The chief executive officer of Indianapolis-based USA Diving has announced her retirement. Linda Paul, who has been a part of the organization for over 16 years, will step down in April.
Paul says she will assist with the transition to a new leader. She calls her tenure at USA Diving "an honor and a privilege."
"I have met so many great people and have truly enjoyed being a small part of their journey wherever it happened to take them," said Paul. "I’m proud that we have accomplished so much together in 16 years, and USA Diving has a very bright future."
USA Diving has also announced High Performance Director Steve Foley will be leaving the organization when his contract expires at the end of the year. Foley cited a desire to be closer to his family in his home country of Australia as the reason for leaving. He joined USA Diving in 2009.
"I have enjoyed the many challenges with USA Diving during my tenure and it was exciting to work closely with incredible athletes and coaches as they mixed it with the world’s best these past eight years," said Foley. "I have made many friends whom I will cherish forever and I feel confident that USA divers and coaches will continue on a very successful path. I look forward to seeing them succeed in Tokyo."
The USA Diving Board of Directors says it will conduct a comprehensive search to replace Paul and Foley.