Running USA Announces its Board of Directors

Seven elected to two-year terms; new board meets at upcoming Running USA 2011 conference in San Antonio, Texas

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – (December 19, 2010) – Running USA, a national non-profit organization, recently concluded an election for seven Board of Directors
seats and its members selected the following distance running leaders
for the newly constituted 17-member board that is listed below with
affiliation and term.

Elected for two-year terms:

Anne Audain (Evansville, IN), AA Sports Marketing
Virginia Brophy Achman (Minneapolis, MN), Twin Cities in Motion
John Conley* (Austin, TX), LIVESTRONG Austin Marathon/Half Marathon
Jon Hughes (Orlando, FL), EMMI / Track Shack
Toni Reavis* (San Diego, CA), Broadcaster & Journalist
Beth Salinger* (Chicago, IL), Hospital Hill Run
Mike Schmitz* (Williamston, SC), Electric City Printing
*first-time board member

Continuing Board Members (terms expire 01/2012):
Dave Alberga (San Diego, CA), The Active Network
Steve Baskin (Atlanta, GA), Left Right Left Right
David Deigan (Petaluma, CA), AFMInc.
John Elliott (New York, NY), / Web Marketing Associates
Fred Finke (Longwood, FL), USATF LDR Division Chair*
Chris Lambiase (New York, NY), The Runner’s World Media Group
Mike McNees (Indianapolis, IN), USATF COO*
Lorene Oates (Boise, ID), St. Luke’s Women’s Fitness Celebration
Keith Peters (Ojai, CA), Eco-Logistics
Russ Pillar (Los Angeles, CA), Honda LA Marathon
*two seats appointed by USA Track & Field

The officers of Running USA are: president, Virginia Brophy Achman; vice president, Creigh Kelley (BKB, Ltd.) and Andy Hersam (Competitor Group); treasurer, Lonnie Somers (Fetal Hope Foundation) and secretary, Mike Schmitz. Allan Steinfeld (New York Road Runners) is president emeritus.

Running USA Board of Directors bios are available at:

In conjunction with Running USA 2011: The Industry Conference,
the new board will hold its first meeting on Sunday, February 13 at the
Grand Hyatt San Antonio. The annual signature conference for the
running industry will be in San Antonio, Texas on February 13-15, 2011.

more information on Running USA 2011 including registration, hotel
reservations, schedule, speakers, list of attendees and sponsors, go

USA is dedicated to advancing the growth and success of the running
industry in America. For more information, visit: or contact Ryan Lamppa at (805) 696-6232 or

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