Laureus USA Announces New National Director Maurya Couvares

Laureus USA has appointed Maurya Couvares, the Co-Founder of Code Nation, lifelong athlete and Division 1 sports coach, as its new National Director effective February 1st, 2022.

Maurya is the Co-Founder and former Chief Executive of Code Nation which she grew from an idea to a national nonprofit that serves thousands of young people across the United States. For her work building Code Nation, she was honored as a Millennial Impact Fellow, an Ashoka Emerging Innovator, a Catalyst by the City of New York, a New York Business Journal Woman of Influence, and an Aspen Ideas Festival Scholar. She has also been a featured speaker at the United Nations Conference on Women and TEDxNYCED. Maurya is a lifelong athlete and a coach who served as the founding Head Coach of Wagner College’s NCAA Division 1 Triathlon Team.

Before beginning Code Nation, she managed Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton’s global pro bono practice group, whose volunteers contribute over 90,000 hours of pro bono and public service time annually. Maurya started her career as a middle school United States history teacher in West Philadelphia with Teach for America.

I am humbled and honored to join an organization that has provided life changing opportunities to millions of young people through the power of sport. I am excited to build on the incredible work that’s already been done and guide Laureus’ efforts in the United States into the future.

Maurya Couvares

Edwin Moses, Chair of Laureus USA, said: “The numerous applications we received for this exciting role were of the highest quality, and for Maurya to have been selected is testament to the belief that the Board and staff of Laureus USA, as well as the wider organization, have in the positive impact she can have on our work in this country. Laureus USA is blessed with a phenomenal team, incredible community partners, and committed funding partners and Ambassadors, and I am confident Maurya will play a huge role weaving those threads together into ongoing impact and sustainability.”

Adam Fraser, Chief Executive of Laureus Sport for Good Global, said: “Maurya’s experience building and leading a national nonprofit to make a tangible impact in underserved communities, allied to her passion for sport and coaching and her commitment to servant-leadership and collective impact, make her the ideal person to help Laureus USA continue to change the lives of young people and strengthen communities through the power of sport. We are thrilled that she is joining the team at such an exciting time.”


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