COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Alexander Egan (New York, N.Y.), a nonprofit executive and avid triathlete, was announced today as the newest addition to the 11-member USA Triathlon Foundation Board of Trustees.
Egan brings more than 15 years of experience in nonprofit management and fundraising. He currently serves as the Chief Development Officer for the Randall’s Island Park Alliance (RIPA), which works with the City of New York and local communities to sustain, maintain, develop and create programming for Randall’s Island Park to support the well-being of all New Yorkers.
Prior to his role at RIPA, Egan served as Associate Vice President of Operations Management at the Central Park Conservancy and President and Chief Operating Officer at Sail to Prevail, a national sailing program for children and adults with disabilities.
Egan earned his undergraduate degree at Skidmore College, where he competed on the men’s crew and swimming/diving teams. He earned master’s degrees in public administration at Columbia University and political science at the University of Rhode Island. Egan is also a graduate of the Executive Education Program for Leadership Development at Harvard Business School.
Triathlon and endurance sports have been a part of Egan’s life for more than 20 years. He became involved in multisport after college and has since completed races ranging from sprint- to ultra-distance (IRONMAN), as well as multiple marathons. He currently trains as a member of the Central Park Track Club in New York City.
“Triathlons have provided me an opportunity to train and compete in my favorite sports,” Egan said. “It is an honor to give back in my role as a trustee to help the USA Triathlon Foundation in opening pathways for all to enjoy the benefits of an active and healthy life.”
“The USA Triathlon Foundation will benefit from Alex’s vast nonprofit expertise, his passion for giving back and his dedication to the multisport lifestyle,” said John Cassimatis, President of the USA Triathlon Foundation Board of Trustees. “We are proud to welcome Alex to the Board of Trustees and look forward to the perspective he will bring as we work to transform lives through sport.”
For a complete listing of USA Triathlon Foundation leadership, and to learn more about the Foundation, visit usatriathlonfoundation.org.
About the USA Triathlon Foundation
The USA Triathlon Foundation was created in 2014 by the USA Triathlon Board of Directors as an independent tax-exempt 501(c)(3) entity. Under the leadership of its Trustees and Committee members, the Foundation serves as a means to create a healthier America through triathlon and seeks to transform lives by opening up new pathways to the sport for all, especially those who are otherwise underserved. The USA Triathlon Foundation operates with the belief that every child should have the chance to participate, every paratriathlete should have the opportunity to compete, and every aspiring elite athlete should be able to chase his or her Olympic dream. Since the Foundation’s inception, more than $1.9 million has been provided to worthy causes and organizations that support its mission. Donations to the USA Triathlon Foundation ensure America's youth are introduced to the benefits and fun of a multisport lifestyle, athletes with disabilities receive the training, support and gear to be able to participate and excel, and the best aspiring young athletes have a chance to pursue their Olympic Dreams. Visit usatriathlonfoundation.org to learn more and donate today.
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 events and connects with more than 400,000 members each year, making it the largest multisport organization in the world. In addition to its work at the grassroots level with athletes, coaches, and race directors — as well as the USA Triathlon Foundation — 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 & Paralympic Committee (USOPC).