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Posted: December 1, 2009  : Add to Mixx! Subscribe to stories like this

Athletics: Elias to step down from USATF

INDIANAPOLIS - After 11 years of service, USATF Managing Director of Business Affairs Jim Elias has announced his resignation. He will continue with the organization through the end of the year.

A CPA by training, Elias came to USATF in 1998 as Chief Financial Officer during the organization's bleakest financial era, which included a record deficit. Under his stewardship, USATF built a surplus and established financial policies and controls that steadied its ledger sheet.

Elias has served USATF in numerous capacities, including as CFO, Chief Operating Officer and Managing Director of Business Affairs. He has led USATF's financial management and human resources teams, provided oversight of events and broadcasting, negotiated contracts and been a key advisor to the CEO.

"Jim's contributions to USATF have been innumerable and significant," USATF CEO Doug Logan said. "More than any one person, he was responsible for bringing fiscal integrity and solvency to the organization during a difficult time. We wish him the very best in his future endeavors."

"I am very proud of my time at USATF," Elias said. "I have been part of a high-performing team that has brought our balance sheet from the verge of insolvency to our current position of strength. I am most proud of my work developing people and am certain of USATF's continued success and growth based on the talents and efforts of those people."

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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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