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USATF’s Washington receives CLD Award

INDIANAPOLIS -- Presented with the Achievement in Business and Industry Award by the Center for Leadership Development (CLD), USATF COO Renee Chube Washington was honored at the 36th Annual Minority Achievers Awards and Scholarship Gala at the Indianapolis Convention Center on Thursday evening.
The CLD fosters the advancement of minority youth in Central Indiana as future professional, business and community leaders by providing experiences that encourage personal development and educational attainment.
Since Washington became COO, USATF has realized operational cost savings of more than $1M while adopting a new business and financial plan. Under her operational oversight, USATF has awarded two Olympic Trials and revamped its Annual Meeting, which attracts more than 1,000 stakeholders in the sport each year.
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. She earlier had 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.
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., where 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.
During Thursday’s awards ceremony, Alexa Jenkins, USATF’s high school legal intern, received a scholarship to study at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana.
Also a CLD award recipient, USATF CEO Max Siegel received the organization's Accomplished Achievement Award in 2015 at the 35th Annual Minority Achievers Awards and Scholarship Gala.

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