26 Sep David Chauner
David Chauner, Chief Executive Officer, is responsible for overseeing all facets of WCL, from sponsorship sales to financing to event planning and implementation. Dave has over 30 years of experience creating, developing and managing event properties and business units in the sport of cycling. As one of the sport’s leading entrepreneurs, he has created and managed over 70 large scale events throughout the U.S., including securing over $50 million in corporate sponsorships, negotiating media relationships and public/private partnerships.
He was instrumental in developing an elite competition and grass roots program that established Pennsylvania’s Lehigh County Velodrome as the best outdoor velodrome in the world. For 28 years, he ran the nation’s top-ranked professional cycling race on the international cycling calendar in Philadelphia. From 1998 to 2000, Chauner was a group director for Octagon, one of the world’s largest sports marketing agencies.
He is a former Olympic cyclist (1968, 1972) and inductee into the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame (1998) and the Lehigh County Velodrome Hall of Fame (2005). Dave is the author of High Road, Chasing the Yellow Jersey, an action novel set within the world of top-level professional cycling.