The USA Cycling board of directors has named Rob DeMartini as president and chief executive officer of USA Cycling.
DeMartini will join the organisation from New Balance Athletics, where he spent 12 years as president and CEO.
He will begin his new position in February.
Bob Stapleton, USA Cycling chairman of the board, said: “Our entire board and management team enthusiastically welcome Rob as our new CEO.
“His passion and ambition for both the future of USA Cycling and our sport is inspiring. He also brings the proven leadership, commercial skills and resources to elevate USA Cycling and to do more for our members, partners and athletes.”
DeMartini said: “As I join USA Cycling, I look forward to working closely with Chuck Hodge (chief of racing and events) in support of our members, event directors and race officials as well as Scott Schnitzspahn (VP of elite athletics) to prepare our riders for the Tokyo 2020 Games.
“I am excited to join this capable team and very optimistic that we can better meet members’ needs, grow the leadership role USA Cycling plays in our industry and make all disciplines of cycling stronger.”