President of Tri-Fed from 1984 to 1989, Jon Gray Noll teamed with Verne Scott to establish the foundation of the National Governing Body. His accomplishments include the establishment of the first set of competitive rules and the first true set of event production standards, while putting the organization’s business plan in place. He also helped rebuild the organization’s structure and bylaws to conform to the Ted Stevens Olympic and Amateur Sports Act. He was instrumental in creating the NGB’s first magazine (Transition Times) and securing its national distribution, and he also created the Tri-Fed National Championship as a separate race. His final act in office involved appointing the delegation that helped create the International Triathlon Union and the ITU World Triathlon Championship.