USA Surfing CEO GREG CRUSE took the reins at Surfing America in June of 2011. In 2015, the USA Junior Team won gold for the first time in history; it did so again in 2017. Greg has worked closely with the International Surfing Association to successfully reorganize Surfing America into USA Surfing, the National Governing Body of Surfing as a member organization of the USOC. He looks forward to leading the USA Surf Team into the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and beyond. email@example.com 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. firstname.lastname@example.org CARYN MACONI is the communications manager at USA Triathlon, where she manages all strategic communications and public relations efforts for the organization by fostering relationships with local, national and endemic media outlets covering triathlon and endurance sports. She serves as the organization’s primary media spokesperson, directs media operations at USA Triathlon’s four owned National Championships and U.S.-hosted ITU events and coordinates coverage of U.S. elite athletes in major international competitions. email@example.com As senior director, strategic operations for USA Football, BETH PORRECA manages day-to-day strategic planning, key events and relationships to help grow the game. Prior to USA Football, Porreca was the event director for the 2014 Federation International Lacrosse Men’s World Championships. Previously, she worked for US Lacrosse, the United States Olympic Committee and for Disney Sports Attractions. Porreca received her B.S. in sport management from Daniel Webster College and holds a master’s degree in sport and recreation administration from Temple University. https://usafootball.com/ TERRI ROBERTS is in charge of Planner Advocacy and Training, empowerMINT. She joined Destinations International in June 2010, bringing over 25 years of hospitality industry experience. She has held positions with Marriott Hotels and Resorts and the San Diego Convention and Visitors Bureau, in both a director of sales and regional director of training capacity. In her role with Destinations International, Terri creates webinars, interviews and blogs and designs training sessions to help planners and CVBs to get the most from their partnership. destinationsinternational.org GREG WEISS has been the president of the Adrienne Weiss Corporation (AWC) since 2003, being a part of the creative team and the copywriting. He is also the cofounder of FUIR, LLC, an entertainment-focused mobile app company and Upside Edibles, a sweets company located in California. Greg co-authored the book Brand Buzz: 3 Breakthrough Secrets for Building a Winning Brand and has spoken about branding at Chicago’s tech startup hub 1871, the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and at Kellogg School of Management. firstname.lastname@example.org TRACEY SCHELMETIC is a freelance writer for Due North Media. Her articles appear on the websites of Sports Destination Management, Design News magazine, ThomasNet and TMCnet.com. 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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