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Call for Nominations: 2024 USA Triathlon Board of Directors, Athlete Advisory Council, USOPC/Team USA Athletes’ Commission Elections

by USA Triathlon

USA Triathlon invites eligible members to run for an elected position as an Athlete Director on the Board of Directors, United States Olympic and Paralympic (“USOPC”)/Team USA Athletes’ Commission Representative, and/or as Athlete Advisory Council Member on the Athletes’ Advisory Council.  The USA Triathlon Board of Directors helps set the direction of the sport across the country. Get involved today! 

The nominations window opens on June 1, 2024. Nominations criteria is listed below. Please send all nominations to As this is an Olympic year, nominations will close on September 20, 2024, and the election will begin on October 1, 2024.

The positions below are open for nominations: 

  • One (1) Athlete Director
  • One (1) USOPC/Team USA Athletes’ Commission Representative (Note: The individual who receives the second highest number of votes will be designated as the USOPC/Team USA Athletes’ Commission Alternate Representative.)
  • Two (2) USA Triathlon Athletes’ Advisory Council Members

USA Triathlon Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is composed of 12 members who are elected without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation or physical disability. Per USA Triathlon Bylaws, four directors are Athlete Directors, four directors are General Directors and four directors are Independent Directors. At least three of the Athlete Directors on the Board shall be Elite 10 Year Athletes as defined in Section 6.8(a) of the USA Triathlon Bylaws.  One of the Athlete Directors on the Board may be an Elite 10+ Year Athlete as defined in Section 6.8(b) of the USA Triathlon Bylaws. Athlete Directors shall be elected no less than thirty (30) days prior to the beginning of their term. The Board of Directors shall represent the interests of the triathlon and multisport community for USA Triathlon in the United States and its athletes by providing USA Triathlon with policy, guidance and strategic direction. Typically, meetings are held about four times per year with conference calls scheduled between meetings as needed.

USA Triathlon’s Athletes' Advisory Council

USA Triathlon’s Athletes’ Advisory Council (“AAC”) is a USOPC and USA Triathlon Bylaw-mandated Standing Committee that broadens communication between USA Triathlon and elite athletes, and serves as a source of opinion and advice to the USA Triathlon Board of Directors. The AAC leads, serves, and engages athletes to communicate the interests and protect the rights of athletes, and is a conduit to USA Triathlon. The AAC consists of at least eight individuals, four Athlete Directors, and four Athlete Representatives, and the Team USA Athletes’ Commission Alternate Representative unless they are also an Athlete Representative or Athlete Director.
For more information, please reference USA Triathlon’s Bylaws.

USOPC/Team USA Athletes’ Commission Representative

The USOPC/ Team USA Athletes’ Commission (“AC”) serves as the representative group and voice of Team USA athletes. The Team USA AC is responsible for broadening communication between the USOPC and active athletes and serves as a source of input and advise to the USOPC board of directors. The Team USA AC consists of at least one athlete from each National Governing Body (“NGB”) in which the United States is represented at the Olympic and Pan American Games, one athlete from Sports on the program at Delegation events that are governed and managed by the USOPC, six athletes representing the Paralympic Sport Organizations or NGBs designated to govern a Paralympic sport, and six athletes elected by the Team USA AC to serve at-large, including a chair and two vice chairs.

For more information, please reference USA Triathlon’s Bylaws and the Team USA AC Bylaws.

Candidate Eligibility

Athlete Director: Each Director of the Board must be eligible to be a USA Triathlon member, a citizen of the United States and eighteen (18) years of age or older.  A Director shall (i) have the highest personal and professional integrity, (ii) have demonstrated exceptional ability and judgment, and (iii) be effective, in conjunction with the other Directors, in collectively serving the long-term interests of USA Triathlon. Each Director shall have passed a background check, completed SafeSport education and training, and had no record of SafeSport violations. Additionally, candidates for Athlete Director must be an “Elite 10 Year Athlete”. Please see USAT Triathlon Bylaws Sections 6.4 and 6.8 for more detailed information.

USA Triathlon’s Athletes’ Advisory Council: Candidates for the Athletes’ Advisory Council must meet the definition of “Elite 10 Year Athlete” contained in Sections 6.8 and 9.3 of the USA Triathlon Bylaws.

USOPC/Team USA Athletes’ Commission Representative: Candidates for the Team USA Athletes’ Commission Representative must meet the definition of “Elite 10 Year Athlete” contained in Section 6.8 of the USA Triathlon Bylaws.

Voting Eligibility

In this election, to vote for Athlete Director, Team USA Athletes’ Commission, and Athlete Advisory Council positions, an individual must meet the definition of “Elite 10 Year Athlete” contained in Section 6.8 of the USA Triathlon Bylaws.

Petition Criteria

Nominating petitions for Athlete Directors, USOPC/Team USA Athletes’ Commission Representative, and USA Triathlon’s Athlete Advisory Council Positions shall include the following: 

  1. The name, address, contact number, email address, and any annual USA Triathlon membership number of the nominee.
  2. A written description of the nominee and their platform; the description shall not exceed 500 words.
  3. A photo of the nominee.
  4. The nominee’s resume.
  5. Statement that the nominated individual is a US citizen and over the age of 18 years old.
  6. A completed USA Triathlon Conflict of Interest Disclosure Form. Candidates must disclose any felony convictions, or any period of ineligibility served in sport such as violations of anti-doping codes, the Athlete Classification Code or SafeSport violations.
    1. COI for Nomination – Athlete Representative
    2. COI for Nomination – Athlete Director

Petitions that do not meet the above requirements will not be considered.
Please send all nominations to

Election Timeline

Elections shall be held according to the following schedule:

  • June 1: Call for nominations opens
  • September 20: Call for nominations closes
  • October 1: Election begins
  • October 31: Election closes
  • November: Election results announced