USATF Foundation Announces New Board Director Brian Leach

USATF Foundation Announces New Board Director Brian Leach


The USA Track & Field Foundation Chairman Bob Greifeld and CEO Tom Jackovic are excited to announce that Brian Leach has been named to the USATF Foundation Board of Directors.  “Brian’s experience in Olympic sport fundraising and his passion for track & field will further add to the depth of leadership we have assembled on the Foundation Board. We look forward to working with him as we focus on supporting athletes for the 2024 Paris Olympics,” stated CEO Tom Jackovic.

Brian has a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Brown University and a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School.  He has served as a Director at the retirement services company Athene since August 2016, contributing to their risk and audit committees.  He also serves as a senior advisor to the private equity firm Mountain Capital and as a Trustee of the US Ski and Snowboard Foundation.

Although currently retired, Brian was a co-founder of the hedge fund Old Lane which was acquired by Citigroup.  At Citigroup he was the Global Chief Risk Officer and Head of Strategy.  Prior to founding Old Lane, he built a proprietary trading entity at Morgan Stanley.  Over the course of his career, he was awarded Risk Manager of the Year on two separate occasions based upon his work in restructuring both the hedge fund LTCM and then, later during the Global Financial Crisis, in restructuring Citigroup.

Brian is an avid runner and skier and believes that sports open up the world to young minds.  He commented, “I am thrilled to join USATF Foundation’s Board of Directors and look forward to the continued progress of USA track & field athletes!”

The USATF Foundation provides a means to attract and guide funds to new and innovative track and field programs with an emphasis on providing opportunities for youth athletes, emerging and experienced elite athletes, along with guidance on future career paths. The Foundation depends upon donations from its Board of Directors, major gifts, and from generous fans of track & field.

Elite athletes are supported by the Foundation via monetary grants, career counseling (mentoring and jobs) and participation in Run With US!. Youth athletes are supported via monetary grants to youth clubs.

For more information, or to contribute to the USA Track & Field Foundation, Click Here or contact Tom Jackovic at (412) 398-2484 or