USAU Retains Tom Crawford as CEO through 2024, Announces Other Staff Additions

Tom Crawford at the 2014 US Open Convention. Photo: Alex Fraser —

USA Ultimate has renewed the contract of CEO Tom Crawford for another three years, extending his appointment through 2024. The renewal was announced this week along with Dana Jefferson’s promotion to manager of competition and national team programs in the youth division and the hiring of Haley Hammond as manager of digital content and design.

Crawford has served as USAU’s CEO since 2009. This is the second time his contract has been renewed after a previous six-year extension in 2016. In his continued position at the head of the organization, he will have a leading role in developing USAU’s next strategic plan as the period covered by the 2019-2021 plan reaches its end.

“We feel confident that [Crawford] will help guide us through another strategic planning process that keeps the organization moving forward and provides stability at the helm after an uncertain year,” said USAU Board President Robyn Fennig in the press release.

Jefferson was originally hired to USAU in spring of 2019 as competition coordinator across all divisions and has extensive volunteer management and coordination experience with USAU and Minnesota Ultimate. She will take over competition management responsibilities for the youth division after the Youth Club Championships in August, when current manager Joy Ferenbaugh will step down.

Hammond’s previous design and communications experience includes work with Minor League Baseball and the American Ultimate Disc League’s Tampa Bay Cannons. Her position at USAU was advertised by the organization earlier this year alongside an opening for manager of competition and national team programs for the college division, which was ultimately filled by Ben Feng.

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