Angela Ruggiero, one of the most prominent ice hockey players in the world and Member of the 2015 Hockey Hall of Fame, competed in four Olympics with the U.S. Olympic Ice Hockey Team, winning a gold medal in 1998, silver in 2002 and 2010, and bronze in 2006. During her storied and pioneering 16-year career with the U.S. Women’s National Hockey Team, she wore the USA jersey in more games than any other man or women in USA Hockey history, competing in 10 IIHF World Championships, earning the gold medal on four occasions. Ruggiero was once named the “top female player in the world” by The Hockey News one of the top 16 female athletes in the world by ESPN.
Ruggiero graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree from Harvard University, where she was a four-time All-American and National Champion, as well as an Academic All-American and NCAA Top VIII Student-Athlete. She additionally earned her M.Ed. from the University of Minnesota in Sports Management and her M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
Ruggiero has been a Member of the International Olympic Committee since 2010, following her election by the world’s athletes at the Vancouver Olympics to represent them on the IOC Athletes’ Commission. At the same time, she was appointed to the United States Olympic Committee Board of Directors, where she is a member of the Audit Committee.
A rising member of the International Olympic Committee, Angela has been given numerous leadership roles within the Olympic Movement. Since 2011, Angela has been the Chairperson of the 2016 Coordination Commission for the 2016 Lillehammer Youth Olympic Games. In 2014, Angela was elected as the Vice-Chair of the Athlete’s Commission after having served as a member the previous four years. Angela has also served on the 11-member IOC Evaluation Commission that evaluated the cities competing to host the 2018 Olympic Winter Games and was subsequently appointed to the Coordination Commission for the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games. Finally, she is also a member of the IOC’s Olympic Channel Services, S.A., and the Public Affairs and Social Development through Sport Commissions. She has previously served on the Athletes’ Entourage Commission.
In addition to her duties on the IOC, Ruggiero is a member of the International Ice Hockey Federations’ Athlete’s Commission, the IOC liaison to the International Rugby Board Athletes’ Commission, serves on the Executive Board of the World Olympians Association, is a Member of the Board of the Women’s Sports Foundation (and a Past President), and has previously served on the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Foundation Board.
Professionally, currently works with a Venture Capital firm in Boston and serves on the Sports Advisory Board of MC10. Ruggiero has formerly served as a Senior Management Associate at Bridgewater Associates, a Director with the NHL’s New York Islanders, a Color Analyst for CBS Sports, a New Business Consultant for NBC Sports, and Founder and CEO of a number of girl’s hockey schools and international tournaments. She authored an autobiography called “Breaking the Ice” and was famously fired on season six of NBC’s hit TV show, “The Apprentice,” though subsequently offered a job from Mr. Trump.