Mark Greenwald will step down soon as executive director of U.S. Speedskating, the federation said Thursday, as part of a vast overhaul that has reformed the structure and governance of the once-beleaguered organization less than a year before the 2014 Sochi Olympics in Russia.
Federation officials said in a statement that Greenwald will help search for his replacement after three years in his job. Spokeswoman Tamara Castellano said the federation hopes to hire a new director by the end of summer.
"We look forward to welcoming a new team member who will be a key player in not only fostering positive change within the organization, but also in upholding the tradition of excellence U.S. Speedskating was founded on," said Mike Plant, the new federation president. "We thank Mark for his leadership and commitment over the past three years, and look forward to his continued involvement with the sport."