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USA Karate Welcomes New Members to the Ethics Committee

by USA NKF Staff

Colorado Springs, Colo. – June 10, 2023 – USA Karate, the national governing body for the sport of karate in the United States, is pleased to announce the appointment of two distinguished individuals to its Ethics Committee. The Ethics Committee plays a vital role in upholding the highest standards of integrity and sportsmanship within the organization.

Joining the USA Karate Ethics Committee are Michael A. Princi and Adam Kleinfeld. Both individuals bring a wealth of experience and expertise to their roles, ensuring the committee's effectiveness in promoting ethical conduct and fairness in karate competitions and activities. Princi and Kleinfeld join Adam Older, the third member of the committee, who serves as the athlete representative and is in his third year of service.

"We are thrilled to welcome Michael Princi and Adam Kleinfeld to our Ethics Committee," said USA Karate Board Chair Elisa Au. "Their expertise and commitment to ethical conduct will enhance the committee's ability to maintain a fair and level playing field for all participants in our sport."

Michael A. Princi brings a strong background in commercial transformation, strategic leadership, and extensive experience as a board member, executive, and business advisor. Currently the CEO of Certeverus, a software company that provides AI-enabled sales intelligence and guidance, Princi is a graduate of the United States Military Academy and received his MBA from Cornell University.

Adam Kleinfeld is an associate at Foley & Lardner LLP. He brings a unique perspective to the committee’s work, and will provide valuable insights into legal and regulatory matters related to ethics in sports. A distinguished legal professional, Kleinfeld received his undergraduate degree from Boston College, as well as his J.D. from Boston College Law School and an M.B.A. from the Carroll School of Management.

The USA Karate Ethics Committee is responsible for promoting ethical behavior, enforcing fair play, and addressing any violations of the organization's Code of Ethics.

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