Santa Fe, NM – The USA Deaf Sports Federation (USADSF) Board reluctantly accepted the resignation of its President, Jack Lamberton, effective March 9, 2017. The Board expresses its deep gratitude to Mr. Lamberton for his twenty-nine (29) years of dedicated, passionate service to USADSF in several capacities as Team Leader, Team Director, and in various Board Officer positions, serving most recently as President of the Board for the past eight (8) years. Mr. Lamberton was also recognized for his outstanding performance and services to the Federation with the President’s Award twice before he became President in 2009 and again with the Art Kruger Award in 2013 for demonstrating leadership and continuous participation, support and contribution in the Federation over an extended period of time.
Jeffrey Salit will undertake the role of President, effective immediately. Mr. Salit previously served as Vice President of the Board for eight (8) years and prior to that, he served as Vice President of the National Sports Organizations (NSOs) and as Team Leader for three (3) Deaflympics. Mr. Salit was also recognized with the President’s Award in 2013 for his outstanding performance and services to the Federation and also received the Art Kruger Award in 2015 for his leadership and continuous participation, support and contribution. Mr. Salit shares his genuine appreciation to the Board and members of the Federation for their confidence and honor to serve in this capacity. Mr. Salit’s “moving forward” motto will support the importance of teamwork and ensuring the inclusion of every member athlete, coach, and Board in carrying out the Federation’s mission.
The Board is currently working on sending the U.S. Team to the 23rd Summer Deaflympics, to take place in Samsun, Turkey, on July 18 – 30, 2017. The final roster and other details will be released. For more information, contact Jeff Salit at firstname.lastname@example.org.