Alumnus Named to U.S. Track & Field Board of Directors

Author: Susan Good

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Notre Dame Law School alumnus Max Siegel and leader of Baker & Daniels LLP’s sports and entertainment industry team has been named to the Board of Directors for USA Track & Field.

Siegel is one of 15 members on the board, which includes business executives, National Track & Field Hall of Famers, attorneys, officials, coaches and Olympic athletes. The demographics of the board reflect the diversity of the sport. Seven of the 14 members currently named are African-American and five are women. Of those with world-class athletic backgrounds in the sport, the sprints/hurdles, jumps, middle distances, long distances, race walks and throws are represented. Nearly all are established business people.

In additional to his law practice at Baker & Daniels, Siegel is a leading NASCAR consultant. He formed The 909 Group LLC, a sports, entertainment and lifestyle marketing firm responsible for managing day-to-day operations of NASCAR’s Drive for Diversity initiative. Siegel previously served as president of Global Operations at Dale Earnhardt Inc. and an executive with the Sony BMG/Zomba Label Group.

The new USATF board also includes Willie Banks, Dr. Evie Dennis, Philip Dunn, Kim Haines, Robert Hersh, Stephanie Hightower, Steve Holman, Deena Kastor, Steven Miller, Elizabeth Phillips, Kenneth Taylor, Aretha Hill Thurmond and Jack Wickens. The organization’s “5E” member organizations — including the NCAA, NAIA and National Federation of State High School Associations — will name their collective board member by early March.

In sweeping bylaw changes approved by USATF membership at its annual meeting in Reno, Nevada, last December, the board was reduced in size from 31 members to 15.