USA Skateboarding has finally found the one who can help fix the issues inside their organization, appointing the founder of Element Skateboards, The Heart Supply, and Schill Projects, Johnny Schillereff, as the new CEO and President.
Schillereff is an avid skateboarder, artist, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. At four years old, Johnny got his first skateboard, found his calling, and began submerging himself in skateboarding culture.
Inspired by the positive impact skateboarding made on him, Johnny discovered his entrepreneurial spirit and founded Element Skateboards in the early 90s, starting other new brands and entering into numerous business ventures.
“Johnny Schillereff is a skateboarder. His dedication and strong relationships within skateboarding enable him to solve complex issues and build collaborative partnerships," said Don Bostick, USA Skateboarding Board chair. "We appreciate his lifetime of achievements and contributions to the skateboarding community. We are confident he will continue his successful track record as CEO and President of USA Skateboarding."
"Most recognized as Founder and President of Element Skateboards, Johnny Schillereff sold the company in the early 2000s and remained at the brand's helm for over two decades," USAS said. "He has upstarted and supported non-profit organizations, skate camps, and competitions around the world.
They added. "Along with creating Element, Johnny has advised action sports companies, assembled skateboard teams, and employed and nurtured thousands of skateboarders and enthusiasts worldwide. Most recently, Johnny and his wife established The Heart Supply, a philanthropic skateboard company with the mission to grow awareness and give back to the skateboard community."
"I am thrilled to be the CEO of USA Skateboarding and consider this role the most honorable and impactful position I've held to date," said Schillereff. "I am grateful to everyone who contributed to skateboarding being in the Olympics."
"I am committed to working in the best interest of USA Skateboarding and The United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee. My priority is to reach the goals of Team USA while protecting their rights and overall well-being. I embrace the challenge and look forward to collaborating with our athletes and the skateboard community." Schillereff explained.