Renee Chube Washington joined USA Track & Field as its chief operating officer in June of 2012. As COO, Washington oversees daily operations and USATF staff, with a focus on executing the organization’s strategic plan, business affairs and constituent outreach.
Since Washington became COO, USATF has realized operational cost savings of more than $1M while adopting a new business and financial plan. Under her operational oversight, USATF has awarded two Olympic Trials, launched the .US National 12K road race and revamped its Annual Meeting, which attracts more than 1,000 stakeholders in the sport each year.
Washington previously served at Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation, where she managed a $140+M dollar portfolio of contracts for local, state and commercial customers. She provided leadership and business management skills to program teams and oversight of quality control, ethics and consumer expectations. She earlier had served as contracts department director for CICOA, a private, nonprofit agency advocate for the aged, where she oversaw compliance issues, was the point of contact for vendor contracts and coordinated contractual requirements with the operating staff.
A Georgetown University Law graduate, Washington’s professional career began in government, working as an attorney for the U.S. Department of Labor in Washington, D.C. While at the Department of Labor, she advanced to Deputy associate general counsel and acting associate general counsel, leading a team of more than 20 attorneys.
A past president of the Junior League of Indianapolis, her extensive work in social causes includes volunteering for Wishard Memorial Hospital’s Foundation Board; the Girl Scouts; American Cancer Society Guild; and numerous educational, cultural and political causes. Washington earned her undergraduate degree at Spelman College in Atlanta, Ga.
She currently lives in Indianapolis.