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Posted: September 24, 2009  : Add to Mixx! Subscribe to stories like this

Athletics: Ed Plummer named to USATF Foundation Board

INDIANAPOLIS -Ed Plummer, CEO of Harnell Capital Corp. and a former collegiate track athlete, has been named as a Director of the USA Track & Field Foundation Board, USATF Foundation Executive Director Tom Jackovic and Chairman Bob Greifeld announced Thursday.

"Ed's long-time passion for track & field and the Olympic Games will be a source of energy for the Foundation," Greifield said. "We are privileged to have him on our board."

Plummer is a founding member of Harnell Capital, which, in addition to investing equity capital, provides strategic, operational and guidance to mid-size manufacturing firms. In 2006, Plummer initiated the management buyout of Lynx Professional Grills, a leading producer of super-premium stainless steel outdoor gas grills and outdoor kitchen accessories. Plummer currently serves as Chairman of Lynx. He previously served as CEO and Chairman of Utilimaster Corporation and as Chairman of McGuire-Nicholas Company.

Plummer graduated with a BS in Chemical Engineering from Cornell University, where he competed in the pole vault. He also has an MBA from Harvard Business School. He lives in Pacific Palisades, Calif., with his wife, Susan Schnabel, and son, Nick.

The USATF Foundation provides a means to attract and guide funds to new and innovative track and field programs with an emphasis on providing opportunities for youth athletes, emerging athletes and anti-doping education.

For more information or to make a donation to the USA Track & Field Foundation, visit

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

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