USA Track & Field Begins Search For New CEO

Board members and executive search firm will look for Logan's successor.

Board members and executive search firm will look for Logan’s successor.

Written by: Jill Geer, USA Track & Field

USA Track & Field’s board of directors has officially begun its search for a new CEO after forming a search committee and engaging the services of an executive search firm.

Agassi Foundation CEO Steve Miller chairs the board’s CEO search committee, which also consists of fellow board members Dr. Evie Dennis, Jeff Darman, Elizabeth Phillips, Deena Kastor and Steve Holman.

Since mid-September, the search committee evaluated no fewer than six search firms and extensively interviewed three nationally known firms in person. The board voted during its meeting last weekend in Indianapolis to engage the services of California-based executive search firm Bialla & Associates.

“Our search committee represents and has experience with all segments of the USATF family, and many are veterans of high-level executive searches in their professional lives,” USATF President and Chairman of the Board Stephanie Hightower said. “We are extremely confident that this process will yield the best available candidate for our organization’s top professional leadership position.”

The search committee and Bialla will work in concert to solicit input from USATF stakeholders in assessing the organization’s leadership needs, then will develop a comprehensive job description. Creating an initial pool of candidates will begin immediately, with interviews likely to start after January 1. The search committee anticipates submitting two to three finalists to the full board for consideration in early 2011. No current USATF board members are candidates for the position.

Bialla is a nationally recognized, retained executive search and management consulting firm with a proven ability to identify and deliver A-list leaders across a variety of industries and functions. Recent clients include Fortune 500 companies, the U.S. Olympic Committee and the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association.

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USA Track & Field (USATF) is the National Governing Body for track & field, long-distance running and race walking in the United States. USATF encompasses the world’s oldest organized sports, the World’s #1 Track & Field Team, the most-watched events at the Olympics, the #1 high school and junior high school participatory sport, and more than 30 million adult runners in the United States: