WILLIAM J. HYBL
Chairman & CEO, The El Pomar Foundation
William J. Hybl is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of El Pomar Foundation. Hybl has also been engaged in a variety of public service activities. He is Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army (Senior). In 2008, Hybl was confirmed by the United States Senate as Chairman of the U.S. Commission on Public Diplomacy, a position he was appointed to by President George W. Bush. He was reappointed by President Barack Obama on June 1, 2011. Hybl was originally appointed to serve on the Commission from 1990-92 by President George H.W. Bush. He was reappointed by President William J. Clinton and served from 1993-1997, including four years as Vice Chairman.
In 2001, President George W. Bush appointed Hybl as U.S. Representative to the 56th General Assembly of the United Nations. In addition, Hybl was Chairman of the Board of the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) from 2003-2009 and currently serves as Vice Chairman of the Board and Executive Committee Chairman.
Hybl has also held many positions in international sport. He is President Emeritus of the United States Olympic Committee (USOC). He served twice as President and led the United States Olympic Team Delegations at the 1992 Olympic Games in Albertville, France, and Barcelona, Spain. In 1998, he led the U.S. Team at the Olympic Games in Nagano, Japan and in 2000 in Sydney, Australia. Hybl also serves as Chairman of the U.S. Olympic Endowment. He was inducted into the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame in 2006.
Hybl is Vice Chairman of the Board of BROADMOOR Hotel, Inc., and Chairman of the Air Force Academy Foundation and The Hundred Club of Colorado Springs. He is a Life Trustee for Colorado College,and serves on the boards for Garden City Company, FirstBank Holding Company of Colorado, and Mountain States Employers Council.
In 2003, he was named Citizen of the West by the National Western Stock Show of Denver.
Hybl is a graduate of Colorado College, and earned his J.D. at the University of Colorado School of Law in Boulder. He was elected to the Colorado House of Representatives in 1972-73, and was Special Counsel to President Ronald Reagan in 1981. He and his wife Kathleen have two sons and six grandchildren.