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Mentors & Program Leaders

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Program Leaders | AthleteBiz Board Members

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Aaron Cattell

AthleteBiz

Human Resources, Web Platform Management, Hospitality Management

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Alison Taunton-Rigby

TetraGenetics

Healthcare, Life Sciences, Financial Services

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Amy Acuff

Winning Edge Apps

Mobile Software Developer, Sports Performance

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Ann Gaffigan

Dimensional Innovations

Interactive Technology, Software Development, Public Speaking

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Ashley Higginson

Miller Canfield

Attorney

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Ben Rosario

HOKA NAZ Elite

Retail Mgmt, Elite Coaching, Entrepreneurship, Sports Marketing

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Bob Fleshner

EPICoach

Executive Coaching, Web Platform Building, Attorney

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Adam Nelson

The Lovett School

TFAA Board Director, Wellness, Fitness, Business Operations

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Amanda Smock

Realtor Group, Inc.

Real Estate Broker, Coaching

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Amy Begley

Atlanta Track Club

Coaching, Training Group Leader, USATF leader

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Anré Williams

AMEX

Financial Services

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Ashley Miess

PharmaCare US

Advertising, Film/TV/Web Production, Journalism, Personal Training, Web Platform Mgmt

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Bianca Knight

Bianca Knight Foundation

Coaching

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Bob Murdock

Connecticut Convention & Sports Bureau

Event Management, Sales, Sports Marketing, Event Marketing, Hospitality

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Alice Schmidt Kehaya

Oregon Health & Science University

Health Care, Physician

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Amory Rowe Salem

InTheArena

Education, Coaching, Non-Profit, Writing, Reporting

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Andy Martin

Exclamation Services

Organizational Marketing & Logistics, Non-Profit Management, Sports Leadership, USATF Leader

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Aretha Thurmond

USATF

Elite Athlete Coordinator

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Ashley Wright

CASA, USATF Foundation

Financial Services, USATF Foundation Director

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Bob Bickel

RunSignUp

Technology Startup Entrepreneurship, Event Management, Web Platform Building

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Bob West

Metal

Information Security, Cryptocurrencies

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Program Leaders

 

Jack Wickens

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Lead Program Manager

Jack Wickens launched AthleteBiz in 2014 and has served on the Board of the USATF Foundation since 2006. Both organizations are dedicated to the success of elite Track & Field athletes as athletes, as role models and as individuals. Jack’s business career included senior executive positions at UnitedHealth Group and at Prudential. He sees a fairly straight line from his experiences and “lessons learned” as a competitive runner to his business leadership accomplishments and personal life fulfillment.  

Bob Fleshner

Lead Professional Career Coach

Bob Fleshner is the YourNextSuccess program leader for AthleteBiz. He is the founder and President of EPICOACH and is a Professional Certified Executive Coach. He brings to the table decades of multi-disciplinary experience and skill development, realized as an entrepreneur, a road race director and as a Fortune 500 company executive. He applies a deep understanding of business as well as human nature to help his clients undertake a journey of self-discovery, which, in turn, helps them to unlock their potential. 

Aaron Cattell

Program Manager

Aaron Cattell joined AthleteBiz in 2013. Since that time he has worked with athletes to develop various tools and programs, focusing on both individual and overall platform enhancements for the off-the-track experience. Aaron has nearly a decade of experience in various Human Resources roles and functions, working in both small and large organizations. He holds an MBA from William and Mary, had previously earned the Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification, and is a Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt.

Lauryn Williams

Lead Financial Planner

Lauryn Williams is a highly respected and credentialed financial planning expert, who, as a 4X Olympian with gold and silver medals to her name, has earned a deep understanding of how athletes tick. Lauryn is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP), Accredited Financial Counselor (AFC), College Student Loan Advisor (CSLP) and an MBA.

Kacey Gibson

Lead Sports Psychologist

Kacey Gibson is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant (CMPC) who earned All-American status as a cross country runner for Florida State University. Kacey uses her past sport experiences as a guiding force in her sport psychology consulting services.

Kai Laird

Lead Counselor and Therapist

Kai Laird is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Certified Mental Performance Consultant (CMPC). Kai has experience in a variety of clinical roles and is currently the program director of Integrative Health at the Williamsburg Indoor Sports Complex. 

AthleteBiz Board Members

 

Aaron Cattell

AthleteBiz

Deena Kastor

Mammoth Track Club

Joe Fabris

Plus3

Ashley Higginson

Miller Canfield

Hawi Keflezighi

HAWI Management

Steve Fillebrown

Clearview Consulting

Bob Fleshner

EPICoach

Jack Wickens

AthleteBiz

Willie Banks

HSJ