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 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. Contact email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org JACQUELINE WATTS has spent the last 25 years in journalism, and contributing to magazines here and there. She was the editor for 21 years of The Baltimore Guide and currently edits Menckeniana, a quarterly about the life, writings and times of H.L. Mencken, the Sage of Baltimore. Her outdoor hobby is bird watching. Contact email@example.com DR. ARTHUR G. OGDEN is Dean Emeritus, Academic Affairs, at the United States Sports Academy. After two years of retirement, he returned to the Sports Academy where he now serves as the Chair of Sports Management. He has served as a head football coach at the high school, junior college, and collegiate levels, and as an athletic director at the high school and collegiate levels. He has also served on NCAA committees and on the All- American Football Selection Committee. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org NIGEL MELVILLE joined USA Rugby, the national governing body of the sport based in Boulder, CO, in 2007 as the CEO and President of Rugby Operations. He is a former rugby player and captain of the England national team. After his playing days, he became a professional rugby coach and led teams to two national titles in England. Melville also was the head of UK Promotions for Nike, working with elite athletes from many different sports. Contact www.usarugby.org DAN JAMES joined the United States Tennis Association’s national wheelchair coaching staff in 1998 as the assistant coach at World Team Cup, and today is the men’s head coach. In 2003, he became USTA’s National Manager of Wheelchair Tennis, running the training program and supervising grassroots initiatives. He was the men’s head coach at the 2000 Paralympics in Sydney, Australia and head coach for the 2004 Athens Games, the 2008 Beijing Games, and the 2012 London Games. Contact email@example.com LEE CORRIGAN is president of Corrigan Sports Enterprises, owner and operator of the Baltimore Running Festival, Oakland Marathon and Running Festival, Frederick Running Festival, Baltimore 10-Miler and others. CSE also owns and operates lacrosse, basketball and pro beach volleyball events. Prior to forming Corrigan, Lee sold ACC and SEC football and basketball television packages. He has also been Tournament Director of the Senior PGA Tour’s State Farm Classic in Columbia, Maryland. Contact www.corrigansports.com/ DAVE MCGILLIVRAY, founder of DMSE, Inc., the sports management firm, has planned more than 900 large events, including the annual BAA Boston Marathon. Additionally, he is a philanthropist, motivational speaker, an accomplished athlete, and the recipient of numerous honors and awards for humanitarian service and dedication to sports. In 1978, he ran across the U.S. to benefit the Jimmy Fund and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. He also created the DMSE Children’s Fitness Foundation to help promote physical fitness in children. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org PATRICK MAGUIRE, MLA, RLA, CLARB, LEED AP®, is president of Activitas Inc. in Dedham, Massachusetts, and has extensive experience in sports turf management and athletic facility master planning and design. He has completed athletic master plans and implemented field construction projects across the U.S., Canada and internationally. He serves on the NFL’s ad hoc Game Day Surfaces Committee, is the technical committee chair for the Synthetic Turf Council and an editor of the American Sports Builders Association’s publication, Sports Fields: A Construction and Maintenance Manual. Contact email@example.com MARK J. NOVAK, RLA, a design principal at Activitas Inc. in Dedham, Massachusetts, has nearly 15 years of professional experience as a landscape architect specializing in the design of collegiate athletic and recreation facilities. He has published several articles on athletic field design, construction and maintenance and has served as an expert witness on synthetic turf cases in both the United States and Canada. Mark also serves as Chairman for the Synthetic Turf Council’s Task Force on Synthetic Turf Infill and Pads. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org LINDA DOBEL is managing editor of Trade & Industry Development magazine, published by Due North Media. She has served in an editorial capacity for all of Due North Media trade magazines over the course of six years, including Sports Destination Management and Contact Professional magazine. Previously she was executive editorial director and vice president for a publishing firm in the contact center industry for more than two decades and has authored many trade-related articles for print and the web. Contact email@example.com
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