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Olympic committee selects Martin as candidate for vice president-secretariat

The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) Executive Committee has selected Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Bill Martin as its candidate for vice president-secretariat.
Martin (Photo by Martin Vloet, U-M Photo Services)

The organization's 123-member board of directors will vote by a mail ballot to determine whether Martin, who represents the United States Sailing Association on the USOC board, will serve as an officer through the remainder of the current quadrennium, which ends in 2004.

The office of vice president-secretariat previously was held by Marty Mankamyer, who was elected president of the USOC in August, following the May 2002 resignation of Sandra Baldwin.

Martin, who has been at the University since March 2000, has been a member of the USOC Board of Directors since 1995. He also has served on the organization's budget and members services committees. Martin was president of the U.S. Sailing Association, the sport's national governing body, from 1988­91. He also served as president of the United States Sailing Foundation (1995­98) and has been a member of its board since 1991.

A 1962 graduate of Wittenberg College, Martin earned a graduate degree in economics from the University of Stockholm in 1963 and a master of business administration at U-M in 1965. In 1968, he founded the First Martin Corp.a diversified real estate construction, development and management firmwhich developed 35 major office, commercial, industrial and residential projects in Ann Arbor. Martin also is the founder of the Bank of Ann Arbor, and has been chairman of its board since 1997.

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