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Monica Paul Recognized By Connect Sports For Contributions To Sports Tourism

ATLANTA, August 21, 2015 - Connect Sports magazine's cover story honors nine women who have made significant contributions to the sports tourism industry. They are a mixture of trailblazing veterans, accomplished thought leaders and rising stars.

This is the first year the magazine called for nominations, and a large number of entries were received. Connect Sports editors evaluated and reviewed all recommendations. This feature is not advertising-driven or connected with any promotional contest, making this recognition truly an honor for those selected.

The individuals represented in "IX Women Who've Got Game" are the future of the sports tourism industry. They, together with their colleagues, industry partners and mentors, are helping elevate the profession and move it forward. At Connect Sports Marketplace during a general session with soccer player, two-time Olympic gold medalist and keynote speaker Abby Wambach, these nine women will be honored:

Karen Collins, USA Field Hockey
Tammy Dunn, Snohomish County Sports Commission
Kate Fitzpatrick, Tough Mudder
Tricia Gorgas, Anthony Travel
Kimberly Hadley, International Gay & Lesbian Football Association
April LaFramboise, Team Travel Source
Linda Shetina Logan, Greater Columbus Sports Commission
Lori Moore, Rocky Top Sports World
Monica Paul, Dallas Sports Commission

The recognized honorees and individual profiles can be found at connectsports.com/ix-women.

Collinson Media & Events is a senior leader in the meetings, travel and tourism industry. Specializing in destination marketing, the company produces digital programs, online and mobile solutions, meeting business and travel magazines, trade shows and consumer events, travel guides for newspapers and leisure magazines, and destination information, which is distributed through broadcast and custom programs. More information about the company's brands and services is available at collinsonmedia.com.

Media contact: Director of Marketing Mindy Hylton, mhylton@collinsonmedia.com

Related Link: http://connectsports.com/ix-women