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Call for Nominations: Board of Directors, Athlete Advisory Council Elections

by USA Triathlon

USA Triathlon invites eligible members to run for an elected position on the Board of Directors as General Director or an Athlete Director, and 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, 2023. Nominations criteria is listed below and please send all nominations to election@usatriathlon.org. Nominations will close on June 30, 2023.

The positions below are open for nominations:

  • Three (3) General Directors
  • Two (2) Athlete Directors
  • Two (2) Athletes Advisory Council Members

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 the 2022 USA Triathlon Bylaw revisions, 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 three times per year with conference calls scheduled between meetings as needed.

The Athletes’ Advisory Council (AAC) is 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 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 USOPC AAC alternate representative unless they are also an Athlete Representative or Athlete Director.

For more information, please reference USA Triathlon’s Bylaws.

For Candidates to the Board, 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. Please see USAT Triathlon Bylaws Section 6.4 for more detailed information.

Additionally, candidates for Athlete Director must be an “Elite 10 Year Athlete” as defined in Section 6.8 of the USA Triathlon Bylaws.

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.

In this election, general members may vote for only General Directors.

To vote for Athlete Director 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.

Nominating petitions for General Directors shall include the following:

  1. The name, address, contact number, e-mail address and annual 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. A completed Conflict of Interest disclosure form.

Nominating petitions for Athlete Directors and Athlete Advisory Council Positions shall include the following:

  1. The name, address, contact number, e-mail address and annual 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 and
  4. The nominee’s resume
  5. A completed Conflict of Interest disclosure form for Athlete Directors and Athlete Advisory Council

Petitions that do not meet the above requirements will not be considered.

Please send all nominations to election@usatriathlon.org.

Elections shall be held according to the following schedule:

June 1: Call for nominations opens
June 30: Call for nominations closes
Sept. 30: Election closes
October: Election results announced