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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.

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.

Alessio Punzi
IAAF Road Running Manager since October 2016, IAAF staff liaison for Cross Country Committee and Road Running Commission. Has previously worked for European Athletics, UCI (International Cycling Union), Rome Marathon, Rock ‘n’ Roll Liverpool Marathon. Lausanne School of Sports Administration graduate.

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.