Linda Moore, D.B.A.

Lecturer in Communication; Business

  • 1800 College Ave
  • Quincy, IL 62301

Dr. Linda K. Moore, a native of Quincy and a 1981 graduate of Quincy University, started her career in higher education as an admissions counselor and athletic recruiter. Moore continued her career in college athletics as the Associate Commissioner for the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference and later as the Assistant Athletic Director at St. Louis University before moving into event management. Dr. Moore managed or consulted on a number of professional sport and Olympic projects including the St. Louis Steamers, St. Louis Cardinals, U.S. Cycling Federation, Demetrious Johnson Foundation, and the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games. In October 1996, Moore joined ESPN Productions Inc. where she led the X Games franchise until her retirement in January 2016. From participant services, competition management, and more recently as Sr. Director, Business Operations & Planning, Moore led the financial, legal, and business aspects of the franchise.


While her work has led to many successes in the business world, her philanthropic efforts top the list of her greatest achievements. From raising $1 million for the V Foundation for Cancer Research through the ESPY Celebrity Golf Classic to chairing the fundraising committee to build Legends Stadium at Quincy University (QU), Moore believes in giving back. She is currently serving her second term on the Board of Trustees of QU. She also serves on the executive board of Friends of the Castle overseeing the Villa Kathrine and the Tourist Information Center in Quincy, the Western Catholic Union Board of Trustees, and the City of Quincy Strategic Planning Committee.


Dr. Moore has a Master’s degree in Sport Management from the United States Sports Academy and a Doctor of Business Administration degree from University of Phoenix. She is currently an adjunct faculty member at Quincy University, an independent contractor with Rodan + Fields Skincare, and an Ambassador for Plexus Worldwide.


            ¨ Expertise in Planning and Execution of major sporting events

            ¨ Team builder capable of handling high levels of stress

            ¨ Strong interpersonal skills and keen sense of process flow

            ¨ Decision maker who gets the job done efficiently and economically

            ¨ Skilled in designing and writing publications



Retired Senior Director, Business Operations & Franchise Development, ESPN Productions Inc.


Selected as 2009 Fellow in the Betsy Magnus Leadership Program, Class XX


Selected for Women’s Campaign School at Yale Law School, Class of 2014


Managed & Executed International Franchise valued at $92 million, including negotiation of contracts in Germany, Spain, and Portugal


Increased profit by 300% in 3 years for ESPY Celebrity Golf Classic, increased donation to $1million in 2005


Developed model to improve financial results of ESPN National Golf Challenge by nearly $2 million dollars in one year


Planned and administered $7 million furniture, fixture and equipment budget and allocation for Olympic venues


Developed and managed integration plans for materials management with purchasing, finance, budget and accounts payable for the Centennial Olympic Games


Negotiated Value-in-kind contracts for U.S. Olympic Festival-’95 resulting in budget relief in excess of $700,000


Developed game day operations plans for professional soccer franchise and professional roller hockey franchise including scripts, execution, and timing with stage hands, electricians, and talent


Increased enrollment of graduate and undergraduate programs through development of successful marketing strategies



Adjunct Faculty, part-time

Quincy University, Quincy, IL                                                                                         2013 – Present


Part-time adjunct instructor in the Master of Arts in Communications and Master of Business Administration programs. Courses taught include Advanced Business Communications, Advanced Organizational Communications, Introduction to Communications Research, Visual Communications, Integrated Marketing, and Crisis Communications. Also taught Fundamentals of Sport for Broadcasting at the undergraduate level.



Sr. Director, Business Planning & Operations, Retired

ESPN Productions Inc., X Games Events & Development                                               2012 – 2017

Lead the organization in developing a global site selection program by defining and executing a competitive bid process to identify future Host Cities; led contract negoatiation phase to execute 3 Host City contracts in 10 days before global announcement could be made; collaborated with senior leaders to create an organizational model to meet the changing landscape of executing 6 events in locations around the world; monitor a global P&L of $94 million annually; identify event operating efficiencies through joint management from local organizing committees; collaborate with other administrative functions including legal, finance, accounting, and human resources to execute the X Games business plan.


Sr. Director, Franchise Development

Global X Games Events & Development                                                                2009 – 2012

            Lead the development of new revenue streams for the Global X Games franchise with emphasis   on consumer products, enterprise units, and the Asia-PacRim region. Build and manage         collaborative teams to execute successful events and franchise extensions. Maintain virtual            presence in ESPN’s regional offices in Brazil, Argentina, Hong Kong, China, and Australia.


Sr. Director, Business Operations, ESPN Enterprises                                           2007 – 2009

Lead a team of business operations professionals to evaluate current processes and develop strategies for implementing cost-savings and efficiency improvements. Recommend cost-effective solutions to executive management; serve as change agent to effectively implement new programs and change organizational culture. Manage virtual team located in 3 states.


Sr. Director, Business Administration                                                                     2004-2007

Provided strategic planning and evaluation of current and potential projects; developed and executed cost-effective solutions to resource challenges; managed and evaluated staff performance; provided counsel to Executive Director on “go/no-go”; provided fiduciary oversight for all ESPN Proprietary events and projects including X Games branded events.


Director, Business Administration, ESPN Original Entertainment                     1999-2004

Provide Fiduciary Oversight for all ESPN Proprietary events and projects including X Games properties, Original Entertainment series, movies and specials; complete budget forecasts and provide forecast/plan analysis for each property, event or department; make go/no go decisions on new properties and events; develop synergy with Remote Production and Remote Operations to develop cost efficiencies in housing, travel, catering, hospitality and accreditation; develop, implement and manage the on-site payroll service for each event; develop and execute strategies for maximizing resources for The ESPY Awards and related properties including fiduciary management for the project, oversight of all administrative areas of the event and telecast, timely delivery of all required contracts through ESPN Legal, and management of  the staffing plan for this project; Provide fiduciary counsel for International events including oversight of the departmental budget and fiscal planning process, coordinate domestic staff required to assist the international team with successful execution of events; In consultation with ESPN Legal, oversee the development and execution of all contracts for Winter X Games housing for Event Staging, Remote Operations and Remote Production; Analyze potential revenue-generating projects for ESPN Original Entertainment.


Director, Business Administration                                                                           1998 – 1999

Develop synergy with Remote Production and Remote Operations to develop cost efficiencies in housing, travel, catering, hospitality and accreditation; oversee on-site payroll service for each event; develop and execute strategies for maximizing resources for The ESPY Awards and related properties including fiduciary management for the project, oversight of all administrative areas of the event and telecast, timely delivery of all required contracts through ESPN Legal, and management of  the staffing plan for this project; Provide fiduciary counsel for International events including oversight of the departmental budget and fiscal planning


process; analyze potential revenue-generating projects for ESPN Original Entertainment; evaluate host city deal points for budgetary impact; educate staff on company policies and programs; provide interpretation of policy as needed; troubleshoot all aspects of event operations; manage departmental budgets for domestic and international operations. Promoted from Auxiliary Events in 1999.


Director, Auxiliary Events, ESPN X Games, San Francisco, CA                                        1997 – 1998

Directed all aspects of ESPN X Trials and ESPN B3 events including personnel management, travel management, budget administration, venue site management (load-in and tear-down) and competition, in addition to X Games duties of budget administration, staffing, catering and hospitality management. Created synergies between departments and across functional areas. Developed positive relationships with athletes, team managers and industry personnel.  Promoted from Assistant Director, Sports & Competition in 1997.


Assistant Director, Sports & Competition, ESPN X Games, San Diego, CA           1996 – 1997

Procurement and management of staff housing and travel, development and management of athlete database,  procurement of staff uniform and merchandising needs, administration of prize money distribution, athlete registration, event accreditation, logistics and competition management. Manage all aspects of participant services including hospitality, athlete transportation, housing, and entertainment, supervise the Athlete Advisory Council, manage athlete registration at Winter X Games and X Games and produce participant handbook for each event.


Program Manager, Venue Logistics Operations & Material Planning                     1995 – 1996

Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games, Atlanta, GA

Assigned to Materials Management Project Team; recruited, interviewed and hired venue logistics staff; planned and executed set up and recovery programs for Atlanta Sports ‘95 with venue logistics managers; management oversight of venue logistics operations for Atlanta Sports-’95 test events; department liaison to purchasing, accounting, finance, accreditation and volunteer services; Coordinated and administered three phase training program for Venue Logistics Managers, including venue tours, contract reviews, space planning, material handling requirements, scheduling, staffing, critical interviews, waste management, operations planning, equipment requirements, load-in plans, and venue operations surveys; Developed and implemented a tracking program for requisitions and purchase orders for Logistics Department;  managed games time FF&E requisition program for all venues; performed budget analysis and cost/benefit analysis; researched three-year spending patterns; coordinated venue baseline FF&E reviews with venue management; became lead on crisis management and problem solving for Logistics Management; developed tracking system for Logistics invoices to reduce expenditures.



Director of Logistics, U.S. Olympic Festival-’95, Colorado                                       1994 – 1995

Implement production, procurement and distribution of equipment

Determined needs for venue operations of 37 sports; procured sports equipment and          timing systems; coordinated contracts for bleachers, power requirements, floral

services, hospitality refreshments, information systems, hotel accommodations, and access            control materials; implemented and monitored JDE Inventory Management Software        system; developed construction and distribution plans for equipment and services in

three cities; coordinated, recruited and monitored VIK patrons; developed equipment retrieval procedures; managed all pre-games warehouse activities; assisted Vice President of Finance with asset management plan; worked with operations staff to develop venue diagrams; coordinated shipping needs and negotiated contract with NationsWay and Graebel; determined baseline staffing needs and recruited, hired, trained and supervised logistics staff; facilitated communication between all departments to determine most cost-effective solutions to keep event within budget; coordinated all set-up and recovery needs for special events including fund-raisers and press conferences; assisted with promotional  activities as needed.


Logistics Supervisor, U.S. Olympic Festival-’94, St. Louis, MO                           1994

Facilitate equipment needs for 37 event venues

Bid preparation for electrical services, convention services, portable toilets, waste management, and construction services; procurement of sports equipment; negotiated Value-in-Kind services for waste management; communicated with venue management staff regarding venue design; solicited and negotiated VIK donations of equipment and services; coordinated warehousing, inventory, transportation and delivery of equipment; recruited and managed logistics volunteers; managed move-in of Olympic Festival village; negotiated DOD contract for logistics support of village move-in.


Director, Game Day Operations, ST. LOUIS AMBUSH, NPSL                             1992 – 1993

Directed Operations, Merchandising and Group Sales Program

Coordinated all game day activities and facility operations, wrote game day scripts,

produced pre-game activities, hired and trained game day staff, supervised interns,

developed and monitored merchandising program, created direct mail merchandise            program, created and maintained database for group sales program, assisted public

relations staff with promotions, coordinated player appearances, coordinated ticket

sales and directed largest single game promotions of franchise, coordinated ticket/seat assignments for group sales, arranged pre-game and half-time entertainment, coordinated national anthem singers, coordinated set-up and tear-down for Ambush Autograph Nights, created Ambush mascot, created and implemented a “Name the Mascot” promotional contest with The Sports Authority and Metro St. Louis grade schools


Assistant Athletic Director, Saint Louis University                                                  1991 – 1992

NCAA Compliance, Student Services, Senior Women’s Administrator

Completed budgeting, scheduling, event management for six sports teams; selected and trained department personnel; supervised coaching staff; developed and conducted NCAA Rules Education Program for department staff; investigated NCAA infractions cases from past five years to present; implemented procedures for obtaining NCAA rules interpretations; developed eligibility certification procedures; compiled staff compliance manual; created student-athlete handbook; coordinated all



compliance related issues; implemented academic performance plan and assisted student-athletes in meeting academic and athletic goals; coordinated advising and academics for 200 student-athletes; supervised departmental study tables; served as departmental liaison to campus academic and administrative staff; developed promotions for women’s athletic program; assisted other staff with departmental fundraising events; assisted Director of Marketing with game day operations of men’s program. Created and produced program to honor local women in sport, developed student promotions to encourage attendance at women’s athletic events, coordinated athlete             appreciation event for each women’s team, assisted as needed with men’s program events including set-up and tear-down, access control, and hospitality.


Coordinator, United States Sports Academy                                                           1988 – 1991

Campus Administrator for Missouri Sport Education Centers

Developed and monitored operation of center; created strategic marketing plan for center; selected and trained staff and faculty; coordinated recruitment and academic advising of all graduate students; developed internship programs for students; directed orientation and registration each quarter; prepared and reported budget and monthly operation benchmarks; implemented telemarketing program to increase student enrollment; consistently met or exceeded quarterly enrollment goals; developed employment contacts for students; developed two additional off-campus sites; taught courses in sport management, sport administration & finance, sports marketing, sports promotions and public relations, and sport research.


Assistant Director of Admissions, Culver-Stockton College                                     1984 – 1988

St. Louis/Southern Missouri Recruiting Coordinator

As part of a progressive admissions program, directed recruitment of assigned territory as an area representative based in St. Louis; maintained area office; represented college at high school and church programs; counseled students through admission, financial aid, and enrollment; conducted high school and in-home visitation; assisted families with financial aid preparation; conducted on-campus open house programs; coordinated college preview programs at hotels. Promoted from admissions counselor in 1986.  Increased enrollment by 80% over three years.


Sales and Marketing Representative, Yeast Printing, Inc., Macomb, IL                  l983 – l984

Sales, Layout and Design of Special Promotions

Assisted in the direction of marketing programs for Macomb’s largest printing firm; maintained printing accounts including sales, layout and design of printed materials to meet client needs; sold advertising for “Western Illinois Adventures” tourism tabloid; coordinated and edited Macomb Country Club monthly newsletter; coordinated production of athletic publications for Western Illinois University.


Admissions Counselor, MacMurray College, Jacksonville, IL                                    l981 – l983

Coordinated admissions program for Chicago area

Successfully recruited students from assigned territory and coordinated on-campus           departmental open houses; consistently made 16-20 high school visits and 70-100 phone          contacts each week; assisted in hiring and training of new personnel; appointed to Illinois         Association of College Admissions Counselors downstate seminar committee.




Sports Information Publicist, Quincy College, Quincy, IL (l979-l981)

As a student, completed weekly sports releases on all women’s sports and men’s soccer and baseball; compiled information and edited annual soccer brochure; maintained files and statistical information for local, regional and national media; wrote quarterly column for Alumni Bulletin and Physical Education Bulletin; traveled with men’s national championship soccer team; completed extensive written and verbal communication with college personnel, booster club members, alumni, and media representatives.  l982 Soccer Brochure won CoSIDA Best in the Nation Honors.


Executive Assistant to the General Manager, Quincy Rivermen Baseball (l980-l981)

Directed public relations for Central Illinois Collegiate League Baseball Franchise; arranged special promotions and events; operated public address system during home games; conducted fund-raisers for l980 and l981 summer seasons; assisted general manager in finding temporary employment for players; coordinated travel arrangements for the team; assisted general manager with game day promotions; assisted coach with team warm-up activities and batting practice; assisted coach with player evaluations.


Assistant to the Women’s Athletic Director, Quincy College (l980-l891)

            As a student, handled general correspondence; prepared contracts; assisted with recruitment of athletes; responded to inquiry letters; arranged campus visits; provided campus tours; directed recruits to proper campus administrators; handled all follow-up with recruits; worked closely with college admissions department to enroll athletic prospects.  Increased new female student-athlete enrollment by 100%.


Kroger Co., Quincy, IL (l979-l981)

Part-time employee in meat department; served customers at the meat case and seafood case; conducted closing activities for department three nights each week; conducted periodic inventory of supplies; cut, weighed and wrapped meat products; filled fresh and frozen meat cases as needed.


JCPenney Co., Quincy, IL (l976-l979)

Part-time employee in men’s department and ladies lingerie department; custom fitted suits for customers; assisted customers with merchandise selection; operated cash register; conducted opening and closing activities; conducted periodic inventories; completed restocking activities; assisted manager with scheduling; operated manual customer elevator system; handled customer returns.



Consultant, LKM Sports & Special Events (1989-1996)

Coordinate corporate sports activities, special events and projects

Implemented and evaluated activities for clients; developed patron contacts and

negotiated contracts as needed; negotiated equipment and facilities contracts as needed; hired, trained and supervised personnel; presented sponsorship proposals to corporate executives and advertisers; developed marketing and merchandising programs; coordinated support materials and services for general operations.   



            * l996 Event Management Seminar Series (St. Louis), Director



            * l995 U.S. Olympic Congress, Volunteer Coordinator and Operations Assistant

(Trouble-shooter for operational activities of Congress and Champions in Life program,     assisted with Opening Ceremonies production, workshop evaluations, Olympic Store

set-up and tear-down, and access control for social events)


* O’Leary Awards – Disabled Sports Athlete of the Year Awards Dinner and Fund-raiser

(Developed transportation plan, coordinated logistical operations, coordinated decorations and assisted director as needed during weekend activities)


* 1998-91 Annual Sports Celebrity Dinner Fund-raiser, Board of Directors

* 1998-91 Annual Charity Golf Tournament, Board of Directors

* 1998-90 Athletic Program Board of Directors, Member


* l993 FRESCA National Road Cycling Championships, Operations Director

(Coordinated planning meetings, edited and produced Souvenir Program, coordinated set-up and tear-down of three race courses, coordinated volunteer recruitment, planned

hospitality and concession needs, negotiated concession contract, completed budget          analysis, prepared and filed after action report, facilitated input from local organizing             committee, served as trouble-shooter during event.)

* Annual Blue Note Awards Program and Dinner, Operations Assistant

* Annual Silver Helmets Awards Program and Dinner, Operations Assistant

* Annual Golden Hoops Awards Program and Dinner, Operations Assistant

(Coordinated set-up and tear-down of facility, decorated for these events, served dinner to high school honorees, arranged for guest speakers)

  1. LOUIS VIPERS (Roller Hockey International)

* 1993 Inaugural Game and Reception, Consultant

* 1993 Opening Weekend, Director

* 1993 Holiday Merchandise Campaign, Operations Assistant

* 1993 Inaugural Season Game Day Operations, Director

(Facilitated development of activities for inaugural game and inaugural season, continued as director of game day operations, wrote and executed game-day scripts, coordinated sound, lighting and special effects needs, served as liaison with facility staff,  negotiated contracts for National Anthem singers, planned and executed promotional events including post-game skates, pre-game exhibitions, half-time entertainment, and group sales promotions, planned and operated holiday merchandise kiosk for franchise)


            *1994 Annual NFL Hoops & Huddles Weekend, Operations and Auction Director

            *1994 Annual NFL Basketball Challenge Tournament, Operations Director

* Thanksgiving Community Food Drive and Community Hero Program, Team Leader

(Coordinated planning activities, secured donations for concession stand, recruited and

trained  volunteer staff, sold tickets, supervised officials table, supervised hospitality room for coaches, secured donations for raffle, officials and NFL players, coordinated transportation needs for NFL players, assisted with entertainment activities for NFL players. Event raised over $10,000 for local children’s charity)





* 1991 Dallas/Ft. Worth Corporate Olympiad, Operations Consultant

* 1991 St. Louis Corporate Olympiad, Consultant/Director

(Created and supervised corporate sports events, planned group and team activities for

all personnel; recruited and trained event personnel; negotiated catering and           entertainment contracts; developed and monitored transportation and parking plan;

created and monitored event activities schedule; worked with corporate committee to promote event within corporation; trained corporate committee members to produce future events internally)


* 1992 Youth Coaches Clinic, Consultant

* 1991 Youth Coaches Clinic, Director

* 1990 Youth Coaches Clinic, Guest Speaker

(Conducted training sessions for youth soccer coaches, developed additional training

sessions in soccer, baseball, volleyball, softball, and basketball for 1991 clinic, recruited guest speakers, facilitated presentations on fitness, nutrition, working with parents, and organizing team practices, created and produced youth coaches training manual,

facilitated and trained committee to manage future events)


* l990-91 Championships in 8 sports, Director

* l991 All-Conference Meeting and Workshop, Director

* Monthly newsletter for conference coaches and administrators, Coordinator

(Managed championships in baseball, soccer, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and      women’s tennis, golf, softball, supervised official scorers, managed all-conference team

selections, tallied school point totals for Commissions Cup, conducted semi-annual

all-conference meetings, managed conference budget, served as point person for all

conference statistics, compiled weekly team standings and individual statistics, served as conference media liaison, conducted conference press briefings, prepared script for quarterly radio show, represented conference at NCAA Convention and National Association of College Directors of Athletics Conference)


            * l989 St. Louis Winter Baseball Clinic, Coordinator

(Created mailing list for potential attendees, facilitated approval of camp conducted by professional baseball scouts by Missouri High School Activities Association, implemented registration procedures for attendees, introduced staff to attendees,             negotiated contract with Coca-Cola for sponsorship of event, recruited staff assistants from area colleges, completed after action report, created marketing plan for future camps in other cities)



2016-2019                   Board Member, Friends of the Castle, Villa Kathrine, Quincy, IL

2017-2020                   Board Member, Western Catholic Union, Quincy, IL

2013-2015                   Presidents’ Volunteer Service Award through Disney VoluntEARS

2012                            International Women’s Leadership Association

2012-Present               Chair, Quincy University Legends Stadium Fundraising Committee

2011-2014                   Board of Trustees, Quincy University

2011-2014                   Quincy University Enrollment Oversight Committee

2011-2014                   Quincy University Athletic Oversight Committee

2011                            Leadership Insights Panel, Center for Creative Leadership, Charlotte, NC

2009-2010                   Betsy Magnus Leadership Institute, Alumna, Class XX

2009-2018                   Board of Trustees, United States Sports Academy

2007-Present               Disney Blanketeers

2007-Present               First Vice President, US Sports Academy Alumni Association

2005, 2006                  Women in Cable & Telecommunications, Forum Case Study Team Facilitator

2004                            Women in Cable & Telecommunications, Volunteer of the Year, New England

2003-Present               Women in Cable & Telecommunications, Executive Member

2003                            Quincy University Media Day, Keynote Speaker

2000                            Guest Speaker, University of California-Berkley, Sport in Society Course

1999                            Kentucky Derby Collegiate Journalism Seminar Guest Speaker

1999                            Quincy University Media Celebration Day, keynote speaker

1999                            St. Louis Papal Visit, Papal Plaza Venue Manager

1998                            First Night St. Louis, Concessions Operations Manager

1998                            NCAA College World Series, Merchandise Stand Manager

1997                            C-USA Championship Tournament, Merchandise Stand Manager

1997                            Missouri Valley Conference Tournament, Merchandise Stand Manager

1996                            St. Louis C.E.O. Event Management Seminar Series, Director

1993                            D.A.R.E.- Jerseyville, IL, and St. Charles, MO, graduation speaker

1992                            St. Louis Catholic Girls High School Counselors’ Association, guest speaker

1991                            NCAA Recruiting Rules Education, St. Joseph’s Academy, guest speaker

1991                            St. Louis Women’s Consortium, guest speaker

1991                            St. Louis Sports Committee, elected to first of two three-year terms

1990                            St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, Assistant Commissioner,

Championships and Women’s Sports

1988                            Missouri Department of Education, Missouri School/College Relations Board

1987                            Sigma Kappa Sorority, Beta Mu Chapter, National Rush Supervisor

Rush resulted in largest pledge class in chapter history

1986                            Sigma Kappa Sorority, Beta Mu Chapter, Pledge Class Advisor

Pledge class compiled highest composite gpa on campus

1985 – 1988                 Missouri Association of College Admissions Counselors,

Elected to executive board in l988

1985                            Culver-Stockton College, pompon and cheerleading coordinator

1985                            Prairie State Games (Champaign, IL), assistant soccer coach for women’s

open division, West Central Region team.

1984                            McDonough County (IL) United Way, Board of Directors, member

1983                            Quinsippi Soccer League (Quincy, IL), Coach for Girls Division teams

Grades 4-6 team finished second place in l983, first in l984 and l985. Team was undefeated for over 2 seasons. Volunteered for an addition team, Grades 10-12, in l985.

1983                            McDonough County (IL) United Way, Annual Fund Division Chairperson

Increased donations from Club/Organization division by 100%

1983                            McDonough County (IL) United Way

Publicity Chairperson, Special Events Coordinator

Wrote and directed PSA script for Burl Ives to promote corporate giving

1981                            MacMurray College (Jacksonville, IL), head coach for women’s soccer

Team finished 3rd at First Annual Indoor Invitational Tournament

1980                            Quincy College (Quincy, IL), Women’s Intercollegiate Soccer Program

Founder of program and elected captain of first team




Alumna, Women’s Campaign School, Yale Law School                                     2014

Fellow, Betsy Magnus Leadership Institute. Class XX                                       2009

US Sports Academy – Alumnus of the Year                                                       2007

The V Foundation for Cancer Research, Certificate of Appreciation                              2005, 2006

Women in Cable & Television, Volunteer of the Year, New England                 2004

Outstanding Young Women of America                                                              1984

Macomb (IL) Area Chamber of Commerce Special Recognition Award            1983

Who’s Who among American Colleges & Universities                                        1980



The Sports Journal, Fall 2009, Volume 12, Issue 4

A Study of the Skateboarding Culture

ProQuest International Dissertations Database (June, 2009)

Investigating Job Satisfaction of Independent Contractors

and Employees in the Event Production Industry



Executive Registry of Professionals                                                                        2011

Betsy Magnus Leadership Institute, Fellow, Class XX                                          2009-2010

Women in Cable & Television Forum, Most Realistic Team Presentation            2003

Kentucky Derby Festival Service Award                                                               1999, 2000

St. Louis Regional Events Guide, editor                                                                1997

“Venue Logistics Managers Training Manual”, editor                                            1995

“Coaching Youth Sports – A Handbook for the Volunteer Coach”                       1990

“Youth Conditioning Program for Quinsippi Soccer League Players”                   1988

“Come See Us” Culver-Stockton College Visit Poster                                           1984

“In and Around Macomb and McDonough County” tourism tabloid, asst. editor 1984

“Macomb Magic Softball Souvenir Program” assistant editor                                1984

“MacMurray College Soccer Press Guide, layout and copy writer                        1982, 1983          “Soccer ’80”, “Soccer ’81”, “Soccer ’82”, “Soccer ’83” Quincy College                   1980, 1981

Annual Soccer brochures, editor                                                                 1982, 1983

1982 edition won “Best in the Nation” honors by Co-SIDA

Quincy College Gyrfalcon, Yearbook, Sports Editor                                             1981

Best Sports Layout                                                                                     1981

Quincy College Falcon, Newspaper, Sports Editor                                                1981

Best Sports Story                                                                                        1981

Best Sports Writer                                                                                      1981



University of Phoenix                         Doctor of Business Administration                            2009


U.S. Sports Academy                         Master of Sport Science with Honors                         1989

Sport Management

Webster University                             Completed 18 hours                                                    1985-1987

Master of Science program Media Communications

Quincy College                                   Bachelor of Science with Honors                               1981

Business Management

John Wood Community College        Associate of Arts with Highest Honors                      1979

Business Management

Seymour High School                         Diploma-Valedictorian                                               1978



References available upon request.