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  KARA THOMPSON
MEMBERSHIP SERVICES SENIOR MANAGER

Phone: 719-955-2834
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Hometown: Remsen, Iowa
 
College degree: Associate degree in Applied Science, Business Administration – Sales & Marketing in 1998; Bachelor of Science in Sports Management – Wellness & Fitness in 2010 
 
When did you start at USAT: December, 2008
 
Roles and responsibilities: Develop operating department budget; build and implement USAT’s very first foundation; day to day supervision of the ongoing operations from the membership team; ensure the results and rankings program is current and accurate; develop, execute and approve policies and procedures; conduct department planning, assessment, goals development, and initiative targeting; ensure collaboration within and among departments and provide for a collaborative approach to resolving issues and enhancing services and programs.        
 
Favorite part about USAT: Hearing all of the inspirational stories and how triathlon has helped individuals overcome adversities.
 
What keeps you busy in your free time: Playing volleyball, watching Iowa Hawkeye sports, cheering on the Denver Broncos, traveling, hanging with the hubbie.
 
Favorite career moment: Crossing the finish line at my first triathlon event. I am not an endurance sport individual (I play volleyball) so to be able to cross that finish line was a huge accomplishment and one I never thought I would do.

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