PITTSBURGH – Jay Balaban has been named a director of the USA Track & Field Foundation Board, USATF Foundation CEO Tom Jackovic and Chairman Bob Greifeld announced today.

Jay is the founder & CEO of Connected Apparel, a women’s dress brand. With over 40 years of experience in the industry, Jay has been at the helm of two successful dress companies and comes from a long line of garment experts. Founded in 2000, Connected Apparel sells retailers internationally and with the recent addition of his daughter, Leanna, has launched its first-ever website to connect with and sell directly to its customers.

Jay resides in Los Angeles and travels around the country to support a variety of teams and athletes. He is especially passionate about track & field, attending meets from high school to Olympic trials.

“For over 25 years, I’ve been an avid track & field fan. To now be a part of a Foundation where I can help make a difference for these athletes is a privilege and an honor,” stated Jay Balaban.