Catherine Raney Norman is a member of the State of Sports panel.
Catherine Raney Norman
A four-time Olympic speed skater who competed in 1998, 2002, 2006 and 2010 and still holds U.S. records, Catherine Raney Norman is a well-respected athlete leader, who leads the Salt Lake City-Utah Committee for the Games as its board chair. She served for a decade on the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee’s Athletes’ Advisory Council where she rose to vice-chair and also serves as vice-chair for the Utah Olympic Legacy Foundation. She has also worked in athletic and business roles at US Biathlon, U.S. Ski & Snowboard, University of Utah, USA Climbing and United States Association for Blind Athletes.
Growing up in Wisconsin, her career as a speed skater was built around the opportunity she had at training facilities, including the Pettit National Ice Center in West Allis, Wis. and the Olympic Oval in Kearns, Utah. After attending speed skating camps for many years in Utah and discovering the state’s great crossover training assets, she moved full time to Salt Lake City in 2006.
Since her retirement as an athlete after the 2010 Olympics, Raney-Norman has dedicated her career to furthering opportunities for athletes in sport. She was a key athlete member of the Salt Lake City Olympic Exploratory Committee.
Raney Norman graduated from the University of Utah with a bachelor of arts in communications. She also earned an executive certificate in Olympic sport leadership from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.