Do you love triathlon? Are you looking to grow the sport and inspire more women to race? Then we’re looking you for you! We are recruiting three new board members to serve on the 2016 Women For Tri Board of Advisors through 2016.

Board members will support Life Time and IRONMAN in the Women For Tri mission to increase female participation in the sport at all levels of triathlon and help drive important initiatives and programs forward. The board meets monthly via phone in addition to select in-person meetings hosted by Life Time and IRONMAN. 2016 application deadline has passed.

These new members will join our existing Women For Tri’s Board of Advisors:

MEREDITH ATWOOD, Roswell, GA
Attorney, Blogger, Author
Meredith authored Triathlon for the Every Woman, a funny, informative book that empowers women of all backgrounds to become triathletes. She’s an attorney as well as a USAT Level 1, Youth and Junior certified triathlon coach, and contributor toTriathlete Magazine. Meredith completed her first IRONMAN® triathlon in 2013 and blogs at SwimBikeMom.com.

CASEY CORTESE, Denver, CO
Vice President Marketing, Transamerica
Casey is a marketing expert with several strategic ties to the active lifestyle and business communities. She’s also responsible for the creation of several award-winning sponsorship programs, most notably the Janus Charity Challenge, a national triathlon-based fundraising initiative which raised nearly $55 million for charities throughout the U.S. In February 2015, she’ll be working to complete a half marathon on every continent.

LEESA EICHBERGER, Encinitas, CA
CMO, Consultant
Leesa has over 20 years of experience in consumer marketing, and was most recently the CMO of Jenny Craig. While at Jenny Craig, she was named one of the Top 100 CMOs on Twitter. She has a passion for health, wellness and fitness, and has been an active triathlete since 2007. Leesa also serves on the Board of Directors for the California Avocado Commission.

MOIRA HORAN, Spring Lake Heights, NJ
Founder, Jersey Girls StayStrong Multisport Club and StayStrong Multisport Coaching
Moira has participated in countless marathons, IRONMAN®, IRONMAN® 70.3® and other triathlons since 1993. Her focus over the past several years has been on sharing her experiences and training others as an IRONMAN and USAT Certified Triathlon Coach and a Level 2 Total Immersion swim instructor and coach. She co-founded the Jersey Girl Triathlon in 2010 and started the Jersey Girls StayStrong Multisport Club in 2011.  

CRIS HOWARD, Reston, VA
Global Project Director, Covance
Cris created the Well Steps® program providing turnkey wellness solutions such as individual health coaching to companies large and small. Johnson & Johnson awarded Well Steps® program with its Chairman Award and implemented the program in a series of clinical trials spanning 41 countries. Cris has eight years of triathlon experience.

KATHERINE KELLY LANG, Hollywood, CA
Emmy-Award Winning Actress
Katherine is an Emmy-Award winning producer, actress, spokesperson/ambassador of Breakaway from Cancer and avid triathlete. Her love for the sport and extensive social media following will help the initiative reach a new audience, empowering a large group of her supporters to try the sport. Katherine has competed in two IRONMAN® 70.3® events and plans to do an IRONMAN® triathlon this year.

JULIA BEESON POLLORENO, San Diego, CA
Editor in Chief, Triathlete Magazine
Julia is the Editor in Chief of Triathlete Magazine, and is deeply rooted in the sport of triathlon. She will be instrumental in content development and education for both beginner and elite athletes. Julia, a mother of two children, is a multiple-time IRONMAN®and IRONMAN® 70.3® finisher.

KYRSTEN SINEMA, Phoenix, AZ
U.S. Representative, Arizona – 9th Congressional District
Kyrsten is the first sitting Member of Congress to complete an IRONMAN® triathlon. She also enjoys competing in Life Time Tri and Esprit de She events in her home state of Arizona. Kyrsten has previous experience bringing women into the sport and is passionate about the opportunity to use her influence to drive Women For Tri.

DR. KAREN SMITH, Newport Coast, CA
Sr. VP Global Head, R&D, Allergen
Karen is a frequent speaker at Women in Business, and sits on the Board of Advisors of the California Chapters for Girl Scouts and the Susan G. Komen Foundation in Orange County. She won the 2014 Orange County Women in Business Award, and is known as a respected leader in the community with an extensive background in business and the health/medical field. She recently completed her seventh IRONMAN® triathlon.