Board of Directors

Welcome, 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

Bob Greifeld

Chairman of the Board, USA Track & Field Foundation
Chairman, Virtu

New York, NY
Bob is the Chairman of the Board at Virtu, one of the largest high-frequency trading and market making firms.  He is a member of the Business Roundtable, the Financial Services Roundtable and the Partnership for New York City. Bob is an avid runner, having completed four marathons, and also enjoys playing golf.

Willie Banks


Olympian & Former Triple Jump World Record Holder, President & CEO World Beach Games

San Diego, CA

Willie continues to be actively involved with all aspects of track & field and regularly attends competitions.

Jay Balaban

Founder, Owner & CEO, Connected Apparel

Los Angeles, CA
By day, Jay runs a successful dress business, by night, he is an avid sports fan traveling 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.

Ismail Amin

Founder and Partner of TALG

Irvine, CA
Ismail practices as a business and intellectual property lawyer.  In addition to practicing law, Ismail is a pilot and avid marathoner.  Currently he is in training to successfully complete all six of the World Marathon Majors.

Louis Carr

President, Media Sales, BET Networks

Chicago, IL
Louis was part of a world record-breaking high school mile relay team, despite a severe hamstring injury. He attended Drake University on a four-year track scholarship.

Rudy Chapa


Owner, Quixote

Portland, OR
Rudy is a former elite runner and 5,000 meter American record holder who now owns his own company, working with Nike and other sports-related clients.

Victoria Chapus

Trustee, Natural History Museum, Los Angeles, CA

Pacific Palisades, CA
Victoria is a former track & field star at UCLA. She was a 3-time CIF State 3200m Champion, 2-time Junior Pan-American 3000m Champion (1980, 1982). Her daughter competed for our US Youth National Team and at Stanford College.

Martin Dugard

Martin Dugard

New York Times Best Selling Author and Historian

Orange County, CA
Co-author of the bestsellers Killing Lincoln, Killing Kennedy, Killing Jesus, and Killing Patton.  Martin is the Head Cross Country and Track & Field Coach at JSerra Catholic High School in San Juan Capistrano, California, a position he has held since 2005.


Phil Dunkelberger


President & CEO at Nok Nok Labs

San Francisco Bay Area, CA
Phil has an extensive background in the technology and security industries. He served as CEO of PGP Inc., the original PGP software startup, VP of Sales at Symantec Corporation and is a founding board member of the Cyber Security Industry Alliance.

Joe Fabris


Founding Partner & Chief Product Officer, Plus 3 Network, Inc.

Los Gatos, CA
Joe was an elite athlete out of college, clocking a 3:58.3 mile at the 1982 Prefontaine Classic and competing at the 1984 U.S. Olympic Trials. He is an advisor with the ASICS Aggies, an Olympic Development Club, still competes as a Masters runner and is an avid cyclist along with his wife Lori. Their two daughters both compete in track & cross country.

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