JULI ANNE PATTY has written for Sports Destination Management since the magazine’s creation, working with sports event owners and CVBs all across North America. A traveling freelance writer, Juli combines her interests in travel, writing and sports to help destinations and rights owners create the most unique and successful events possible. Contact www.juliannepatty.com AMY HENDERSON has been writing for Sports Destination Management since January 2009, working closely with rights holders, event planners, sports commissions and CVBs on their destinations and sports events. With over 20 years of experience in sports events and hospitality, including several seasons in the NBA and motorsports industry, SDM is a perfect fit. When not writing for SDM, Amy runs a Destination Management Company, Carolina Arrangements, in North Carolina. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org JENNY WIERSCHEM has nearly 15 years of experience as a writer and editor, working across subject areas, including health and education. A graduate of St. Mary’s College of Maryland and the University of Oregon, she has worked for a range of nonprofit and for-profit organizations and is currently a full-time freelancer in Baltimore, Maryland. This is her first article for Sports Destination Management magazine. Contact email@example.com DR. EDWIN KORNOELJE practices Sports Medicine at Metro Health Hospital in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He leads a team of physicians, athletic trainers and physical therapists who provide medical support to professional sports teams, collegiate teams and community events each year. Contact Ed.Kornoelje@metrogr.org LORENA HATFIELD, Marketing Resources Manager for K&K Insurance Company, has over 25 years of experience in the insurance industry. K&K Insurance is celebrating 60 years in business as a leading provider of coverage for sports and recreational organizations and events. Contact www.kandkinsurance.com MICHAEL A. SAVITT is director of sales and marketing at Beeline Travel, a full-service agency located in Raleigh, North Carolina. He is responsible for corporate travel management and customer service, project management, international group travel, nonprofit group travel for development purposes, accommodations for sports tournaments and large events using multiple hotels, and incentive travel. He also has expertise in travel to Israel, South Africa, the Canadian Rockies, Italy, Southern California, and Bermuda, He has visited more than 50 countries and 40 states. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org With 30 years in the field of sports rehabilitation for people with disabilities, KATHY LAFFEY has contributed significantly to the development and program direction of Disabled Sports USA. Since she joined DSUSA in 1998, Kathy has served as Program Services Manager, Operations and Program Services Manager, and Special Projects Manager. She works in the creation, management, and administration of new programs; provides support and program opportunities for sponsors; and serves as the managing editor of CHALLENGE Magazine. Contact email@example.com DEBI SCHULTZ began her destination marketing career in 2001 as sports director for the Abilene Convention and Visitors Bureau. She manages the Sports Alliance, the Scholarship committee and the Champions Classic, a signature football event that raises money to support sports tourism and provides college scholarships. Debi is a member of NASC and Texas Association of Convention and Visitor Bureaus where she serves on several committees. Debi, AKA Sportslady, is proud to be a part of the tourism industry representing Abilene and Texas. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org PETER FRANCESCONI has been in publishing for more than 25 years, working with newspapers, a wire service and magazines. He is the editor of Racquet Sports Industry, the world’s largest tennis trade publication, and through his company, Ace Media Group, he works closely with the Tennis Industry Association and other groups in communications, marketing and public relations. He was managing editor of Tennis Magazine from 1990 to 1999 and editorial director of Tennis’s custom publishing division from 1999 to 2009. Contact email@example.com JIM HISER is the CEO of USA Racquetball, the National Governing Body for the sport of racquetball. He is responsible for budgetary oversight, administration of all special program services, including event management for national and international competitions, draw review and preparation, elite training camps, junior development programs, professional coaching and instruction through AmPRO, officiating, and athlete benefits. He is also an author and producer of training and instructional videotape series. Contact http://usaracquetball.com
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