07 Oct Scott Tonn Named to USATF Foundation Board of Directors
INDIANAPOLIS – Scott Tonn has been named as a Director of the USA Track & Field Foundation Board, USATF Foundation Executive Director Tom Jackovic and Chairman Bob Greifeld announced today.
Scott Tonn is Manager and primary principal of Tonn Investments, LLC (“TI”) which was founded in 2010. TI is a private holding company based in Phoenix, Arizona, which specializes in equity investments, as well as owning and operating companies and assets namely in the following sectors: construction, real estate, renewable energy (photovoltaic), multi-family development, and mobile video calling technology.
Previously, Tonn served as CEO of SunWize Technologies from October 2011 through June 2013. Prior to joining SunWize, Tonn co-founded and served as Managing Partner at Blue Renewable Energy, a privately owned renewable energy power producer and development company focused on PV solar and wind projects. Tonn also served for ten years as President of Essco Companies, a leading west coast electrical wholesale distributor that was sold to Sonepar in 2008.
Tonn currently serves as a Board Member of the Arizona State University Sun Angel Endowment, serves on the Board of Trustees at Florida’s Saint Leo University, and is a member and board member of Gen-Next. Tonn holds a BA in economics from the University of California, Davis. Tonn and his wife, Tracy, have two children, Jessica and Blake. Jessica graduated from Stanford University and was a key contributor on Stanford’s Cross-County, Indoor Track, and Outdoor Track teams specializing in distance events. Blake, attends the University of Pennsylvania and is an active member of the University of Pennsylvania Mock Trial Team. Tracy Tonn is a Court Appointed Special Advocate in Arizona and devotes her time to this worthy organization that supports children in the Arizona foster system.
“I am delighted to be part of the USATF Foundation. For me, track & field is the purest of athletic competition; humans competing against each other, gravity, and the elements. Maybe the most exciting is the fact any child, anywhere in the US, can largely compete with very little monetary investment. As perhaps the country’s most accessible sport, I look forward to being a part of an organization that gets it and promotes track & field as a means for young people to experience personal growth through accessible competition,” stated Tonn.