Chuck Ward to become interim leader at NSCD |

Chuck Ward to become interim leader at NSCD

Special to the Sky-Hi NewsGrand County, CO Colorado

The National Sports Center for the Disabled announced this week that Chuck Ward will be the interim CEO. He will be based in Denver.Craig Pollitt announced his resignation and will be helping Ward transition into the role until Oct. 23. The NSCD board will be creating a search committee to find a permanent CEO.”I am honored to be part of such a great Colorado institution,” said Ward. “The NSCD is the premier organization providing adaptive sports experience for disabled athletes from our region and around the world.”Its reputation for quality and effectiveness of its programs is unmatched and the opportunity to work with this organization is a humbling experience for me.”Ward’s tasks while interim CEO will be to develop a five year strategic plan and continue the success of the Wells Fargo Ski Cup. Ward brings 37 years of senior management and business experience to the NSCD team, working for Southwestern Bell, AT&T and Qwest. He was most recently the president of Colorado for Qwest and has a history of community involvement, including serving as chair of the Executive Committee of the Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation and chair of the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce. NSCD teaches more than 24,000 lessons in 20 different sports annually. Whether learning how to ski, climb a mountain, ride a bike or any other athletic skill, the NSCD helps athletes of any age and any disability realize they are capable of amazing things.