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Race Directors' Meeting

November 9-11, 2017| Vinoy Renaissance  | St. Petersburg, FL


Jeff Darman
Director, ACLI Capital Challenge; Member, IAAF Road Running Commission; Marketing Consultant, Past President, RRCA; Former Sports Marketing Director, Moving Comfort; and consultant to Running Times

Amy and Jerry Frostick
Founders of  J and A Racing; owners, Shamrock Marathon Weekend and six other events. Jerry was named MarathonFoto/Road Race Management Race Director of the Year in 2013.

Paul Hardy
IAAF staff member since 1987. He is Events and Competition Director. Past duties included Doping Control Officer, Technical Officer, and Deputy Director of Competitions. Director of Competitions for the 2001 IAAF World Championships in Athletics, the 2003 IAAF World Youth Championships. Worked with ISL Marketing on 1998 FIFA World Cup competition and many other events.

Don Kardong
Director, Lilac Bloomsday Run in Spokane, WA; winner of the MarathonFoto/Road Race Management Director of the Year in 2011; President, PRRO; RRCA past president; and 4th place finisher 1976 Olympic Marathon.

Susan Harmeling
Executive Director, Publix Gasparilla Distance Classic; Former Account Executive, Tampa Convention Center. MarathonFoto/Road Race Management Race Director of the Year in 2002.

Dave McGillivray
Director, BAA Boston Marathon; President, DMSE Sports; Director, TD Beach to Beacon 10K and New Balance Falmouth Road Race; MarathonFoto/ Road Race Management Lifetime Achievement Award 2015.

Mike Nishi
Executive Vice President, Chicago Event Management, where he oversees the production of events including The Bank of America Chicago Marathon, with a particular focus on operations.

Beth Shluger
CEO and President Hartford Marathon Foundation, which produces 50 plus events annually; Director, Eversource Hartford Marathon.

Phil Stewart
President, Road Race Management; Co-author, “Organizing Running Events”; Director, Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile; Vice-President, PRRO; Race Announcer for many prominent national events

Heather Whaling
Founder and President, Geben Communications, a company in the forefront of innovative PR and social practices; social media consultant to Columbus Marathon.