. Renee joins the WI League after an 18-year run with the Milwaukee Ballet as the School & Academy General Manager. In that position, she managed over 50+ staff in multiple locations and served 1000’s of students and families while maintaining national accreditation, international audition tours, Summer Intensive programs, and annual productions requiring over 300+ volunteers. Renee has also dedicated time and effort to the WI League as the registration co-manager during the race season, and a Level 3 coach on the Shorewood Mountain Bike Team. The hiring committee was impressed by Renee’s extensive experience in working for and with non-profits that are focused on youth development through exercise and movement. Renee shared, “When I learned of this opportunity, I knew I could quickly apply my expertise and knowledge of working with students, parents, staff, volunteers and community in a new and exciting way. There is no greater honor than to be tapped to lead this community in the next chapter of its growth and development.”
With the retirement of WI League founders Don Edberg and Kathy Mock last season, Renee will be the first League Director to take the reins in seven years. Kathy spoke for both outgoing directors when she was asked for comment, “Renee’s skills and background, combined with her passion for youth development and cycling, make her a great fit for the Wisconsin League. As strong demand continues to grow for programming and services, the WI League will benefit enormously from her leadership and experience.” “I am thrilled to have Renee step into this role. Her experience will serve the WI League membership well and I am confident in her abilities to get #morekidsonbikes and to bring great programming to the State of Wisconsin,” says Amanda Carey, President of NICA.
About the National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA) The National Interscholastic Cycling Association’s (NICA) mission is to build strong minds, bodies, character, and communities through cycling. NICA recognizes the value of participation in NICA League events for all student-athletes, free from discrimination based on race, religion, or gender identity. Our core value of inclusivity demonstrates our belief that everyone should be able to participate in our programs and feel welcomed, respected, and supported. Founded in 2009 as a 501(c)3 nonprofit, NICA develops interscholastic and community-based cycling programs for student-athletes and coaches across the United States. NICA provides leadership services and governance for local leagues to deliver quality mountain bike activities and events. NICA has served almost 64,000 student-athletes since 2009. Currently, NICA has 28 state and regional leagues and 14,000+ registered volunteer coaches who are working annually with over 27,000 student-athletes from over 1,000 high school and middle school teams in the USA. NICA exists by virtue of generous sponsors, donors, and partners. For more information on NICA visit National Interscholastic Cycling League (NICA)