Chief Sport Development Officer, USA Triathlon
Tim Yount is USA Triathlon’s chief sport development officer. The national governing body’s longest-tenured employee having celebrated his 30th year with the organization in August, Yount has managed or been engaged with nearly every major program within the organization since joining the national office staff in 1989 as an intern. He was named assistant executive director in 1992, a position he held for 14 years. He was promoted to senior vice president, marketing and communications in 2005, and served in that capacity until being named senior vice president, sport development in February 2010. He was named USA Triathlon’s first chief operating officer in 2011, a position he held until the shift to chief of sport development in 2019. Yount was integral to the development of several core USA Triathlon programs, including the creation of USA Triathlon’s Regions, Regional Championships, Age Group World Championship Team program, Junior programs, High Performance Team program, All-American recognition, Coaching Education, Rankings, various merchandising and retailer programs, and Women’s Triathlon as an NCAA sport, as well as the new structure for various USA Triathlon National Championship events.