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Mid-Atlantic Region Representative

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Hometown: Unfortunately, military dependents don't have hometowns

Currently Reside In: Springfield, VA

Education:     BA in Economics
                        Indiana University

                        MA in Economics
                        George Washington University

Career: Currently, co-founder and Vice President of Management Information Services, Inc., a Washington D.C.-based economic and energy consulting company.  Prior to that, senior economist and Director of STAT-USA at the U.S. Department of Commerce, and senior economist with the Solar Energy Program at the U.S. Department of Energy.  Co-authored book The Impending World Energy Mess (2010).                

Years Involved in Multisport: 26 years since my first triathlon in Westminster, MD

Describe Your Role with USA Triathlon: I’m currently serving as President of the USA Triathlon Board of Directors while also representing the Mid-Atlantic Region on the Board.  I hung up the Officials’ striped shirt in 2008 after 20 seasons as a USAT Official.  After co-founding and serving for 17 years as VP on the USAT Mid-Atlantic Regional Council, I resigned to join the National Board.  In 2011 I also was elected and currently serve as Treasurer of the Pan-American Triathlon Confederation (PATCO).

What drove you to the multisport lifestyle? My running partner, Don Hodgen, was active in the sport and had all these cool triathlon magazines.  Running was becoming boring and I started swimming and biking as cross-training activities.  Later, I started contributing to the sport through the national organization as an Official in hopes of helping legitimize the “sport” of triathlon which then led to an even deeper involvement at the regional governance level to support our efforts for acceptance as an Olympic sport.

Personal: In the past I’ve been known to have taken golf, tennis and softball extremely seriously at one time or another.  Currently, I am a member of and hold a number of certifications with US Sailing, and try to get out of the country for some bareboat chartering with friends and family whenever my schedule allows.

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