Introducing new FIS Council Members – Dexter Paine
Dexter Paine was elected to the FIS Council at the Congress in Barcelona in 2014 and was also named FIS Vice President. A former alpine ski racer, Paine is also currently chairman of the board of the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association, a position he has held since 2006. He was president of the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Team Foundation, the fundraising arm of the team, from 2002-2006.
Paine also serves on the Executive Committee for the 2015 FIS World Alpine Ski Championships in Vail/Beaver Creek. He succeeds retired USSA President and CEO Bill Marolt as FIS Vice President.
Paine grew up in the state of New Hampshire and has had a life-long passion for snow sports. He is a graduate of Williams College in Massachusetts, where he was a member of the alpine ski team. He has been a USSA voting delegate at several FIS Congresses. He has attended many Olympic Winter Games, FIS World Championships and World Cup competitions. Most recently, he was with the U.S. team for 16 days and attended over 20 Nordic, Alpine, Freestyle Skiing and Snowboarding events at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi (RUS).
In his private life, Paine is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Paine & Partners, a New York based private equity firm, which invests primarily in the food and agribusiness sectors, a number of which are located in Europe.