Steve Robbins to head panel reviewing USATF masters records drill
Friday morning, Gary Snyder sent me a note announcing a major effort to revamp our records process. Gary wrote: “I’ve appointed Steve Robbins to chair a special committee to review the records process and rules. The committee will have their first meeting via conference call in the near future and begin working on recommendations for improvement. The committee members are well-known to us all: Nolan Shaheed, Liz Palmer, Peter Taylor and David Ortman.” This is huge, since these folks are intimately familiar with the nuances of our broken ratification routine. Besides being a world-record holder and world champion himself, Steve (a 2005 inductee of the Masters Hall of Fame) is a world-class expert in business management and organizational behavior. He’s written many books. He’ll make sure progress is made. The others are perfect for the panel, too. I look forward to hearing their recommendations. Long overdue!