He brings to the Foundation extensive experience in marketing, advertising and a variety of financial industries. At Nuveen Asset Management, a global multi-asset class investment management firm headquartered in Chicago, Ban oversees business development across a range of distribution channels and leads the firm's portfolio advisory team, which works in partnership with sales and portfolio managers to ensure that institutional and retail clients have access to timely, detailed market insights and portfolio updates.
He earned his bachelor's in economics from Princeton University in 1984.
Ban has been involved in multisport for 32 years and has competed in more than 100 triathlons, including two IRONMAN races. He competed at the 2016 ITU Long Course Triathlon World Championships as a part of Team USA, a USA Triathlon program comprised of amateur athletes who represent the United States at ITU world championship events.
"I'm excited with the privilege of working with such a dedicated group of volunteers, both within the Foundation and within the many organizations it supports, and mostly to give back to the sport and community that has become such a critical part of my life," Ban said. "The USA Triathlon Foundation combines two of my most fierce passions — love of the sport and the ability to impact the lives of challenged youth."
Prior to being elected to the USA Triathlon Foundation Board of Trustees, Ban served on the USA Triathlon Foundation Advisory Board and as the chair of the Fundraising Committee.
Ban currently serves on the board of directors of MetroSquash, a literacy, tutoring and sports program serving challenged youth in the city of Chicago. He is an active member of the Princeton University Alumni Council, where he serves on the Alumni Schools Committee and the board of the Princeton Club of Chicago. He also serves as Chair of the Distribution Council of the Mutual Fund Education Alliance, as well as on the Sales Force Marketing Committee of the Investment Companies Institute.
Visit usatriathlonfoundation.org to learn more about the USA Triathlon Foundation and supported programs.
About USA Triathlon
USA Triathlon is proud to serve as the National Governing Body for triathlon, as well as duathlon, aquathlon, aquabike, winter triathlon, off-road triathlon and paratriathlon in the United States. Founded in 1982, USA Triathlon sanctions more than 4,300 races and connects with nearly 500,000 members each year, making it the largest multisport organization in the world. In addition to its work with athletes, coaches and race directors on the grassroots level, USA Triathlon provides leadership and support to elite athletes competing at international events, including International Triathlon Union (ITU) World Championships, Pan American Games and the Olympic and Paralympic Games. USA Triathlon is a proud member of the ITU and the United States Olympic Committee (USOC).