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Posted: January 22, 2009  :

(RWire) Athletics: Running USA Announces Its 2009 Board of Directors

Seven elected to two-year terms; new board meets at upcoming Running USA 2009 conference

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - (January 21, 2009) - Running USA, a national non-profit organization, recently held an election for seven Board of Directors seats and its members selected the following distance running leaders for the newly constituted 17 member board which is listed below with affiliation.

Elected for two-year terms (7):
Anne Audain* (Evansville, IN), AA Sports Marketing
Virginia Brophy Achman (Minneapolis, MN), Twin Cities Marathon, Inc.
Tom Carleo*, (Boston, MA), New Balance Athletic Company
Andrew Hersam (New York, NY), Westwood One, Inc.
Leslie Jordan (Portland, OR), Leslie Jordan, Inc.
Creigh Kelley (Englewood, CO), BKB Ltd.
Tracey Russell (Atlanta, GA), Atlanta Track Club
*first-time board member

Continuing Board Members (terms expire 02/2010):
Dave Alberga (San Diego, CA), The Active Network
Steve Baskin (Atlanta, GA), At-Large member
David Deigan (San Francisco, CA), AFMInc.
John Elliott (New York, NY), / Web Marketing Associates
Fred Finke (Longwood, FL), USATF LDR Division Chair*
Basil Honikman (Ventura, CA), Honikman Consulting
Chris Lambiase (New York, NY), The Runner's World Media Group
Lorene Oates (Boise, ID), St. Luke's Women's Fitness Celebration
Allan Steinfeld (New York, NY), NYRR Inc. / ING New York City Marathon
*two seats appointed by USA Track & Field (second seat to be determined)

The new board will hold its first meeting on Sunday, February 8 at 9:00am at the Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines in conjunction with Running USA 2009 powered by The Active Network and Gen-A Media & Marketing. The annual signature conference for the road racing and distance running industry returns to the San Diego area, February 8-10, 2009.

More Running USA 2009 Conference information including registration, hotel reservations, schedule, speakers and list of attendees is available at:

For more information on Running USA, its objectives, members and annual conference, visit or contact Ryan Lamppa at (805) 696-6232 or

Ryan Lamppa, Running USA Media Director
(805) 696-6232; Fax = (805) 659-0016

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