AAC Leadership Team
The AAC leadership is comprised of officers, representatives to the USATF Board, and event group leaders.
- The Officers include the AAC Chair, Vice Chair, Treasurer and Secretary, as well as the USOC Representative and the USOC Alternate. Officers are elected by the Event Leaders. Jump to Officers
- The AAC representatives on the USATF Board are elected by the AAC body. There are three elected board members and one alternate. In addition, in 2018, the AAC Chair (Dr. Jeff Porter) is also on the USATF Board. Jump to USATF Board Members
- The Event Leaders are elected by the AAC body. There is one male and one female event leader for each event group. Jump to Event Leaders
Dr. Jeff PorterAAC Chair, USATF Board Member
Dr. Jeff Porter is a two-time Olympian in the 110-meter hurdles who made it to the Olympic semifinals in both 2012 and 2016. Porter is a former NCAA Champion in the 60-meter hurdles and was an NCAA Division I All-American during his time as a Michigan Wolverine. He received his Ph.D. in Higher Education in 2017, while also working as the assistant director of alumni engagement in the university’s athletic department.
Wallace SpearmonAAC Vice Chair, USATF Board Member, USOPC Representative
Wallace Spearmon is a two-time Olympic finalist, as well as an IAAF World Champion, IAAF World Indoor Champion and five-time IAAF Championships medalist. The men’s 4x100m gold medalist at the 2015 Pan American Games, Spearmon is a three-time USATF champion, four-time Diamond League meeting winner and the 2010 Diamond Race champion in the 200 meters. Spearmon is completing his degree at the University of Arkansas, where he was a two-time NCAA champion.
Lauryn WilliamsAAC Treasurer & Director of Professionalism
Lauryn Williams has one of the most decorated multi-sport careers in U.S. Olympic history. Williams is the first American woman to medal at both the summer and winter Games, and is just one of five athletes in history to accomplish the feat. As a brake woman in Sochi, Williams etched her place in history, joining Eddie Eagan as the only U.S. Olympic athletes to stand on the Olympic medal podium for both a summer and winter sport. Williams is a three-time track Olympian, having competed at the Athens 2004, Beijing 2008 and London 2012 Games. She took silver in the 100m in 2004 and gold in the 4x100m relay in 2012 before switching over to bobsled. Since her retirement from both sports, Williams founded her own financial planning company, Worth Winning. The organization provides financial planning for professional athletes and other young professionals.
Ann GaffiganAAC Secretary
Gaffigan is a two-time Olympic Trials finalist in the steeple, winning in 2004 and setting an American and U.S. All-Comer's record. In 2008, Gaffigan once again made the finals but finished just short of making the U.S. Olympic Team. During and following her competitive retirement in 2008, Gaffigan built a career in technology. After running her own company for 12 years, she became a partner and full time Chief Technology Officer for National Land Realty.
USOPC AAC Affiliates:
Moushaumi RobinsonUSOPC AAC Officer
Moushaumi Robinson is a 2004 Olympic 4x400m relay gold medalist, and in 2003 led Team USA to its first Pan Am gold since 1991. A three-time Big 12 Indoor champion and the 2003 Big 12 Outdoor champion, Robinson is a veteran of six USATF National Teams and won bronze in the women’s 4x400m relay at the IAAF World Indoor Championships in 2008. She currently serves as Head Varsity Track & Field Coach at First Academy in Orlando, Florida. In 2019, Robinson was elected the the USOPC AAC Leadership.
Lauren FleshmanUSATF Board Member
Ryan WilsonUSATF Board Member
Michelle CarterUSATF Board Alternate
Kori CarterEvent Leader, Women's Sprints
Manteo MitchellEvent Leader, Men's Sprints
Born and raised in NC, Manteo is an Olympic Silver medalist, US & World Champion. He holds a master's degree in comprehensive physical education. He's devoted to his son & the #FaithFocusFinish Foundation that helps youth stay connected and engaged in the community. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with family & making music.
Queen HarrisonEvent Leader, Women's Hurdles
Bershawn "Batman" JacksonEvent Leader, Men's Hurdles
Sharon Day MonroeEvent Leader, Women's Combined Events
Sharon is a two time Olympian (High Jump ‘08 Heptathlon ‘12) and the American Record holder in the indoor pentathlon. She trains on the Central Coast of CA where she lives with her husband.
Curtis BeachEvent Leader, Men's Combined Events
Curtis Beach is a multi-event athlete who also competes competitively in the 800m and 400m Hurdles. He graduated from Duke University where he won two Indoor NCAA titles in the Heptathlon.
Hazel ClarkEvent Leader, Women's 800m-1500m
Hazel Clark is a 3-time Olympian. Clark, her sister, and her sister-in-law made history when they swept the 2000 Olympic trials 800 meters. She is the daughter of inner-city educator Joe Louis Clark, who inspired the film Lean on Me, and the sister-in-law of fellow Olympian Jearl Miles-Clark. Joetta Clark Diggs is her older sister. She is currently the Director of Sports at Bermuda Tourism Authority.
Will LeerEvent Leader, Men's 800m-1500m
Anne ShadleEvent Leader, Women's 3000m-10K
Dr. Anne Shadle is a certified consultant in Sport Psychology (CMPC), is a member of the USOC's Sport Psychology registry, and is currently the president-appointed committee chair for psychological services for USATF. She is heavily involved with coaching education and certification for the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) and USATF.
Bernard LagatEvent Leader, Men's 3000m-10K
Amy BegleyEvent Leader, Women's Cross Country/Roads
Former Arkansas Razorback now coaching Atlanta Track Club athletes in the 800 m to the marathon. Competed in the 2008 Olympics and 2009 Worlds in the 10,000 m.
Garrett HeathEvent Leader, Men's Cross Country/Roads
Kara WingerEvent Leader, Women's Throws, USOPC Alternate
Kara Winger is a 3x Olympian and holds the women's javelin American Record. A Purdue Boilermaker, she and husband Russ have lived in his hometown of Colorado Springs, Colorado since 2012, and adopted Maddie the Dog in 2016.
Kibwe JohnsonEvent Leader, Men's Throws
Tiombe HurdEvent Leader, Women's Horizontal Jumps
Tiombe Hurd is a 6-time U.S. Champion, Olympian, and former American record holder in the women's triple jump. Hurd also won a bronze medal at the World Indoor Championships, becoming the first and only American woman to ever win a global medal in the triple jump. She has been involved in the AAC for several years, holding both horizontal jumps and at-large event leader positions.
Omar CraddockEvent Leader, Men's Horizontal Jumps
Melinda WithrowEvent Leader, Women's Vertical Jumps
Melinda Withrow was a three time Olympic Trials Finalist in the women’s pole vault. In addition to serving as the AAC Women’s Vertical Jumps Chair, she also sits on the following USATF Boards: Women’s Commissions, Law & Legislations and Women’s Track & Field. After retirement in 2016, Withrow moved back to Montana with her husband to begin her next career/passion as a High School Special Education Teacher as well as the Head High School Track & Field Boys and Girls coach.
Jeff HartwigEvent Leader, Men's Vertical Jumps
Two time Olympian, Former Outdoor American Record Holder and current Indoor American Record Holder. AAC event leader since 2006. Active Rules Committee, Records Committee and Men’s Track and Field Executive Committee. Current professional life- Agent, Doyle Management Group and Brand Ambassador with Gill Athletics.
Miranda MelvilleEvent Leader, Women's Racewalk
2016 Olympian (20K race walk) and behavioral therapist.
Dave McGovernEvent Leader, Men's Racewalk
Addie BracyEvent Leader, Women's MUT
Roy PirrungEvent Leader, Men's MUT
Roy Pirrung is a 3 time open national champion and has won 75 masters titles and 10 team titles. He has broken 3 Open American Records and currently holds the 48-hour track record of 243.43 miles and has broken over 50 masters records. He has run over 150 marathons and over 200 ultra marathons and has represented the USA on the 24-hour national team, 8 times and managed the team 9 times. He is the former International Association of Ultrarunners Representative to the Americas and has served USATF members since 1989.
Chanelle PriceEvent Leader, Women's At-Large
Joel BrownEvent Leader, Men's At Large
Hurdler, Coach and Graduate of The Ohio State University