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Marty Bauman, President and Owner of Classic Communications, served as Director of Public Relations for the United States Equestrian Team (USET) from 1990 until 2004 when the USET became the USET Foundation. He served as the U.S. Olympic Committee's equestrian press officer at three Olympic Games (1992, 1996 and 2000) and also served as Chairman of the USOC's Olympic Public Relations Association (OPRA), the first person not on the USOC staff to hold that position.
Marty is executive director of the Show Jumping Hall of Fame and Museum and was press chief for the last seven FEI World Cup Finals held in the United States (1989, 1992, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2007 and 2009). He was also press chief for the 1993 FEI World Pairs Driving Championships in Gladstone, NJ and the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Lexington, KY.
Marty's company handles public relations and/or media operations for several of the nation's most significant equestrian events including the Rolex Kentucky Three Day Event (Lexington, KY), Lake Placid Horse Shows (Lake Placid, NY), Hampton Classic (Bridgehampton, NY), Fair Hill International (Fair Hill, MD), and Alltech National Horse Show (Lexington, KY). Over the years, Classic has also represented a variety of business and other interests targeting the equestrian market such as EquiFit, UltrOZ, Sport Innovations, Der-Dau and Dubarry.
Marty received his Bachelor of Science degree from Northwestern University in 1973 and his Masters in Public Relations from Boston University in 1979. In 2003, Marty published his first book, Kentucky Three-Day Event, A 25-Year Retrospective, a review of the first 25 years of the nation's premier equestrian event. In 2014, the Show Jumping Hall of Fame and Museum published Marty's second book, The Show Jumping Hall of Fame and Museum, Inc., Honoring the history of show jumping and those who made it great.
Marty is deeply involved in the planning and implementation of all Classic Communications client programs.