Payne Resigns As USA Rugby Chief

Dan Payne USA Rugby
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7 March 2018

During the February USA Rugby board of directors meeting, Dan Payne informed the leadership group that he will step down as CEO in July 2018, following the Rugby World Cup Sevens in San Francisco.

"Knowing the time and travel this position requires and our union deserves," said Payne, "balanced against my responsibility and desire to be present for the formative years of my children's lives, this is the best decision."

Payne's primary objective when first given the reigns in the summer of 2016 quickly became one that necessitated a focus on stabilizing the financial performance at USA Rugby.

"In late August of 2016, one month after joining the organization, it became plainly obvious that 2016 was on a negative trajectory and that 2017 was going to be a challenging year from a financial perspective," continued Payne, "I'm happy to report the 2017 books for USA Rugby have been closed and we have achieved the financial goals set forth for the Union. In addition to managing the budget to plan, the organization was able to contribute to the contingency reserve and add value to the balance sheet."

"First and foremost, on behalf of USA Rugby, I would like to thank Dan for his incredible dedication to this organization and its members." said Will Chang, chairman of the USA Rugby board of directors, "He came into the role during a transitional period and was able to stabilize the organization and its finances."

"USA Rugby is grateful for

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