Atlanta Track Club Board Members
Bill Duffey, Chair
Bill Duffey is a United States District Judge who formerly served as the United States Attorney in Atlanta. Before entering public service, he was a partner at the law firm of King & Spalding where he practiced complex civil and criminal litigation. From 1994-95, he served as the Deputy Independent Counsel in the Whitewater investigation, heading the Arkansas phase of the investigation. Bill previously served as the General Counsel to the Atlanta Track Club and the Peachtree Road Race Committee. Since 1984 he has run the Peachtree 27 times, the Atlanta Half-marathon over 12 times and four marathons. The former Chair of the Board of Directors of the Center for Young Adult Addiction and Recovery at Kennesaw State University, he also serves in a variety of other civic and professional organizations. He is married to author Betsy Duffey.
Mary Ford, Vice-Chair
Mary Ford is a sales and marketing executive with over 20 years of experience serving business-to-business technology providers. She currently leads sales strategy and operations for Dell SecureWorks, a provider of information security for businesses. Mary is also the President of ForwardPoint, LLC, a business advisory and consulting firm specializing in sales effectiveness. Previously, she was a Vice President with Cbeyond, where she led Marketing, Learning and Development, and Sales Execution. Mary has a deep commitment to volunteer service to the Atlanta community through organizations including Dress for Success Atlanta and Women in Technology. Mary led the Atlanta Track Club's Search Committee whose efforts resulted in the hiring of the current Executive Director. She has completed over 20 AJC Peachtree Road Races, 13 marathons, 5 triathlons, and numerous 10K and half marathon races.
Shawn Hardister, Treasurer
Shawn Hardister began his career in public accounting with Price Waterhouse, a large, international public accounting firm. After founding and managing his own CPA firm for six years he became a partner at Brooks, McGinnis & Company in 2007, where he has provided service to over 200 nonprofit clients. He serves on the Board of Directors of the National Down Syndrome Congress as Treasurer and the Rotary Club of Dunwoody. He was a member of the ATC Finance Committee during 2012. Shawn started running in high school and earned all-conference honors in cross-country. He also ran several distance events in track and field. He has run six marathons as well as numerous half-marathons and shorter events. He qualified for the Boston Marathon in 2013. Shawn graduated from the University of North Carolina with a bachelor’s degree in accounting
Kelly Walsh, Secretary
Kelly Walsh is a Residential Realtor with Adams Realtors, formerly an International Marketing Senior Analyst at UPS. She has an MBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Management in Phoenix, Arizona. Kelly began running in the early 1990’s and has been a member of the Atlanta Track Club since 2000, serving on the Board of Directors from 2009 until the present. She was a member of the ATC Women’s Competitive Team from 2001 – 2004. Kelly has been involved with Girls on the Run of Atlanta for nearly ten years, serving in various capacities including program coach, board member and board chair. In 2011, she joined the Active Living Advisory Board of the City of Decatur, Georgia to support the growth and success of its health and wellness programs and to fight childhood obesity. She loves the 5K distance and continues to compete in local races whenever possible.
Charlie Crawford is President, CEO & Chairman of Private Bank of Buckhead which he founded in 2006. He was previously president of Riverside Bank of Buckhead, Milton National Bank, and The Buckhead Bank. Charlie started his banking career in New York with Bankers Trust Company and joined Bank South when he moved to Atlanta in 1986. He earned undergraduate degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and the Wharton School of Business as well as an MBA from Georgia State University. Charlie is active in the community and the other boards on which he currently serves include: The J. Mack Robinson College of Business, the Buckhead Coalition, The Carter Center and the Georgia Tennis Foundation. His running history includes over 20 AJC Peachtree Road Races and Atlanta Half Marathons, along with 10 marathons. Charlie is married to Ansley Byers Crawford, and has three children: Chas, Kay and Mitchell.
Sarah Norwood is a native of Athens, GA and is a diehard Georgia Bulldog fan! In 2003, her dream to attend the University of Georgia was realized. At Georgia, Sarah was a Varsity soccer player for 4 years and she was awarded her bachelor’s degree in accounting and a master’s degree in tax. Upon graduation in 2009, Sarah moved to Atlanta and began her career at Dixon Hughes Goodman, a public accounting firm. Although she has switched roles from tax to full time college recruiting, she has worked at Dixon Hughes Goodman for the past 4 years. When Sarah moved to Atlanta she fell in love with the sport of running. She has run 5 marathons and has many more on the bucket list! She has met the most wonderful people and has made lifelong friendships with her running buddies. When not running and working, Sarah loves to cook and spend time with her friends and family.
Terry Ozell has been a member of the ATC for 35 years, has run 34 'Peachtrees', 'The 100th Boston', several marathons, and countless other ATC & regional races in her 40 years of racing. She is proud to be the Track & Field Team representative on the board for 2014. Terry is married to Phillip Ozell, they have three grown children and one dog (still home). Terry is a real estate title examiner for several attorneys and keeps busy during her free time skiing, knitting and volunteering in her neighborhood and with the Atlanta Track Club.
Kerry Parker became an active and engaged Atlanta Track Club member after participating in his first AJC Peachtree Road Race in 2009. He desires to share his passion for running to build a healthier and more fit community. Mr. Parker has over 20 years of experience in marketing, public relations and communications for the Southeast Permanente Medical Group, of Kaiser Permanente, the state’s second largest medical group. He has extensive experience working with nonprofit organizations. He is a founding board member of the Atlanta Youth Project and currently serves as Chairman of the Board. He has served on the board of the Horizon Theater Company; the International Association of Business Communications, Atlanta Chapter; the Avondale Arts Alliance; and the Arts Festival of Atlanta. Mr. Parker ran varsity track at Auburn University and has since completed many races including the AJC Peachtree Road Race, the Atlanta Half Marathon and numerous triathlons.
Ryan is currently a full-time graduate student working toward a PhD in neuroscience at Emory University. He began running in 2009 after graduating from Johns Hopkins where he played varsity basketball and was a co-captain for the 2008-9 season. He has run 6 marathons highlighted by 5th place finishes in both the 2011 and 2012 Atlanta Marathons (PR 2:40:44). He joined the ATC Men’s Competitive team in 2012 and became team coordinator in 2014. Recently he has focused more on shorter distances setting personal bests of 15:38 for 5k, 32:32 for 10k, and 1:12:20 for the half marathon.
Jerome Scales works at Delta Air Lines where he began his career in 1999 as a Help Desk agent, quickly advancing to become a Security Analyst, Project Coordinator, and Sr. Business Analyst. He currently works as a Project Manager in Delta’s Information Technology Project Management Office. An avid runner since 2006, he has served as a volunteer coach with the ATC Half Marathon and In-Training Peachtree training programs, and is an active member in the running community sharing his love and passion for running – helping others to achieve their running goals. He has run 3 marathons, 10 half-marathons, along with many other races of various distances – including the AJC Peachtree Road Race.
Rob Schuler is currently Senior Director of Strategic Technologies at Cox Communications, Inc. An avid runner since 2007, he seeks to help Atlanta Track Club promote the sport of running and to positively impact our community. Mr. Schuler has a passion for running and has completed numerous races across all distances. He also has strong civic interests and has been involved with several non-profit organizations and currently serves on the Corporate Leadership Council at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History. This service has given him extensive experience in helping non-profits seek the resources necessary to evolve and advance their mission. He believes in and supports the Atlanta Track Club's goals and objectives and one day hopes to qualify for and finish the Boston Marathon.
Hilary Silverboard is the Vice President of Entertainment Marketing Strategy and Consumer Insights for Turner Broadcasting for the entertainment networks - TNT, TBS and TCM. She has been at Turner Broadcasting for 13 years specializing in marketing, promotions, strategy and branding. Previously, she worked for Campbell Soup Company and Kraft Foods in marketing and sales. She has been on the board of the Atlanta Track Club for 5 years serving as the Marketing Committee Chair, and as a member of the Strategic Planning and Nominating Committees. She also served as Secretary of the club. Hilary has participated in the Peachtree Road Race for 15 years.
Mike Wien is the Founder and President of The Specific Edge Institute, a consulting firm specializing in helping professional services firms improve their new business development. He began his professional career in brand management at Frito Lay and later held various marketing positions at PepsiCo, Omni Hotel, CitiBank and Deloitte. He eventually left the corporate world and became an Adjunct Professor of Marketing in the Hospitality School at Georgia State University. Mike is an accomplished Ironman Triathlete, having finished 2nd in his age group at the World Championship in Kona. He served as ATC Men’s Masters Team Coordinator from 2007-2009 and ATC Board Member from 2007 to the present. Mike has run 28 marathons and annually is a top 300 finisher in the Peachtree Road Race. He has a Masters in Business Administration from the Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management.