JULI ANNE FREIDBERG is a freelance writer based in Portland, Maine and also contributing editor to Sports Destination Management magazine. Before becoming a writer, she spent several years teaching middle and high school English. She still believes passionately in the power of public education, spending many of her out-ofwork hours tutoring at nonprofit organizations to help students develop their creative and expository writing skills. Juli is currently completing her first novel while continuing her work as a marketing and public relations copywriter. Visit her at www.julifreidberg.com. EVAN SHOEMAKE is a writer living in Brooklyn, New York. Originally from Georgia, Evan holds a Masters degree from the University of Florida. His prior experience includes writing for the music industry where he wrote numerous recording artist biographies and album reviews as well as articles for Music Row Magazine and the Songwriters Guild of America. Evan currently contributes articles to the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers publications and is working on several personal projects. MARY HELEN SPRECHER has been a technical writer for 20 years with the American Sports Builders Association (ASBA), the national association of designers, builders and suppliers of materials for athletic facilities. Sprecher has written on various topics relating to sports facility design, construction and supply, as well as sports medicine and health topics. She is a full-time newspaper reporter in Baltimore, Maryland. The ASBA is located in Ellicott City, Maryland and can be contacted at www.sportsbuilders.org. LOU MARCIANI is the Director of the Center for Spectator Sports Security Management at The University of Southern Mississippi. The Center was founded with initial funding from the Mississippi Office of Homeland Security as the country’s first academic research center dedicated to spectator sports security research, professional development and outreach. His work at the Center focuses on the development of sport risk management and simulation modeling for stadium evacuations. The Center has a national outreach, actively working with professional sport leagues, NCAA, National Collegiate Directors of Athletics, private sector and government agencies in enhancing sport safety and security. For more information or assistance with preparing a bid, visit www.sporteventsecurity.com or contact Dr. Marciani at firstname.lastname@example.org. AMY HENDERSON is the owner of a Carolina Arrangements, a Destination Management Company in Charlotte, North Carolina. Amy has been in the sports field for over 20 years, starting as a sportswriter in upstate New York and eventually working in the NBA with the Boston Celtics, Charlotte Hornets and Charlotte Bobcats. Amy also spent time in racing with Speedway Motorsports Inc. at Lowe’s Motor Speedway. Amy has coordinated all facets of marketing, travel and special events within the sports market with a multitude of corporate partners to include Coca-Cola, Anheuser-Busch & Gatorade. AMY CHILDERS CARDWELL has a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Western Kentucky University with a major in Psychology and a minor in Marketing. She worked as Director of Sales of the Hampton Inn for 3 years. She completed Hilton D.O.S. training levels I and II. Amy has very strong relationships with key members of the sports industry and her community. She was selected to serve on the Governor’s Signature Events Committee in 2007 and in 2008 was selected to serve as the TeamKY representative on the Kentucky Sports Authourity’s Board of Directors. Amy is an active Kiwanian and have served on the Board and has four Distinguished Service Awards, she is also a board member of the Family Enrichment Center and Warren County Youth Football. LINDA DRISCOLL-DOBEL is the editor of Sports Destination Management magazine, Trade & Industry Development magazine, and Contact Professional magazine, all of which are wholly owned publications of Due North Consulting, Inc., a media firm located in Birmingham, Alabama. Linda holds an English degree from the University of Connecticut and has decades of journalistic experience covering numerous B2B markets.
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