AMANDA DUKE BOULET is the paratriathlon program senior manager with USA Triathlon. She is responsible for the management and oversight of the paratriathlon program for the U.S., which includes both grassroots and high-performance programming. Duke Boulet earned her Bachelor’s degree from Adams State University in sport management and Master’s degree from the University of Alabama in sport management. www.teamusa.org/USA-Triathlon BRIAN D’AMICO is the national events director at USA Triathlon, where he oversees the National Events Department and is behind the planning and execution of all National Championships. D’Amico earned his Bachelor’s degree from The Ohio State University in sport and leisure studies with a concentration in coaching and management, and his Master of Education in sport administration from Xavier University. www.teamusa.org/USA-Triathlon MEG WEAGLEY is the youth program manager at USA Triathlon. A member of the USA Triathlon staff since 2011, Meg oversees grassroots youth initiatives and works closely on national programs, developing new partnerships and expanding triathlon in the youth market. She previously worked at the U.S. Olympic Committee, assisting the former medical director with the volunteer network and setting up medical professionals for the Olympic Games. She is a certified youth sports administrator (CYSA) through the National Alliance for Youth Sports (NAYS). www.teamusa.org/USA-Triathlon JESSICA WELK is the high school, collegiate club and NCAA women’s coordinator at USA Triathlon. On the high school side, she is trying to expand the sport by adding high school clubs and state championships across the country and growing the USA Triathlon High School National Championship. She serves as the primary contact for the USA Triathlon Collegiate Club Committee and works to help recruit institutions to add women’s NCAA varsity programs; she also runs the Women’s Collegiate Triathlon season. www.teamusa.org/USA-Triathlon As an executive with over 22 years in the sports industry, JUSTIN MALOOF brought a wealth of knowledge and experience when he joined the USAPA as their executive director in January of 2013. Prior to his jump to pickleball, Maloof had spent 20 years in hockey, 16 of those with the NHL’s Phoenix Coyotes organization as executive director of the team’s training facility in Scottsdale, Arizona. www.usapa.org LEE CORRIGAN is president of Corrigan Sports Enterprises, owner and operator of the Baltimore Running Festival, Oakland Marathon and Running Festival, Frederick Running Festival, Baltimore 10-Miler and others. CSE also owns and operates lacrosse, basketball and pro beach volleyball events. Prior to forming Corrigan, Lee sold ACC and SEC football and basketball television packages. He has also been tournament director of the Senior PGA Tour’s State Farm Classic in Columbia, Maryland. www.corrigansports.com SUSAN HLAVACEK is director of events and programs with the National Senior Games Association. Previously, she was director of athletics for Notre Dame College in South Euclid, Ohio. A native of Cleveland and a skilled athlete, she was inducted into both her high school and college halls of fame. In addition, she played in the Women’s Basketball League (WBL), the first women’s professional basketball league in the U.S., and has a background as a P.E. teacher and coach. firstname.lastname@example.org DR. KURT STAHURA is dean of the College of Hospitality & Tourism Management at Niagara University in Western New York. Niagara University has a large sports management component at the undergraduate and graduate level. email@example.com JIM MAHON is the vice president of marketing and brand management at Akron/Summit Convention & Visitors Bureau, where he has worked since 1999. He is a graduate of Hiram College with an M.A. from Michigan State University. He has served on the boards and/or committees of the Ohio Society of Association Executives, Society of Government Meeting Professionals, Ohio & Erie Canalway National Heritage Area, Downtown Akron Partnership and ArtsNow. He will serve as the president of Ohio Travel Association in 2020. firstname.lastname@example.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. 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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