Tom Hubbell

Friday, 17 January 2014 /

: President

: Delaware, OH

: Washington Univ., A.B.; University of Missouri-Kansas City, M.D.; Family Medicine Residency in Kansas City, MO – Certified by the American Board of Family Medicine

Professional Experience

Tom spent 10 of his 30-plus years of practice as President of the Medical Staff at Grady Memorial Hospital. He also teaches family medicine residents and medical students.

Sailing Experience

Tom was introduced to sailing by the Sea Scouts in X-boats as a child. Tom went on to drive the winning boat in a MORC fleet during medical school. With his first paycheck, he and his wife Pat began actively racing Thistles and he has served twice as class president. Tom leads a racing seminar during Thistle Midwinters (Coach-TCA) and wrote an accompanying book, Sailboat Racing with Greg Fisher. Tom has added C-Scow racing to his sailing activities and he looks forward to stormy days on Lasers. He raced the 2008 Chicago Yacht Club Race to Machinac. As Vice President of US Sailing for nine years, Tom led the 2005 re-organization of a smaller Board of Directors with direct election by members.

More from Tom Hubbell

President Gary Jobson has led the Board of Directors and staff in establishing an aggressive statement of strategic initiatives. We have begun the tasks and I am prepared to assume the board leadership role to continue this work. Here are the highlights:

  • • Review and revise our extensive training materials and courses. We are really good at training but we can do more, for example, increasing ways to learn racing skills.
  • • Update the content and process of our race official training and certification.
  • • Evolve the US Sailing Championships so they have greater appeal.
  • • Reach out to individual member organizations of all types to identify their particular needs and help them find the resources they want, as in taking the NSPS content to the local sailing entities. We will learn new ways to support local sailing.
  • • Share and expand on the fact that we provide training resources and organizational resources to all kinds of sailors, and we are relevant to all sailors.
  • • Develop a healthy and active partner for each rating rule that we support. US Sailing will deal with each rating rule and each partner on an even-handed basis with respect to one-another.
  • • Renew our process for developing talented sailors into elite sailors for our international, Olympic, and Paralympic teams.
  • • Revise our governance so that we are very lean at the top and very connected and relevant at the local and individual level.
  • • Transition our leadership and sustain a significant voice in the ISAF community.