The NRF Announces Jamie Koven and Marcia Hooper As New Board Co-Chairs

07.02.2012 BY: National Rowing Foundation

MYSTIC, Conn., February 3, 2012 — The National Rowing Foundation (NRF) is pleased to announce that at its 2012 Annual Meeting Marcia Hooper and Jamie Koven were elected Co-Chairs of the Board of the NRF. Anne Martin and Dick Cashin who stepped down as Co-Chairs have both joined the Executive Committee of the Board. The Directors and Trustees were highly grateful for all the contributions made by Dick and Anne during their ten year tenure and welcomed Marcia and Jamie. Jamie Koven has deep understanding of competitive rowing spanning over three decades. He is currently training for the 2012 Olympics and competed in both the 1996 and 2000 Olympics. Jamie rowed at St. Paul’s School and at Brown University, where he rowed to three national championships. He began his international racing career in 1990 as member of the Junior National Team and was a member of the US National Team from 1993 through 2000. Jamie won the world championships twice, in the Eight in 1994 and in the Single in 1997. Jamie is a Partner at One Equity Partners and in 2009 was appointed a Steward of the Henley Royal Regatta. Marcia Hooper is dedicated supporter of rowing and has been involved with the sport since the mid-1970’s when she helped launch Brown Women’s Crew program. She has remained involved with Brown University serving as Co-President of the Friends of Brown Women’s Crew; she is member of the President’s Advisory Council on Athletics and an officer of the Brown University Sports Foundation. She is a Director of the Head of the Charles Regatta, and formerly served as Treasurer of the NRF. “Dick and I could not be more excited to have two such talented people step up to chair the NRF. Jamie’s commitment to the sport of rowing and his deep personal knowledge of the needs of US Rowing is a great asset. Marcia’s strengths in business, organization and fundraising will be highly valued as the NRF seeks to meet the needs of our Senior and Junior National Team athletes in rowing.” said Anne Martin. About the National Rowing Foundation: The National Rowing Foundation was founded in 1966 to raise funds to support international competition for rowers representing the United States of America. In its 45-year history it has grown to support rowers at all levels, Olympic, Senior, Under-23, and Junior National teams. The NRF raises funds to cover the cost of travel, equipment, training, facilities and other support where needed through US Rowing. Through the efforts of the NRF over $20MM has been donated to support our USA athletes in their pursuit of excellence and winning. The NRF also oversees and manages the National Rowing Hall of Fame and the Museum of Rowing History in Mystic, Conn. Please visit for more information. ### For additional information: Mara Keggi Ford (203) 525-6566 National Rowing Foundation; E-mail: