Adam Schmenk first arrived at the national office in early 2000 and currently serves as director of entertainment properties. In his current role, Schmenk works with all networks (NBC, CBS, ESPN and ESPN2, NBC Sports Network and Universal Sports) handling business deals and scheduling of all television events both domestically and internationally. He was promoted into his current role from associate director of broadcasting in June of 2013.
Schmenk, who won an Emmy for his work with NBC during the 2012 Olympic Games also leads USATF's efforts to expand its digital video elements and new lifestyle programming, which includes the series "USATF 36." He is also responsible for the Jesse Owens Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, which is held each year at the USATF annual meeting, and writes and produces all in-stadium entertainment for all championships and Olympic Trials.
For the past three Olympic Games and past three World Outdoor Championships, Schmenk has worked as an associate producer for NBC Sports. He will continue this streak later this year at the 2013 IAAF Outdoor World Championships in Moscow, Russia.
Born in Ohio and raised in Stevens Point, Wis., Schmenk attended the University of Wisconsin before finishing flight school at Vincennes University (Ind.), where he earned his pilot’s license before discovering his love for working in sports.
Schmenk currently divides his time between New York City and the national office in Indianapolis. He is an avid supporter of all Wisconsin professional sports teams and was the captain of the 1994-95 USA Junior National Soccer Team while living in Brazil.