Greater Lansing, Michigan Convention and Visitors Bureau Increases Staff Size

January 05, 2010 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
LANSING, Mich. The Greater Lansing Sports Authority (GLSA) is pleased to announce the arrival of two new staff members to its team - Meghan Carmody as Manager of Sports Events and T.J. Hawkins as Sports Assistant.

Carmody, a 2008 graduate of the Michigan State University School of Communications, joins our staff with experience as a figure skating instructor at Suburban Ice East Lasing. While employed at Suburban Ice she gained valuable experience by serving on several committees that organized various figure skating competitions at the facility. Carmody previously served as the sports events intern for the GLSA since the spring of 2009. Hawkins is also a graduate of MSU with a degree in Interdisciplinary Humanities. He will continue his role as Junior Varsity Basketball coach at Lansing Eastern High School, a post he has held for four years.

The Greater Lansing Sports Authority, which is a division of the Greater Lansing Michigan Convention and Visitors Bureau, hopes to attract a diverse range of sporting events to the Greater Lansing region in order to promote economic growth in Michigan.

"The GLSA is a very important part of the future of the Greater Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau (GLCVB)," said Lee Hladki, President and CEO of the GLCVB. "We feel Meghan and T.J. will fill that role and continue to help move the organization forward."

The Greater Lansing Sports Authority will provide guidance in finding a Midwest convention center for various groups that plan to host a convention in the region.

"Sporting events are critical to the growth of Midwest convention business for the community, and managing those events that meet here is vital," the GLSA noted. "Adding quality staff like our two newest employees is one of the keys to our future success."

The Greater Lansing Sports Authority (GLSA) is a division of the Greater Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau. The GLSA's mission is to be the leading voice of sports tourism in the Greater Lansing area and to promote economic growth by attracting a diverse range of sporting events to the region. The GLSA will strive to enhance the quality of life for area residents through the development of local sports and fitness programs for all ages, and to support the continued development and maintenance of safe, high-quality athletic facilities.