Quote Of The Day
“At the Olympic marathon trials in Los Angeles this year, staff stayed at a J.W. Marriott while (USATF CEO Max) Siegel and other executives stayed at a Ritz-Carlton. The Marriott was overbooked, Geer said, so Siegel and other executives opted for the Ritz.
At the Olympic trials in Eugene, Ore., the staff stayed at a Hilton while Siegel stayed at the Inn at The 5th, which Geer acknowledged. The “luxury, boutique hotel” features “private balconies, fireplaces, butler pantries and plush bathrobes,” according to its website.
– Examples of the opulence that Max Siegel has enjoyed as head of USATF, a non-profit that pays him $1.7 million annually, as uncovered in an expose by Will Hobson and Steven Rich in The Washington Post. Siegel also flies either in first class or by private jet – yes, private jet – which the head of USATF’s board defended as he had a meeting the day after he returned from the Olympic Trials (we’d rebuke him for scheduling a meeting at that time).
The Post also discovered that Siegel’s main accomplishment – the ridiculously long Nike contract – is one he didn’t even negotiate. No, he paid two former Nike executives more than $23 million to do it for him. Yes, $23+ million.
Before getting the gig at USATF, Siegel was under eviction proceedings for failure to pay rent and subject to an IRS lien. No, it’s not April Fool’s Day. This is all sadly real. Discuss: MB: Breaking: Max Siegel Expose in The Washington Post – It’s going to be tough for him to survive this!
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