Gladstone, NJ – August 7, 2014 - The United States Equestrian Team Foundation is pleased to announce that W. James McNerney, Jr., has been elected as a member of its Board of Trustees.
McNerney, chairman and chief executive officer of The Boeing Company, has been a member of the USET Foundation’s National Advisory Committee for two years. He is active in the equestrian community through his family’s long-standing involvement in show jumping. He and his wife Haity have supported show jumping development and events, with a focus on young rider development. Their daughters Julia and Hilary are active competitors in the hunter and jumper divisions. They also own young and Grand Prix jumpers ridden by Kent Farrington.
“We are so pleased that Jim has joined our Board. His vision and business acumen as well as his support of equestrian sport make him an incredible asset for us and we feel fortunate to have him join our leadership. We look forward to Jim’s expertise and help in establishing the USET Foundation as the premiere philanthropic sports organization in this country,” said Tucker Johnson, USET Foundation president.
The United States Equestrian Team Foundation (www.uset.org) is the non-profit organization that supports the competition, training, coaching, travel and educational needs of America’s elite and developing international, high-performance horses and athletes in partnership with the United States Equestrian Federation.