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 crate the most unique and successful events possible. 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 N8A and motorsports industry, SDM is a perfect fit. When not writing for SDM, Amy I1Jns a Destination Management Company, Carolina Arrangements, in North Carolina. BILL RYAN is President of Ryan Marketing Group Technologies in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Ryan was executive director of the Detroit Local Organizing Committee for the 2008 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Midwest Regional and the 2009 NCAA final four and his professional team has worked on over 400 major sporting events. Ryan has been involved in promotional and licensed merchandise for 18 years. Bill also serves on the board of directors for the West Michigan Sports Commission. FRED STRINGFEllOW is 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 String fellow Group. He a Bachelor of Arts degree Magna Cum Laude from Ithaca College (NY) and received his Certified Association Executive (CAD designation from the American Society of Association Executives in 1998. LAURA NAKONECZNY has been contracting meetings and events for more than 25 years, planning ever)1hing from youth travel soccer and college alumni golf tournaments outings to political and international events for more than 8,000 people. She is a Certified Association Executive (CAO and a member of the American Society of Association Executives. Most recently, she served as the executive director of the North Carolina Turtgrass Association. 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 Inler@cfionSolutions magazine. Linda's in-depth knowledge of diverse industries enables her to bring readers the information they most need.
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