Jeff Chumas has been named project manager for freestyle skiing and Alan Johnson project manager for ski jumping and nordic combined for the 2002 Winter Olympics by the Salt Lake Organizing Commiittee (SLOC).
Both have worked previously for the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association in Park City - Chumas as program director for freestyle skiing from '85-95 and Johnson as both program director and head coach for ski jumping and Nordic combined from '88-96.A Salt Lake resident, Chumas will work with Deer Valley Resort, the venue for eight Olympic events in 2002. The eight events there include four alpine ski races (men's and women's slaloms and combined slaloms) and four freestyle events (men's and women's aerials and moguls).
Under Chumas' guidance, U.S. freestyle skiers captured 10 straight world team titles, more than 100 individual World Cup crowns, 20 World Championship titles and six Olympic medals.
Chumas competed from 1977 to 1981, was the top-ranked aerialist in the Untied States and was fifth in the world in 1979. He has on ongoing career as a stunt performer and coordinator, television commentator and facility designer.
Johnson's responsibilities involve two venues with three Olympic jumping events at the Utah Winter Sports Park and two Nordic combined events shared between Soldier Hollow and the sports park.
The Park City resident has been a member of two Olympic ski jumping delegations.