ALLY MILLS DORROUGH is the public relations coordinator for Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism in Alabama. She was born and raised in Montgomery, Alabama, and received her bachelor’s in public relations in December 2011 from Auburn University. She has served as the public relations coordinator at Gulf Shores & Orange Beach since January 2013. Ally is happily married, and in her spare time, she enjoys spending it with family and friends, investing her energy in youth groups, indulging in coastal cuisine and cheering on the Auburn Tigers. Adorrough@GulfShores.com STEVE GORIS is planning and management advisor for The Sports Facilities Advisory|The Sports Facilities Management. He has spent his career overseeing hotel, convention center and sports facility developments. His work in urban revitalization projects has included roles in the planning, financing and operational phases of sports tourism, community sport, convention center and hotel improvements. He most recently oversaw the development and opening of the largest indoor sports complex in North America, Spooky Nook Sports in the Lancaster, Pennsylvania, region. Www.sportadvisory.com ALLAN JUDAH is the CEO for National Travel Systems, LP, a travel and housing management company with involvement in the various aspects of sports travel and housing management for over 20 years. He and his company have been involved in the logistical coordination of events such as the 2003 World Gymnastics Championships, 2004, 2008 and 2012 USA Gymnastics Olympic Trials, 2005 World Badminton Championships, 2007 Konica Minolta Gator Bowl and 2012 USA Track and Field Olympic Trials, among many others. Ajudah@nationaltravelsystems.com KELLY MARTIN has been involved in the event security industry since 1996. He started off on the front lines and moved into management while working for the largest event security and crowd management company. In 2000, he created Event GUARD Services, based just east of Los Angeles. More than a decade later, he has worked in the preparation and execution of thousands of safe and secure events nationwide. He continues to drive Event GUARD Services in an expanding and growing direction. Kelly@eventguardservices.com DEV PATHIK is the founder and CEO of The Sports Facilities Advisory|The Sports Facilities Management. For more than 20 years, he has owned, operated and advised a wide range of sport, adventure, education and special events venues. He is widely regarded as an industry innovator who has integrated adventure sports, leadership development and traditional sports to develop highly impactful operations that make a difference to communities. Www.sportadvisory.com MICAH RICE is USA Cycling’s vice president of national events and is responsible for managing the organization’s 17 national championship events and 11 racing calendars. He was previously the managing director of national events. His background in cycling includes time spent as an athlete, race director and professional team manager. USA Cycling is the official governing body for all disciplines of competitive cycling in the United States, including road, track, mountain bike, BMX and cyclo-cross. ANDREW COHEN is a media relations consultant adept at increasing the visibility of his clients, primarily architecture firms specializing in sports, recreation, healthcare and public safety buildings. A Connecticut native who lives in Madison, Wisconsin, Andrew has been honored with an ASBPE National Gold award and two Milwaukee Press Club awards during a writing and editing career spanning more than 25 years in both the business-to-business and consumer markets. He founded AC Media in 2013. PETER FRANCESCONI has been in publishing for more than 25 years, working with newspapers, a wire service and magazines. He is the editor of Tennis 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. 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. MICHAEL POPKE is an award-winning journalist with 25 years of professional experience in print and digital media. For 14 years, he was managing editor of Athletic Business, the leading business-to-business magazine and website for athletic, fitness and recreation professionals. He also has coached baseball, basketball and softball, worked as a USA Swimming stroke-and-turn official and is an avid high school sports and aquatics safety supporter. Michael owns Two Lakes Media Group and lives in the Madison, Wisconsin, area.
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