JULI ANNE PATTY is a freelance writer based in Portland, Maine, and is 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.juliannepatty.com. MARY HELEN SPRECHER has been a technical writer for 20 years with the American Sports Builders Association (ASBA) located in Ellicott City, Maryland. ASBA is the national association of designers, builders and suppliers of materials for athletic facilities. Sprecher has written on various topics relating to sports facility design, construction and supply, as well as sports medicine and health issues, and trends in the fitness industry. She is a full-time newspaper reporter in Baltimore, Maryland, and can be contacted at www.sportsbuilders.org. LOU MARCIANI is the Director of the Center for Spectator Sports Security Management at The University of Southern Mississippi. The center was founded with initial funding from the Mississippi Office of Homeland Security as the country’s first academic research center dedicated to spectator sports security research, professional development and outreach. His work at the Center focuses on the development of sport risk management and simulation modeling for stadium evacuations. The center has a national outreach, actively working with professional sport leagues, NCAA, National Collegiate Directors of Athletics, private sector and government agencies in enhancing sport safety and security. For more information or assistance with preparing a bid, visit www.sporteventsecurity.com or contact Dr. Marciani at firstname.lastname@example.org. AMY HENDERSON is the owner of 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 that include Coca-Cola, Anheuser-Busch & Gatorade. GREG ECONOMOU, Managing Director and CEO of BRANDTHINK, is an extremely successful sports management and marketing executive and entrepreneur with nearly 20 years experience of team, league and agency experience. In that time, he has achieved extraordinary success and has been at the forefront of numerous industry innovations and practices. Over the past two decades, he has migrated into key leadership positions at each of the organizations where he has been – and in each instance, helped achieved significant success and growth. Email Greg at email@example.com. CHRIS HUOT is the marketing and events specialist for the Bakersfield (California) Convention & Visitors Bureau. Chris’ experience includes a diverse background in marketing, media relations and advertising. Before going to work for the Bakersfield CVB he worked as a radio news anchor and as media relations director for a collegiate athletic team. He is a proud graduate of Texas Tech University, earning a bachelor’s degree in public relations and master’s degree in mass communications. Chris can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
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