Jordan Bailey

Senior Director of Development

Resides: Ogden Dunes, Indiana

Educational Background: Bachelor of Arts in History from Indiana University

Career: Prior to the USA Triathlon Foundation, Bailey oversaw fundraising and alumni 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 iconic Little 500 Bicycle Race. The annual event first held in 1950 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: As a lifelong triathlete, I absolutely love triathlon and its community. Triathlon and the Foundation are at an inflection point. I want to help evangelize all the good work that USA Triathlon is doing for the sport in the areas of youth and junior programming, paratriathlon, and Olympic high performance and educate our members on how they can help support the sport philanthropically through the Foundation.

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. Bailey swam on his high school varsity swim team and then went onto attend Indiana University where he raced in the Little 500 Bicycle Race for four years as an undergraduate. Bailey has qualified for the IRONMAN World Championships in Kona twice (2016, 2022) and is a past USA Triathlon Age Group National Champion (2018).