AAU Appoints New Executive Director
Veteran AAU Staff Member Named to New Position
Lake Buena Vista, Fla. – During the Board of Directors meeting in December, Dr. Roger Goudy, President of the Amateur Athletic Union of the United States Inc. announced that Debby Batz was chosen as the new Executive Director. This announcement comes only weeks after Dr. Goudy was elected as the new President of the AAU.
Batz, an AAU Staff member of 17 years, was promoted from her former position as Senior Sports Manager of the AAU volleyball department and AAU Junior Olympic Games. This new position will include overseeing the day to day operations of the AAU National Office as well as implementing directives from the AAU President and Board of Directors.
Dr. Goudy determined she was the best fit for the job after working with her in the volleyball department. “Volleyball has grown to AAU’s largest sport after basketball and we hope Debby can have the same impact on other programs in AAU,” stated Dr. Goudy.
“I am very honored to be considered for this position and look forward to the new opportunity to work with the National Officers, Board of Directors, Districts and all of the staff at the AAU National Office,” said Batz. “The AAU is truly a unique organization and continues to be a leader in the industry. This is an exciting time for AAU under the leadership of Dr. Goudy.”
Batz looks forward to her new role with the AAU and said she hopes to continue to help grow the organization.
About the AAU
Founded in 1888, the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) is one of the largest, non-profit, volunteer, sports organizations in the United States. The philosophy of “Sports for All, Forever,” is shared by over 500,000 participants and over 50,000 volunteers. The AAU is divided into 57 distinct Districts which annually sanction more than 34 sports programs, 250 national championships, and over 30,000 age division events. A multi-sport organization, the AAU is dedicated exclusively to the promotion and development of amateur sports and physical fitness programs.