United States Equestrian Federation Chief Executive Officer Chris Welton has left the post to pursue other interests, with Bill Moroney taking up the reins until a permanent CEO is found.
Welton departed the role on January 12, and the USEF said it was grateful for his contributions over the last 18 months, and wished Welton the best of luck in his future endeavors. Welton had replaced John Long in the role from June 1, 2014.
William (Bill) J. Moroney is currently president of the USEF’s largest affiliate association, the US Hunter Jumper Association (USHJA), and takes up the role of Interim Chief Executive Officer effective immediately.
Moroney has served as a Director of the USEF and member of its Executive Committee, as well as several other committees and task forces. Under his leadership at the USHJA, the association has gone through a growth-driven reorganization of its governance model, resulting in a tremendous increase in its membership and financial stability.
“Bill has been actively involved in the governance of equestrian sport in the United States for the last 18 years and is deeply experienced in almost every aspect of the Federation,” said Chrystine Tauber, USEF President.
“His experience, coupled with his commitment to the sport, makes him the ideal person to lead USEF through this transition.”