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CEO Susan Weeks Announces Retirement from Running USA

24 Mar, 2013


Third Organizational Leader to End Five-Year Tenure on High Note; CEO Search to Begin Immediately

 

Running USA, the national industry non-profit organization, has announced that Susan Weeks has decided to retire as its CEO effective May 31, 2013. Weeks, a resident of Colorado Springs, was hired in March 2008.

"We've just concluded our 10th annual industry conference, the most well-received event to-date. In the wake of its success, as well as the continuing growth and stability of this great organization, many of the goals that I set when I became CEO of Running USA have been achieved. With a secure infrastructure in place, the time is right to announce my retirement," said Susan Weeks, Running USA CEO. "I will cherish my time with Running USA."

During her five-year tenure, the Running USA budget doubled in size, its popular annual conference set attendance and sponsor records and its membership sits at an all-time high.

"Since taking the helm as CEO 5 years ago, Susan has helped make Running USA an industry leader and an example to non-profits everywhere. Her service to Running USA is greatly appreciated and I will miss Susan's leadership and mentorship. We look forward to the organization's future with our new CEO," said Kevin Callahan, Running USA President.

About Running USA
Running USA advances, serves, promotes and celebrates the sport of running as a clearinghouse and resource center and though its popular annual conference, website, Running USA wire, Running USA Industry E-News, National Runner Survey, annual marathon, half-marathon and State of the Sport reports, and by providing athlete support via the Allan Steinfeld Development Award.

Running USA's more than 330 members include events with 2-plus million finishers and prize money exceeding $5.7 million, race services companies, running-related media companies and organizations and the athletic industry.

In March 2009, the non-profit industry organization marked a decade of achievement to build and promote the sport. For more information, visit: RunningUSA.org or contact Ryan Lamppa at  (805) 966-7747  or ryan@runningusa.org.

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