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Christine Bowen, Vice President of Programming, Partnerships and Operations

Christine has been fortunate to combine her operational expertise with her passion for the sport to develop a career path she loves along the way
. When she's not on the road at events around the world, she enjoys running and hiking herself. Having completed 8 marathons and 21 half marathons, these days she has been enjoying a more casual pace on the trails. In addition to her dedication to training, Christine travels often and immerses herself in local food and culture wherever she goes. Email Christine at christine@runningusa.org or call her at 858-952-3269

    Leah Etling, Director of Marketing and Communications

Leah has been part of the Running USA team since 2009, when she was recruited to join the organization due to her background in endurance sports journalism. She holds a master's degree from UC Berkeley and  is a lifelong runner who loves seeing how the sport can truly change people's lives for the better. Her professional talents include writing fast on deadline, identifying compelling stories, and project management. She lives in Bend, Oregon with her husband Patrick, a USMC veteran.
Email Leah at leah@runningusa.org. or call her at 805.452.3365

    Lisa Flannery, Billing and Accounting

A native of San Diego, Calif. with a Bachelors of Arts degree in accounting from the University of Phoenix, Lisa is a diverse accounting professional with over 25 years experience in commercial real estate, financial industry and construction.