Jordan Bailey

Senior Major Gifts Officer

Role with the USA Triathlon Foundation: Senior Major Gifts Officer

Resides: Ogden Dunes, IN 

Educational Background: Bachelor of Arts in History from Indiana University

Career: Prior to the USA Triathlon Foundation, Bailey oversaw fundraising and engagement for the Chicago and Midwest regions as a Director of Development with Emory University’s Regional Advancement Team. In that role, Bailey effectively matched the philanthropic interest of donors back to the priorities of the institution and 14 schools and units. Before joining the regional team, he served as an Associate Athletic Director for Development with Emory’s Athletic Department driving fundraising activities for all 19 of its varsity sports.

Preceding Emory, Bailey worked for his alma mater, Indiana University, as the Race Director of IU’s 70-year-old Little 500 Bicycle Race. The event is a relay-style bicycle race modeled after the Indianapolis 500, contested over 200 laps around a quarter mile cinder track, and immortalized in the 1979 Academy Award winning film, Breaking Away. As Race Director, Bailey worked with students, longtime alumni volunteers, and a multidisciplinary team of campus partners to put all the pieces in place for the big race weekend in April as well all ancillary events and practices throughout the year.

Years Involved in Multisport: 20+ years

Why are you involved with the USA Triathlon Foundation: Working for USA Triathlon provides me with a near perfect alignment of my professional strengths coupled with my personal passion for the sport of triathlon. I love being able to educate and evangelize the good things that USA Triathlon is doing with our Olympic, youth and junior, age group, and adaptive athletes to help grow the sport for the future.

Athletic Background:  Bailey has been training for and competing in triathlons since the age of 15, racing everything from sprint to Ironman distances as well as standalone swimming, biking, and running events. He swam on his high school varsity swim team. He then went on to attend Indiana University where he raced in the Little 500 Bicycle Race for four years as an undergraduate. In 2015, he qualified for Ironman Hawaii with a 4th place overall finish at Ironman Wisconsin. Bailey is also a past USA Triathlon Age Group National Champion, winning the 30-34 year old age group in 2018 in Cleveland, OH.