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SARAH HARTMANN
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

A marathoner and triathlete, Sarah is a certified USAT race director with 25 years of professional nonprofit, sports, marketing, technology, sales, performance and operations experience. She was recently elected to the Board of Directors of Triathlon Business International. She is also the co-founder and former President of Race2Rebuild, a nonprofit endurance racing program founded by athletes to rebuild communities and bring families home after natural disasters, now headquartered in Washington DC as the official endurance sports program of Rebuilding Together and their 145 affiliates nationwide. Before she fell in love with endurance sports and creating change through sport, Sarah received her MFA in Theatre from the University of Delaware, acted on stages and in front of cameras in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles, and taught acting and speech at the NY Conservatory of Dramatic Arts, Roosevelt University in Chicago and University of Colorado/Boulder. Sarah is honored to work with the extraordinary partner organizations and causes of the IRONMAN Foundation to help create positive, tangible impact in IRONMAN race communities through all our programming, including Team IMF, IMF in Service and Women For Tri.

 

BRENT HAWLEY
DIRECTOR, DEVELOPMENT & MARKETING

 

Brent comes to the IRONMAN Foundation by way of Kona, Hawaii. With a business background and an entrepreneurial spirit, Brent has close to 20 years of business development, marketing, and event planning experience. In addition, Brent served as a top Radio Morning Show host for 15 years in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. 

Brent has a love for giving back to communities, most notably through the Canadian Diabetes Association (CDA) and Team Diabetes. Brent worked closely with the organization for over 10 years travelling the world to run marathons in places such as Rome, Honolulu, Iceland, Edinburgh, Peru and Antarctica raising money and awareness for the CDA. Brent worked to contribute to the growth and development of the program actively recruiting new members, leading webinars and discussions both regionally and nationally. In 2014 Brent was honored to receive the Volunteer Appreciation of the Year Award from Team Diabetes. 

Brent completed his first IRONMAN in 2011 in South Africa and has continued to race in places like Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Australia and in Kona at the IRONMAN World Championship. He is incredibly thankful for the opportunities that sport has provided him, especially those aligned with his true passion for giving back and supporting social programs and awareness. He looks to encourage the involvement of athletes around the world to not only participate, but to also RACE FOR MORE, through programs such as TEAM IMF, the IMF Ambassador Team and Community Fund Entries to give back to local race communities.

 

 

MORGAN PAPPAS
MANAGER, DEVELOPMENT & MARKETING

Morgan joins the IRONMAN Foundation as Program Coordinator. A runner, boxer and former soccer athlete, Morgan brings to our team 6+ years of operations, marketing, social media and sports event planning experience. Prior to joining the triathlon world, Morgan spent two years with the Tampa Bay Rays Marketing and Promotions team, planning and executing more than 350 grassroots events each season, assisting with the creation and execution of giveaways, on-field entertainment, the summer concert series and more. Most recently, Morgan ran all social media accounts for IMG Academy in Bradenton, where she monitored and oversaw all sports programs and captured all campus events through her lens. Morgan graduated with her B.S. in Sports Management and Marketing from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Morgan is pumped to meet all our IMF athletes and to work with The IRONMAN Foundation’s fantastic partner organizations to positively impact all of our race communities! She completed her third half-marathon in February, will run a full in the fall of 2018 and plans on working her way up to the honor of completing an IRONMAN 70.3 and one-day an IRONMAN event!

 

MICHAEL LYNN SILLS
COMMUNITY RELATIONS MANAGER

After spending 9 years working on and overseeing the IRONMAN Athlete and Information Services team, Michael Lynn joins the IRONMAN Foundation as the Community Relations Manager. During the last several years, Michael Lynn was fortunate enough to work closely with athletes from around the globe, sharing in their journey to the start line. As each season passed, her desire to continue working with athletes grew but she knew that something was missing. Ultimately, Michael Lynn wanted to provide the same support she had been giving to the athletes back to the race communities that she had grown to know and love. Moving to the IRONMAN Foundation has provided her that opportunity and she is very much looking forward to leaving the IRONMAN Foundation legacy in each race communities, alongside the athletes that make it possible. Before joining IRONMAN, Michael Lynn earned her B.A. from the University of Tampa and has called Tampa her home since 2004; however, she will always be a Pennsylvanian at heart. On top of balancing being a working mom and wife, Michael Lynn is back to running and is currently training for her first half marathon in almost 3 years!

 

SAWYER LAY
PROGRAM COORDINATOR