Sue Brown-Nickerson, a lifetime resident of Northwest Indiana, brings 18 years of leadership and board management experience to the RRCA organization and running clubs. She is a member of the Calumet Region Striders where she served on their board of directors from 1995- 2005. After five years of service as club president, she stepped down to form their club’s youth running program, and serves on the club’s race committee, which raises money for youth programs and scholarships. Sue has been the RRCA Indiana State Representative since 2006, and has served on the RRCA National Award and Nomination Committees from 2007-2012. She received the 2004 RRCA Outstanding Club President, the 2010 RRCA Outstanding Youth Program Director, and the 2013 RRCA Outstanding State Representative awards. Sue is a strong advocate for promoting running within the community for all ages and abilities of runners, promoting volunteerism within organization(s), coaching beginner runners including youth, and mentoring local event directors with race management obligations. An avid runner, and both a USATF and a RRCA certified coach, her training and fitness involves less racing, more recreational running, and coaching. She is passionate about the sport of running, and looks forward to her continued effort in supporting the mission, vision, and values of RRCA at the national, regional, and local level.