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Christopher Ramsey
Christopher  Ramsey

Chief Executive Officer


USA Water Polo Announces Expanded Roles For John Abdou & Stephanie London Krogius

Abdou now Chief High Performance Officer, Krogius Chief Membership & Advancement Officer


Water Polo Among Fastest Growing Sports According To New USAWP & NFHS Data

USA Water Polo membership hit an all-time high in 2016, participation up in boy's and girl's high school water polo


USA Water Polo Signs Adam Krikorian & Dejan Udovicic To New Four Year Contracts Through 2020 Olympic Games

Medal winning coaches return for second quadrennial together leading Team USA


USA Water Polo Mourns The Loss Of Dr. Barbara Kalbus

Kalbus' impact felt across the globe in the sport of water polo


USA Water Polo CEO Christopher Ramsey Guest Speaker At NCAA Headquarters For Olympic Discussion

Six Varsity Programs Recently Added

Chris is responsible for carrying out the mission of USA Water Polo domestically and internationally. His work includes oversight of Olympic and national team programs, sport development (including membership programs and services), marketing and brand identity, international relations, along with finance and administration. His goals for the federation are sustained competitive excellence and national growth of the sport. He is committed to leading the federation by ensuring a stable and transparent financial base, a compelling brand identity and an ethical foundation for its work.

Prior to joining USA Water Polo in 2006, Chris was one of three principal administrators for the New York City Ballet, where he was responsible for the company's earned and philanthropic income as well as its endowment initiatives. His areas of oversight included development, marketing and communications, educational programs, special media such as film and publishing, online media, editorial and archival services, volunteer and program resources, and retail operations.

Before joining New York City Ballet, Chris was a senior administrator for MacNeil/Lehrer Productions, which produced The MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour on PBS along with a number of other special series for public and commercial television, including The Story of English and Learning in America. Chris is the editor of several books on ballet including Tributes: Celebrating Fifty Years of New York City Ballet (Morrow & Company) and Balanchine 100: A Commemorative Journal.

Chris has published short fiction and poetry, and authored a play, Two Voices, produced by the Fitzwilliam Theater Society in Cambridge, England. He was co-producer of the feature documentary Bringing Balanchine Back. Narrated by Kevin Kline, the documentary aired on Public Television in 2005 and is in DVD release. Executive producer of New York City Ballet Workout I and II in VHS and DVD formats (Palm Pictures), Chris conceived the book of the same title (Morrow). Among the special children's media projects that he has overseen are Mary Kate and Ashley's Ballet Party (Dualstar/Scholastic), and Barbie of Swan Lake (Mattel/ Mainframe Entertainment).

A cum laude graduate of the University of Redlands in Music and English, Chris played varsity NCAA water polo and also attended Cambridge University through an exchange program, where he also played basketball.

Chris earned a Master of Fine Arts degree from Cornell University in Creative Writing, where he was awarded the Andrews Prize for Fiction in 1980. While at Cornell he studied with A.R. Ammons, Alison Lurie, Lamar Herrin, and Richard Wilbur, later lecturing there in English Literature and Composition. More recently he earned a certificate in Olympic Sport Leadership from the U.S. Olympic Committee and the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

Chris serves as a member of the National Governing Body Council, the Olympic-NCAA Liaison Committee, and the Best Practices and Advisory Council of the US Olympic Committee. He is also a member of the Association of Chief Executives of Sport. He lives in Irvine, CA with his wife Lynne, and has three sons, Colin, James, and Evan.



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