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. ALLAN JUDAH is the chief operating officer for National Travel Systems, LP, a travel and housing management company that has been in involved with various aspects of sports travel for over 15 years. As a former logistics officer in the United States Marine Corps, Allan utilizes the same philosophies and techniques to attack the many challenges of managing logistical aspects of sporting events. Through affiliations with numerous sports organizations utilizing the services of National Travel Systems, Allan has been involved in the logistical coordination of events such as the 2003 World Gymnastics Championships, 2004 Pacific Life Holiday Bowl, 2004 and 2008 USA Gymnastics Olympic Trials, 2005 World Badminton Championships and 2007 Konica Minolta Gator Bowl among many others. MARY HELEN SPRECHER has been a technical writer on the subject of sports facilities for more than 20 years. Sprecher has written on various topics relating to sports facility design, construction and supply, as well as sports medicine and health topics. A graduate of Washington College, she is a full-time newspaper reporter in Baltimore, Maryland, and recently completed her first book. BRIAN HODGE is the marketing coordinator of the Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau. His tasks there include aiding the public relations efforts of the city’s various athletic and cultural events. His writing has appeared in the Providence Journal, the Poughkeepsie Journal, and various print and online publications. Brian is a graduate of Marist College, where he majored in journalism and sports communications. 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. ANDREA JOHNSON is the principal of Ideas to Words, a Minneapolis-based marketing communications company. She helps people and organizations capture the spirit of what they do and communicate it in a way that enhances credibility, draws attention and drives results. You’ll see her work in many regional and national business publications including Contact, SalesForceXP, Twin Cities Business and Velocity. For more information about Andrea, go to www.ideastowords.com. 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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