ST. LOUIS (MO) – January 13, 2016 – The GO! St. Louis® board of directors has announced that Nancy Lieberman, founder of the nonprofit organization, will step down as president effective June 30, 2016, and has named Mona Langenberg as her successor. Lieberman will continue with GO! St. Louis in a community development role.
Over the past 16 years, GO! St. Louis has evolved into one of the largest fitness organizations in the country and has served as a prototype for other cities in creating an array of year-round fitness events for all ages and abilities. Under Lieberman’s leadership, GO! St. Louis executed the 2004 U.S. Women’s Olympic Marathon Trials and the 2009 Major League Baseball All-Star Run.
In addition, GO! St. Louis continues to be an industry leader in the development of youth programs and has received national acclaim for the GO! St. Louis Read, Right & Run Marathon®. Through its year-round approach to fitness, close to 1,000,000 people have participated in GO! St. Louis events since the organization was founded in 1999.
“Nancy’s vision, creativity and passion reinvigorated running in St. Louis in the early 2000s. Today, GO! St. Louis remains a leader in the development of unique fitness programs, especially children’s running. She has galvanized the entire community through her inclusive approach to health and wellness,” said Paul Gallant, GO! St. Louis board president.
Langenberg has held a number of positions at GO! St. Louis for more than a decade. She began her career as an intern with the organization while she was a student at Washington University and most recently served as director of operations. “Mona has grown with the organization. We have full confidence that Mona will build upon GO! St. Louis’ values and traditions while exploring new frontiers,” said Gallant.
In addition, Brian Lyons has been promoted to vice president of race operations. He most recently served as director of race operations.