USATF Continues To Delay CEO Search

  • By Duncan Larkin
  • Published Jun. 30, 2011
Mike McNees will stay on as interim USATF CEO until next September. Photo: Master Track

Mike McNees will stay on as interim USATF CEO until next September. Photo: Master Track

The organization has been without an official leader since last September.

USA Track and Field, the governing body of American athletics, has been without a CEO since last September. The last CEO, Doug Logan, was fired.

On Wednesday, the organization announced that Mike McNees will stay on as the interim leader until after the 2012 Olympics. Additionally, a three-committee structure will be established to assist McNees with leadership. The three committees are: management, strategic positioning, and operations.

“It is important for USATF’s board of directors to create an environment that harnesses and unites the expertise and talents of each board member and the staff’s executive management team,” announced Stephanie Hightower, the USATF’s president and chairman. We need to ensure we engage individuals where they can add value to the federation’s goals and future success.”

The plan was agreed to when the board met at last weekend’s U.S. Outdoor Championships in Eugene, Oregon.

Originally, over 100 candidates for the position had been narrowed down to three finalists. Still, the USATF has not been able to decide on the ultimate candidate.

For More: USA Today

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Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin is the news editor at 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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