Renee Chube Washington joined USA Track & Field as Chief Operating Officer in June 2012. She manages the organization’s record $40 million budget and 68-person national staff. As COO, she has helped USATF achieve historic success and realized substantial operational cost savings and efficiencies while adopting new business policies and practices.
Alongside the CEO, she develops and implements corporate strategy and direction. Washington has broad cross-enterprise oversight of all departments, including High Performance Programs, Events and Broadcast/Entertainment Properties, Merchandise, Legal, Revenue and Marketing, Communications, Grassroots Outreach and Youth, Finance and Revenue.
In addition to those duties, she has a key role in contract negotiations and vendor agreements; manages oversight of travel and transportation for staff, constituents, athletes; and with the CEO, manages logistics and preparation for meetings of the 17-member board of directors and acts as the primary contact with international and regional federations.
Under her leadership, USATF has awarded six U.S. Olympic Team Trials, secured the World Athletics Indoor and Outdoor Championships on US soil for the first time, successfully participated in three Olympic Games and ten World Championships, launched the U.S. National 12K Road Race, hosted the meeting of the World Athletics (formerly IAAF) Council, and revamped the USATF Annual Meeting, which attracts more than 1,000 stakeholders in the sport each year.
Washington was named a 2017 Game Changer by Sports Business Journal, as a female executive making a difference in the business of sport. She earned a Cynopsis Top Women in Sports honor in 2019 as a leader in sports operations.
A Georgetown University Law graduate and Spelman College graduate, Washington is the past president of the Junior League of Indianapolis. Her extensive work in social causes includes volunteering for Wishard Memorial Hospital’s Foundation Board; the Girl Scouts; American Cancer Society Guild; and numerous educational, cultural and political causes.
She currently lives in Indianapolis.