April 7, 2022
To the New England Nordic Ski Association Community,
Amie W. Smith, Executive Director of the New England Nordic Ski Association (NENSA), has shared with the Board her decision to leave her position to explore other creative pursuits. Amie has been Executive Director since 2016 and through her efforts NENSA has become a leader in North American skiing for its engaging and diverse youth programming, competitive success at all levels, and strong industry partnerships. She leaves NENSA with a strong and talented staff in place, and in good financial stability.
Amie has been connected to NENSA for decades, starting as a “racer parent” and youth coach as her girls grew up in the Eastern Massachusetts Bill Koch League and Cambridge Sports Union and through their years of collegiate racing. She was volunteer Trip Leader for the New England team to Junior Nationals in 2014 and 2015 before officially joining NENSA as the Director of Competitive Programs in June of that year. Her professional leadership and ebullient personality have successfully guided NENSA through challenging times, not the least of which has been two years of the pandemic. NENSA Board Chair Carol Van Dyke says Amie will be greatly missed and “Her attention to detail, dedication to NENSA’s mission, mentorship especially to women, her passion for the sport, and her positive approach to all issues uplifted everyone to do their best and she leaves the organization in a far stronger position than what it was at the start of her tenure.”
We are grateful that Amie will stay on to help with the transition over the next four months. She will continue to be involved with NENSA as a Technical Delegate and coaching with her local BKL Club at Prospect Mountain. The sport and industry of cross-country skiing are grateful for her years of service.
The Board of Directors of NENSA will open a national search that invites qualified individuals to apply for this position later in April.
The New England Nordic Ski Association Board of Directors