By USA Swimming | Saturday, October 27, 2018
DENVER, Colo. – In its first official meeting since being elected in September, the USA Swimming Board of Directors today named Bob Vincent to the position of Chair, Olympian Davis Tarwater to Vice Chair and Tom Ugast to Vice Chair Fiscal Oversight.
“Today’s officer appointments continue to enhance the powerful and important transformation of one of this country’s most notable sports governing body’s board of directors,” USA Swimming President & CEO Tim Hinchey III said. “The entire staff and I look forward to working with Bob and the members of the board to further enhance our commitment to our athletes, members and the sport across the country.”
New USA Swimming Board of Directors Chair Bob Vincent added: “I am very humbled to have been elected Chair of the [USA Swimming] board and inspired to lead this exceptional group of dedicated volunteers. I look forward to working alongside Tom and Davis, and am thrilled with the important significance of electing an athlete represented to the highest ranks of our governance. There are many exciting, innovative, and positively-challenging opportunities on the horizon and I feel confident that we have the right mix of individuals to guide and support the staff in navigating these initiatives.”
A USA Swimming board member since 2016, Vincent was most recently the Vice Chair Finance (now the Vice Chair Fiscal Oversight). He has been involved at all levels of swimming governance including serving as the president of a parent-owned team. He is an active official for Potomac Valley Swimming (PVS) and previously served as the Eastern Zone Officials Chair.
After serving as a Member-at-Large and member of the Audit/Investment Committees he was elected as the Treasurer of PVS and served in that position from 2012 to 2015. He has also served on the USA Swimming Investment Committee.
Vincent was elected and served on the board of the Professional Services Council, the Voice of the Government Services Industry. He serves on the Board of Directors of Florida Citrus Sports, scouting NCAA football in the SEC, Big Ten, ACC, and Big 12 Conferences for the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl and Russell Athletic Bowl.
Vice Chair Tarwater represented Team USA for over a decade, beginning in 2001 with the Goodwill Games in Brisbane, Australia and culminating in 2012 at the London Olympic Games. Since London, Davis cofounded Gulfstream Capital, LLC, a Private Wealth Management firm in Knoxville, TN. He currently serves as the Board President of Tennessee Aquatics, the Webb School of Knoxville Board of Trustees, the YMCA of East Tennessee as well as the USA Swimming Investment Committee and the National Board of Review.
Vice Chair of Fiscal Oversight Ugast currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Nation’s Capital Swim Club, one of USA Swimming’s largest member clubs. The team counts approximately 50 coaches and 1,850 athletes in its competitive USA Swimming program, as well as 350 swimmers in the developmental program and one swim school. Additionally, Ugast serves as the General Chair of PVS.