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Will Stephanie Hightower Be New CEO Of USATF?

  • By Duncan Larkin
  • Published May. 24, 2011
  • Updated May. 24, 2011 at 11:15 AM UTC
Stephanie Hightower looks to be the USATF's next CEO. Photo: USATF

Stephanie Hightower looks to be the USATF's next CEO. Photo: USATF

A replacement for ex-CEO Doug Logan has been hard to find.

The governing body for American athletics, the United States Track and Field association, is currently looking for a CEO. The head of the search committee has said that current USATF president, Stephanie Hightower, is “definitely in the running” for the job.

Steve Miller, a former Nike executive who is CEO of the Andre Agassi Foundation told Chicago Tribune reporter Phil Hersh that “it is very possible she could become the CEO.”

Last October, the USATF had announced that none of its current board members would be candidates for the CEO job–an opening that occurred due to the firing of the previous CEO, Doug Logan.

Apparently, the board has had a hard time finding a replacement which explains why they are focusing on Hightower.

U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) chief Scott Blackmun told Hersh that they would be critical of any CEO who came from the board. The selection committee was originally zeroing in on University of Oregon coach Vin Lananna, but he decided to stay in his coaching position.

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Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin is the news editor at Competitor.com and a freelance journalist who’s been covering the sport of running for over five years. He’s run 2:32 in the marathon and won the Himalayan 100-Mile Stage Race in 2007. His first running book, RUN SIMPLE, was released last July.

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