USA Gymnastics, which has been rocked by a sex abuse scandal and bankruptcy, has appointed Carol Fabrizio chief communications & marketing officer, effective Feb. 13, as the national governing body for the sport seeks to restore its image.
Fabrizio is joing the group from Vail Resorts, where she most recently served as VP of communications and marketing operations. In her new post, Fabrizio’s areas of responsibility will include stakeholder and media relations, digital strategy and content development. She will also oversee the organization’s partnerships, media distribution and events.
USA Gymnastics filed for bankruptcy in 2018 following charges that national team doctor Lawrence Nassar abused numerous girls on the team between 2009 and 2011. In January, the organization offered to pay $215M to settle the claims brought against Nassar.
“We are committed to continuing to reinforce and build trust with our community, and that starts with consistent communications with our stakeholders,” said USA Gymnastics president/CEO Li Li Leung. “I’m excited to have Carol on board to help us highlight the meaningful changes we are making on our journey to becoming a truly athlete-centric organization.”