ANDREW ZIMBALIST is the Robert A. Woods Professor of Economics at Smith College, where he has been in the Economics Department since 1974. He received his B.A. from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, in 1969 and his MA and Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1972 and 1974 respectively. He has consulted in Latin America for the United Nations Development Program, the U.S. Agency for International Development, and numerous companies, and has consulted in the sports industry for players' associations, cities, companies and leagues. He has published several dozen articles and 25 books. Azimbali@smith.edu TOBIAS DENGEL is CEO of WillowTree Apps. Previously, Tobias co-founded and was president of Leads.com, an early pioneer in packaging online search products to small businesses. Prior to that, Tobias was SVP & general manager of AOL Local & Yellow Pages and held a variety of roles in the AOL Business Affairs department. He began his career at the management consulting firm AT Kearney. He holds a BSE in finance (Wharton) and a BSE in systems engineering, both from the University of Pennsylvania. Www.willowtreeapps.com SAM RENOUF is general manager for ACTIVE’s Sports market. Prior to this role, Sam was vice president of emerging markets and GM of Asia Pacific at ACTIVE. In this role, he was instrumental in the company’s international expansion. Sam has spent over 15 years in the endurance sports industry, including representing Great Britain as an elite athlete for triathlon and as a commentator at the 2012 Olympic Games. Sam holds a Bsc in politics and management from Loughborough University in England. www.ACTIVE.com THOMAS BELL is a professional marketer who co-founded Viralstyle in 2014. He is most recently notable for running campaigns for Rob Gronkowski, Ric “The Nature Boy” Flair, Waka Flocka Flame, Iman Shumpert, Ray Lewis, Steve Aoki and more. Thomas Bell has personally sold more the $4 million worth of merchandise online. He lives in Tampa, Florida. https://viralstyle.com/ 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 BA from the University of Detroit. She is an active community volunteer as well, including working with her son’s youth swim team. Tinahorn_cae@hotmail.com BOB DUNLOP is senior director of events for U.S. Figure Skating, which is based in Colorado Springs, Colorado. As such, he is the contact for all RFPs and site selection information requests. He has been with USFS since 1998. Previously, he was the communications coordinator for USA Wrestling. Bdunlop@usfigureskating.org TAMMY DUNN, CSEE, is the sports development director of the Snohomish County Sports Commission. She has worked in the sports tourism industry in Snohomish County, Washington for 11 years. Tammy is a NASC member. She is actively involved within her community by serving on many local organizing committees, parks & recreation boards, and Rotary International. Tammy@snohomish.org KATHLEEN A. DEMARCO is an association executive with Stringfellow Management Group, Inc. with over 25 years of experience in event planning and execution. DeMarco provides event, membership, operations and strategic management services to non-profit organizations, and is responsible for overseeing more than 20 events annually. DeMarco holds a degree in communications and public relations from Temple University, and is a Certified Association Executive (CAE). 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. 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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