Chief Operating Officer
Renee Washington joined USA Track & Field as its chief operating officer in May of 2012. In her current role, Washington oversees daily operations with a focus on executing the organization’s strategic plan, helping to remake USATF’s business model, managing staff and validating organizational progress toward measureable goals.
Before arriving at USATF, Washington served as contracts department director for CICOA, a private, nonprofit agency advocate for the aged, where she oversaw compliance issues, was the point of contact for vendor contracts and coordinated contractual requirements with the operating staff.
Washington previously served at Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation where she managed a $140+M dollar portfolio of contracts for local, state and commercial customers. She provided leadership and business management skills to program teams and oversight of quality control, ethics and consumer expectations.
A Georgetown University Law graduate, Washington’s professional career began in government, working as an attorney for the U.S. Department of Labor in Washington, D.C. While at the Department of Labor, she advanced to Deputy associate general counsel and acting associate general counsel, leading a team of more than 20 attorneys.
A past president of the Junior League of Indianapolis, her extensive work in social causes includes volunteering for Wishard Memorial Hospital’s Foundation Board; the Girl Scouts; American Cancer Society Guild; and numerous educational, cultural and political causes. Washington earned her undergraduate degree at Spelman College in Atlanta, Ga.
She currently lives in Indianapolis.
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