BRIAN GRAHAM is the executive director of the Professional Disc Golf Association (PDGA), with over 2,600 sanctioned events annually and 30,000 members in 38 countries. His previous experience includes disc golf course design and serving as the tournament director of two Disc Golf World Championships, the U.S. Disc Golf Championship, the U.S Masters Championship and the Disc Golf Hall of Fame Classic National Tour event, for which he was honored as the 2003 PDGA tournament director of the year. www.PDGA.com LORENA HATFIELD is marketing resources manager for K&K Insurance and has over 30 years of experience in the insurance industry. K&K is a leading provider of sports, leisure and entertainment insurance and offers a variety of programs for sports teams, leagues, associations, events and facilities. firstname.lastname@example.org CHRISTINE “TINA” HORN has worked with non-profit associations throughout her career. She holds the position of program director, data analysis and management for Enterprise Community Partners in Columbia, Maryland. Her work has given her a strong background in events and in evaluating program effectiveness. She received a B.A. from the University of Detroit. She is an active community volunteer as well, including working with her son’s youth swim team. email@example.com MARC I. LEAVEY, M.D., is a native of Baltimore, who received his undergraduate degree from the University of Maryland at College Park, and his doctor of medicine from the University of Maryland in Baltimore. He now sees patients at Lutherville Personal Physicians, a satellite of Mercy Medical Center, Mercy Health Services in Baltimore, Maryland. He is married with four children and eight grandchildren, all of which keeps him busy enough when not at the office. http://stringofmedicalpearls.blogspot.com CHRISTOPHER S. MOORE is the chief executive officer of US Youth Soccer. He served four years as the president and COO of the nonprofit GENYouth, the goal of which was to nurture child health by empowering kids to eat healthier and exercise for 60 minutes per day. He has over 10 years of experience in business development and leadership positions, and he has been a proponent of improving health and wellness among the nation’s youth. www.USYouthSoccer.org KATHY PULLEM is the director sales and marketing at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel at Virginia Beach, Virginia. She is an 18-year veteran of this property, having started as a catering sales manager before working in the sales department. She has held her current position for 10 years. Prior to her involvement with Doubletree, she had a background in the restaurant industry. firstname.lastname@example.org 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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