Tenopir Named as NSAA Interim Executive Director
LINCOLN – In a special meeting of the Nebraska School Activities Association Board of Directors on Friday, July 17, the Board voted to hire Dr. Jim Tenopir to serve as interim NSAA Executive Director.
Dr. Tenopir has been the Chief Operating Officer of the National Federation of High Schools (NFHS) since July 2010. As COO, Tenopir was responsible for the day to day operations of the national office in Indianapolis, providing service to the 51 member associations. Tenopir recently retired from that position to return to Lincoln to live. Prior to the NFHS, Tenopir was the NSAA Executive Director for nine years after serving over 30 years as a teacher, coach and school administrator.
Board Chairman Jay Bellar said: “The NSAA Board of Directors has been intentional in its deliberation this past month to move in a direction that provides the NSAA staff and member schools with the best leadership possible as we go forward. Dr. Tenopir’s experience and his knowledge base of high school activities is unmatched. We are grateful for the fact that he is willing to lead us through this period of transition.”
Dr. Tenopir will begin his duties August 1.