USA Triathlon Foundation Announces 7 New Board Trustees for 2024

January 26, 2024

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo./ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – The USA Triathlon Foundation today announced the addition of seven new Board Trustees: Justin Model, Marci Jenkins, Mike Wien, Rick Hrabchak, Rosalind Jarrett-Sepulveda, Nathan Stuhlmacher and Cameron Hamilton.

Represented by a strong group of business and non-profit professionals and age group athletes, the USA Triathlon Foundation Board of Trustees helps drive key long-term initiatives, campaigns, charitable giveback and impact to amplify the USA Triathlon Foundation’s mission to transform lives through sport by providing opportunities for all to swim, bike and run. The Foundation generates a greater impact on the multisport community through charitable giveback and grants that advance the Foundation’s three pillars: Encourage youth participation; Inspire pathways to access and inclusion and Ignite Olympic and Paralympic dreams.

“Our Trustees are a diverse group of triathletes, business and community leaders, and incredibly passionate individuals who care deeply about growing and enhancing our sport,” said Christi-Marie Butler, USA Triathlon Chief Development Officer. “We’re all excited at the talent and dedication of these individuals and their commitment to and support for philanthropy and the mission of the Foundation.”

Justin Model is an experienced marketer with a track record of creating and implementing strategic, client and brand-centric programs that have made revenue contributions. Model currently leads the marketing and strategy for Thompson Hine LLP’s National bankruptcy and restructuring practice, the cannabis industry group, the community bank and credit union group, and the New York region. A two-time IRONMAN finisher, Model currently chairs USA Triathlon’s Marketing Committee and was a member of the organization’s NE regional council for six years serving as chair, vice chair, treasurer and secretary.

Marci Jenkins of Denver, Colorado, is an experienced IT Executive, with 27 years of strategy, consulting, operations and delivery experience, who is leading IT Experience within Avanade’s internal IT organization. Jenkins is the co-founder of Cold Cap Advocacy Denver, a U.S.-based non-profit with the mission to enhance women’s lives by educating them on how to identify breast cancer early, and how to feel “normal” during treatment using cold caps to save hair. Jenkins is also a color commentator for women’s college gymnastics and serves as an advisor at the Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver.

Mike Wien, an accomplished age group triathlete living in Boulder, Colorado, is a senior marketing and sales professional with over 45 years of experience building businesses in consumer products, financial services, hospitality, and professional services. Successful in developing effective marketing strategies that generate new business. For the past 10 years, the focus has shifted to professional speaking for audiences about creating or leveraging their competitive advantage.

Rick Hrabchak is an experienced Finance and Investment professional with over 36 years of experience as an institutional investor and finance officer. He is currently the Chief Financial Officer at Mutual of Omaha, a Fortune 300 insurance company, where he formerly held the Chief Investment Officer role. He is responsible for oversight and management of all finance and investment activities of the company and its affiliates. A two-time Ironman finisher, Hrabchak and his family have been and continue to be avid endurance athletes. He has completed 73 marathons, including 23 Boston Marathons, and numerous sprint to 70.3 distance triathlons.

After a 50-year career in arts and entertainment and a 20-year stint as Executive in Charge of Publicity for the Screen Actors Guild Awards® Rosalind Jarrett Sepulveda was named SAG Awards® Publicity Executive Emerita upon her retirement in 2019. She is a current member of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and the ICG Publicists Awards Committee. A passionate advocate for the multisport lifestyle, she currently serves as a four-time National Ambassador for the USA Triathlon Foundation and in 2023 was elected the inaugural chair of the Ambassador Leadership Team. Along with her husband, six-time IRONMAN finisher Lamar Sepulveda, she uses multisport to raise funds and awareness for charities including the Challenged Athletes Foundation and CHOC Children’s Hospital through their “Pay It Forward” Challenge team. She supports her other passions, reading and literacy, as a member of The Council of the Library Foundation of Los Angeles.

CEO of the Bohler Family Infinity Foundation, Nathan Stuhlmacher had a 20-year career as a Navy SEAL with extensive experience in leadership and implementing strategic vision. During his career, Stuhlmacher has personally led and served as lead mentor for several U.S. and multinational organizations ranging from 20 to 1300 personnel.

Cameron Hamilton currently serves as the Managing Director of the Investment Banking Aerospace, Defense and Government Services (ADGS) Group at Stout (www.stout.com). Prior to Stout he held a similar role with FON Advisors after spending 19 years with The McLean Group. Hamilton competed in his first triathlon in 2000 in Dewey Beach and completed his first IRONMAN in 2012 in Western Australia. He is a five-time age group national champion and has qualified for multiple world championships at the super-sprint, sprint, Olympic and half-Ironman distances.

About the USA Triathlon Foundation 

The USA Triathlon Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and the charitable arm of USA Triathlon. With its mission to transform lives through sport by providing opportunities to swim, bike and run, the Foundation serves to generate a greater impact on the multisport community through charitable giveback and grants that advance the Foundation’s three pillars: (1) Encourage youth participation; (2) Inspire pathways to access and inclusion; and (3) Ignite Olympic/Paralympic dreams. Since the Foundation was established in 2014, it has provided millions of dollars in grants to organizations and individuals in pursuit of its mission and pillars to create a healthier United States through triathlon.