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. Contact www.juliannepatty.com AMY HENDERSON has been writing for Sports Destination Management since January 2009, working closely with rights holders, event planners, sports commissions and CVBs on their destinations and sports events. With over 20 years of experience in sports events and hospitality, including several seasons in the NBA and motorsports industry, SDM is a perfect fit. When not writing for SDM, Amy runs a Destination Management Company, Carolina Arrangements, in North Carolina. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org FRED STRINGFELLOWis the executive vice president of the American Sports Builders Association. He has been involved with the association management profession (including meeting and event planning, financial management, strategic planning, communications and more) since 1992. Stringfellow is executive vice president of the King Stringfellow Group. He a Bachelor of Arts degree Magna Cum Laude from Ithaca College (NY) and received his Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation from the American Society of Association Executives in 1998. Contact www.sportsbuilders.org TOM BERKMAN is the GM/Owner of the THS Company, a nationally known sports housing service. In 2010 THS did the housing for 52 tournaments and competitions that used the Stay-To-Play policy. Tom has a B.S. in Hotel Management from the Univ. of Houston and has been in the sports housing industry since 1994. Prior to that, Tom was in hotel operations with various hotel and management companies. Contact Tom@THSweb.com KIM CHAPMAN serves as the public relations manager for Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism, the official destination management organization promoting Alabama’s sugar-white beaches from the tip of Fort Morgan to the Alabama-Florida state line. A life-long area resident, she also has the opportunity to handle the media relations needs for the area’s sports commission, which is discussed in her article on “Evaluating Economic Impact.” Contact email@example.com LINDA DOBEL is currently a freelance writer, editor and public relations specialist who has more than 25 years of experience as a trade industry publications editor. Her most recent positions include editor of Trade & Industry Development magazine, Contact Professional magazine and Sports Destination Management magazine. Previously she served as editor of Customer Inter@ction Solutions magazine. Linda’s in-depth knowledge of diverse industries enables her to bring readers the information they most need. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org ROBIN LEE has been General Manager of Quest Sports Travel since 2008, and an International Sports Tour Architect since 2004. He previously was an Event Coordinator in the Athletic Department at Adelphi University in Garden City, NY while gaining his MBA. He uses his experience as a site host and travel planner at Quest Sports Travel, a provider of customized domestic and international sports tours to schools, colleges, and youth groups from across the United States. Contact email@example.com MICHAEL WILDES is a partner at Wildes & Weinberg P.C., the premier firm specializing exclusively in U.S. immigration and nationality law. Mr. Wildes is a former Federal Prosecutor with the United States Attorney’s Office in Brooklyn and a frequent legal commentator for network television. He recently completed two terms as the Mayor of Englewood, New Jersey, where he resides. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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