Board of Directors

The FLRC Board of Directors holds monthly meetings to organize club-sponsored races and expound on the world of running at large. A list of the current board members and officers is below. The board comprises a mix of elected and appointed positions. Download the FLRC bylaws (PDF).

Board Meetings

The Board meets monthly (typically the second Wednesday of the month) on the Cornell campus. Meetings are open to all. Contact any board member to find out the specific time and place for the next meeting.

2021 FLRC Board Members

President and VP of Track: Adam Engst

Adam Engst directs FLRC’s track meets and the Hartshorne Masters Mile, captains the cross-country team, times numerous races, maintains FLRC’s Internet presence, organizes the MITHACAL MILERS workouts, and runs everything from the mile to the marathon. He’s the CEO of a tech publishing company.

VP Roads: Mickie Sanders-Jauquet

Mickie Jauquet has served as the FLRC board president for three years, volunteer coordinator for two, and Annual Picnic organizer for five. She is the current race director for the Twilight 5K and co-director for Tortoise & Hare. She is an RRCA-certified race director and running coach, and currently serves as the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) New York State Representative.

VP Trails: Gary McCheyne

Gary McCheyne has been a member of the FLRC board since 2008 and Equipment Manager since 2013. He directs the Ithaca 5&10, co-directs the Thom B. Trail Runs, and runs anything he can. Gary owns a small business making and repairing musical instruments.

Secretary: Nancy Kleinrock

Nancy Kleinrock has filled various roles on the FLRC board since 2004 or thereabouts. Currently serving as club secretary, she also regularly volunteers at races and other club events, and is happiest when running or racing long distances on trails. She works remotely developing and reporting on content for a company that puts on technology conferences.

Treasurer: Charlie Fay

Charlie Fay is an assistant race director for the Hartshorne Masters Mile, volunteers in a variety of roles for other races, and designs course layouts for regional cross country races. He is retired from Cornell University and divides his road and trail training between Ithaca and Brittany, France.

Member-at-large: Heather Cobb

Heather Cobb organizes and captains the bi-monthly Black Diamond Trail group runs. She is a back-of-the-pack runner who enjoys road races at the half-marathon distance but has begun to dabble in trails and ultras. She works as a client manager for local and national Greek organizations, assisting with their communication programs and managing their alumni databases.

Member-at-large: Tonya Engst

Tonya captains FLRC’s cross-country team and is a frequent volunteer at FLRC events, especially track meets. When she finds time, she also helps out with FLRC publicity. Her current favorite weekend activity, “Monkeycakes,” involves a group trail run and a Varna Community Center pancake breakfast. She works for Cornell University’s Yang-Tan Institute, creating polished written communication for the Web and outreach products.

Member-at-large: Michael Allinger

Michael Allinger served as FLRC’s treasurer from 2017-2021 and has been an active member on the board since 2015. He currently works for Cornell Information Technologies in the Data Warehousing group.

Member-at-large: Pete Kresock

Pete has served on the FLRC board since 2017, directs the Danby Down & Dirty trail race, is part of the club’s Marketing Committee, and assists with FLRC’s website. He enjoys running long distances—mostly off-road—and works as an x-ray tech at Ithaca College and Cornell Health.

Member-at-large: Steve Shaum

Steve Shaum has held various positions since joining the FLRC board in 2005 (co-president, membership coordinator and several committees), has been past race director of the Finger Lakes 50s Trail Races, and volunteers at many of the club’s events. He enjoys the trails and focuses on middle distances but has completed several marathons, 50Ks, and a 50 miler over the past 30 years of running. He works as a career and academic advisor for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University.

Member-at-large: Charlie Trautmann

Charlie Trautmann joined the board in 2020 and is assisting with the organization of social activities, running clinics, and other events. He is the Director Emeritus of the Sciencenter, a visiting scholar in Cornell’s Psychology Department, and a member of a number of local non-profit boards.

Member-at-large: Bill Watson

Bill Watson volunteers for FLRC track meets and other FLRC events. He enjoys racing a variety of distances on trails and roads. He was a practicing attorney before coming to Cornell to pursue a Ph.D. in legal philosophy.

Other FLRC Officers

Equipment Manager: Gary McCheyne
Webmaster: Adam Engst
Membership Coordinator: Shelly Marino
Social Media Coordinator: Kate Blackwood
Compliance Officer: Charlie Fay

FLRC Board Meeting Minutes

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Minutes of FLRC board meetings since 2000 are available as PDF files, linked below.