The US Women's Rugby Foundation (USWRF) and Women's Rugby Leadership Council (WRLC) selected five candidates to be considered for the USA Rugby (USAR) Board of Director positions that have been recently vacated. The national governing body is vetting applicants quickly, and thus USWRF and WRLC encourage the rugby community to contact their USAR Congress representatives to endorse these candidates in an attempt to #BalanceTheUSARBoard.
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Currently employed as a Special Projects Consultant with Secureworks (a 10-year leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Worldwide Managed Security Services), Carly D. Harrington serves her passion for rugby as the Women's Premier League (WPL) Competitions Director, WPL Manager, and treasurer for the Atlanta Harlequins, which fields WPL, Division II and U19s sides.
A multi-sport athlete in high school, Harrington played basketball for Oglethorpe University before she found rugby. She has represented USA Rugby South as a 15s and 7s player, and is a proud member of the Gypsies. In addition to rugby, Carly plays Gaelic/Irish Football with Atlanta Clan Na nGael and had the honor of representing the U.S. on the Freedom Australian Rules Football team in Australia (2009) and Canada (2010.)
Prior amateur sporting administrative experience includes serving as president of the Atlanta Harlequins, treasurer for the South Territorial Union, and match commissioner for several club and collegiate competitions, as well as working for the Atlanta Falcons from 2002-2017 in various capacities. Harrington is Safe Sport certified and has completed the World Rugby referee course.
To support her desire to grow the game, she has organized, coached and supported multiple youth and collegiate camps, including a U-19 camp sponsored by the Sharks in South Africa. A proud supporter of the USA 7s tournament since its inauguration in Carson, Calif., Harrington also had the pleasure of attending the Women’s World Cup in Ireland in 2017 where she met Katie Sadlier, World Rugby’s Women’s Rugby General Manager, and is looking forward to the Rugby World Cup Sevens in San Francisco and Men’s 15s in Tokyo in 2019.
Harrington is a graduate of the Spring 2016 United Way Volunteer Involvement Program (VIP) designed to provide participants with the tools to serve as effective board members of nonprofit agencies. She enjoys the opportunity to give back to the community and is active as Community Engagement Committee member, Lead for the Atlanta Chapter of Women In Action, and Chair of the Atlanta Social Committee for Dell Secureworks.
Carly Harrington, PMP earned her MBA with distinction from Keller Graduate School of Management after matriculating from Oglethorpe University with a Bachelors of Business Administration and Computer Science, and holds multiple industry certifications including ITIL Expert, PMI-Agile Certified Practitioner, Security+ and ScrumMaster.