The Sport Management program in the College of Business recently promoted Charlene Boudreau to associate director and added two instructors with extensive experience in the management of professional and amateur athletics.
The appointment of Olympian Garrett Klugh and Dave Askinas, the former CEO of USA Taekwondo, as instructors was announced by Eric Olson, professor, College of Business, and director, Sport Management Program. Olson also announced Boudreau’s promotion. She previously served as an instructor and field work coordinator for the program.
Brief biographies follow.
Boudreau has 15 years Olympic movement experience in the Olympic movement and also owns a small business that specializes in strategic planning for sporting organizations. She teaches courses in Olympic, international and non-profit sport management, international sport tourism, tourism and sport science for sport administrators. As associate director, she will also launch the college’s first certificate in business education for sport this summer.
Boudreau earned an MBA from UCCS and a master’s from Indiana State University. She chairs the USOC’s task force on marketing coach education. She will compete in her fourth Ironman Triathlon this summer in British Columbia, Canada.
Klugh was a member of the 1999 World Champion United States National Rowing Team. He represented the United States at the Olympic Games in Athens.
Previously, Klugh served as a member of the board of directors for the United States Rowing Association and was selected to participate in
the United States Olympic Committee Management Development Program where he worked closely in areas such as international games preparation, coaching, and stakeholder relations. He also participated in the 48th International Olympic Academy in 2008.
Additionally, Klugh served as a venue manager for the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. His specific responsibilities included managing event services and a staff of more than 500 full-time and volunteer personnel at the competition venue for women’s ice hockey and sledge hockey.
Most recently, Klugh worked as the marketing director for 776 Original Marketing where he managed a number of client relationships and served as an agent for Olympic champion Rulon Gardner.
Klugh is a graduate of San Diego State University and a student in the George Washington University MBA program.
Askinas previously served in various positions for the United Soccer Leagues of Tampa, Fla., including chief executive officer, associate commissioner, chief operating officer and general counsel.
He served on the board of directors of U.S. Soccer and on various committees of the U.S. Soccer Federation, receiving the Presidential
Award for service to U.S. Soccer in 1999. In addition, Askinas serves on the Court of Arbitration for Sport based in Lausanne, Switzerland where he specializes in soccer arbitration cases.
In 2006, Askinas was appointed chief executive officer of USA Taekwondo and was elected vice president of the Pan-American Taekwondo Union. He served on various committees and arbitration panels for the World Taekwondo Federation.
He previously served as an adjunct faculty member at Manchester (Conn.) Community College and Florida Atlantic University, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
He earned a bachelor’s degree from Washington University, St. Louis, and a law degree from the University of Connecticut. At Washington University, Askinas earned three varsity letters in soccer.