MONACO (MON): Allyson Felix has given an update on her off season activities through her IAAF online diary. Apart from her holiday on the Bahamas, Felix also attended her first meeting for the President’s Council on Fitness in Washington DC where she helped launch the President’s Active Lifestyle Award. Felix also commented on her new management team with brother Wes representing her as her manager and Jill Smoller as her marketing agent.
INDIANAPOLIS (USA): USA Track & Field’s board of directors has officially begun its search for a new CEO after forming a search committee and engaging the services of an executive search firm. Agassi Foundation CEO Steve Miller chairs the board’s CEO search committee, which also consists of fellow board members Dr. Evie Dennis, Jeff Darman, Elizabeth Phillips, Deena Kastor and Steve Holman. The search committee and Bialla will work in concert to solicit input from USATF stakeholders in assessing the organization’s leadership needs, then will develop a comprehensive job description. Creating an initial pool of candidates will begin immediately, with interviews likely to start after January 1. The search committee anticipates submitting two to three finalists to the full board for consideration in early 2011. No current USATF board members are candidates for the position. Bialla is a nationally recognized, retained executive search and management consulting firm with a proven ability to identify and deliver A-list leaders across a variety of industries and functions. Recent clients include Fortune 500 companies, the U.S. Olympic Committee and the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association. Informs USATF.
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