Mitt Romney: president and CEOAGE: 53

HOMETOWN: Boston

COLLEGE: Harvard University, MBA; Harvard University, JD

Started at SLOC: February 1999

Previous Olympic experience: None

Other previous sporting event experience: None

Previous employment: CEO of Bain Capital, a venture capital firm

Why went to work for SLOC: "It was the right thing to do."

Fraser Bullock: chief operating officer/chief financial officer

AGE: 44

HOMETOWN: Calgary, Canada

COLLEGE: Brigham Young University, MBA

Started at SLOC: May 1999

Previous Olympic experience: None

Other previous sporting event experience: None

Previous employment: managing director of Alpine Consolidated

Why went to work for SLOC: "Mitt twisted my arm."

Ed Eynon: senior vice president, human resources and international relations

AGE: 45

HOMETOWN: Bellflower, Calif.

COLLEGE: Brigham Young University, BA communications

Started at SLOC: June 1998

Previous Olympic Experience: None

Other previous sporting event experience: None

Previous employment: vice president, Matrixx Marketing, American Woodmark Corp., Golden Corral Corp.

Why went to work for SLOC: "The Olympic Games is one of the biggest, most interesting entities in America for practicing my profession."

Shelley Thomas: senior vice president, communications and public affairs

AGE: 48

HOMETOWN: Salt Lake City.

COLLEGE: University of Utah, BA music

Started at SLOC: November 1997

Previous Olympic experience: None

Other previous sporting event experience: None

Previous employment: Vice president, Smiths Food and Drug; KSL-TV News anchor

Why went to work for SLOC: "The opportunity to work on such a world-class event was irresistible."

Kelly Flint: senior vice president, legal and marketing

AGE: 42

HOMETOWN: Layton

COLLEGE: Columbia University, JD

Started at SLOC: April 1997

Previous Olympic experience: None

Other previous sporting event experience: None

Previous employment: Mergers and acquisitions attorney with Ray, Quinney & Nebeker (Salt Lake City)

Why went to work for SLOC: "I believe the Games present a unique forum for the people of the world to come together in peace."

Grant Thomas: senior vice president, venues

AGE: 52

HOMETOWN: Oakland, Calif.

COLLEGE: Stanford University, BA economics

Started at SLOC: April 1999

Previous Olympic experience: None

Other previous sporting event experience: NASCAR, collegiate athletics

Previous employment: vice president, Bechtel Infrastructure Corp.

Why went to work for SLOC: Recruited for the position.

Cindy Gillespie: vice president, federal relations

AGE: 41

HOMETOWN: Columbus, Ga.

COLLEGE: Auburn University, MA communications

Started at SLOC: November 1996

Previous Olympic experience: Director of federal relations, Atlanta 1996

Other previous sporting event experience: None

Previous employment: ACOG

Why went to work for SLOC: "I strongly believe that the Olympic movement is important to our world today because it is the best hope for world peace."

Mark Lewis: vice president, marketing and licensing

AGE: 32

HOMETOWN: Atlanta

COLLEGE: University of Georgia, JD

Started at SLOC: April 1999

Previous Olympic experience: None

Other previous sporting event experience: None

Previous employment: vice president for business affairs, Meridian Management

Why went to work for SLOC: Personal and professional opportunities

John Bennion: managing director of Games services

AGE: 50

HOMETOWN: Palo Alto, Calif.

COLLEGE: Harvard University, MBA

Started at SLOC: October1999

Previous Olympic experience: None

Other previous sporting event experience: None

Previous employment: High-tech start-up companies

Why went to work for SLOC: "Opportunity to contribute to a significant community and world event."

Gordon Crabtree: managing director of finance

AGE: 52

HOMETOWN: Ogden

COLLEGE: Weber State, BS in accounting

Started at SLOC: October 1995

Previous Olympic experience: None

Other previous sporting event experience: None

Previous employment: Director of finance, state of Utah

Why went to work for SLOC: "I believed that the Olympics would be the defining event of the 21st century for our community."

Cathy Priestner Allinger: managing director of sports

AGE: 43

HOMETOWN: Calgary, Canada

COLLEGE: Montana State University, BA sport management

Started at SLOC: September 1997

Previous Olympic experience: Olympic athlete in 1972 and 1976; manager during 1988 Winter Games in Calgary

Other previous sporting event experience: University of Calgary athletic events

Previous employment: associate director of athletics, University of Calgary

Why went to work for SLOC: "For a new challenge, to contribute to a great Games and to be in Salt Lake City."

Dave Busser: managing director of information technology

AGE: 48

HOMETOWN: Orange County, Calif.

COLLEGE: University of Redlands (Calif.), BS business

Started at SLOC: October 1998

Previous Olympic experience: None

Other previous sporting event experience: None

Previous employment: vice president at Convergys (formerly Matrixx)

Why went to work for SLOC: "For the experience of a lifetime."

Doug Arnot: managing director of event management

AGE: 49

HOMETOWN: Boston

COLLEGE: Suffolk University (Boston), JD

Started at SLOC: May 1999

Previous Olympic experience: Lake Placid, Atlanta and Sydney Games

Other previous sporting event experience: More than 30 world and national championships, including NBA, NFL, NHL and World Cup events.

Previous employment: consultant to the Sydney Olympic Organizing Committee

Why went to work for SLOC: "To organize and manage a Winter Games in which all of the USA will take pride."

Joann Klonowski: managing director of Paralympics

AGE: 50

HOMETOWN: Cleveland

COLLEGE: Degree not completed

Started at SLOC: September 1999

Previous Olympic experience: vice president, Paralympic Games, Atlanta 1996

Other previous sporting Event experience: marketing director for Los Angeles Coliseum; vice president of marketing for MLS Galaxy; CEO of Long Beach Ice Dogs

Previous employment: venue director, Women's World Cup

Why went to work for SLOC: "A good opportunity to organize such a major event and to work with the disabled."

Jerry Anderson: managing director of venue development

AGE: 45

HOMETOWN: Houghton, Mich.

COLLEGE: University of California, masters in architecture

Started at SLOC: March 1996

Previous Olympic experience: Los Angeles (1984), Atlanta (1996), Sydney (2000)

Other previous sporting event experience: Super Bowls, Goodwill Games, World Cups, others.

Previous employment: Anderson Consulting Team

Why went to work for SLOC: "I am an event specialist and outdoor enthusiast."

Don Stirling: managing director of marketing

AGE: 42

HOMETOWN: Berkeley, Calif.

COLLEGE: Brigham Young University, BA humanities

Started at SLOC: July 1997

Previous Olympic experience: None

Other previous sporting event experience: NBA, LPGA

Previous employment: Pinnacle Music Group

Why went to work for SLOC: "It is the ultimate sporting event."