RJ Shannon Named Utah Olympic Park Track Manager

Congratulations to RJ Shannon. The Utah Athletic Foundation announced Thursday, September 30, 2010 that Shannon is now the Utah Olympic Park Track Manager.

Prior to 2003 when Shannon began his career at the Utah Olympic Park on the Track Crew, he was the Operation and Logistic Supervisor with the Salt Lake Olympic Committee at the Medals Plaza in Salt Lake City from 2000 to 2002.

Since joining the Utah Olympic Park, Shannon’s experience, knowledge and skill have been displayed in all areas of Track operations. His lead and supervisor roles have included Track Crew, Control Tower and the Comet Bobsled Public Ride Program. Shannon has also acted as Chief of Track for numerous regional, national and international Bobsled, Skeleton and Luge events. In organizing these Track events, he has developed important relationships with the international sports federations, FIBT(Federation Internationale de Bobsleigh et de Tobogganing) and FIL (International Luge Federation).

“We are fortunate to have an experienced leader of our Track Crew team able to take on the responsibilities of Track Manager,” said Colin Hilton, CEO of the Utah Athletic Foundation. “RJ is an asset to our organization and capable of upholding the high standards in all areas of our Track operations.”

Shannon is a committed and respected member of the Utah Olympic Park team. The Utah Athletic Foundation looks forward to working with him as the Utah Olympic Park continues its endeavors to support the development of track sports and in offering quality sports programs.

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