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Staff Members

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Audra Tassone

Executive Director
Audra has a long history in the event industry and IRONMAN triathlons, and first joined The IRONMAN Group in 2009 following the acquisition of EndorFun Sports, an event production company that she had a large role in developing.

Audra has since worked her way up through the ranks with The IRONMAN Group and played an integral role in the growth and expansion of the IRONMAN brand. She has touched all aspects of the North American business unit, serving as a Race Director, Operations Manager, and Regional Director, and was instrumental in the creation and execution of many key events within the portfolio.

Audra oversees the day-to-day operations and all aspects of the IRONMAN Foundation, focusing on the Foundation’s core mission to create positive, tangible change in race communities. 

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Kaitlin Brunner

Director, Operations & Community Relations
Kaitlin joined the IRONMAN Foundation in 20219 with over 12 years of not-for-profit experience in development, partnerships, marketing, and event planning.

Upon learning that Sports Community Relations was a career field in her PR 101 class at Syracuse University, she knew it was the career for her. 

With a passion for making a difference for others since a young age, Kaitlin has volunteered her time to further the mission of numerous organizations including MADD, The Miracle League, Kelly for Kids Foundation, and the Hunter’s Hope Foundation.

She is excited to be a part of the IRONMAN Foundation and be a part of giving back to The IRONMAN Group's many race communities around the world.

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Caila Gorniewicz

Senior Development Manager
Caila joined the IRONMAN Foundation as the Senior Manager of Development in August 2022. Caila brings significant nonprofit experience and passion to the role.

She graduated with a BS in Sport Management from West Virginia in 2009 and holds a certificate of Nonprofit Management from Duke University. Her career highlights include NASCAR Foundation, Lupus Foundation of America, North Carolina Chapter, and Maine Farmland Trust.

Caila is thrilled to join the IRONMAN Foundation team and work directly with our Ambassadors, IMF athletes, and community at large. She cares deeply about community development and building meaningful relationships with individuals and businesses and believes in engaging the power of people to create positive and tangible change.

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Adriann Harper

Athlete Programs Coordinator
Adriann received her Bachelor’s degree in Sport Management from the University of Tampa. During undergrad, she spent time volunteering and gaining experience working in the sports industry.

In Spring 2019 she interned with the IRONMAN Foundation. Throughout her internship, she discovered her newfound appreciation for endurance sports and not-for-profit work. Upon graduating, Adriann joined The IRONMAN Group full-time in 2020 where she worked on the legal team. After one and a half years, she’s transitioned back to the Foundation where her journey with endurance sports began. Knowing the IRONMAN Foundation does incredibly special work, she is excited to be back as the Athlete Programs Coordinator, and assist with positively impacting race communities around the globe.

Dana Labozzetta

Community Relations Specialist
Dana Labozzetta graduated with her Bachelor’s degree in Communications at the University of Central Florida. Growing up, her life consisted of playing and watching sports. With a dad who played in the Minor Leagues, sporting events were always on her radar.

During Dana’s time at the University of Central Florida, she joined a sorority, Kappa Alpha Theta, of which she served as the co-captain for their Intramural Sports team. She always knew that she could see herself working in the sports industry. After college, Dana began working with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as a Street Team Member and essentially worked her way up as their Community Relations Coordinator Intern. She is passionate about supporting the community and making an influential impact. With previous experience working with non-profits, Dana has the knowledge to make a difference. She is super excited to be the Community Relations Specialist for the IRONMAN Foundation and see all the amazing accomplishments the organization contributes to.