LINDA DRISCOLL-DOBEL LINDA DRISCOLL-DOBEL is the editor of Sports Destination Management magazine, Trade & Industry Development magazine, and Contact Professional magazine, all of which are wholly owned publications of Due North Consulting, Inc., a media firm located in Birmingham, Alabama. Linda holds an English degree from the University of Connecticut and has decades of journalistic experience covering numerous B2B markets. JULI ANNE FREIDBERG JULI ANNE FREIDBERG is a freelance writer based in Portland, Maine and 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.julifreidberg.com. EVAN SHOEMAKE EVAN SHOEMAKE is a writer living in Brooklyn, New York. Originally from Georgia, Evan holds a Masters degree from the University of Florida. His prior experience includes writing for the music industry where he wrote numerous recording artist biographies and album reviews as well as articles for Music Row Magazine and the Songwriters Guild of America. Evan currently contributes articles to the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers publications and is working on several personal projects. DAVID STEPHENS DAVID STEPHENS is the cofounder and CEO of PrimeTime Sports, LLC, with offices in Dallas, Texas and Garden City, Kansas. PrimeTime Sports is an eight-yeariold enterprise which manages and operates youth sports events, including basketball, soccer, and 7x7 football. The 2008 PrimeTime Sports Youth Basketball National Championship with 612 teams participating is the largest, single venue, youth national basketball championship in the country. PrimeTime Sports has hosted events in more than 15 states and is expanding both its geographic presence and sports offerings. Stephens has a BS in accounting and a JD from the University of Kansas, and practiced law prior to founding PrimeTime Sports in 2000. DEAN REINKE DEAN REINKE is the founder and owner of Reinke Sports Group in Winter Park, Florida, a Sports Sponsorship/Marketing agency. His diverse clients include Soles4Souls, EVP Beach Volleyball Tour, BEST Experiential Sports, GWN Dragonboat Racing and AYF (American Youth Football), among others. He has put together sponsorship deals with Dick’s Sporting Goods, Chrysler, Pfizer, ICI, 24 Hour Fitness, Champs, Finish Line, Fairmont Hotels, Anheuser Busch, Nissan, MetroPCS, Nestle’s and others. JONI WILLIAMSON JONI WILLIAMSON is the sales manager for the sports market at the Greene County (Ohio) Convention and Visitors Bureau. She has worked in athletics at the NCAA, Ohio University, Washington State University, and Wright State University. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Evansville and her Masters in recreation and sports science from Ohio University. She graduated from the NCAA Leadership Institute for Ethnic Minority Females in 2007. She is an experienced collegiate and national swimmer who now coaches with the Dayton Raiders Swim Club. She is also the lead singer for The Reformers. HILL CARROW HILL CARROW is CEO of Sports & Properties, Inc. (SPI), a sports and entertainment marketing and development firm based in Raleigh, North Carolina. SPI serves a number of corporate clients and assists communities with sports and entertainment economic development projects. SPI also specializes in naming rights, ranging from major sports venues to performing arts centers. (See www.sportsproperties.com) Previously Hill served as vice president of Olympic Properties of the U.S. (OPUS) and director of Corporate Partnerships and Services for the US Olympic Committee in Colorado Springs. Before joining the USOC, Hill was director of Sara Lee Corporation’s $100+ million sponsorship of the Atlanta and Lillehammer Olympic Games, and founded many other sporting events. ALI FINER ALI FINER is a freelance marketing communications professional based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. With an extensive background in field marketing and public relations across various industries, she loves to help companies and individuals tell their story. Before striking out on her own, she held positions with Ford Motor Company and the Discovery Channel. In her spare time, Ali volunteers with a non-profit organization that helps women suffering from substance abuse and their children get back on their feet.
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