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Jeff Porter  

Jeff Porter - Chair
Dr. Jeff Porter is a New Jersey native and currently serves as the Director of Alumni Engagement for Michigan Athletics. He is responsible for generating $4.5 to $5 million from the Premium Suite Program at Michigan Stadium and managing all athletic department alumni events, communications, and programs available for the student-athlete alums. A former student-athlete, Jeff competed at the London 2012 & Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games becoming one of the few Americans in history to qualify for two consecutive Olympic Games in the men’s 110m hurdles. Jeff serves as the Chair of Athletes Advisory Committee and as a Board Member for USA Track & Field (USATF). Jeff completed his Ph.D., in Educational Leadership at Eastern Michigan University in August of 2017. During his collegiate career, Jeff was the 2007 NCAA Champion, 3-time NCAA All-American, 3-time Big Ten Champion, and was the recipient of the Big Ten Medal of Honor in 2007. Jeff completed his Bachelor of Arts degree in Kinesiology in 2007 and his Master’s of Arts degree in higher education with a focus in student affairs.

     
Wallace Spearmon  

Wallace Spearmon - Vice Chair
Two-time U.S. Olympian Wallace Spearmon serves as the USATF Athletes’ Advisory Committee’s vice chair. Spearmon is a two-time Olympic finalist, as well as an IAAF World Champion, IAAF World Indoor Champion and five-time IAAF Championships medalist. The men’s 4x100m gold medalist at the 2015 Pan American Games, Spearmon is a three-time USATF champion, four-time Diamond League meeting winner and the 2010 Diamond Race champion in the 200 meters. Spearmon is completing his degree at the University of Arkansas, where he was a two-time NCAA champion.

     
 

Ann Gaffigan - Secretary
The 2004 USATF champion in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, Ann Gaffigan serves as the secretary for the Athletes’ Advisory Committee. The former American record holder in the event, Gaffigan is a two-time Olympic Trials finalist in the steeple, winning in 2004 before the women’s steeplechase was an Olympic event. In 2008, Gaffigan once again made the finals but finished just short of making the U.S. Olympic Team. Following her competitive retirement in 2008, Gaffigan has built an impressive career in technology. She is currently the Chief Technology Officer for National Land Realty, contributes her time as an instructor for Girls Who Code and is the co-founder of Women Talk Sports.

     
Lauryn Williams  

Lauryn Williams - Treasurer
Serving as the AAC Treasurer, Lauryn Williams accomplished one of the most decorated multi-sport careers in U.S. Olympic history. Williams is the first American woman to medal at both the summer and winter Games, and is just one of five athletes in history to accomplish the feat. As a brake woman in Sochi, Williams etched her place in history, joining Eddie Eagan — a 1920 Olympic boxing champion and 1932 Olympic bobsled champion — as the only U.S. Olympic athletes to stand on the Olympic medal podium for both a summer and winter sport. Williams is a three-time track Olympian, having competed at the Athens 2004, Beijing 2008 and London 2012 Games. She took silver in the 100m in 2004 and gold in the 4x100m relay in 2012 before switching over to bobsled. Since her retirement from both sports, Williams founded her own financial planning company, Worth Winning. The organization provides financial planning for professional athletes and other young professionals.

     
Moushaumi Robinson  

Moushaumi Robinson - USOC Representative
A 2004 Olympic 4x400m relay gold medalist, Robinson serves as USATF’s alternate on the USOC’s Athletes’ Advisory Committee. The 2003 Pan Am Games 4x400m gold medalist, Robinson led Team USA to its first Pan Am gold since 1991. A three-time Big 12 Indoor champion and the 2003 Big 12 Outdoor champion, Robinson is a veteran of six USATF National Teams and won bronze in the women’s 4x400m relay at the IAAF World Indoor Championships in 2008. She currently serves as Head Varsity Track & Field Coach at First Academy in Orlando, Florida.

   

 


 

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