She is a native of Franklin, daughter of the late Oneal Chube and Merion Messiah Chube, both long-time educators in St. Mary Parish. She attended and graduated from St. John Academy and attended Hanson Memorial High School before her family moved to Gary, Indiana when she was 13 years old. She then graduated from Adnrean High School in Merryville, Indiana.
Washington began her duties at USATF on June 1.
As COO, Washington will oversee daily operations of USATF, with focus on executing the organization’s strategic plan, helping to remake USATF’s business model, managing staff and validating organizational progress toward measurable goals.
“Renee’s professional background is a great blend of managing personnel, contracts, vendors and a variety of interest groups, including critical experience with nonprofits,” Siegel said. “She is both a listener and a ‘doer’ and will be a valuable addition to our team.”
“I am very excited to join an organization so integral to the international sporting world, particularly in an Olympic year,” Washington said. “I see tremendous growth opportunities for USA Track & Field. I look forward to helping USATF progress as a professional organization.”
Washington currently serves at Northrop Grumman Systems Corp. where she manages a more than $140 million portfolio of contracts for local, state and commercial customers. She provides leadership and business management skills to program teams and oversight of quality control, ethics and consumer expectations.
She previously was contracts department director for CICOA, a private, nonprofit agency advocate for the aged, where she oversaw compliance issues, was the point of contact for vendor contracts and coordinated contractual requirements with the operating staff.
A Georgetown University Law graduate, Washington’s professional career began in government, working as an attorney for the U.S. Department of Labor in Washington, D.C. While at the Department of Labor, Washington advanced to deputy associate general counsel and acting associate general counsel, leading a team of more than 20 attorneys.
A past president of the Junior League of Indianapolis, her extensive work in social causes includes volunteering for Wishard Memorial Hospital’s Foundation Board; the Girl Scouts; American Cancer Society Guild; and numerous educational, cultural and political causes. Washington earned her undergraduate degree at Spelman College. She resides in Indianapolis.