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Meeting Minutes

USATF Board of Directors
Conference Call
September 15, 2010

ATTENDANCE
Stephanie Hightower , Kim Haines, Ken Taylor, Jeff Darman, Dr. Evie Dennis, Steve Miller, Deena Kastor, Jack Wickens, Max Siegel, Elizabeth Phillips, Philip Dunn, Willie Banks, Steve Holman, Aretha Thurmond, Larry James (non-voting Council), Darlene Hickman (non-voting Secretary)

National Office Staff: Mike McNees, Jill Geer, Benita Fitzgerald Mosley, Gina Miller, Shayna Sangster

Quorum was present.  Stephanie Hightower opened the meeting at 4:06pm (CDT).

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

MOTION(Taylor): Approve the May 26 minutes.
All in favor. Motion Passed.

Report from Legal Counsel
 
Larry James reported that he has had extensive discussions with the legal counsel of Doug Logan. An offer was rejected by Logan and a counter offer has been made. More information will be discussed in Executive Session.

MOTION(Haines): Terminate Doug Logan as CEO of USA Track & Field.
All in favor. Motion Passed.

MOTION(Haines): Appoint Mike McNees as the interim CEO of USA Track & Field.
All in favor. Motion Passed.

Board Engagement Assignments

Board assignment sheets were distributed. If anyone has changes they can be submitted to Hightower.

Personnel Committee – Search Process

Evie Dennis requested that Steve Miller take the lead on the search committee. Any suggestions should be submitted to Steve as soon as possible.
 
Some search firms were submitted to Hightower via email and Willie Banks suggested the search firm used by the USOC. The Personnel committee recommended a full scale search and Hightower reminded everyone that this will not be a rushed process.

Interim CEO Status Report

McNees reported that the staff is doing business as usual. This is a hard adjustment to make, but the staff is handling it like professionals. He also noted that the staff has made a point to touch base with each of the sponsors and the USOC to discuss the recent changes.

The meeting moved into Executive Session at 4:31pm.

SUMMARY OF MOTIONS

MOTION (Taylor): Approve the August 23rd minutes.
All in favor. Motion Passed.

MOTION (Haines): Terminate Doug Logan as CEO of USA Track & Field.
All in favor. Motion Passed.

MOTION (Haines): Appoint Mike McNees as the interim CEO of USA Track & Field.
All in favor. Motion Passed.

MOTION (Dennis): Move into Executive Session to discuss litigation regarding CEO settlement.
All in favor. Motion Passed.

 

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