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.

Sincerely,
Bob Greifeld, Chairman

Wayne Vandenburg

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Chairman & Co-CEO at TVO Groupe LLC

Chicago, IL
Wayne heads TVO Groupe and its various domestic and international operating and investment affiliates as Chairman where his primary responsibilities include overall corporate leadership, strategy and new business initiatives.  He was a track & field athlete at the University of New Mexico and is widely credited with building the nationally acclaimed cross country and track & field programs at University of Texas at El Paso as head coach from 1968 – 72.

Michael Viola

President of Viola Family Office

New York, NY
As President of the family’s investment office, Michael is responsible for overseeing the family’s operating businesses, public and private investment portfolio, banking relationships, not-for-profit businesses and philanthropic work.

Bob West

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Managing Director, CareWorks Tech

Columbus, OH
Bob is the Managing Director at CareWorks Tech. He has more than 20 years in years in security leadership roles with financial and professional services organizations. Bob is extremely passionate about track & field. He is a lifelong runner and competed on the Michigan State University cross-country team.

Jack Wickens

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Retired Executive, UnitedHealth Group

Williamsburg, VA
Jack was a senior executive at United Health Group and is currently chairperson of the United Healthcare Children’s Foundation. Jack ran for Bucknell University in the 70’s. He is the Founder of AthleteBiz and serves as Vice-Chair of the USA Track & Field Board of Directors.

Anré Williams

President of American Express’ Global Merchant Services (GMS) & Loyalty Group

New York, NY
Anré has served as President of GMS since 2011, overseeing the relationships with the millions of merchants around the world that accept American Express.  He later expanded his responsibilities to also lead Global Loyalty Coalition and the Strategic Partnerships group.  Anré is a former track athlete at Stanford, and a High School All American, he ran the 400 meters and both relays.

Ashley Wright

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Partner, Alatair

Austin, TX
Ashley competed in the pole vault at the University of Arkansas. She is now a Partner at Alatair.

Tom Jackovic

Executive Director, USA Track & Field Foundation

Pittsburgh, PA
Tom has directed fund-raising and development strategies in the athletic arena since 1992, including positions with the United States Olympic Committee, Penn State University, the University of Buffalo and Washington University in St. Louis. He runs regularly, has completed a full triathlon, and is an avid golfer.

Trixie Saumsiegle

Associate Director of Development, USA Track & Field Foundation

Milwaukee, WI
Trixie has an extensive background in Event Operations related to international travel and hospitality.  She is a University of Wisconsin graduate where she competed as an alpine ski racer.  Trixie competes in races regularly having finished four half marathons and the Chicago Marathon.