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Call for Nominations

We invite you to consider combining your passion for Atlanta Track Club and its mission with your professional skills and volunteer experience to positively impact the Atlanta community by applying to be considered as a member of Atlanta Track Club’s Board of Directors.  We also ask that you consider nominating other Atlanta Track Club members you think would be outstanding board member candidates, and to encourage them to apply to be nominated. It is important for our governing structure to grow and represent our membership and participant base, and with that in mind, we are working toward Board representation that is reflective of the diverse makeup of our members, events and training participants and volunteers. 

 

Roles and Responsibilities:

 

  • The Board of Directors meets eight times during the year, and on other occasions as needed, including to update our strategic plan. 
  • Each of our fifteen members also serves on a minimum of one board committee which meets regularly throughout the year. 
  • Serving on the Atlanta Track Club Board is a three-year commitment, and it requires active participation.
  • Candidates for board service must be at least eighteen years of age and a member of Atlanta Track Club in good standing for at least one year prior to beginning board service in January 2016.  

 

For more information about Board of Directors governance, see Article II of the Current Atlanta Track Club Bylaws.

 

To nominate yourself or a fellow Atlanta Track Club member:

 

 

If you know of others who might be interested in board membership, please encourage them to apply or send an email about the proposed applicant with a brief description of their background to the “board nominations” email address.

 

Atlanta Track Club Board Members

 
Bill DuffeyChair

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 Atlanta Track Club 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 Atlanta Track Club 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

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.

Brian Frank

Brian Frank is Managing Director at Morgan Stanley Wealth Management.    Averaging more than 40 miles a week since his college days, he is a committed and competitive runner.    Brian previously worked at Merrill Lynch as manager of the firm's Wealth Management Services for the Southeast Region.   He competes in 2-3 marathons a year and remains actively involved in area volunteer and philanthropic activities.    Brian is Co-Chair of the Marist School's Alumni Capital Campaign and is a member of the Investment Advisory Committee at Zoo Atlanta.   Brian graduated from the Marist School and earned a degree from Georgia Tech in Industrial Management.  He lives in Dunwoody with his wife and three children. 

Susan Jones

Susan Jones has been an Atlanta Track Club member for more than 25 years and has only missed one Peachtree Road Race during this time.  Susan previously served as an Atlanta Track Club board member and in 2010, she was awarded the Clarence May award for her continued dedication to the Club.  She was a tennis instructor and High School Coach for 30 years.   Susan works to offer running events for the community and is employed by West Stride Running Store.  Active with the Georgia Tech Women's Athletic community outreach program, she also coaches with the Holy Innocents Cross Country, Track and Golf teams and has been a Pace Team Coordinator for Georgia Publix Marathon and 13.1 half marathon.  Susan volunteers her time as a coach for Atlanta Track Club’s Women on the Move 5k training program, In-Training for Peachtree, Half-Marathon Training as well as for a local Girls on the Run team.  

Terry Ozell 

Terry Ozell has been a member of Atlanta Track Club 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

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.

Michelle Reid

Michelle Reid has been Director of Human Resources at Children's Health Care of Atlanta, one of the leading pediatric health care systems in the United States, since 2012.   Before accepting her current role at CHOA, Michelle acted as the Interim Director of Child Wellness programs at CHOA and helped launch its community Strong4Life program.  She was Global Director of Human Resources at Motorola before moving to Atlanta in 2005.   Michelle found running 6 years ago and has since completed 6 AJC Peachtree Road Races along with numerous half marathons, triathlons and even 2 Half Ironman events.   She has personally raised more than $20,000 through The Leukemia Lymphoma Society's Team in Training and regularly acts as a mentor for others entering the program. 

Ryan Purcell

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 Atlanta Track Club 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 

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 Atlanta Track Club 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.

Nancy Stewart

Nancy Stewart, a native Atlanta is a long-time Atlanta Track Club member as well as long-time member of the Club’s Elite Team.   Holder of a half-marathon single age record, she is a multi-time National Champion at various distances.  A personal trainer, Nancy is married to Sam Stewart and has 2 grown children and 2 grandchildren.  

Rob Schuler

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. 

Mike Wien 

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 Atlanta Track Club Men’s Masters Team Coordinator from 2007-2009 and Atlanta Track Club 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.

Atlanta Track Club Bylaws

Current Atlanta Track Club Bylaws