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Alicia
Mandel

<p>Alicia Mandel joined the United States Olympic Committee as Director of Learning and Leadership on August 21, 2006.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; In this role, she is responsible for assessing, developing and implementing a comprehensive leadership curriculum for the USOC and the National Governing Bodies along with overseeing an innovative career development and succession planning program.&nbsp; In addition, Mandel coordinates the development, the vision and the strategic plan for the USOC's Olympic University, which aims to provide learning to multiple constituencies &ndash; employees, leaders, coaches, athletes, corporations and non-profits.&nbsp; She is also responsible for overseeing a technical skills training program for the 400-plus USOC employees. <br /> Prior to joining the USOC, Mandel was the Director of Leadership Development for a fast growing start-up company in Nashville, Tenn, where she watched the company grow from 900 employees to 5,000 in less than 3 years.&nbsp; Before moving to Tennessee, she was the Global Director of Executive Development at CibaVision &ndash; a subsidiary of Novartis Pharmaceuticals in Atlanta Georgia.</p> <p>Mandel spent 10 years in the Human Resources division of American Express in New York City.&nbsp; From 1993-2003, Mandel had various learning and development and leadership positions, and was most recently the Director of Employee Engagement for the company.&nbsp; She was responsible for developing strategies to drive business performance through such areas as change management, employee retention, orientation and on-boarding and integration of work/life initiatives.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Mandel was the Senior Business Consultant, Learning and Development from 1995-2002 where she consulted American Express employees and leaders in such areas as organizational development, performance support, employee engagement and leadership development.</p> <p>Mandel started her career at CitiGroup in New York City, and spent seven years in the Training and Development group of the Private Banking Division.&nbsp; There she built training programs focused on leadership, sales and credit.</p> <p>Mandel has also played a leadership role for the past twelve years in a non profit community called &ldquo;The Leadership Forum at Silver Bay&rdquo;, which is responsible for running the oldest management conference in the country.&nbsp; Founded 90 years ago, this conference was designed during the industrial revolution by leaders such as Vanderbilts and Rockefellers in order to keep up with the changing demands and needs of the workforce.&nbsp; Since then, the conference refocused on Purpose Driven Leadership, and attracts leaders from not only the private sector, but the government, academia and non profit sector as well.&nbsp;</p> <p>Mandel graduated from the State University of New York (Oswego) in 1986 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication studies.&nbsp;</p>