USATF Foundation Promotes Tom Jackovic to CEO, Trixie Saumsiegle to COO

USATF Foundation Promotes Tom Jackovic to CEO, Trixie Saumsiegle to COO

PITTSBURGH – Following its winter board meeting in San Diego last month, the USATF Foundation Board of Directors announced two executive staff promotions: Tom Jackovic has been promoted to Chief Executive Officer and Trixie Saumsiegle to Chief Operating Officer, stated Chairman Bob Greifeld.

Jackovic has been Executive Director since the USATF Foundation’s inception in 2004 and has led all fundraising efforts during his tenure.  Over the past several years, the Foundation has consistently increased its support of both youth and elite track and field athletes and teams, highlighted by a record $1.5 million in Foundation grants given in 2018.

Saumsiegle joined the USATF Foundation team in 2014 as the Associate Director of Development and has worked to expand internal systems and business operations while developing the Foundation’s numerous outreach programs to benefit the sport of Track & Field in the U.S. and beyond.

“The USATF Foundation Board is pleased to promote Tom and Trixie for their impactful service and continual progress in getting funding to the elite athletes and youth teams that have made Team USA the best track & field squad on the planet,” said Foundation Director Dan McClory.  “It is especially appropriate that they are recognized for their efforts in the leadup to this year’s World Championships in Doha, the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, and the return in 2021 of the World Championships to the USA in Eugene,” McClory concluded.


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