Snow Doubt: They’ve Got You Covered
The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association’s 35,000 employees, members and athletes enjoy limited travel services coverage with Global Rescue as part of their $15 general membership, and they can upgrade to full coverage at their own expense.
Tiger Shaw, president and CEO of the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association, said the association’s 200 athletes are fully covered by Global Rescue whenever they travel as an athlete on behalf of the team.
“Unfortunately, because of what we do, we utilize Global Rescue multiple times a year,” Shaw said in a telephone interview from his home in Park City, Utah.
Shaw, a two-time Olympian, 1985 Dartmouth College graduate and former Hanover resident, said his own daughter once was rescued by Global Rescue.
“If something happens, it’s invaluable. I know numerous stories of people who didn’t have it, and the difference logistically and monetarily in terms of what their families had to do was enormous. Anyone who travels to risky places is crazy to travel without it,” he said.
Prior to joining the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association, Shaw worked in sales and marketing for Global Rescue.
Global Rescue CEO Dan Richards “taught me many things in terms of managing people and remote situations,” Shaw said, “things that are very useful to me today.”
— Rebecca Perkins Hanissian