COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Elite paratriathlete Joel Rosinbum was today announced as the newest USA Triathlon Board of Directors President, following the Board’s 2021 officer elections. Rosinbum is the first paratriathlete in USA Triathlon’s history to be elected to the position.
Kevin Haas, a Board member since 2013 and Treasurer from 2014-2020, was newly elected as Vice President. Henry J. Brandon was newly elected as Treasurer, and incumbent Keri Serota was re-elected to her post as Secretary.
Rosinbum (Austin, Texas), while new to the role of President, has served as Vice President of the Board since 2019. He first joined the Board in 2015 as an elite athlete representative. Rosinbum is a four-time USA Paratriathlon national champion, the 2015 ITU Aquathlon world champion in the men’s PTS4 division, a two-time ITU Paratriathlon World Cup medalist, and the 2017 Edmonton ITU World Paratriathlon Series bronze medalist. He has held a number of other leadership positions on the Board, including chair of both USA Triathlon’s Athlete Advisory Committee (AAC) and Nominating & Governance Committee.
"The sport of triathlon has been through its most challenging year in history, but we are on the road to recovery. As USA Triathlon Board President, I am eager to begin charting the path forward, with a focus on serving the multisport community and reaching new audiences,” Rosinbum said. “I am proud to have been a voice for elite athletes and paratriathletes throughout my service on the Board. It's an honor to be the first Athlete Director to serve as Board President.”
Haas (Burlingame, Calif.), elected as Vice President, has been a member of the Board since 2013 as the Pacific Region representative and Treasurer from 2014-2020. He previously served as the Collegiate Committee Chair and President of the UC-Berkeley Triathlon Team. Haas holds a B.S. from the University of Wisconsin, a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from University of California - Berkeley, has worked in research and development for Counsyl Inc, and is now the Senior Vice President of Technology at Myriad Genetics, a leading precision medicine company dedicated to improving and transforming patient lives in Oncology, Women’s Health, and Neuroscience.
Brandon (Los Angeles, Calif.) will serve in an officer role for the first time as Treasurer. He joined the Board in 2019, and along with Dr. Tekemia Dorsey who was also elected that year, became the Board's first African American members, and as Treasurer, Brandon will become the Board's first elected African American officer. Brandon is Chief Operating Officer and Partner at Nile Capital Group, a Los Angeles-based private equity firm. His prior roles include Senior Vice President at Wells Fargo; Managing Director at Vintage Fund Management; President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer at Leeward Islands Lottery Holding Company; and Principal at William E. Simon & Sons. He serves or has served on several nonprofit boards primarily with organizations championing equal access for young people from underserved communities in the areas of education, sport and health and wellness, including the Advocates Foundation and the APGA Tour, where he is vice president and a founding board member; Coaching Corps Los Angeles; The Riordan Programs at UCLA Anderson; The Fulfillment Fund, Sound Body Sound Mind; The Friends of Expo Center; World Golf Foundation Diversity Task Force; Arthur Ashe Safe Passage; Pete Brown Junior Tennis Program and the Inglewood Baseball Fund. He earned an MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management and a BA from Stanford University where he was a member of two NCAA Championship tennis teams. He currently serves as Co-President of the Stanford National Black Alumni Association and is a member of the National Advisory Board of the Haas Center for Public Service, a founding member of the Stanford Charles J. Ogletree, Jr. Scholarship Committee, a Stanford Admissions Volunteer and a past member of the Stanford Athletic Board.
Serota (Highland Park, Ill.), who first joined the Board in 2018 as the Mideast Region Representative, was elected for a second term as Secretary. Serota is the co-founder, executive director and a coach of the Chicago-based Dare2tri, one of the nation’s largest paratriathlon clubs. She is a USA Triathlon Certified Race Director, Level I and Paratriathlon Certified Coach and the Vice Chair of the USA Triathlon National Paratriathlon Committee. Serota has a passion for adaptive sports and has built her career on supporting athletes of all ages, abilities and experience levels. She has guided for athletes with disabilities in multiple marathons and triathlons.
For more information about the USA Triathlon Board of Directors, visit usatriathlon.org.
Rosinbum Named to USOPC Athletes’ Advisory Council
In addition to his new role as President of the USA Triathlon Board of Directors, Rosinbum was also elected to the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee’s Athletes’ Advisory Council (AAC). The USOPC AAC is responsible for broadening communication between the USOPC and active athletes and serves as a source of input and advice to the organization’s Board of Directors. The AAC is comprised of one representative from each Olympic and Pan American sport, eight athletes representing the Paralympic Sport Organizations, and six athletes elected by the AAC to serve at-large, including a chair and two vice chairs. Rosinbum starts in the role immediately and will serve a four-year term.
For more information about the USOPC AAC, click here.
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 World Triathlon Championships, Pan American Games and the Olympic and Paralympic Games. USA Triathlon is a proud member of World Triathlon and the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee (USOPC).