Doug Logan, the former CEO of USA Track & Field, received $1.095 million in deferred compensation, which should be read as the settlement between Mr. Logan and USA Track & Field upon his dismissal in September 2010.
The complete story also notes the compensation of acting CEO Mike McNees and Benita Fitzgerald Mosley, Director of High Performance.
The board has put the search for a new CEO on hold as USA Track & Field comes out of the best World Championships that the US team has had in some time and builds towards an epic Olympic Games, to be held in London 2012.
Some frustration was felt by observers of the sport over the lack of progress over a new CEO. Some attribute it to the partisan nature of the USATF board. Some suggest that actual candidates were concerned with the active nature of the USATF board. Whatever the reason, much money and time were spent, and no results were had. During the process, some potential candidates' chances were scuttled with public discussions of their candidacy. All in all, the process does not seem to be working. Perhaps the CEO job is actually two persons' jobs.
Some serious discussions need to be made on the direction of the sport by those invested in the sport, from athletes, coaches, sponsors, agents, media. Runblogrun would welcome hosting such a discussion.
The USA Track & Field convention, to be held in St. Louis, Missouri, November 30-December 3, 2011, should hold some interest for keen observers of the sport.
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