Board of Directors

bob-greifeldWelcome, and thank you for visiting the USA Track & Field Foundation website. Along with our dedicated Board of Directors, it is you, the generous fans of Track & Field, that enable the Foundation to carry on in its efforts to assist youth & emerging elite athletes to perform and function to the best of their abilities, both on and off the field.

From your generosity we have seen some amazing success stories develop over the years. Nine Elite Athlete Development Grant recipients competed on the 2008 Olympic Team, with Stephanie Brown Trafton winning the Olympic Discus Gold Medal and David Oliver claiming the Olympic Bronze Medal in the 110 Hurdles. In addition, 19 Foundation sponsored athletes were named to the 2012 London Team USA, with Keshia Baker-Kirtz taking home a gold medal in the 4 x 400 relay. 31 grantees made the 2016 Olympic team and competed in Rio de Janeiro. Highlights included Ryan Crouser’s gold medal in the shot put along with breaking the Olympic Record, Dalilah Muhammed taking gold in the 400 meter, Jeff Henderson’s gold medal in the long jump, and Tori Bowie taking home three medals: gold in 4 X 100 meter relay, silver in the 100 meter and bronze in the 200 meter. In the words of one Grant recipient, “the system works.” It sure does. Congratulations to all!

The Foundation will strive to continue to have a positive impact for generations to come. We greatly appreciate your continued support of our athletes and programs, as we look forward to the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

Bob Greifeld, Chairman

Ken Flax


Palo Alto, CA
Ken is a two-time Olympic hammer thrower and the current NCAA American record holder. He is also an avid golfer.

Katherine Greifeld

FX/Rates Reporter at Bloomberg

New York, NY
Katherine is a New York City-based journalist at Bloomberg News, where she covers the foreign-exchange and Treasuries markets. She competed for Haverford College in cross country and track, where she specialized in the 800 meters. Currently, she usually can be found in Central Park in pursuit of a new 5000 meter personal best.

Mark James

Mark James

Founder, President & CEO at IVSC

Las Vegas, NV
Mark, who comes from a family of track athletes, was a top high school sprinter and long jumper, who also competed in college. The sport is truly a passion for him. An attorney, he also served as a Nevada State Senator for 10 years, and later as a Clark County Commissioner.

Pitch Johnson

Founder, Asset Management Company

San Francisco, CA 
Franklin Pitcher (“Pitch”) Johnson was co-founder in 1962 of Draper and Johnson Investment Company, venture capital company, and became an independent venture capitalist in 1965 as the founder of Asset Management Company.  Pitch is an avid and passionate track & field fan traveling the world each year to cheer on Team USA as they compete on the international stage.

Preston Johnson

Preston Johnson

Founder & President, Johnson Martin Advisors

Las Vegas, NV
Preston has been passionate about track & field ever since seeing Gerry Lindgren break the U.S. 3 mile record in 1966. Having competed in high school, then road races and triathlons, he has attended every Olympic Trials since 1980. Along with his wife, they independently sponsor a number of athletes in support of their Olympic aspirations.

Reid Johnson


San Francisco, CA
Reid played football & rugby at Cal-Berkeley and is a life-long supporter of USA Track & Field.

Mark Lambert


Partner, Litigation Attorney, Cooley LLP

Redwood City, CA 
Mark competed in Track & Field at the University of California, Berkeley.  A longtime friend of the Foundation prior to joining Board, Mark also stays involved with track and field as a volunteer youth track coach.

Lisa Larson

Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker at Warburg Realty

New York City, NY
Lisa is a residential real estate professional at Warburg Realty, one of the oldest and last privately-held luxury real estate brokerages in New York City. She has consistently been ranked as one of the firm’s top brokers. Lisa was a member of the Division I cross-country and track teams at the University of California, Berkeley. Today, Lisa can be found running laps around the Central Park Reservoir as the sun rises.

Vin Lananna

Vin Lananna 3

University of Oregon
Associate Athletics Director Olympic Development
2016 Olympic Head Coach – Men’s Track & Field

Eugene, OR
Vin Lananna currently serves as Associate Athletics Director for Olympic Development at the University of Oregon in the city of Eugene. He was named head coach of the U.S. men’s track and field team for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, where Team USA brought home a record number of medals.

One of the world’s foremost visionaries in the sport of track and field, Lananna has had a long and storied career that has seen unprecedented success as a coach, administrator, organizer and leader. Lananna has worked tirelessly to grow the sport of track and field in this country by creating a supportive environment for elite athletic performances, promoting community health and fitness initiatives, engaging youth with numerous learning and competitive opportunities, and establishing leading practices in hosting sustainable sporting events.

Paul Lilly

Retired Founder, McData Corp.

Boulder, CO
A long-time fan of track & field, Paul is an avid runner & swimmer, and coaches cross-country & track at Monarch High School.