Track & field athlete Former world record holder of the triple jump Former President US Olympians and Paralympians Association
Willie Banks is President of HSJ, Incorporated, a sports management and consulting firm that specializes in marketing and networking between the US and Japan. HSJ, Inc. provides its clients with value-added skills and experience for events and sports organizations. With vast, sports experience, industry knowledge, and operational skills for sports businesses, HSJ, Inc. and its network help businesses and individuals implement new programs, develop strategic planning and create fresh marketing tools.
He as been very fortunate in his sports and business career and has sought ways to share his good fortune with those less fortunate. Willie sits on several boards that give grants to deserving young people to further their sports careers. He also sits on the Olympians for Olympians Relief Fund to help those Olympians who have fallen on hard times. Willie helped initiate a nonprofit organization in Africa called the International Medalist Association which supports recreational team sports for thousands of Guinean girls ages 6 to 17 who traditionally get little physical exercise beyond housekeeping, walking, or dancing. Similarly, through his World Record Camps organization, he has provided expert coaching to young people all over the world using elite and Olympic athletes as coaches.
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