USATF CEO Doug Logan downsized the board from 31 to 15 members in an effort to streamline the organization.
Siegel, who was formerly president of North Carolina-based NASCAR team Dale Earnhardt Inc., returned to Baker & Daniels late last year to work on sports and entertainment endeavors for the Indianapolis-based law firm. Siegel, an Indianapolis native and University of Notre Dame graduate, still has a hand in NASCAR, where he continues to work on a diversity driver program among other projects.
Other USATF board members appointed by Logan include Olympic marathon bronze medalist Deena Kastor; former triple jump world-record-holder Willie Banks; former superintendent of Denver Public Schools Evie Dennis; Elizabeth Phillips, president of New York-based Custom Event Marketing Inc.; sports executive Steven Miller; business executive and former world-class miler Steve Holman; USATF officials Kim Haines and Kenneth Taylor; and former health care industry executive Jack Wickens.
"I am extremely optimistic about working with the new board," Logan said. "All are strong, independent-minded individuals who see the big picture."
USATF embarked on an overhaul after the U.S. track and field team's poor performance in the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.