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

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.

Richard Gay

COO, Superfly

New York, NY
Richard is the COO of Superfly, a live experience company that created the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival and launched the Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival.  Mr. Gay is also the Founder of 5Pack Entertainment, a company focused on creating live events, producing content, consulting, investing in entities across the media and technology spectrum, and driving pro bono initiatives. Track & field has always been a part of Mr. Gay’s life, but his perspective and appreciation of the sport has evolved and grown throughout the years. Mr. Gay competed on track teams in his youth and in high school.

Benjamin Gifford

Managing Director, Chairman of Real Estate Americas Investment Committee at J.P. Morgan Asset Management – Real Estate Americas

New York, NY
Ben is responsible for governing the Investment Committee proceedings as well as providing investment advice to the Real Estate Americas’ Separate Account Clients. Ben was the Captain of the Darien High School (Class of ’66) Track Team where he set and held the school record for the 440 yard dash for many years after graduation. He went on to run track as a freshman at the University of Pennsylvania (Class of ’70) and competed in the Penn Relays.

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.

Robert Hill

President and owner of Retail Sites, LLC

Moorestown, NJ

A graduate of the Wharton School of University of Pennsylvania, Robert has followed and participated in track and field since competing in cross country and track in high school, and still competes as a Master’s Runner in local road races.

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.

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