In September, the TFAS Board of Trustees elected longtime trustee William J. Hybl as vice chairman-international. In this newly created position, Hybl will have primary board oversight responsibility for international programs and international student participation. Since 1993 more than 3,300 students have participated in TFAS International programs in Europe, Asia and South America.
Hybl currently serves as chairman and chief executive officer of the El Pomar Foundation in Colorado Springs, Colo. He is vice chairman of the Board of the Broadmoor Hotel, Inc. and chairman of the Air Force Academy Foundation.
He served twice as president of the United States Olympic Committee, leading team delegations at the Olympic Games in Albertville, France (1992), Barcelona, Spain (1992), Nagano, Japan (1998) and Sydney, Australia (2000). He has served as chairman of the U.S. Commission on Public Diplomacy and as U.S. representative to the 56th General Assembly of the United Nations.
He and his wife Kathleen have two sons, including TFAS alumnus Kyle Hybl (ICPES 91, AIPES 93), and six grandchildren.
Mike Thompson, chairman of the Thomas Jefferson Institute for Public Policy, will continue to serve as TFAS vice chairman.