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USA Diving CEO to leave after 16 months on the job

September 24, 2018

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — USA Diving’s chief executive officer is out after 16 months.

The national governing body said Monday that Lee Walsi Johnson will be leaving on Oct. 5.

He began his tenure in May 2017 after coming from USA Gymnastics, where he was vice president of marketing. His background was in strategic planning and brand building.

Michele Mitchell, chair of USA Diving’s board of directors, thanked Johnson for his service “in an extremely challenging time of transition.”

USA Diving says the rapidly changing environment of Olympic sports has “necessitated a change in the financial strategy of the organization.”

The group says it will announce plans for new leadership in the upcoming weeks.

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