USA Gymnastics hires Kerry Perry as new president and CEO - KAUZ-TV: Newschannel 6 Now | Wichita Falls, TX

USA Gymnastics hires Kerry Perry as new president and CEO

By WILL GRAVES
AP Sports Writer

USA Gymnastics is reaching outside the sport in an effort to move forward after a sex abuse scandal.

The organization hired Kerry Perry as its new president and CEO on Tuesday. She was the vice president of business development at Learfield Communications. Perry will officially start on Dec. 1.

She replaces Steve Penny, who resigned in March after 12 years on the job following criticism over the way USA Gymnastics handled sexual abuse claims.

USA Gymnastics has been rocked by accusations of sexual misconduct against Larry Nassar, the former national team doctor from 1996-2015. Nassar is in jail in Michigan awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty to possession of child pornography.

He's awaiting trial on separate criminal sexual conduct charges and has been sued by more than 125 women alleging abuse.

Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • SportsMore>>

  • Rabb earns Harlon Hill Award nomination

    Rabb earns Harlon Hill Award nomination

    Tuesday, November 21 2017 12:39 AM EST2017-11-21 05:39:35 GMT
    MSU junior quarterback Layton Rabb was named a finalist for the Harlon Hill Award, the "Division II Heisman" / Source: KAUZMSU junior quarterback Layton Rabb was named a finalist for the Harlon Hill Award, the "Division II Heisman" / Source: KAUZ

    Midwestern State's Layton Rabb was named as one of the final 34 candidates in the running for the 2017 Harlon Hill Trophy as the NCAA Division II College Football Player of the Year as released Monday afternoon by the National Harlon Hill Award Committee

    Midwestern State's Layton Rabb was named as one of the final 34 candidates in the running for the 2017 Harlon Hill Trophy as the NCAA Division II College Football Player of the Year as released Monday afternoon by the National Harlon Hill Award Committee

  • HS basketball scores and highlights, Nov. 20

    HS basketball scores and highlights, Nov. 20

    Tuesday, November 21 2017 12:37 AM EST2017-11-21 05:37:48 GMT
    Source: KAUZSource: KAUZ

    Scores and highlights from a busy Monday of high school basketball around Texoma!

    Scores and highlights from a busy Monday of high school basketball around Texoma!

  • HS football Area Round playoff pairings

    HS football Area Round playoff pairings

    Tuesday, November 21 2017 12:10 AM EST2017-11-21 05:10:39 GMT
    (Source:RNN)(Source:RNN)

    Schedules for the nine remaining Texoma football teams in the Area Round of the Texas HS playoffs the week of Thanksgiving!

    Schedules for the nine remaining Texoma football teams in the Area Round of the Texas HS playoffs the week of Thanksgiving!

Powered by Frankly