Statement of American Whitewater Board on Departure of Mark Singleton

Posted: 03/14/2022
By: American Whitewater Board of Directors

After 18 years of excellent leadership, Mark Singleton is stepping down from his position as Executive Director of American Whitewater. Although we are sad to see Mark go, we support his decision to take the time to catch an eddy after such a long and fruitful run. We look forward to opportunities this transition will bring and we are grateful for the assistance Mark will provide in onboarding a new Director. We are excited to see what Mark and his family will do with their newfound free time.


Under Mark’s leadership, American Whitewater has experienced substantial and sustainable growth, with lasting benefits for our whitewater community. Robust Stewardship Programs exist across the country, the Safety Program and Whitewater Inventory Database are providing invaluable resources, and membership is at an all-time high. Despite the challenges of a global pandemic, American Whitewater is as strong as it has ever been. All of this makes the organization well-positioned to achieve a smooth transition. 


We have the utmost confidence in the team that Mark amassed to continue their work in protecting, restoring, and facilitating enjoyment of our whitewater rivers. We will work diligently to find an Executive Director who captures the spirit of the organization, is committed to growing a diverse and inclusive membership, and can manage a strong team.


-American Whitewater Board of Directors


American Whitewater will soon get the process underway to recruit a new Executive Director. Keep an eye on our employment page <> for this opportunity.

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