2021 USA Triathlon Board of Directors, Athletes' Advisory Council Election Results Announced
by USA Triathlon
USA Triathlon today announced the results of its 2021 Board of Directors and Athletes’ Advisory Council elections.
Dr. Tekemia Dorsey (Middle River, MD), CEO of the International Association of Black Triathletes (IABT), earned re-election as a General Director to the USA Triathlon Board of Directors, while William Huffman (New York, NY) and Erin Storie (Fort Benning, GA) were both elected to the USA Triathlon Board of Directors as Elite/Pro Athlete Representatives.
Greg Billington (San Francisco, CA) won re-election to the USA Triathlon Athletes’ Advisory Council (AAC) and joining him will be newly-elected Chelsea Burns (Seattle, WA).
All terms start in January 2022, with General Directors serving a four-year term, Athlete Directors serving a two-year term and AAC members serving a two-year term.
“I am so thrilled to welcome William and Erin to the Board and for the opportunity to continue working with Dr. Dorsey, who has been an invaluable member of the USA Triathlon Board of Directors for the past two years, as USA Triathlon continues to expand the accessibility and awareness of triathlon to new and diverse audiences throughout the U.S. as a sport and as a lifestyle,” said Joel Rosinbum, President of the USA Triathlon Board of Directors. “William and Erin bring a wealth of experience in both elite racing and advocacy, as Erin has previously served as an Elite/Pro Athlete Representative on the Board and William serves on the USA Triathlon Athletes’ Advisory Council. In addition, Greg and Chelsea have represented the U.S. in major international competition and are established leaders in the multisport community, making them both outstanding fits to serve their fellow elite athletes.”
As CEO of IABT, Dr. Dorsey oversees a nonprofit organization serving urban communities with a mission to increase participation in multisport and provide opportunities to work in the multisport industry. A recipient of the USOPC 2020 Rings of Gold – Individual Award Winner and a founding member of USA Triathlon’s Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Access Council, Dorsey received her Doctorate of Management in Organizational Leadership from the University of Phoenix and Masters of Education in Guidance & Counseling from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. Dorsey was elected as the first African American to serve on the USA Triathlon Board of Directors in 2019.
“I am overwhelmed with gratitude from the endurance community in re-electing me to the Board of Directors for a second term, and I’m humbly excited to continue this journey,” Dorsey said. “I am more dedicated than ever to continue advocacy, leadership, vision and innovation to the sport across the world, especially in the urban market. I look forward to remaining an active Board member and lending a voice to positive change in policies and procedures for the betterment of our constituency and the sport.”
As Elite/Pro Athlete Representatives on the Board, Huffman and Storie were elected by their peers, with voting open to elite triathletes who met eligibility requirements.
Huffman, currently serving on the AAC, began his career as an elite triathlete in 2010 and retired in 2020, now racing as an amateur age group athlete. During his professional career, Huffman was a member of the 2019 U.S. Pan American Triathlon Team in Lima, Peru, finishing fifth individually and fourth in the mixed relay. Huffman currently works as an Operations Analyst in New York City. A Colorado State University alumnus, Huffman graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Management in 2018 and a Master of Finance in 2020.
“I’m honored to be elected to USA Triathlon’s Board of Directors and grateful for the opportunity to give back to the sport,” Huffman said.
Storie previously served on the USA Triathlon Board of Directors from 2017 to January 2021, in addition to serving on both the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee and the USA Triathlon Athlete Advisory Council. Retiring as a professional triathlete in 2020, Storie started competing for the U.S. National Team in 2012. She represented the United States at the 2015 Pan American Games, finishing 19th individually. Storie is an alumna of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and DeVry University.
“I’m honored to be elected as an Athlete Director on the USA Triathlon Board of Directors. It’s important to advocate for athlete’s rights and help foster a sense of unity across the organization,” Storie said. “Together, we can make an impact nationally and globally. I hope to bring experience, passion and integrity, all crucial for athlete representation. Thank you for the support.”
Billington and Burns were named to the Athletes’ Advisory Council (AAC), a 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 makes recommendations to the Board on issues related to the needs and concerns of USA Triathlon’s elite athlete members, including, but not limited to: race selection, USA Triathlon National Team qualification criteria, elite athlete rankings, competitive rules in elite races and the procedure for the appointment or election of elite athletes to the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee’s Athletes' Advisory Council.
Billington represented the U.S. this past August at the Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020, serving as a guide for gold medalist Brad Snyder. He also represented the U.S. at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Billington was first elected to the Athletes’ Advisory Council in 2018, and will be entering his third term in January. Billington holds a Bachelor of Science from Wake Forest University, and currently works for Visa in Business Solutions.
Burns will join Billington on the Athletes’ Advisory Council for her first term in January. Burns started her career on the national team in 2013, and represented the United States in the 2015 Pan American Games, as well in many ITU World Cups from 2013 to 2019. Burns graduated from Colgate University in 2012 with a dual degree in Geography and Computer Science.
“This sport and the athletes competing are very important to me and I’m excited for the opportunity to join the AAC,” Burns said. “I hope that my recent experience as an athlete, awareness of important issues and ability to be a communication liaison will bring a voice and impact to all relevant sides of USA Triathlon.”
About USA Triathlon
USA Triathlon is proud to serve as the National Governing Body for triathlon, as well as duathlon, aquathlon, aquabike, winter triathlon, off-road triathlon, paratriathlon, and indoor and virtual multisport events in the United States. Founded in 1982, USA Triathlon sanctions more than 4,000 events and connects with more than 400,000 members each year, making it the largest multisport organization in the world. In addition to its work at the grassroots level with athletes, coaches, and race directors – as well as the USA Triathlon Foundation – USA Triathlon provides leadership and support to elite athletes competing at international events, including World Triathlon Championships, Pan American Games and the Olympic and Paralympic Games. USA Triathlon is a proud member of World Triathlon and the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee (USOPC).