David Lipscomb Joins USA Cycling as DEI and Organizational Development Consultant
Oct. 25, 2021 (COLORADO SPRINGS, CO) USA Cycling announces that David Lipscomb, CEO & Head Coach at CIS Training Systems LLC, will initially serve a one-year term as the organization’s DEI and Organizational Development Consultant.
Lipscomb has spent over 25 years at the highest levels of cycling and martial arts, and brings more than 10 years of leadership and organizational development expertise. He was an early advocate of DEI initiatives, having been VP of Diversity and Inclusion for Sovereign Bank in 2009. In that role he authored the bank’s first-ever diversity playbook. Lipscomb recently conducted the first in an ongoing series of Cycling Inclusion Conference talks, conceived by USA Cycling and supported by cycling industry partners SRAM, Strava, Allied Cycle Works, Trek, Canyon, Vittoria, Hyperice, People for Bikes, Goodr, ZWIFT, Hinshaw Design Group, and The Inclusion Playbook.
Today Lipscomb is CEO and Head Coach of New York-based CIS Training Systems, a cycling performance organization that focuses on coaching in the widest possible sense to drive personal, professional, and organizational performance and success. The goal of Lipscomb’s coaching methodology is to create training behaviors that go beyond the bike by breaking down mental and communication barriers, thereby surpassing individual and by extension organizational limitations.
According to USA Cycling’s CEO, Rob DeMartini, “David has both a deep understanding of our sport and extensive leadership development skills. The fact that he’s an outsider with this knowledge gives him the kind of objectivity and independence we need as an organization to drive staff and leadership performance and commitment to DEI initiatives. He’s also frank and cuts to the chase, and that’s exactly what we need.”
Although officially an independent contractor, Lipscomb will serve as a member of the leadership team reporting to the CEO. He will remain in his role at USA Cycling for at least 12 months.
ABOUT USA CYCLING (usacycling.org)
USA Cycling is the national governing body for the sport of cycling and oversees the disciplines of road, track, mountain bike, cyclocross, and BMX. USA Cycling’s mission is to champion accessibility, participation, and excellence in the sport of cycling to make more Americans healthier, happier, and better on two wheels while achieving sustained international racing success. USA Cycling supports cyclists at all levels, from those just beginning in the sport and participating in fun rides to international caliber racers. The organization identifies, develops, and selects cyclists to represent the United States in international competition through the support of kids’ and interscholastic programs, amateur bike racing and grassroots development programs, and the provision of critical infrastructure to run organized racing. USA Cycling has a membership of 100,000, annually sanctions over 2,500 events, and is a proud member of the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) and United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee (USOPC).
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