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Felicia Zimmermannís foray into fencing was over 25 years ago, when her father brought her to the Rochester Fencing Center. She was immediately hooked. Thus, began her involvement in our sport that continues to this day and one that Felicia would now like to elevate to the position of President for USA Fencing. Felicia is uniquely qualified for this role; her core competencies, along with her fencing and professional experiences, are unmatched by any other candidate.
As a club owner, Felicia understands the critical needs of the club and the recreational fencer first-hand. Along with her sister, Felicia is responsible for the daily financial and key operations of the club, including teaching and designing classes for beginners to competitive, growing the business, and managing the finances. This intimate knowledge of club management closes the circle of fencing experience that no other candidate possesses.
As a fencer, Felicia has competed at the highest domestic and international levels; Two-time Olympic team member, 10-time World Championship team member, and 2-time NCAA Champion are just to name a few of her achievements. This sustained competitive excellence speaks to a level of commitment and discipline that is needed in guiding our sport through its next developmental phase. Moreover, Feliciaís name is well known in international fencing circles and will bring a new level of respect to the position of President, USA Fencing.
As an administrator, Felicia spent eight years as a Board member of USA Fencing, four years as an Executive Committee member, where she was exposed to extremely sensitive issues, led various committees, and authored policies to encourage positive changes for our organization. Felicia also served eight-years as the Athleteís Representative to the USOCís Athleteís Council and three years on the USOC Board of Directors. Through that experience, she cultivated relationships with many influential people, relationships she has maintained to this day.
Professionally, Felicia has used her Stanford degree to gain a position with Booz & Company, a global management consulting firm where she learned organizational design, corporate strategy, financial accounting, business planning and public sector governance. In 2010, she left Booz and accepted a position in her hometown with Xerox. As a Director in Technology Services, Felicia has an inside look at the way outsourcing can permit a business to focus on its core capabilities and mission.
Never one to be satisfied only with the personal benefits of her success in fencing, Felicia has always given back to our sport and now asks for your support that she may bring all of this experience to bear as she continues to serve.
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